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Soooo.... I'm thinking based upon the number of Introductions happening here at VAnetworking lately,

 

... the Virtual Assistance Industry must be the fastest growing industry in the world!!!


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Guest Kathy Zengolewicz

I think it just may be.

 

Another thing, it seems that the worst the economy gets, the more clients I get. Very weird!

 

Kathy Z

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I think it just may be.

 

Another thing, it seems that the worst the economy gets, the more clients I get. Very weird!

 

Kathy Z

 

I think that is because many businesses are downsizing and realizing that it is cheaper to hire a VA than to hire an in-house employee (lucky us!)

 


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So far this is my best January yet!

 

I've had as many billable hours in the first 2 weeks as I did in all of January last year and I just got another new client.

Woohoo!

 

I think maybe we are getting more clients now because as the economy gets worse more people are deciding to become entrepreneurs and take things in to their own hands!

 

I've deciding I'm not participating in the recession. My business is going to prosper this year!

 

B)

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I've deciding I'm not participating in the recession. My business is going to prosper this year!

 

B)

 

 

I'm with YOU Sally!

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I've deciding I'm not participating in the recession. My business is going to prosper this year!

 

Sally has it! Recession..not on the web that is for sure. Clients are now moving towards the 'web' more and more.

 

You watch.. 2009 will be "one" interesting year for the Virtual Assistance industry...

 

 

Elenora

 

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Congrats to everyone

 

I am sending out my pr this week and hopefully will begin to see an increase as well

 

Cathy

Reay Solutions

www.reaysolutions.com

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Soooo.... I'm thinking based upon the number of Introductions happening here at VAnetworking lately,

 

... the Virtual Assistance Industry must be the fastest growing industry in the world!!!

 

 

And I am so happy to be a part of it. :D Also, can't wait 'til the clients start rolling in.

 

Sheila

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I think maybe we are getting more clients now because as the economy gets worse more people are deciding to become entrepreneurs and take things in to their own hands!

 

B)

 

I like to think this is true as well. I keep telling my husband, by the time this recession is over, everyone is going to be self-employed.

 

Angie

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Life is a circle and we seem to be circling back to what made not only the United States, but every other country great - the freedom to create your own destiny. The time of big mega companies is OVER. This has brought nothing but higher prices due to "tax cuts", and people are getting sick and tired of it.

 

Years ago there was a group of people that decided to make their own way in the world because they were sick of the way things were going, and decided to make their own future. This is what we're doing here at VANetworking - making our own future.

 

And I'm with Sally - I'm not participating in the recession. While my billable hours are not as high as they were last year, that's by choice because I've got things that are in process right now that in the next 3 months are going to be great.

 

I've got so many ideas brewing in my head that are either new on the horizon (The Academy) or revamping of old idea (that's coming soon!) I've identified what I need to do for residual income, and I have my 2 year goal in place for that.

 

I've been saying Let's Make it Shine in '09 - so let's do it! Let's make our future so bright we HAVE to wear shades (Okay - I know that was cheesy, but deal with it. Its me.)

 

:wub: By they way, if I haven't told everyone lately - I really love all of you! :wub:

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And I'm with Sally - I'm not participating in the recession. While my billable hours are not as high as they were last year, that's by choice because I've got things that are in process right now that in the next 3 months are going to be great.

...

 

I've been saying Let's Make it Shine in '09 - so let's do it! Let's make our future so bright we HAVE to wear shades (Okay - I know that was cheesy, but deal with it. Its me.)

 

:wub: By they way, if I haven't told everyone lately - I really love all of you! :wub:

 

 

Dana we love you too!

 

B) <---- I've got my shades on. Let's Make it Shine in '09!

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How cool! Everyone else is experiencing the same thing I am. Wow!! It sure is energizing and beats the heck out of the bad attitudes prospects had last year (blech) I'm absolutely amazed at the change in tone this year with new leads - I closed a new client the other day and he didn't even blink at my estimate. Woo hoo! LOL

 

Boo Ya! Let's all make 2009 a Kick Butt year, eh? <grin>

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Guest Heather Robinson

I am in the process of starting my business, and I have to agree, it's an exciting time to be a VA!!

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I agree also. I made a commitment about 6 months ago not to join this recession.

 

I have amazing clients that are ideal, my business is full, and I am happier than any other time in my life. It is because I am doing what I love doing and working with amazing people.

 

The clients are there - we just have to attract them. And there is no better way than referrals from present clients. When you get an amazing testimonial from someone who you are working with, everyone wants to get on the bandwagon.

 

I believe one of the reasons the VA industry is booming is because we are so good at what we do. We are experts in our fields. We have the years of experience behind us. Our clients don't have to train us. We are business owners who are fully aware of the risks and the rewards of being entrepreneurs.

 

So I wish a wonderful 2009 to all!

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Thanks for the encouraging words. I am still trying to get my first client. I'm just now sure how to do it.

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