Feeling nervous about asking a new client for money upfront before doing any work for them? In this post, you’ll learn why it’s a good idea to invoice your client right away (and when it’s ok to wait).
Is it scary and uncomfortable to break up with a client? Yes.
Are you the only virtual assistant on the planet who has ever had to let a client go? Absolutely not.
At some point in your VA journey, you will probably need to do this. But it’s ok, I have some tips for you to make it as painless as possible!
It can feel really uncomfortable when a client asks a question you don’t have an answer to. I mean, you don’t want to look foolish, unprofessional, or not get a job you want, right?
There’s a way around this sticky situation. I cover what to say and how to turn this problem into an opportunity to impress your client.
You might be already actively looking for clients or just about to, but do you know exactly what to do when a potential client wants to work with you?
What steps will you take to decide whether they’re a good fit or not? What will you do when you decide to work together? What about your service? What are the steps you’ll take to complete it? Do you know what you’ll do when your project is complete or how you’ll get feedback on your service?
Your head might be spinning right now, but don’t panic! We’re going to work on figuring out these steps so you know exactly what you’ll be doing.
Beta testing my services before offering them to the public was one of the most important steps I took when I started my VA business to attract clients. Not only did it allow me to practice my new services, but it also helped spread the word about my new biz. I’m a big advocate for beta testing because once I took on a few practice clients, I had referrals pouring in. On top of that, I’ve never had to market my VA business to find new clients.