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Ep 31: Good Quality Clients Who Pay Your Rate

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A listener asked for a show covering how to attract good quality clients who are willing to pay your rate, and won’t try and bargain you down. This is probably the second most asked question by VAs in particular – after “How much do I charge?” In this show I share some tips from my own experiences, as well as some from industry legends Sharon Williams and Kathie Thomas.

If you have your own tips to share, please do so in the comments!

 

Links:

OIVAC – http://www.oivac.com

The 24 Hour Secretary – http://www.the24hoursecretary.com

Alliance for Virtual Business – http://www.allianceforvirtualbiz.com

VA Directory – http://www.vadirectory.net

Elizabeth Mary Hancock – https://www.elizabethmaryhancock.com

 

Other Episodes referred to:

Ep 5 – Getting Clients

Ep 15 – What do I charge?

Ep 19 – Client Purchasing Decisions

 

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© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep 30: Brand Damage Online

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We have discussed damage to your online reputation in other podcasts, but in this show I give you a real life example of one online retailer whose post on her Facebook business page resulted in some potentially serious damage to her brand.

 

References:

Women’s March:

https://www.womensmarch.com/mission

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women’s_March

 

Previous Podcast:

Ep 23 – Are you killing your online reputation

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep 29: More on Continuing Education

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This is a short follow up podcast on continuing education. It’s so important as a VA to keep up to date with latest trends in tech so you can help your clients and keep ahead of the game.

 

Conferences to consider:

OIVAC

Australian VA Conference

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep 28: Peaks and Troughs in Business

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If you’re going to go into business, you need to understand that there will be peaks and troughs. Business ebbs and flows. So what do you do to help you through those low points?

 

Some useful network links:

Australian Virtual Assistants Association

VA Directory

Alliance for Virtual Business

International VA Association

 

 

(Image Credit: Jeshu John)

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show

Ep27: Can They Do That??

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There have been some discussions on various forums for VAs about cheap labour providers offering services for $5 per hour or less and usually these relate to offshore providers. But it seems there is now a new breed of contractor offering services for this price right here in Australia. This raised the question “Can they do that??”

 

Related to this topic:

You might also like Episode 15: What Do I Charge?

 

Resources:

I refer to the ATO’s employer -v- contractor tool. The link is here:

https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Employee-or-contractor/

 

© Lyn Prowse-Bishop – The Virtual Business Show