Category Archives for Referral building

Weekly VA Marketing Tip: Get Aggressive About Referrals

Welcome to this edition of Weekly VA Marketing Tip! This series is specifically designed to help virtual assistants avoid marketing insanity. Every Monday, my posts will prompt you to accomplish one specific marketing action to promote, brand or position your professional virtual business. Implement these tips each week and I guarantee you’ll sustain your marketing momentum, […]

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How NOT to Reply to a RFP

Last week, I posted a call for help to a few VA online groups I’m on. I needed assistance with an important, detailed, last minute and complicated RFP for a client. Most replies were professional. There were those who offered advice and even provided outlines and templates, while others submitted formal service quotes. A few […]

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Clients Are NOT Your Friends

Yesterday, a client explained her business model to me, justifying (red lights already) why she thought she should attend a trade show as a vendor, putting her family $5000+ in debt: “If I’m a vendor, then I’ll get clients and contacts. Then I can build relationships with them and get referrals.“ Hmmmm. I experienced my […]

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