Going Virtual: Sharing the Adventure- Part Three

I’m bringing you part three of my series sharing just how the client/virtual assistant relationship works in real life situation…my own.  If you missed Part One and Part Two go ahead and check them out to see how it all began.

In my prior business life, starting a new job always required a learning curve. Now as a business owner providing services to a client I’ve come to recognize that each client also requires a learning curve.  My title processing client was no exception.

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Going Virtual: Sharing the Adventure- Part Two

In the attempt to educate everyone on just how virtual assistance works, I’ve started a series sharing my own experience providing virtual assistance to a client. I’ve chosen a service that is rather detailed in its scope, in order to show just how those jobs that people think can’t be done anywhere but the office can be transformed and done virtually.  Check out Part One if you haven’t read it yet to see how it all began. Now for Part Two…

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Going Virtual: Sharing the Adventure- Part One

For virtual assistants like myself, I believe one of the most common problems in landing that first client is the fact that many business owners are skeptical that their work can be done from a home office.  They can’t wrap their heads around the concept of being ‘paper-less’  or having their work done by someone they may never get to talk to face to face.  And until a start up virtual assistant has some first hand experience, it’s not always easy to explain in detail just how well virtual assistance can mold itself to the client’s individual needs.  What do you say when a potential client says, ” I don’t see how this job can be done outside of my office.”?  Ok, so maybe you can’t say, “I have a client with a similar set up and this is how we do it.”  But what if you could say, ” I know another virtual assistant, like myself, who has a client with a similar set up to yours and this is what they do.”?  That’s why, in the interest of helping and educating others, I’m going to share a bit of my experience here. In as many installments as it takes, I am going to tell the story of my first retainer client, what I got right and what I got wrong.   Part One goes like this…

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