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    How do I find clients?

    Thank you all for your insight. The biggest challenge for me is trying to stay motivated but I see that it does work and I am determined to keep moving forward. Thanks again.
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    How do I find clients?

    Thank you Janine this information is very helpful.
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    How do I find clients?

    I have been trying hard to establish my business online but am having no luck. I do not have a lot of money to market myself and I do not know how to get clients online. I have tried to use Virtual Assistantville and even Elance. Is there anyone who could advise on how to obtain clients and...
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    Email Marketing Campaign (Subject)

    Thank you Alyssa and Shannon, those are really great suggestions and I really appreciate it. Alyssa from my title, what would you suggest the subject line be? Shannon, where do I get those items and the download? I am not tech savvy at all.
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    Email Marketing Campaign (Subject)

    I am going to use Mailchimp. It seems pretty easy to use and it is free to sign up. Free is always good. I have heard of Mailchimp a lot lately so I decided to go with it. I have never done an email campaign so I am kind of flying blind.
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    Email Marketing Campaign (Subject)

    I am working on my first email campaign and I need suggestions on where to get the email addresses. My subject line is going to be "The New Wave of Office Support" What do you think? I want something catchy so that the recipients do not think that it is spam mail and just delete it...
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    Setting Guidelines with client?

    Thank you all so much for your input and suggestions. I have been battling with this issue for two weeks with no solution other than to not work for him but then again, I need the money. I really needed to hear what you all have to say because deep down I feel the same way. I will repost later...
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    Setting Guidelines with client?

    I have a client who at one time I worked for. He is an old school attorney who really needs a full-time legal assistant but he is in the process of closing his firm and retiring. He has asked me to assist him but he does not want to handle business the way that it is set up. I want to work...
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    Question Which language to choose?

    Re: What to choose? I would market to both Dutch and English. If you decide to advertise local of course it will be in Dutch so your marketing material will be in Dutch and your website and social media can be in English. I wouldn't set a limitation either way.
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    Question Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC?

    I worked for a corporate attorney for over 2 years and we set up LLC's, Corp's, etc. and when I got ready to start up my business I consulted with him regarding whether I should do a sole proprietorship or an LLC and his response to me was "An LLC requires less of the other formalities, as...
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    How do I obtain my first client?

    If you look under the "Latest News" section in this forum, you will see new "RFPs." It will say for members only but you can click in it to join. Tess is over that site as well. For the essential listing it is 4.99 a month but it gives you access to the RFPs and then you submit your proposal...
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    How do I obtain my first client?

    I got my first client through Virtual Assistantville. I was hired for 20 hours and that 20 hours has turned into 40. They post new RFP's quite often from what I have experienced. :happydance:
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    Question Help! I need suggestions on building a client base

    Karen - I like the idea of giving away freebies but I would make sure to set a limit on how many you give away since it comes from your overall budget. Julias - thank you for your input, I think I am going to change my 10% off and attach it to a sale not just off the overall price. Thanks...
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    Question Help! I need suggestions on building a client base

    I think that is an awesome networking opportunity. I would definitely take business cards and brochures/flyers. I would offer 10% off for all new clients or something to that affect on my flyers. Good luck!
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    Opinions please :)

    I like the second one it sounds more professional.
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    Scared VA

    I thought I would share my story with you because I too am and have been in this predicament. In 2009 I relocated to another state to care for my dad. He was sick with chronic COPD/Enfazema and with me being a daddy's girl I wanted to be there with him. I am a mother of 7 children. I quit a...
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    VA vs. Staffing Agency - what term to use on my brochure?

    I am working on some brochures to pass out to my local business. In the brochure I wanted to add a section giving the differences between using a VA and a staffing agency especially since most business here use a staffing agency. I would like to hear from you to see what your thoughts are...
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    Question Typing Rates

    I would just charge whatever your hourly rate. I have a service agreement for my clients and in that agreement it states that: "ILLEGIBLE OR POOR QUALITY SOURCE MATERIALS are subject to an additional fee, paid to TVOS, based on quality of materials" and; "13.0 ERRORS, OMISSIONS AND...
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    Question Help! I need suggestions on building a client base

    I do use Vista Print but I also create my own. I used Vista Print for my postcards but I created my own letterhead, envelopes, invoices, etc. through templates. The brochures I am working on are also a template through Word. It will be cheaper for me to buy the paper and make as many as I...
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    Here are my social media links, please feel free to connect with me and join my circle. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tvos.2014 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/toni-thompson/90/714/451/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TVOS5
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