The Problem With Starting…

The Problem With Starting…

The problem with starting your virtual assistant business. 

You’ve joined the groups, done the research, but there seems to be SO many already. 

–and you read the perfect opportunity then see that post SATURATED with others who have submitted their proposals before you.

(and it’s not your fault!)

You’ve convinced yourself that maybe you aren’t cut out to be a VA, you should just quit before you get started.


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–and maybe that’s true if you want to stay where you are.

But you MUST commit if you want the freedom and fulfillment that can come from owning your own business.

It starts with a simple decision that you WILL succeed, and here’s what will help ensure you keep going.

problem starting...

PROBLEM #1 // You have little to no experience. 

Everyone has SOME experience, and I help you figure that out in The Fulfilled Virtual Assistant Mentorship. 

–in the FIRST week, we nail down your skills to confidently move forward. 

You complete a worksheet with prompts, get my guidance and suggestions, and then you decide until you are comfortable with your skills because…

PROBLEM #2 // Your offers make you doubt yourself or compare to others

(especially with SO many others out there)

Your business success (and your client’s trust in you) rely on your abilities. 

–and there’s nothing wrong with you if you don’t feel like you’re “the best.”

Just like EVERYONE else you need to try and prove it (to yourself at the very least). 

The more you put yourself out there, the more confident you’ll feel! 

After the first few weeks of the program, it becomes the logistics, beliefs, questions, and persistence for locking in your first client and BEYOND…

So that you CAN confidently apply to positions without worry and: 

>> find your next 3-5 clients

>> establish yourself as the go-to in your field

>> comfortably make new connections for your business

This might sound crazy, but it’s true… 

I love providing my clients with boosts, but after 8-weeks the ability to reach out in a sea of applicants becomes second-nature and doesn’t phase them any longer. 


Think of it this way: Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Sonic, In-N-Out, Culver’s, Five Guys, White Castle… 

What do they all have in common? They’re well-known, fast food, burger chains, right? BUT do you think they thought “Well, there are already so many of them out there. I won’t be successful.”? I mean, maybe. Yet, that didn’t stop them. And they are ALL successful.  

So stop downloading #allthefreebies and hop on a call with me to find out if the 8-week Fulfilled Virtual Assistant journey is the way to add profit + wholeness to your life as we close out 2019! https://momelevated.as.me/schedule.php

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3 Skills of A Fully Booked Virtual Assistant

3 Skills of A Fully Booked Virtual Assistant

One key ingredient to creating a strong business is the relationship you establish between you and your client or customer.

Fostering that relationship can be done by numerous paths. I have found the path that works best for me.

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My suggestions for 3 ways to have a successful virtual assistant – client relationship are as follows:

🌟 RESPECT

If you have mutual respect for one another, that helps boost self-esteem on both parts and generally makes for a better working relationship. The capabilities of my clients amaze me. Their strengths may not be mine, but I look up to them in some sense in the expertise they hold. I believe that feeling is sensed and helps build the confidence both in that they have in you and in themselves, as well.

🌟 COMMUNICATION

Having open communication will create trust and a bond. If you make a mistake, own it and do better. If there is a misunderstanding, clarify. You can easily fortify or break the rapport by hiding something or being dishonest. When a client asks me a question, I answer with full-disclosure. Maybe I am not the best person for the job, but I may have a referral or am willing to figure it out if they would like me to. Or they need a quick turnaround time that I simply do not have the capacity to honor. At times I may be too much of an open book, but I choose to think that may be an endearing quality.

🌟 DEPENDABILITY

Finding someone who does a good job, fairly quickly, and reliably can seal the deal. You become a right-hand man so-to-speak, and prove how much helping them in their endeavors means to you. If you can do that, that’s invaluable. I put my all into each task in hopes of exceeding expectations. That doesn’t mean I don’t miss the mark sometimes, but I am happy to fix the trajectory to get back on track. Many times, just being a sounding board, growing with a client and their business, and taking on challenges can go a long way.

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When you lead with integrity and produce good work, you will find that respect and good communication will come back to you from your clients naturally!

While these tips are important, there are plenty of other components to a successful virtual assistant:

> creating a clear message

> getting visible online

> creating your offer

> client boundaries

…and so much more!

That’s exactly why my signature program The Fulfilled Virtual Assistant Mentorship covers ALL of this, led by me personally with you 1-1 for 8 weeks.

I want EVERY mama to have the chance to have their life transformed by being able to produce consistent income without having to sacrifice what matters most.

Ready to start? It’ll only take 20-minutes, and it just might change your life <3  >>>START HERE<<<

+ tell me below, which of these three things do you most naturally rock at? Own it, girl, I can’t wait to hear it!

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How to Maintain a Steady Work Pace

How to Maintain a Steady Work Pace

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I will lead with my clause – some days are better than others. In no way do I follow this exactly every single day. 

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With that out of the way, I do want to say that I keep myself fairly in check when it comes to deadlines and tasks. This includes what I want to do behind-the-scenes in my business and client work.

Steady Work Pace

As always, I use lists. Checklists, to-dos, bills due, errands to run, school functions, etc. are all included. I prefer to have mine in a planner because there’s something satisfying about physically marking off an item, but I also keep a digital record of client tasks. 

Next, the flow.

I use the planner to color-code all the things. If it’s for a child, each child has a specified color (because then at a glance I can usually tell if it’ll be around school hours or during). My husband gets his own color and I have a personal item color in case I have an appointment for myself. Each client has a separate color so I can see who I’ll be focusing on that day. All of this helps me to stay accountable.

Some people use block scheduling, which I love in my brain, but trying to implement actually stresses me out because of the kids being at home interrupting my idea of how the blocks should happen. It’s a spiral that makes me feel like I’m either behind or not doing a good enough job.

How to Steady Work Pace

After color-coding, I write down everything I need to get done and want to do if time allows.

What this step means for me is that if I knock off all the need to-dos, then I may choose to take a break, go on an adventure with the kiddos, or continue on to the wants. How my day has been derailed dictates the decision. I celebrate the days I check off every item on both the need and want side. Let me be clear, those days are few and far between, but I relish them like the luxury they are, for sure.

Maintain Steady Work Pace

Unexpected events will come up (like our youngest disappearing and thinking she needs to try to clean the litter box and put the litter in the kitty food dish thus resulting in an impromptu bathroom cleanup). That’s the name of the game when you work at home with children around. With all the measures in place for staying ahead of deadlines, working ahead when I can, and preparing mentally for the disturbances, I can maintain a steady work pace. 

When you fly by the seat of your pants, you can still get the job done, but items start to slip through the cracks or you have more stressful procrastination happening. 

I don’t know about you, but there’s enough stress to deal with in my day. Tracking my time for certain clients tends to hold me accountable as well. You are “on the clock” so-to-speak, so you remain focused until that particular duty is completed. 

What do you find seems to help maintain a steady work pace when put in place?

How to Maintain a Steady Work Pace
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I Quadrupled My Clients & Income After Complacency & This Is What I’ve Learned

I Quadrupled My Clients & Income After Complacency & This Is What I’ve Learned

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As a virtual assistant of nearly 4 years, I really started as a way to bring in a little extra income and feel independent. To have something of my own outside of being a mother. My husband brings home enough bacon to cover expenses, and even though my dream as a child was to be a singer and a stay at home mom, actually allowing myself to simply stay home was a lot harder for me than it was to imagine at the age of 7 or 8.

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So, trucking along with one or two consistent clients was fine… until it wasn’t. I had become complacent in my space. But being in groups and surrounded by such astounding women accomplishing so much lit something inside. I wondered if I could reach heights I would read about. 

What began as a curiosity, became a goal, and is now a vision I want to bring to life. 

The seriousness of it all grew when I hired my first coach. Let me tell you, once you do that, you’ll never go without a coach again. Or maybe that’s just me. But, it’s like having a therapist, referee, cheerleader, and splashing in some business guidance for good measure.

I Quadrupled My Clients & Income

Now, I’ve worked with a couple of coaches since October of last year. From February until June, I quadrupled the clients I work with and the consistent income that previously had me content. Seeing what possibilities were out there, and the fact that I had the ability to bring them to fruition astounds me still. Some days, it doesn’t seem real. 

Pinch me. Not only am I capable of reaching that vision, but I realize I am worthy of making it come true. 

And so are you.

If you need someone in your corner to help your business catapult to the next level, I’m ready to elevate you. When you work with me, your business IS my business and witnessing each success fills my heart with joy.

Let’s connect to make it happen.

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3 Tips for More Ease at Home and Productivity in Your Biz

3 Tips for More Ease at Home and Productivity in Your Biz

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With three children, schedules are like a religious practice in our home. 

Let me tell you something, once in a while I throw caution to the wind and try to wing it or fly by the seat of my pants. I’d say I’m only successful at this about 60% of the time. Not really that great of odds when I have so much to stay on top of and bits start falling through the cracks.

That leads to stress and scrambling to catch back up with the never-ending list.

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To avoid that mess, here are my 3 tips for maintaining your schedule for more ease at home and productivity in your biz:

Calendar/Planner

More Ease and Productivity

Use one. Or many. It’ll make a world of difference. Whether you choose to go the digital route or old school pen and paper, each time I try to rely on my memory, I’m reminded that there’s only so much space in there before it pushes out information deemed not important (even if it IS important). The need for a planner or calendar to hold your to-dos in one place will be something you hear from me often.

Priorities

If you have designated work time (which you should), reduce your distractions and do your best to stick to your list. My dad tends to call me frequently and at random times. A choice must be made whether to answer knowing he’ll talk for at least a half an hour, or let it go to voicemail and answer the next time he calls or give him a call back later (most of the time, he calls again before I get the chance to return the first). Yes, I would rather go have coffee with a friend, but duties must be tended to prior to the fun. BUT schedule those lunch dates in, too. They’re just as critical.

Musts VS Wants

3 Tips for More Ease and Productivity

Similar to the previous tip, when I write down my list of tasks, I include and separate into what I must complete and what I want to get done if time allows. What this does is sets me up a failsafe. If I am running behind, or an item takes longer than expected, I have a list I can then push back a day or two and not be upset. As long as I get the list of musts done (this often even means breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the kids), then I can pat myself on the back once. Or two or three times.

Trust me, there are plenty more ways to maintain a schedule. However, if you employ these 3 tips, you’re well on your way to a much more productive week. I invite you to give it a go and report back with your results. Also, some days will be better than others, so bear that in mind. 

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Take a Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith

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This year has brought so many exciting, scary changes. It’s a bit cliche when I say, stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary. But that doesn’t make it any less true. A leap or two are worth the results.

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I couldn’t have done any of it without the amazing support system I have around me. 

Remember, above all, the reason you do what you do. I get caught up sometimes, but then I am reminded and pushed by my why. Of course, my family is my why, but being able to take some of the burdens from my husband, be proud of myself, and confident in an area of my life I sometimes receive thanks and a pat on the back certainly rank up there. 

Stress gets the best of me time and again because the balancing act is never at an exact point. But, I do my best, keep my eye on the prize, and try to laugh a couple of times each day. 

What do you do to de-stress?

Without four important factors, I feel like continuing to take a leap of faith throughout my business would be so much harder.

Family & Friends 

The bulk of my support system consists of my amazing family and friends. During those slumps and moments of doubt, they lift and encourage me more than I could ever have expected. Surround yourself with positivity, and keep that in your corner. You’ll need to draw on it now and then. Trust me.

Coach 

Honestly, I was not on the coaching bandwagon. I thought it was a bunch of bologna. Then, I followed someone who made me curious. Investing and clicking that button changed my thought process, business, and attitude. Seriously think I would not be where I am without having paid that first coach. That decision led me down this path. 

Belief

Knowing that you have a skill set and knowledge that others will find to be an asset is half the battle. Proving that you will follow through on that value is the other half. I have come across a few people whose words could easily cause doubt or try to lessen my worth. Fully believing in myself, I am able to stand my ground and be okay letting them cross my path and continue on. I am not a good fit for everyone and vice versa.

Forgiveness 

Guilt can eat you up. I chose to forgive myself when I don’t live up to the perception of perfection that I have in my mind. Maybe I let my kids watch TV or play video games all day or pushed a project timeline back that  I thought I would have finished by a certain time. Feel that, own it, and then let it go. It’s okay. We hold our expectations a bit high sometimes. As long as I do the best I can, I try very hard to put that in perspective. The first two factors listed help a lot in this area. 

When I keep all of these items in check, I am able to take a leap of faith when my business or life requires it of me. They all provide the drive and push that are needed for those blind jumps. With that, I can grow, test, fail, learn, and succeed. And so can you!

Take a Leap of Faith

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