When I started out in my business I joined a freelancing site and started offering my services on such a platform. I branched out on my own and got myself a website of my own to start offering my services.
Nothing is better than having a website that has your own stamp of ownership.
JuliVAGlobal’s second advice that you should follow!
You know the saying that you have to invest to make your business grow? The same can be said when you are running a business, not because it’s online, does not mean that you cannot be held accountable, the same way you might not like doing your accounting or blogging, you need to hire out for assistance.
It’s the same with having a mentor or business coach to help you be accountable (free or paid) because you know your family just will not understand when you have those blah days.
I must admit that having an accountability partner has been one of those things that I have seen has made a difference on how I tackle a goal or achieve a task. Being accountable is like having your own cheerleader cheering you on, either if you achieve those goals or not.
JuliVAGlobal’s third advice that you should follow!
So today you’re earning the money and you are on top of your game but improving your skills should not be a one-time thing.
Not because you style women or even make hand-made jewelry does not mean that you are limited to not improving your skills to start charging more for your services and offering new services.
As online trends tend to change, so should you in terms of sharpening those skills.
Can you relate to these advice that I gave? If not, I would like to hear in the comments below, if not, let’s hear some advice that you received from someone who has gone the path before you.
Today, I am going to talk about how easy it is to work with me, and the benefits of doing so in having me in the backend of your business. As an entrepreneur, there are certain stages and criteria that should be taken into consideration when one wants to work with a prospective company or individual online.
Know more about JuliVAGlobal history.
The first thing I will do is a welcome of coming to do business with me. My company name is Global Virtual Services and JuliVAGlobal is a subcategory of this company that offers virtual assisting services to LadyPreneurs and Fashionistas in business. What this really means because Global Virtual Services will expand in the future to offer other services other than virtual assisting this is why the JuliVAGlobal is not the company name. Now that I have done some house cleaning the first step for you is how to get in contact with me.
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Want to know how to work with JuliVAGlobal?
If you are visiting from my website the contact form is normally the best way to get in contact with me. This is done by filling out a form with your name, the support that you need and your email address. I normally reply within 24 hours between 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. If it’s outside of those hours or on a weekend this will be for the next business day.
Another way is if you have been visiting from my social business pages such as FacebookTwitterInstagram or Linkedin, the best way to contact me is making a 15 minutes consultation with me through my booking platform HERE there are a list of available dates that allows you to choose which time will be best suited for you to do a consultation with me. When you have selected the available time that works best for you, I also ask you to provide some details such as your name, Skype ID and email address.
Once this have been confirmed, a message is sent to your email address, informing you of the details as well as a short survey that you are to fill out and complete ahead of our Consultation
My recommended tools that I use and how I can assist you today!
For the day of the consultation call, I will be a bit familiar with what you need assistance with. I will then ask some more short questions and I go more in depth of how I can assist you. I tell you more about my policy and what tools I use in my business. Once we have covered base with this, and you are interested in my services I then send you a customized proposal by email, of course, outlining the task that I will do for you as well as the price for doing so.
Now that you have agreed to the proposal, the next step is a welcome letter, this is sent to the email address that you have. This welcome letter will consist of the proposal, my policy as well as a contract that is expected for you to sign as well as a client information form for you to complete.
Bear in mind that because such information would have been discussed in the consultation call of which tools I use in my business, one of my tools that I use is an electronic signing platform for both of us to sign the contract and return to me of course.
Once the contract has been sent to me, an invoice will also be sent to you. This can take up to 14 days, from the day you placed your order for me to complete the task and once the contract has been signed, a payment of 100% upfront or stated otherwise will be stated in the contract. You are always allowed one modification per order.
Now that you are successfully on your way in doing business with me, you might want to share the good news with others of how I have made your business become more successful.
Here goes I help you get much more organized, streamlined and productive doing what you are actually best at, while not having to do the redundant technical and administrative duties that I can do for you faster, affordable and more effectively.
I know by me providing the extra pair of eyes, ears, and hands for your business, you are better able to experience less to no stress at all, increase your clientele, grow your business and also save your time on these tasks that are taking you away from your business.
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Social media is slowly taking over the world! Or should I say that it has and I am being late to the party? You see, it’s happening everywhere we go—-even our kids do not value time spent with eating at the table anymore. It’s just a constant need to be always on the go and social media is the on-the-go-type.
But you do realize that even in your business, you need social media presence and if not you are missing out on the opportunity to garner those clients who are always on social media, or so it seems.
Use tools in your business to enhance your social presence.
Introducing two of my favorite tools Hootsuite and Buffer that you can use to schedule your social media post for your preferred social media site.
You might be saying I have heard them before, or this is news to me. Each is basically offering the same services but I will be sharing with you the pros and cons of using these tools to manage your social accounts on your terms and this is how you can take back the control of your time and do so in your business.
Hootsuite has a free and paid version and you can use this platform to schedule your content. It basically allows you to add 3 social media accounts on its free version and you are able to share content from these 3 platforms without the hassle of going into each account and doing so.
This basically saves your time, because you are able to see all 3 accounts at a glance and keep track of engagement and even share information when your ideal clients are speaking about a particular topic, more on that in just a moment.
Keep track of everything in one place.
So you are saying “how do I keep track?” Let’s say you use your Twitter account to create a list of those individuals you will like to secretly keep an eye on, you can sign into your dashboard on Hootsuite and add a list, your stream will display this list on your dashboard.
When you do so, you are able to see what’s happening from all these individuals, you can favorite their tweet, retweet or even reply, and this can be done from the comfort of using all these 3 accounts from the Hootsuite dashboard.
Not only is Hootsuite giving you the opportunity to bulk schedule, but you are also seeing reports and analytics results on what has been happening on your posts. These are all also offered in the premium account and you can add more social accounts to your leisure. If you are interested in learning how to schedule your posts via this platform, you can have a look at my guide HERE on how I simplify this platform for you.
Buffer those social posts!
Now over to Buffer, Buffer has got that nice ring to it. I first came across it by accident when their AD was saying you could Buffer anything and indeed it did.
Once installed on your browser, you can buffer those amazing content that you want to share. It allows the same 3 accounts for their free version and you are allowed a limit of 10 posts shared equally among these 3 accounts.
This gives you the chance to also schedule those content that you want to schedule to your social accounts, but I mainly use it for sharing blog posts and occasionally scheduling.
I use these two tools to help me save my time to schedule those tasks in bulk so that I do not have to be signing into each account to do so manually, but if you do prefer, you can also create a CSV file (same thing as Excel but save differently as a CSV) and create those content and upload this information on these platforms if you so desire.
Which social media scheduling platform would I choose?
Using Hootsuite has its advantages as well as disadvantages. You are allowed to share your information with a team and you are not limited on how many posts you can schedule in advance for upcoming months.
I tend to like using this platform for my social sites. It all boils down to preferences because when you sign into your dashboard, streams can be intimidating to someone who might not be so techy and want to learn how to navigate around this platform yourself. I recommend you hire out if this is not your cup of tea.
What I like about Buffer is that I can Buffer on the go! I like using this platform for buffering my blog posts and sharing others posts as well. I find it easier to use this platform for sharing blog posts. The downside is that on the free version you are limited on how many posts you can schedule on their free account.
So if I was to choose, it would have to be Hootsuite. Want to learn how to navigate this platform easier in time for the New year? I have this 1-2-3 PDF Guide made just for you!
Use groups to your advantage.
Now I wanted to share with you a tip. Another way how I use social media in my business is joining groups (Join my Free Facebook group, where the support is always constant by ladies by industries) where my ideal clients hang out, from there I try to build relationships by adding value and getting to know my clients on a different level. You might be saying how can I do so and this is online?
If I know my ideal client is having an issue, such as not having enough time in her business, I might suggest she schedule her social media posts in advance and use tools such as Hootsuite to save her time.
You might be saying you see the connection but how can this help her on a deeper level; it does because she would remember that I was the one who came to her aid when she was having an issue and she will more prefer to do business with me, because I showed that I cared versus someone who is pitching her their services.
So now that you are aware of using these social media tools and platform in your business, do you see how you can save your time and relax and spend more time doing what you love doing, such as interacting more with your ideal clients and building a relationship?
I want to know more about how you use other tools in your business; that has helped you save your time with your presence online, comment below and let’s see.