I get paid to be nice to people. Talk about a perk. When I finish a call, I’m smiling. I’m not cringing, I’m not crying, I’m caring. If you would like to add me to your virtual team, give me a call at 412-589-8602.
No doubt, when I have the first call with a potential VA client, it can be scary. The agency that referred them to me played me up, making me look magical and perfect. The truth is every new client comes with their own software, their own communication style and their own expectations of what VA’s […]
Salesmen and saleswomen are a different breed of human. They can talk for days on any subject, they can solve problems and take your money simultaneously. Not the case when you call RedTail. I called sales at RedTail because technical support kept me on hold for 15 minutes. What was shocking to me is the […]
Whether you like smash burgers on the Blackstone or a double bacon, nothing outshines comfort food like the burger. I reached out to Google to find the Best Burgers from the East to the West and from the North to the South. If you have eaten one of these famous burgers drop me a line and tell me how good it was.
Think about projects anyone could do for your business with just a little guidance from you. On my end, it kickstarts my creativity and joy to work. On your end it kickstarts your creativity and joy to plan trips, start a new pastime or just hang out and catch up on some reading. Think about the joy these projects give to someone like me.
Color Theory – Identify Color Harmonies – Hues, Saturation and Value – Identify the two main groups: Warm Colors and Cool Colors Brand Identity and where things can be stretched Nature guided. Notice the many shades of a hydrangea in the summer, spring and fall. A hydrangea can change many colors. Nature is a great […]
I’ve been an independent contractor for over two years. I pay my own taxes, keep track of my deductions and know what’s in the bank. Although I’ve met up with several clients who do the same, I do occasionally come across people who don’t. Here are some tips for changing all that. Every time you […]
#1 Buying cheap, I mean cheap paper products used in the bathroom and breakrooms. Those barely there toilet paper rolls saving you maybe $100 per year aren’t worth the rolls they are housed on. Walmart.com can drop ship better products right to your office for $12 a month. #2 Skimping out on hiring a cleaning […]
Enthusiasm goes a long way! Recently I was on the phone with a vendor in Rhode Island. He answered the phone pretty passively and his “Hello” was more of a question than a greeting and very dramatically drawn out. It made me laugh so I asked him, you sir sound like a Monday morning person. […]
Tip Number 1: As your client is having a conversation with you, type out the things they are asking from you in Word or Google Docs. Save the document until you are ready for Tip Number 2. Tip Number 2: Schedule out the projects and estimate how many hours it will take you to finish […]