Year 2 – Week 3 – Ideas and Objectives

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them.
Jose Marti

Good morning Readers and Welcome!  This blog post is designed to be interactive.  It’s a bit lonely on this end of the computer – I would like to hear from you as well!  To those Readers who have been in contact – thank you!

We are already in February – time is flying and the year has just started.  What have you done to prepare yourself for this year?  What have I done?  What ideas do you have for your business?  What objectives do you have?

To ask a question, one should provide a few answers of one’s own so here is my feedback!

I’ve made changes to my website and am busy having it upgraded.  As you know, it takes time and is a process of rewriting, rewriting and rewriting.  To my horror, it was pointed out to me that my website is not mobile phone or tablet compatible!  This started the process of upgrading the website.  Is your website compatible to a mobile phone or tablet?

Rates, rates, rates:  I’ve realised that I am not sure that my rates reflect my worth or value that I provide to my clients.  Working on an hourly basis can shoot you in the foot if you are quick and efficient.  So because of this I am looking at new ways of packaging my services.  Are you being paid what you are worth?   

Templates:  I’ve been working on the Welcome Kit that I purchased from Reese Ben Yaacov.  The welcome kit has been adapted to suit my business and the legislation in my country.  The other thing is I am trying to automate as much as possible.   Do you have templates set up to automate your business? 

Are you happy with the content of the social media that you are engaging in especially your profile pages?  Is it helping your business to grow?  I spent hours on Facebook only to realise that I was wasting valuable time and that I was not engaging people in the right way and growing my business. 

How many new clients do you need to make your business profitable?  I am busy working on that at the moment.

Are you happy with the results you achieved last year and if not, what can you do to improve them this year?

I could go on and on and on (you get the idea) but the above are a few ideas to help you on your way.  Making the transition from P.A. to V.A. was really easy in the beginning as I had done loads of research on what the Virtual Assistant industry was all about.  When one starts out with a new venture, we have loads of confidence and very little fear!  It’s only once I worked the business for about 6 months that I crashed and fortunately did not burn, however, I realised there was more to being a small business owner than meets the eye!  Working with a mentor for 5 months really helped (Francis van Wyk of Create Client Chemistry).

How have you found the transition from being employed to being a Virtual Assistant?

Are you on track for this year?

Looking forward to your comments, feedback and observations!

See you on line,

Katlyn Virtual Assistants
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