Pricing for virtual assistants

How to sell a client

This gem comes from Phillippa Goodwin of Essential PA – one for all the MultiVA businesses or simply for someone looking to outsource work on a permanent basis. How to “sell” a virtual assistant client

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Pricing: The Good Burger Van

This example comes from Sara @ Officebird who used it as an analogy to explain why she uses all inclusive pricing in her virtual assistant business.  We think it’s excellent and thought it was worth putting on the main site: Imagine this: you are walking through town, feeling a little peckish, and you spot a…

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New Ofcom Changes to Non-Geographic Numbers

(From www.callagenix.com) From 1st July 2015, Ofcom are bringing in changes to how calls made to most non-geographic numbers will be charged, as well as requiring these charges to be displayed wherever these numbers are promoted.

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Book Competition: Instant Cashflow

One of Billionaire Brad Sugars’ bestselling books – the cornerstone of his whole empire, cashflow is king.  In the interests of full disclosure, not all of his 282 money making tips will be suitable for VAs, but some of them are killer marketing strategies! I like this one because you can just flick through the…

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SVA Premier: Nov 2011 Price Crunch Clients – how to say NO!

No.  A small word, two letters, but exceedingly powerful when used in the right way.  If you don’t say it, you’ll spend your entire working life being walked all over, feeling miserable, not earning enough money to live off and constantly letting people down.  “Really?” you ask.  Yes, really.

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SVA Premium Members: June 2011 – Cash in the bank!

Whether you are an old hand or a newbie VA, there are times when you just need cash in the bank.  Especially with all these random bank holidays which we’ve been having!  But since your time is money, where do you spend it to get the most return on your investment? If you ask this…

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Hourly rates – the cost comparison of a temp vs a VA!

We had a really interesting discussion on the forum recently regarding clients wanting to pay temp rates….  One faction thought VAs should price themselves competitively with the local temp rate (even if that meant going as low as £10/hour).  And the other reckoned that because we’re not a temp we should differentiate ourselves in our…

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Free Virtual Assistant!!

I was chatting to a newbie VA the other day through my work at www.4vas.co.uk and she was telling me about a new client she had landed from a networking event.  She was so excited about having a real life client, she’d sort of glossed over the reality of what they’d agreed. The client needed…

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