Preliminary Post On Using a Virtual Assistant

When using a virtual assistant, it's usually the buyer (you) that needs to clarify goals and tasks. Here are some thoughts from Jeff Widman on how to make the process easier.

At Your Service: Starting a Service-Oriented Business

Customer research is king for service-oriented businesses. If you don't know your customer, you could be missing out on a lot of revenue. Here are some tips to help you boost your service business.

What happens when you mess up?

You aren't perfect, and you aren't expected to be. Learning how to act and respond to a crisis is key to building up your credibility. What you do in times of trouble shows your client your true worth.

You Should Date Your Clients

Not all great relationships need to be romantic. Serving your client before they are a client, and listening to their problems will lead to more sales.

Why You Need Referrals More Than You Think

Referrals are a great way to get new clients. Unfortunately, most freelancers never get them. Want to increase the rate at which you get referrals? Then you need to read this post!

Stop Reading and Start Doing

It's very easy to read, read read. It's another thing to get out there and take action on your business. Well, if you want to make any money, you need to start executing.

Skill Vs. Passion: Both Are Worthless

Passion is the buzzword everywhere, and to some extent it's true. However, unless you have a good plan and solid skills, passion can lead you down a wrong path. Find out why balance is the key to success.

Part 1 of 5 Ways to Earn More in Your Business

It's not about what you can do, it's about what your customer wants. This is a first in a series meant to help you to get inside your customer's head and know how you could benefit their business.

Are You Just Going to Stand There?

This post is meant to inspire. It is aimed not just at you, but at me. My hope is that it will be a cure - a remedy for the paralysis that takes over us every day and stops us from doing the things that we destined to do.

What You Don't Know About Yourself Can Break You

"We are unknown to ourselves, we men of knowledge--and with good reason. We have never sought ourselves--how could it happen that we should ever find ourselves? . . . So we are necessarily strangers to ourselves, we do not comprehend ourselves, we have to misunderstand ourselves, for us the law "Each is furthest from himself"…