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The RFP Red Flag Series #7: Getting Smart With Testimonials

Posted 1 Day Ago at 11:46 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS and Tips to be aware of when vetting and securing potential RFP Clients. This the 7th RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

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The RFP Red Flag Series #6: Kick-Ass Ways To Use Social Media in Your Proposal Like A Ninja!

Posted 1 Week Ago at 07:20 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS and Tips to be aware of when vetting and securing potential RFP Clients. This the 6th RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

One of the most often asked...
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The RFP Red Flag Series #5: How To Set Parameters That Drives A Winning Consultation

Posted 2 Weeks Ago at 08:07 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS and Tips to be aware of when vetting potential RFP Clients. This the 5th RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

When a potential client (PC) contacts...
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The RFP Red Flag Series #4: Foolproof New Client Welcome Tips In Lieu of a Resume

Posted 3 Weeks Ago at 04:37 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS and Tips to be aware of when vetting potential RFP Clients. This the fourth RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

Substitute a requested resume for a...
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The RFP Red Flag Series #3: What! You Don't Have ALL the Qualifications in an RFP?

Posted 4 Weeks Ago at 07:34 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS to be aware of when vetting potential RFP Clients. This the third RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

When responding to an RFP where the client is...
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The RFP Red Flag Series #2: RFPs Listing Low Hours For Projects Requiring More Time

Posted 03-14-2015 at 06:17 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS to be aware of when vetting potential RFP Clients. This the second RED FLAG in the 10-Part weekly series.

Do not discredit an RFP in which a potential...
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The RFP Red Flag Series: Clients Who Miss the Scheduled Client Consultation

Posted 03-07-2015 at 10:04 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
In my eBook, "The RFP Transformation - Take Your Virtual Assistant Proposal From Blah to Bling", I offer a list of RED FLAGS to be aware of when vetting potential RFP Clients. This the first RED FLAG in the series.

Potential clients who miss the scheduled client consultation...
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Your Invitation to a G+ Hangout with RPF Pro Janine Gregor and MadMimi

Posted 01-06-2015 at 05:04 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
Please join me on Wednesday, January 7th at 4 pm Eastern with Google Hangout webinar hostess extraordinaire, Mira from MadMimi as we begin 2015 with realistic goals to add new clients to our virtual businesses using Request for Proposals (RFPs).

< http://bit.ly/MadMimiJanineGregor...
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What Should I Write in My Proposal?

Posted 12-18-2014 at 01:33 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
Every proposal submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) should be customized to the potential client’s (PC) needs.

You must first research the PC’s websites, articles, social media and become familiar with the PC’s business. Plan to spend at least one hour 'Googling' the...
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Can I REALLY get clients from RFPs?

Posted 11-19-2014 at 02:17 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
The answer is an unquestionable YES! Your chances to secure a new client using RFPs are much better than you may think.

Unfortunately, some virtual assistants do not want to submit a proposal to a PC (potential client) believing that too many other VAs are vying for the same opportunity....
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Putting Myself in the 'Hot Seat'

Posted 02-12-2014 at 06:47 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
One of the highlights of my 2013 was to attend a LIVE business seminar for Marisa Murgatroyd’s Message to Money course in San Diego.

I did something I thought I would never do! I put myself in the ‘hot seat’ and walked up to the stage area and had my website reviewed by the Master Brander...
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I Finally Enrolled in A Coaching Program...I Tell You Why!

Posted 04-02-2013 at 02:04 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
Tess asked me to write a few words about working with business coach and branding expert Marisa Murgatroyd. Tess hosted a free call last week with Marisa for VAF members entitled, 'Get UN-stuck' and wanted feedback from students who have been challenged by Marisa through her Message to Money program....
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Finding New Clients Through RFPs Just By Being Nice

Posted 05-12-2010 at 08:12 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
Finding New Clients through RFPs Just By Being Nice

7 Tips to Maximizing Contact with a Potential Client through RFPs

Not too long ago, I responded to an RFP (request for proposal) on Virtual Assistantville posted by a potential client (PC) who needed a VA to support her...
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Virtual Assistants with an Identity Problem: What DO You DO? Answer This Question Effectively

Posted 11-10-2009 at 11:07 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
As a virtual assistant, I am often asked, "What DO you DO?"

With about 5 seconds to capture the asker's interest before succumbing to the 'glazed over-deer-in-the-headlights-look' with my traditional, boring response, I decided to shake things up a bit…and respond with a question...
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So You Want to Work With a Virtual Assistant? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Search for a VA

Posted 08-05-2009 at 01:01 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
Updated 09-14-2009 at 09:50 AM by VAF Admin
So You Want to Work with a Virtual Assistant? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Search for a VA


1) Have a good understanding of what you want the VA to do for you before you search. Keep an ongoing list next to your desk of responsibilities you really want to delegate. ...
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