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Virtual Assistants, Joining Forces, and Reinventing Work At Home

Are You a Tire Kicker? If So, Knock It Off! March 26, 2010

 Wow, this has been one crazy week!  I’m helping a local client with tax preparations, not to mention the growing need for Social Media – clients inquiring everyday (new and current clients), a child with the stomach flu and the other child was in the school play this week.  I’M EXHAUSTED!  Did I mention the last minute project that needs to be finished by Friday night at midnight?

 Being a Virtual Assistant, you receive a lot of inquiries, such as, “Now what does a Virtual Assistant do exactly?”   That’s ok, since most VAs I know love to explain what a VA can do for you and how it works.  But, quite often you get these tire kickers – asking repeatedly how you can help with no real intention of using your service at that time.  Anyone else experience this?

In the middle of one heck of a busy Friday – I see a post from a prospect, potential client or tire kicker.  I had spoken to the prospect a couple months back.  They asked me how I did this, this and this and I told them.  Yea, I told them – They were inquiring about using my services and expertise to add to their list. Well, guess what?  They’re now using my services exactly how I told them I would do it, but, without me.  That’s ok though 😉

The saying, “You get what you pay for,” is oh so true in the virtual world.  It’s taken me awhile to learn this, but it always comes back to you.  Word to the wise for you tire-kickers…we’re catching on and we know your kicking several tires.  The Virtual Assistant community is a close knit community for the most part and yes, we do give warnings to our friends.

That being said, there’s nothing wrong in speaking with several Virtual Assistants to see which one (if one) is a perfect match for you; but not on a continual basis.  Our job is to help your business grow and that’s why we’re here.  So, no more tire kicking and let’s take your business to the next level!

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2 Responses to “Are You a Tire Kicker? If So, Knock It Off!”

  1. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by KenaRoth: New Blog Post: Are You a Tire Kicker? If So, Knock It Off! – http://bit.ly/criNtH

  2. Wow – you have had some week! I’ve mainly come across people who have no idea what a VA is and what we can do to help them. I have no trouble talking and sharing with them. Have dealt with a couple of people who seemed really interested, but would never actually commit to working with me. Very frustrating!

    Hope you have a great weekend!


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