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    Customer Service and Membership Renewals as a Niche?

    Ok, so customer service and membership renewals is my background. My understanding when deciding on a niche is to 1.)Choose what will sell!! 2.) Start with what you know & 3.)Choose one thing to focus on. The place that I used to work closed their doors suddenly a few months ago. I would think...
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    Looking for best practices on what needs to be done daily to get my business up and running.

    I am still working on getting my business off the ground and feel like I'm still spinning my wheels. I need to get clients so that I can invest in more learning and certifications and such. I keep researching, but I'm starting to come to the point that I don't know what I'm looking for anymore...
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    Managing your time

    I agree with Susan on the peek into Lee's time management. I am still new to the business and trying to get clients, but I find that most of my days still consist of lots of research. Yet, I'm not always sure what I'm researching. Looking for best practices on what needs to be done daily to get...
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    Client Testimonials

    Is it usual to have a client tell you to write up the testimonial and they'll just put their name to it? Does that mean they don't have anything good to say themselves, so they'd rather I did it???? Now I just worried myself!! :yikes:
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    Found My Niche, but not sure if it is in demand...

    I know this post is a few months ago, but I've been searching around on here and reading a lot. I found this one and thought it was great. I too have been trying to narrow down a niche, and with my past experience, customer service is my top skill. I currently answer incoming calls for an online...
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    How do I find my niche?

    Lilwifey - I am still unsure of my niche as well. I decided to start out with being a General Virtual Assistant. I am in the same boat as you. I'm terrified of failure, which I think is why I keep going. I would start with putting together your website if you haven't already. It doesn't have to...
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    What questions do you ask new clients during your consultation, and what are their questions?

    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to let everyone know that all of this information was still very helpful today.
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    Keeping Skills up-to-date

    Thinking about it, I suppose the question should be, what is the best place to keep up on my Microsoft Office skills?
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    Keeping Skills up-to-date

    Once establishing a niche, what are some of the ways, websites, or places that one can keep their skills up-to-date or even get certification until they get busy with clients?
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    New comer in Southern Oregon

    Hi everyone! :seeya: My name is Jessica Weigel. I was recently layed off as the company I worked for nearly 5 years closed its doors. In my pursuit of looking for interesting work opportunities, I decided that freelancing was for me. I have solid experience with many types of businesses and I...
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    Hello from Iowa!

    Hi Jenny, I am also new to the forum.
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