Monday, March 21, 2011

How to Get More Clients

Free PLR Article: How to Get More Clients

I’m back with another “FREE Content for Your Blog” Friday!

What is “Free Content Friday”? It’s exactly what it says – I’ll post free content every week that you can publish on your blog. :)

Some of the content that I post here will come with PLR rights. Others will come with reprint rights. Either way, it’s free stuff (articles, reports, audios, videos) that you can post on your blog/website or publish in your ezines (and most will include the opportunity to earn some money).

If you missed last week, I posted this free PLR article: What Are 4 Things a Blogger Can Outsource?

If you’d like to learn more about what PLR is and how you can use it in your online business – and stock up on some high quality content, I recommend you swing by for more info.

ok. Here’s the article. See rules/rights for how you can use it in your business (on your blog, ezine, etc.) at the end.

Virtual Assistants: 4 Ways to Get More Clients Today!

Alternate Titles:
Ghostwriters/Designers/Copywriters/Service Providers/Freelancers:
4 Ways to Get More Business/Clients/Traffic (Now/Today/Immediately)

If you’re a Virtual Assistant (substitute ghostwriter, designer, copywriter, service provider, freelancer), you know that the one thing that keeps your income steady, is a finding clients. Luckily, there are several ways to keep a steady stream of clients coming in through your door.

Here are just a few:

1. Advertise in Ezines.
There are online newsletters everywhere that accept advertising. The key is to purchase advertising in publications that reach your target market and to create your ad to showcase your expertise. Don’t try to be everything to everyone or you won’t attract clients.

Ad Example of what Not to Write: “Hire me to lighten your workload. I can do everything that you don’t want to do. Let’s talk!”

Ad Example of what works: “Are you ready to get more leads to your business? I will handle your ezine advertising campaign for you. No more searching for targeted ezines, no more writing and tracking your ads. I’ll handle it all it all. My clients experience a boost in subscribers after I complete my ezine advertising campaigns that will pay for my services. Check out my website for testimonials and free tips.”

Recommended Resource: Check out the Directory of Ezines to find Ezines for you (or your client) to advertise in.

2. Write and Submit Articles.
The key is to stay on topic. Don’t write and submit articles about health or pet care. Present a problem in your article and solve it. Make sure your author bio is very compelling to attract potential clients.

Recommended Resource: If you’ve never tried article marketing, I’d suggest this course to get started –

3. Network where *successful* people hang out.
A huge mistake that VA’s make is to hang out on forums where there are other people struggling to make money. Instead, join a membership site for your target market and you’ll find yourself in the "inner circle"

Recommended Resource: The best place to meet new clients is live and in person. The event that I recommend you attend first is NAMS.

4. Advertise at
One of the easiest ways to get your name in front of business owners looking for help is to join

Again, it is crucial that you list your specialty in order to stand out from the other service providers. But, if you can find a problem that business owners face, and offer to handle it for them, you’ll attract loyal clients who will continue to work with you.

These are just a few of the ways you can boost your client base quickly. What are some of your favorite methods? Please share them below.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Having Job Security means Creating Multiple Streams of Income by Connie Sloane

Is your company downsizing and cutting staff due to the economy? Do you worry about your financial future and job security? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, you are among the majority of the nation's working population who are two paychecks away from the curb. There is no such thing as "job security" today, which is why you need multiple streams of income.

There is nothing more humiliating than to have to walk past your co-workers with your box of personal belongings as you are escorted out of the building. I witnessed this shameful scene once or twice at my places of employment and my heart always went out to those employees. I remember this happening to an Executive Vice President who made a six figure income. I would presume the absence of a paycheck of that size would had an adverse on effect on the family's finances. Unfortunately, this is happening everyday in the workforce to people who don't expect it and do not deserve it.

For this reason, people must be proactive in their approach to financial security. Having a job should be the back-up plan instead of the main goal. One must have multiple streams of income so that if one source of finances falls short, there are several others to close the gap.

The internet allows people to develop multiple streams of income. One way is to become an Affiliate Marketer. By piggybacking off of the sale of products sold on the internet, you can build several streams of income.

How to identify the best products to promote

The first thing to do is to identify the types of products that you can promote from your blog or website. It's best to select products that you have an interest in yourself. If you are convinced that your product is worthy of the selling price, you will be able to convince others. The key to attracting buyers of your product is to create interesting content about the product that will provide your audience with reasons to purchase it.

New affiliate marketers and even more experienced ones often feel that certain products pull in the commissions more easily than others and spend a lot of time trying to find that most marketable product. The fact is, you could have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it, what good is it? You have to create interesting content around a product to draw people's interest.

For example: Let's say you are promoting a weight loss product. Your job would be to separate what makes your product better than the thousands of others on the market. Maybe the product you are promoting is all natural containing certain herbs that are conducive to rapid weight loss. You would want to educate your audience about those herbs, where they are grown and how it aids in weight loss. This would generate interest and would give people looking for a natural weight loss product a reason to want to purchase one that contains these herbs, so why not yours? Once you have a good amount of content available to your viewing audience, you will gain their trust and you will make sales, lots of sales!

So instead of worrying that one day you will be carrying your personal belongings in a cardboard box out of your workplace, start creating multiple streams of income as an Affiliate Marketer. Promote multiple products that you can create interesting content around and maybe one day you can fire your boss and hire yourself!

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Connie Sloane is a writer and researcher of profitable on-line businesses. She enjoys sharing tips and useful information for people who want to make money on the internet.

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