Here are the top 13 things that we've come up after dealing with many clients of our own.
Impactful thought/tip for the month
Have you ever written down what makes a great client?
Here's a list of 13 things we've come up with after talking with others and thinking about it. They:
- are easy to work with
- know what they want
- respect you as a professional
- have a realistic budget
- pay on time
- make decisions in a timely manner
- are friendly
- are easy to talk with
- provide clear requirements
- appreciate the power of your product or service
- take your calls
- are someone you look forward to talking to
- are realistic but positive
While we all want clients like this, the best way to get them is to be one of them! Are you like this?
MAY SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR! #SmallBusinessMonth
We are back with another social media content calendar! This month is less wacky but VERY SIGNIFICANT.
Here's another BONUS for you! Not sure what to get your mom this May? Here's a list of GIFTS for every mom.
As usual, we are looking forward to what you're going to post! Have fun!
What is the Best Cloud Storage for 2022
Storing files is a tedious task if you have to transfer them to an external device. And if you're working with a Remote Team (like Virtual Assistants), using a cloud storage service IS ESSENTIAL!
Here are the top 3 Cloud Storage options for 2022. The criteria on which to judge are
- BASIC FREE STORAGE
- PAID PLANS/PRICE
- SUPPORTED OS
Of course, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox aren't your only cloud storage options.
Apple users can use iCloud, which has the advantage of keeping storage synced between all of their Apple/Mac devices.
How to avoid the "Retail Therapy" trap
Shopping online can be a quick way to lift your spirits. But losing control of your "retail therapy" purchases can just as quickly put you in a losing position. Retail websites know that, and many are doing whatever they can to win your purchase. Don't fall for it!
Excessive shopping, particularly of pointless or unwanted items, can be emotionally and financially unhealthy. Some people wind up straining relationships and digging out of piles of credit card debt and unpaid bills.
Here are some ways how to avoid falling into retail therapy:
- Keep an eye on your expenses. Knowing where you spend your money will help you spend it on what you value most. If you want to be more proactive, try a budgeting app or using an excel sheet to track your expenditures.
- Limit impulse shopping and buy what you love. Shopping feels good when we're unhappy because it makes us feel like we're taking action, psychologists have found.
- Technique #1: If you find something you think you need to have, leave it on your shopping cart for a day. It might change your perspective, to buy or abandon.
- Technique #2: Ask yourself if you really love something or simply like it. If it's the latter, you might want to reconsider.
- Ask yourself if it feels healthy. Shopping impulsively isn't necessarily a mental health problem by itself. But you'll know something is wrong when the guilt follows quickly after your purchase.
Instead of de-stressing through browsing shopping apps/websites, work on your passions or take relaxing walks. Spend time with your family or cook a nice meal. Remember, the best things in life are free.
Watch Out for Fake Chase Bank Emails and Text Messages!
Dave received the above text the other day. Turns out that impersonating Chase, scammers create fake SMS and emails with phishing links, trying to lure you into clicking on those links. Their tactics vary; for example, they send you fake security alerts, falsely claim that there are some issues with your account, or that your card is locked. Yet their goal is the same: to steal your personal information and thus take control of your Chase bank account.
The phishing links will take you to a fake Chase Bank log-in page. Scammers can record all credentials you submit there.
Here are some other COMMON WORDINGS/ATTACKS they use to trick people:
How can you protect yourself from these hack attempts?
- Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
- Reach out to Chase's customer service on your own. Look for their contact details on their website. (DO NOT CLICK ON THE FIRST "AD" LINK YOUR SEE ON GOOGLE SEARCH)
- Don’t click on suspicious links or attachments.