It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, technology is always bringing about change and new ways to do things. This means we must always be open to learning, experimenting and trying things out. Remaining locked into ways of doing things will soon mean we are outdated and that newer VAs and service providers will take up from where we left off.
Fortunately I’ve always enjoyed learning new software and exploring how existing software works. And if a client asks me to investigate something for them I willingly do it because, who knows? It could become a new service to provide. That has been the case for me with respect to database management with ACT!, blogging with Blogger and WordPress and now I’m learning about using Google Analytics. I had used it briefly but was unaware till recently that it was available in the Client Centre of my Adwords panel.
So, a new (to me) service I can offer to existing clients for whom I manage Adwords. And because I’m already set up with separate logins for each client it means they can have access to the information without it compromising my other clients’ accounts. For me it means not having to have yet another account with another username and password. I dread to think how many there are these days – lots. They’re documented but I’ve not added them up.
So, be willing to keep exploring and try things out. If you’re like me, over the Christmas period and things quieten down a bit, plan to do a bit of exploring and experimenting so you’re ready to hit the ground running in the new year with a new service or skill!