As we hear more about the economic turmoil worldwide there are going to be increased non-billable time for some Virtual Assistant businesses. So what do we do about it?
Make it work for us!
I’m sure, if you’re like me, you’ll always have things that have been put aside till you have time for them. Make sure those things are in easy reach in a folder or a box or something so you can pull it out and start prioritising what’s important to you and what may be income-producing once you have your head around it.
Even in my early days I always had planned projects or things that would help me to understand something better, learn a new skill, develop a new service or product and so on.
So, instead of spending your time despairing and wondering if and when the next job is going to come in, be proactive and start getting ready for when it does come in. Don’t stop networking offline or online – find ways of meeting people that are low cost but get your name and face out there.
There are tons of networking groups online, and offline there are always places where business people meet and congregate – whether through a formal networking group or an informal or casual group. If there isn’t one, then create one – a group of like-minded (doesn’t mean the same industry necessarily) business people who would like to have a chat and a coffee together and exchange ideas.
Once you get your brain into action, things will start happening too!