OBM Tip of the Week

(excerpt from Chapter 4 of Becoming an Online Business Manager) Coaching Approach Tactic #5: Recognize that a business is one of the world’s most effective vehicles for personal transformation there is. As an Online Business Manager the trials and tribulations you go through as you invest in the vision of your clients will coach you, […]

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(excerpt from Chapter 3 of Becoming an Online Business Manager) Coaching Approach Tactic #4: Come to under­stand that the business can only grow to the extent, and at the rate that, the business owner grows as a person. I call this the “Paul Principle,” in sharp contrast to the “Peter Principle” which says that in corporations, […]

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(excerpt from Chapter 4 of Becoming an Online Business Manager) Coaching Approach Tactic #1: Assume every­one is doing their very best, especially when they don’t seem like it. This means that even though the Virtual Assistant crashed and burned, there is a story behind it. Not even just that their dog is ill, or they’re […]

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excerpt from Chapter 3 of Becoming an Online Business Manager I have a coaching client who has been in business for over four years now, and has a number of people on her team who have worked with her that entire time. We were talk­ing recently about ways that she can get out of the […]

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(excerpt from Chapter 3 of Becoming an Online Business Manager) Being that this is the marketing mindset, we naturally want to be looking for ways that we can help to build and grow (market!) our client’s business. The specific strategies will vary depending on the client’s overall business plan and niche market. As an OBM […]

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Business-savvy professionals who are ready to start serving online based businesses Just the other day I spoke to a lovely woman about our Hot Skills VA Training program, where we teach online skills and tools to virtual assistants (details at www.HotSkillsVA­Training.com). She and her husband ran a very successful embroidery business for years, where he was the tech […]

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Often OBM’s working ‘undercover’ or as an OBM in disguise are ready to play a bigger role. There are many online professionals who are already doing OBM level work for their clients but don’t realize it, and because of that are selling themselves short in the market­place and even in the eyes of their current clients. […]

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The bursting point is your rite of passage The bursting point isn’t necessarily a bad thing, right? You have what you wanted from your VA business, which was to be busy and make some good money. I actually consider the bursting point to be a rite of passage in a Virtual Assistant’s business; we all have to […]

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You are a Virtual Assistant at the bursting point in your business Virtual Assistants (VAs), those unseen angels who do a variety of tasks for their clients from a home-based office, are struggling; not so much from a lack of business as from an over-abundance of business.  Yes, just like in any profession, there are new VAs […]

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I like to look at the role of the Online Business Manager through the lens of how we help support our clients. What do clients need? What are they asking for help with (and having trouble finding!)? What is truly going to help them grow and expand their business? After all, if it wasn’t for […]

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