I would LOVE to hire you, but I just can’t afford you right now.
These have GOT to be some of the most disheartening words in the English language. What you really mean is one of two things:
- You don’t see the true value of having a support team and how it will allow you to truly grow your business – faster than you ever will alone. OR
- You don’t think you are worth it. You think working from home means you have to do everything yourself. If it’s not hard, its not work.
I am still shaking my head as I type this. But I got to thinking yesterday, after yet another conversation that ended the same way, and thought – how could I make it EASY for a prospective client to say “YES”?
I know you are out there. I know you sometimes sit at your PC and are so paralyzed by all that you have to do and all that you don’t know – that you often just don’t do anything. One day turns into a week and then a month and you are wracked by fear and doubt and are wondering why you started this business in the first place. It is a scary and dark place to be. Been there, done that. It wasn’t until I hired my own virtual assistant, that my business really took off. I finally figured out I had been giving off the wrong vibe the whole time. I would network and connect with potential new clients, but even though I was nodding my head and saying, “sure, we can help”, on the inside I was completely freaked out and asking myself how in the hell I was going to get this project done, plus the others that people had paid me for – PLUS do all of my marketing, accounting and blog posts.
Well, we have TWO WAYS for you to get the high level support you need – at a price you can afford.
Option 1: Share the Wealth Billing
We have a minimum number of hours we require to begin working with us – and that is 20 hours per month. At $40/hr – that’s $800/month – it might be beyond what you can afford to invest at the moment.
What if you had the ability to “share” those hours with a fellow entrepreneur who was also in the same position as you? When you starting out, you are probably attending mastermind sessions, going to networking events and connecting with other entrepreneurs just like yourself – they need help, but cash flow is an issue. By sharing the number of hours with another person, or two other people – you can all easily afford virtual support.
Option 2: Become a Referral Partner
We are launching our new referral program – if you refer a new client to us and they book 25 hours or more (either month-to-month, or with a 3 or 6 month commitment) you earn 5 free hours of VA services (excludes graphic design). If your referral commits to a 3 or 6 month contract, you earn those 5 hours each and every month they are current with their invoice. You can see how the hours would quickly add up for you.
So there you have it – one option which would allow you to either be flexible and pay only for what you truly need at the moment, or another where you can earn free hours of VA services by sending us a new client who books 25 hours or more.