It's December! I really love this time of year, the sun is still shining here on the island of Crete, Santa's going to be coming to town soon, my kids are on their best behaviour because of it - and I take a look at my business, celebrate my triumphs and look at where I could have improved, I then gather my thoughts as to where I want to focus my attention in the upcoming year.
One thing I did notice this year, is that I had a record year in 'Passive Income' - this is income that I consider I earn outside of my client services, and every year I'm able to increase these earnings through testing out a range of techniques using my own products and 3rd party products to ethically generate additional income in my virtual assistant business.
There are 6 techniques I've been testing over the last couple of years that I consider triumphs and well worth learning, several of them are adaptations of classic techniques taught by affiliate gurus and some I've developed through my own ideas, and I am very pleased to say that I feel I can quite confidently teach these techniques to other virtual assistants.
So next year my new project focus is going to be on passing on these techniques, and to get started I've hosted a webinar which shares things like the 2 primary income concerns facing virtual assistants, the passive income solutions, how to spot a really great passive income opportunity (because they aren't all created equally), and I talk you through my 6 proven techniques along with tips on how to use them and much more.
There is one thing I'd like to say about passive income though, you'll see this from the video - and that is that it's hardly ever 'passive' - as in you do nothing for it, it requires you to take action, to still be a 'doer'. There are also many more subtle details to learning how to make a decent amount of passive income as a virtual assistant, and you'll need to be prepared to monitor results and learn from them.
It does get easier though, the more you play with it, the more this will become second nature, but you'll have to really practise the techniques, find out what works best for you, and also learn how to get the timing right on some of the more time-coordinated ones, but if you're willing to invest your time in using these proven techniques that I've come to develop in my virtual assistant business, you'll literally have cracked the code to unlocking the ability to earn an additional regular monthly recurring income, as well as being able to generate lump sums of income when you need it the most.
This puts you in greater control of your income, and your virtual assistant business.
So if you're a virtual assistant - or any online service provider who sells their skills as services to others, and you do have a desire to subsidise your income, fully knowing you'll need to put the effort in - to get the income out, click here for full details of my Partner Programme.