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Ways To Make Your Clients Feel Valued

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Your clients are the most important commodity for you. It is time you treat them with a little more love and care. It will be a win-win situation. Great customer service breeds more customers. Plus it will make your end of the day will feel like you truly impacted someone’s life. Every person loves to feel valued and appreciated. If they feel that, they will keep coming back for more. Your business will keep thriving because you consistently show your clients how much you appreciate them giving you their business. If you are unsure on how to make your clients feel valued, here are some tips.

Give Your Clients Personal Attention

Roll out the red carpet for them and pull out all the stops without being annoying. Let them know that you acknowledge they are here and you are happy to see them. Avoid being pushy, but make yourself visible and available so if they need help, advice, or have a question they know where to find you. This not only works for those with storefronts, but this can also translate to those who operate solely online. Make yourself available via email, or if you have that kind of relationship with your clients, let them know they can text you if they need anything or have any issues.

Thank Them

Saying thank you is the best way to let someone know how much you appreciate them and everything they do for you. The same can be said about your customers. Let them know how much you appreciate doing business with them. As a cheap but effective marketing idea, give out a promotional product that not only lets them know how much you appreciate them, but it could also be a way to further promote your services.

Listen To Feedback

When your clients tell you what they enjoy, like or dislike about your business, listen to them. Take their feedback into account. Doing so can make sure you are appealing to their tastes, making them more comfortable to keep giving you business. Entrepreneur explains that knowing what your customers like and dislike allows you to better service them. If something new is coming in the shop and you know it might be something your client will like, you can let them know ahead of time, further building a great rapport with them.

Create A VIP List

For the clients that are loyal and do tons of business with you, put them on a VIP list. This list can come in handy when you are planning special events, sales, or talks. Since these people are always giving you good business, this is a good way to let them know how much you value their business.

Return The Favor

Some of your clients are more than just your clients. They may have businesses, side hustles and passion projects just like you. Return the favor and give them your business. If you need services or products that your clients can provide, keep them in mind.

 

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5 Tips When Making A Career Change

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No matter what you might think, it’s never too late to shake things up when it comes to working and having a career change. There are plenty of success stories out there of both men and women, who have found great success later on in life. Take a look at Vera Wang, who was initially a figure skater, before going on to work at Vogue. When she didn’t get the editor-in-chief position at 40, she decided to jump ship into fashion design and now has an impressive business and is a name known worldwide, even to those who aren’t into fashion. JK Rowling also didn’t start until she was 32 and was turned down by 12 publishers before going on to become a millionaire due to the success of her Harry Potter books, which she began to write on napkins in a cafe.

While it can be a scary and daunting prospect, changing careers could change your life for the better in ways you can’t even imagine. While it may sound like a cliche, life really is too short, and we only have the one, so don’t let the fear of the unknown kill your dreams. 

We really can achieve anything we put our mind to with a bit of hard work, discipline, and a good plan. Here are five tips to help get you started.

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Make sure you actually want a change in career and not just a change in jobs – 

When people are dissatisfied with their jobs, it is often either the environment they work in or the people they have to work alongside, which end up being the defining factors of unhappiness rather than the job itself. 

Even if it is the job, perhaps the sector or industry that you are in is still the one that interests you the most, but a slightly different position may be a better fit? You might be in the field that you love but simply in the wrong job.

Some people find that once they have taken a break, a step back, or something at work shifts, they end up falling back in love with their career. Make sure you take the time to really think about it and weigh in on every factor before making a drastic change.

Decide what you want to do –

If it turns out that you actually need to make a change and aren’t happy in your current career, you’ll need to decide what you want to move onto next. If you don’t have any ideas, it can be easier said than done, but don’t let the process overwhelm you. 

Simplify things and start by asking yourself what is that you are passionate about, what are you naturally pulled towards interest wise, and what do you enjoy doing? 

Think about what jobs embody these interests and make a list of possible options for you to focus on. Remember, you’ve spent too long in a position where you are unhappy and time is too short, so think about what will make you the happiest in the long run.

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Have a financial plan –

Even if your job is making you want to rip your hair out, don’t go and quit straight out without having some sort of a financial plan in place. Not taking your finances into account before making such a big life-changing decision would be irresponsible and could leave you in serious trouble. While you are researching and creating your plan to jump careers, take this time to cut back on expenses, and pay off any existing debts as much as you can. Having a cash reserve will help you during those first unsure weeks and months if you are thinking of starting a new business or if you need to invest in some further qualifications, while still allowing you to pay for food and bills to live. 

Analyse your current career up to now –

Even if you want to go in a completely brand new direction, it’s always a good idea to look at your career up until now. While many jobs can appear vastly different, especially in various sectors, many actually require similar skill sets.

Go over all of your past jobs, focusing more on the recent, and make a list of any transferable skills that could be useful and adapted into your new dream career.

Understanding your transferable skills will make getting new jobs easier. If you can already highlight this for your potential new employers, they will see your potential and appreciate your skillset even if you might not have experience in that precise field, or tick every box.

Share what you can teach and bring into a new team as a result of the knowledge that you already have and past experiences.  

Mention this not only on your applications but in interviews as well and find several examples to back up your claim and strengthen your argument. 

Understand what it takes to be successful in your new chosen field and upskill – 

Once you have decided on the direction that you want to go in, it’s essential to first do some research into this area before steamrolling ahead and applying for any jobs that seemingly fit your new criteria. If you are serious about making the change and want to be successful, then you need to do some research first to get a greater understanding of what the job entails and what skills and qualifications are required. If you are thinking about going into a brand new profession that requires specific qualifications, look up online courses and degrees and tips onto, for example, how to become an accounting professional or paralegal – remember that it’s honestly never too late to get started. There are more options out there now than ever before when it comes to qualifications and financial help to further your education.

Even if you don’t require any official qualifications, it never hurts to upskill to broaden your opportunities. Are you looking to start a blog or get into marketing? Why not take an online blogging or digital marketing course to help get you started? Make some short term sacrifices to ensure you really succeed with your long term goals.

 

Why you should get dressed everyday even when working from home

Many people have found themselves working from home now due to the COVID-19 Pandemic currently happening. People like me are used to working from home. I have worked from home for almost 7 years, so I am used to the working from home life. This lifestyle has its pros and cons but I have fully embraced every bit of it. It works great for my life for now and I won’t have it any other way for now. The newbies working from home may be struggling to get into this way of life and will find this Why you should get dressed everyday even when working from home post very helpful.

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So why should you get dressed everyday while working from home? Here are some benefits you may be interested in –

It puts you in the mood

Having a shower and getting dressed in the morning before you start work puts you in the mood to get work done. Getting dressed in casual work clothes (and not your lounge clothes) tells your brain you are going to be working now. This simple act has the power to improve your productivity massively. You will find that you actually get work done.

Great for your mental health

Getting dressed even when you work from home is great for mental health. Sometimes a nice warm shower and clean clothes is all you need to improve your mental health. With all the chaos and confusion currently going on, you need to ensure your wellbeing is properly taken care of and this is one safe way to do just that.

Makes you feel good

I love it when I am dressed and ready for the day in the morning. Being an early bird has loads of benefits and I have started enjoying them since I switched from a night owl to an early bird. I feel so good.

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I honestly cannot remember when last I stayed in my pyjamas until noon at home. It doesn’t happen here. I am up bright and early, showered and dressed early in the morning. My mental and physical health thanks me for it and I have carried on with my routine even in the lockdown. I am actually up earlier now that we have more time in the morning with no school run. It works for me and may work for you too. If you are struggling to get work done now, try these tips and see how it goes. Stay safe.

 

 

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