Client Holiday Gift Ideas
It's time for the holidays, whether your client celebrates Christmas,
Hanukah or Kwanzaa, we are all searching for client
gifts that won't break the bank.
Here are links to some of my favorite web sites for holiday gifts:
Candles - I love these candles! They burn
forever and smell incredible. My clients particularly love
the Vanilla Creme Peppermint smell during the holidays! Also,
new this year is their body
spray. The Tropical Paradise Body spray
is delicious!!! Send a candle and body spray for less than $20.
Hershey's - Okay, who doesn't love Chocolate? You can't really
go wrong with this gift...unless your client is allergic to chocolate! My
favorite is the personalized "Big Bytes Card" which you can view
here. Customize it with your company name and have it shipped
directly to the client for around $20.
Art Caricatures - Send a little bit of fun to your
favorite client. Caricatures add a bit of fun and are sought
after by both young and old. Prices start at $28.99 and
these highly talented artists are sure to please and their work
is 100% guaranteed. For additional fun, caricatures can
be put on shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc. directly through Dimple
Art. Your clients will LOVE it!
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Downloads and Free Stuff
Web - A free dictionary and thesaurus for Windows. An
incredibly useful tool that I find myself using again, and again. The
free version does not have the word list, search, anagram, or
customization features. Purchase
the pro edition for $19.
(free) - A free service/phone number you can use
to receive voicemail and f s as email attachments. Premier
service also available for around $15 per month.
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Anyone who knows me knows that I always preach about continuing
your education. The more you know, the more valuable you are
and the more you can charge for your services.
Take classes to either improve your software skills or learn new
One of my favorite distance learning sites is LVS
first class runs $25 and each class after is $20. They
have an ensive list of classes ranging from Microsoft Office applications
and web site design, graphics and flash! Take a look at the
courses offered, I'm sure you'll be impressed and find one or two
classes you'd be interested in taking.
A lot of VAs are interested in transcribing, in particular, medical
transcription. One of the best online classes is taught at SETT
Inc. Janet Stiles is one of the foremost authorities on medical
transcription training and has the connections to get you placed as
an intern and then with a company if your performance is good enough. The
cost is pricey however there is such a demand and need for medical
transcriptionists today that some companies will refund all or part
of your tuition costs if you maintain an "A" average.
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If you can make time over the holidays, read "See
You at the Top" by Zig Ziglar. It will open
your mind and change your life...for the better!
Until n time,