Virtual Assistants Can Help with Caterpillars!

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Are Caterpillars Interfering with Your Online Business?

I truly feel lucky to live in the country and best of all, run my online business from the comfort of my home office. I get to look out the window and marvel at the trees, flowers, birds and other wildlife. It sure helps to relieve the stresses of the day.

But, living in the country can also have a downside. I don’t know if it was the exceptionally cold winter we had, but Mother Nature has been playing some tricks around here. I love all types of birds, but there is this one goofy cardinal that has decided he wants to attack the rear view mirrors on my car. I finally decided to put bags over the mirrors and he stopped. But, then I noticed he was on the ground jumping up and down attacking my chrome hubcaps!

Probably the weirdest thing that has happened is a swarm of caterpillars – and I mean swarm! They were coming out at night and literally covering my porch. As soon as I opened the door, they would come slithering into the house. This went on for about 2 weeks and I had no idea how to get rid of them.

After they disappeared, I noticed a big cocoon in one of the bushes. Not too much later, there were scads of beautiful, small butterflies all over the place. I’d never seen anything like this. Those icky caterpillars grew up and gave me a sight to enjoy!

What does this story about caterpillars have to do with business? As an online entrepreneur, you’ve probably discovered there are a million and one things you need to do to keep your business running – things like keeping and acquiring new customers, product launches, social media updates, wading through all your emails, preparing for your upcoming teleseminar, etc.

All these tasks are just like the caterpillars that were swarming on my porch. They’re tedious, time consuming and just plain not fun. Plus, they keep you from doing what you do best.

There is a solution – partner with a Virtual Assistant. If you haven’t heard this term before, a Virtual Assistant is highly skilled in the tools, techniques and procedures needed to run an online business. They partner with you to take the day to day tasks off your plate and turn them into butterflies – so you can sit back and enjoy your online business, gain more freedom, and increase your bottom line.

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Mary Cravets

Founder Mary Cravets started Simply Get Clients because she saw small business owners complicating growing their businesses. Or falling victim to the "build it and they will come" myth. So she developed the simple structure to cut through all the noise of social media, "experts", online funnels, advertising and more to focus on the central problem of business owners: getting more clients. And you know what? There is NOT a one-size-fits-all solution.