On-boarding Clients – My Process 

On-Boarding Clients - My Process | Virtual Assistant Tips | Starting a Virtual Assistant Business | Madison Fichtl | Madison-fichtl.com

When I first started my Virtual Assistant business, I was so focused on finding clients (and landing them!) that when I did get a client – I had no idea what to do with them or how to get started. This might sound silly but I honestly wasn’t sure about how to handle all of the details: what do I need in my contract, how do they sign that contract, when should we start working together, what information I need from the client… etc.

I quickly had to figure out answers to all of those questions, and as I on-boarded more and more clients, I found great ways to help me through the process. Today, I wanted to share that process with you so that if you are a new Virtual Assistant and looking for the same answers that I went searching for, hopefully, this will help you! [Read more…]

The Longest Lasting Matte Lipstick Ever!

The Best Matte Lipstick Ever! | Maybelline Super Stay Matte Lipstick Review | Madison Fichtl | Madison-fichtl.com

Ok friends. I want to start off by saying that this post was in no way sponsored by anyone. I simply LOVE this matte lipstick so much that I couldn’t wait to share it. Seriously. I went out and bought 7 of the 10 shades (100% on my own) because I knew I had to have them. And the only reason that I didn’t buy all ten is that the others were out of stock, but you better believe I will be getting the full collection soon. [Read more…]

What to do in Salzburg Austria

What to do in Salzburg Austria | Travel Tips | Europe Travel | Madison Fichtl | madison-fichtl.com

Last week, Manuel and I visited Salzburg Austria on our last trip together before I move back to the US. We just made a quick trip – there on Monday and back on Tuesday but it was still nice to get away.

After arriving at the train station, we headed to our hotel to check in. Once we were settled, we headed out into the freezing cold to explore. Seriously, why it is already so cold!?

Our first stop was to Mirabell Gardens, which even in the rain was gorgeous. The ever-ominous Salzburg fortress looms over the gardens which makes for quite the view. [Read more…]

Top 8 Gmail Tips for Ultimate Productivity

Top 8 Gmail Tips for Ultimate Productivity | Business Tips | Apps for Entrepreneurs | Madison Fichtl | madison-fichtl.com

When I talk to Entrepreneurs, email always seems to come up as a pain point. Many people dread going through their inbox and they never seem to reach Inbox Zero (when your inbox is completely empty, meaning everything is accomplished or scheduled. WOOHOO!)

I personally use Gmail for Business and I love it. I think it is easy to use and there are so many different features and apps that can make you reach Inbox Zero so much quicker! Here are my Top 8 Gmail Tips for Ultimate Productivity that I hope will help you have a much more productive inbox and day!  [Read more…]