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We are SO excited to have you as a part of The Virtual Savvy’s Facebook community for our paid course. I’m pumped to have you here because I know that you are taking the time to invest in yourself and your business and want to grow as much as possible. I’ve created this group as a place where you can ask questions and get support from the team and fellow VAs and share your roadblocks and victories.
You’ll find that this is an incredibly kind and supportive community. We’ve actually worked VERY hard to make it that way. For this reason, we have created Group Rules to make sure that this large but tight-knit community stays a positive place.
With that said, let’s jump into the Group Rules that keep this community awesome:
BE NICE… ALWAYS
This is absolutely our TOP rule for the community. We are an overly positive community and we have a “one strike, you’re out” for unkindness. We literally just won’t accept it. If you have a rude comment or unkind post, especially geared toward one individual – your post will be removed and you will immediately be blocked from the group.
DON’T CREATE UNNECESSARY CONFUSION WITHIN THE GROUP.
We recognize that there are many different ways to go about business online. We established our programs as a streamlined & simplified path toward success in your VA Business. Inside of this group, the SavvySystem & SavvyVault is our go-to standard.
NO SELF OR AFFILIATE PROMO
This group is to support you during your training journey with us. While we allow personal links for feedback and help, no promotional or affiliate links will be allowed of any kind. This is a unique community where our focus is on serving and supporting one another.
No self-promo means:
*** At this point, we do not allow pages to join our communities.
*** No posting affiliate links at all.
*** Private Messaging any members of the group to sell your coaching, programs, or services unless specifically asked to do so.
*** No posting “free offers”. Even under the best intentions, these will be deleted.
*** Any posts, blogs, polls, or comments that are specifically targeted to sell your own products or your client’s services to the group.
*** No going LIVE in the group without express permission from an Admin.
The ONLY exception to our “No Promo” rule is if it is in a comment to a #jobopp post. We will allow you to share your website, provide value, and/or share your services with those who are looking to hire a virtual assistant. We will not allow self-promotion for coaches, trainers, or consultants.
BE RESPONSIBLE WITH #JOBOPPS
One of the INCREDIBLE advantages to being a part of our Facebook Community is that we and other members regularly will post job opportunities in the group with the hashtag #jobopp. These job opps are very often exclusive to just this group!
To keep this opportunity helpful to the community – we ask that you:
*** Do not PM the individual posting the job opp unless it asked that you do so.
*** Do not POST job opportunities that are “work for free” or “unpaid internships”. The only time we will allow unpaid internship posts is if it is an actual internship with pay and/or college credit. We will allow barter posts (exchanging your services for another’s services). Please use the hashtag #barter for these posts.
*** Any #jobopp posted in this group is private information. Do not post these job opportunities in other groups, on other websites, or share via email without permission.
*** If you have a #jobopp, follow the provided #jobopp format. If you are posting a #jobopp then both you and the potential VA needs to get the most out of the post. In a group this size, there could be a lot of interpretation. By providing the following information, it will save both you and the potential VA a lot of time.
1. Include #jobopp
2. Your name.
3. How do you want the VA to respond to this post: email, PM, provide link in comments, etc.?
4. Your Company.
5. Your Blog, Podcast, Socials, and/or Web address.
6. What type of tasks you are looking for a VA to help you with?
7. Approx amount of hours per week that you would like assistance or if it’s a one time project.
8. Anything else that a VA should know about you or your business.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUESTS TO PM YOU
If we see any comments or posts asking individuals to PM you to find out more info about what you offer, how you can help, or how to work with you – these posts will be deleted and you will be removed.
A request for feedback is not an invitation for PM to promote your services.
The ONLY exception to this is for our #jobopp posts. If someone asks you to PM them for a Virtual Assistant #jobopp, we are cool with that : )
DON’T PRIVATE MESSAGE OR BLOCK ADMINS OR AMBASSADORS
Most likely, your message will end up in our “Message Requests” folder and we will never even see it.
Was your post deleted or were you removed from the group? Most likely you broke the rules.
If you want to know if you can post something in the group (and you are using it as a way of promoting your business) the answer will almost 100% be no.
We can only conclude that you are trying to hide something if you are blocking an admin or ambassador. Just don’t do it!
Please ask your questions in the group. The Virtual Savvy team is in the group all the time, but if you would like help from one of us specifically, we encourage you to please tag us! If you have questions that you would like answered privately, please reach out to us directly at [email protected] We are here to help!
USE OUR HASHTAG SYSTEM
We’ve created a dandy little Hashtag system to help you get the most out of this group and to easily search for what YOU are looking for. To help yourself and the group out, use the following hashtags in your post:
#jobopp – When you are posting a job opportunity.
#barter – When you want to barter services with someone.
#celebrate – Post your wins! We want to celebrate with you!
#ask – When you have questions that need answering.
#feedback – When you want someone to review your thing to be helpful.
#stuck – You are stuck in a certain area and would like help with it.
#brainstorm – This is when you need help brainstorming an idea.
#resource – This is not your thing, your client’s thing, or an affiliate link, it’s just a helpful piece of information you found that you want to share with the group.
Please note that your continued membership in this group is contingent on your ability to follow the above rules.
You’ll learn quick that this is more than a group. It’s a family. We work hard to protect that family.
Thanks for taking the time to read our rules. I’m telling you – you are going to LOVE this group.
We are excited to get to know you!
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