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Helena Alkhas
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Attended Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Never end your emails with "I hope this helps out"
I  just responded to an email from a dear friend of mine. We don't talk all the time, but a little here and there on Facebook. He heard that I specialize in small business strategy. 

He was asking about Local Business Directory listings and How to claim your listing Well just happens that we provide this service and at a very reasonable rate. But he just needed some quick advice

Well, OK. So I gave him two quick tips. 

And because you're a valued subscriber, I'm telling you the same thing I told him. 

⇒ One thing you can do is to type "Your Business Name" into Google, and see what shows up on front page. Then go into those directories listings and look for ways to claim the listing. This will tell you which directories have scraped your content already and which directories are already ranking your business. It's the best place to start. The reason you want to claim your listing is that now you can edit the information, add a website link, add some photos, some social media links, some products, and monitor reviews. 

⇒ The next step is to type in "Your Business Keyword" into Google and see what shows up (restaurants in St. Louis, Coffee Shops in Mytown, Gas stations in Yourtown). You're looking for your name and the name of your closest competitor. If you don't see your listing, go to the directory and "submit your business".

So, after giving this valuable advice I closed the email with "I hope this helps"

That got me thinking, of course this helped! It was free, expert advice that saved them time and money! 

When you close with I hope this helped, it leaves the door open for them to say, "Well, it was helpful, but can you explain how to do it a little better?" See the problem?

What you're doing is allowing a non-paying individual to a rate your services. And at some point, of course you'll pull the trigger and  invite them to try your services. Unfortunately, in many cases they're not looking to hire you, they just want to pick your brain.

So now you're in a pickle. You keep giving free advice, or your stop at which point they decide, "Well, he wasn't really that helpful." Meaning, he didn't give me everything for free.

So never end your free correspondence with "I hope that helped" 

Instead, write, "And if you want to hear more about our services, you can stop on by your contact link" (for example:

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Keeping the fridge clean and organized with a simple weekly routine! 
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Con esta imagen llena de colorido y buena vibra, pasemos este viernes de manera fenomenal y disfrutemos el #FinDeSemana con un poco de #organización, #descanso y #relajación
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Who knew that making your bed would make you happier?! Check the video on #lifeskills  and let's make that bed! ;-)
How basic life skills will help you be organized and happier! Start here with the making your bed video by Helena Alkhas, A Personal Organizer San Diego.
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Don't just survive, Thrive!
Since the release of Thrive, I have been overwhelmed by the response to the book. There has been a groundswell of people interested in making changes in their lives so they can not just succeed, but #Thrive.

I invite you to join this movement by attending our Thrive event in New York from April 24-25:
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Keep your kids busy and having FUN during spring break with these boredom busters and activities!

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Professional Organizer, NAPO Instructor & Virtual Assistant
Productivity & organization, social media & blogging for solo-preneurs and small businesses
  • A Personal Organizer
    Professional Organizer & Productive Consultant, 2010 - present
    Lead professional organizer and organizing consultant. NAPO instructor to new professional organizers - Spanish.
  • Ms. Social
    Social Media Virtual Assistant, 2012 - 2014
    Virtual assistant services for solopreneurs. I'm your implementer!
  • Linde Healthcare
    Global Project Manager, 2000 - 2002
  • L'Oréal
    Skin Care & Hair Coloration Product Manager, 1998 - 2000
  • Knoll - BASF Pharma,
    South America South - Regional Product Manager, 1994 - 1998
  • IBM
    Trainee, 1991 - 1994
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Munich, Germany - Yokosuka, Japan - Mangilao, Guam - San Diego, CA - Silver Spring, MD
You organized. From caterpillar to butterfly.
Hi, I'm Helena - A Personal Organizer.

I improve your life, save you money and give you back free time by helping you to be more organized and by organizing your home, creating beautiful and functional spaces.

I'm a San Diego Professional Organizer and I specialize in Home Organizing. I offer In-Home Residential & Small Business Organizing Services and Virtual Organizing Services for Clients around the world!

I am a NAPO instructor for new professional organizers and I hold a Level II Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization by the ICD - Institute for Challenging Disorganization. I'm a life long learner and I continue my education through NAPO's and ICD's courses, attending conventions and constantly reading and researching about disorganization and organizing systems.

I enjoy working with people no matter where they are in live. I am a hard working, happy-go-lucky kind of person, understanding and non-judgmental. 

My goal is to help you get your life back from the clutter, one pile at a time, because I know when we are organized we can move forward in life!



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  • Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
  • MBA at COPPEAD - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
    Marketing & Business
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