Should you become a Virtual Assistant?
If you’ve always wanted to run your own business, be your own boss, have the heart of entrepreneur and know that you can make good money, then yes, without a doubt you should start your own Virtual Assistant business!
A good business owner understands that running a business successfully means not only making a profit but also helping others.
As a Virtual Assistant you get to help your clients on a daily basis, you help them become better people, better business owners and far more efficient. You get to work from your own space, dictate your terms, hours and rates, and at the same time make a difference!
What skills are needed?
There are a myriad of opportunities when it comes to becoming a Virtual Assistant. And I would strongly recommend specializing in a field or niche. This will help you be more focused and offer better quality services to your clients.
Based on your current working experiences you will have a skill or ten that you can use to start your own VA business.
- Do you have social media skills?
- Can you do some form of website design?
- Are you able to write a press release or blogs?
- Have you done much internet research?
- Can you coordinate travel plans?
- Have you managed customer service queries?
- Are you skilled at doing transcriptions?
- Do you have experience in building databases?
More than likely you can answer yes to more than 3 of these questions. Well, there is your starting point as a Virtual Assistant. As you go along you’ll start refining your service offering, focused on things you’re really skilled at and more importantly, that which you enjoy doing.
Your rates will be based on your skill level and the kind of services you can offer your clients.
So the next big question.
How do you find clients?
You need to market your business. And don’t get overwhelmed the thought of it, simplify the marketing process to start off with. Understand that at the end of the day, if you have no clients to service, you have no business.
Let’s take you through some simple ways that you can market your business and get those much needed clients.
Start writing blogs for your business. Make sure you have a blog page on your website. Share your blog all over your social media platforms. Guest blog for other platforms. Get seen by the right people.
Build a website
It’s so important that you have your own website. Book a great domain name and make sure that the content and layout of the website is conversion based. Your website is a great place to showcase your Virtual Assistant skills. To make it even easier for yourself include an online shop where clients can pre-book and pay for your time.
Hang out with like-minded people on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Use these mediums to showcase your expertise, your business skills and services. Join Virtual Assistant groups where you not only have access to a support network, but also a jobs board where you can respond to VA ads.
Wrapping it up
Take that first step in becoming a Virtual Assistant. Nowadays a great VA is in hot demand. Make sure you are seen and known for your great customer service, the rest will follow.
Want to access some free stuff to get you started? Check out this link!