You Can Become a Virtual Assistant!

Everything you need to get started!

Get Down to the Real Work – Plan Your Practice

Get out your worksheet and start putting it together: Choose a business name. List some ideas. Determine a focus for your VA business. Will you want to type manuscripts for writers, do bookkeeping, edit or create web sites? Write a list of all possible VA focuses....

Preparing to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

If you are going to be a VA, you've got to talk about it. Talking About What You Have to Offer Once you have decided that becoming a VA is your mission and you sincerely want to pursue this career, it is important to become comfortable with talking about being a VA....

Talking With Potential Clients

TIP: Re-read this portion several times and return to re-visit each time you are about to interview your next potential client. People can detect an apparent sales pitch and tend to shy away from the whole confrontation. The best way to dispel this illusion is to...

Helping Others Understand The VA Concept

Helping Others Understand the VA Concept The language of VAing is still Greek to many people. We need to be patient and help people to understand the VA concept…saying it straight, eliminating unnecessary jargon and being heard crystal clear. Sharing the language of...

What Should YOU, as a VA, Expect From Your Client?

Remember, this is a partnership - a two-way street. You should expect to be treated as an important part of your client's business. Trust Honesty Communication Response to requests Fair compensation paid on time Understand that being a VA is an independent business...

Now the Marketing Part – Observe and Be Available

Always observe your surroundings and find places to share your story. Work on the many ways to put yourself in front of your prospects by getting out and getting noticed. If you start now, you can more than quadruple the number of people who are aware of your services...

Where and How to Find Clients

First and foremost, talk about what you are doing with everyone...practice your short introduction. Don't forget to mention past employers and people you have worked for. Internet – visit various VA websites and post your information and join discussion groups. Review...

Welcoming Your New Clients Into Your Practice

Once you have successfully attracted a new client, you will want to formally welcome your client into your practice. It is important to gather as much information about that client as possible without making it a task for your client.   I suggest that first you have a...

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Become a VA

The Virtual Assistant: A Guide to Creating, Filling & Sustaining Your Virtual Assistant Practice