One of the biggest (if not THE biggest) challenges of being a VA is staying organized! When you’re juggling a bunch of clients and your own business, it’s easy to start losing track of things.
Luckily, I’ve learned plenty of tips and tricks over the years to keep things organized, and the internet is full of systems and programs to help keep your business running smoothly.
I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips and programs for organizing client tasks and making sure work gets done!
Sending little gifts to clients for Christmas, birthdays, or to say “thank you for working with me” or “congratulations” is a great way to stand out as a virtual assistant. Not only is it a wonderful gesture that shows how much you appreciate your client’s business, it also shows how much you care about them as a person.
I created a list of fun gift suggestions for clients, no matter the reason, and all under $25. You’ll be scoring good karma points with these babies!
“I want to start a virtual assistant business, but I don’t have any skills I could offer as services!”
I hear this a lot! It’s also totally not true. You’d be surprised just how much you have to offer as a potential VA. All you need to do is take a close look at your existing skills and talents and let that lead you to your services and your “special sauce” that will make you a unique and sought-after virtual assistant!
I created a simple exercise (and worksheets) to help you figure out the virtual assistant services you can offer to clients.
After being diagnosed with cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome, I spent tons of time researching and trying out the best products for reducing my pain. Whether you have carpal tunnel, know someone who does, or are a virtual assistant that types a lot, you’ll want to check this out.
You may have heard that cold emailing is a great way to get clients, and this is absolutely true.
But cold emailing just sounds so…impersonal. Pushy. Terrifying.
I get where you’re coming from! You’re basically walking up to someone and asking them to hire you, which feels vulnerable and scary. Luckily, it does get easier with practice, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t feel so salesy and icky. Let me show you how!
It’s easy to get overwhelmed as a virtual assistant when you’re juggling a bunch of clients and projects at once. Sometimes you have a to-do list a mile long and you don’t know how you’ll get to it all.
Not only that, you might have other responsibilities, like kids, which reduces your work hours. That means if you want to be productive and get things done you HAVE to be efficient.
Maybe you’re in a hurry to ditch the crappy 9 to 5 and find happiness (and money) in becoming a VA. Perhaps you lost your job and you need to make money pronto. Or maybe you have some unexpected expenses come up and you need a side hustle…like, yesterday.
I get quite a few emails from women wanting to start their own VA businesses quickly. Whatever the reason, there are a few ways to get things moving right now so that you can start your VA business up as soon as possible.
Becoming a virtual assistant helped me to fulfill my work from home dreams. That's why I'm passionate about helping others do the same. In my free time you'll find me cuddling with my fur babies, watching funny movies, and scoping out new restaurants with my hubby.