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.
One question I get a lot from virtual assistants who want to start their own businesses is “How can I get over the fear of putting myself out there?”
First of all, I totally get it. Every entrepreneur has to deal with this fear, especially in the early stages of their business. I sure did! This fear is something you’ll need to get familiar with if you want to grow your business, but it does get easier!
Here are a few simple tips for getting over the fear and getting out there!
The most common question I hear from new and established Virtual Assistants is “How do I find clients?” Definitely a legitimate question because no clients means no money! That’s why I gathered 7 tips for finding clients easily.
Beta testing my services before offering them to the public was one of the most important steps I took when I started my VA business to attract clients. Not only did it allow me to practice my new services, but it also helped spread the word about my new biz. I’m a big advocate for beta testing because once I took on a few practice clients, I had referrals pouring in. On top of that, I’ve never had to market my VA business to find new clients.
One of the best things about running your own business is that you have control over who you work with. Working with your ideal client makes work so much more enjoyable. No more grumpy boss or annoying coworkers because you get to hand-pick the people you WANT to work with, that you’re happy to be around, and that you really click with!
As a VA, I have noticed that there are 11 traits that successful Virtual Assistants share. These traits are uber important for having an organized and profitable business that clients are happy to refer to anyone looking to hire a VA for themselves.
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.