Your virtual assistant business can slow down for many different reasons. Perhaps a client leaves and you haven’t found one to replace them yet. Or maybe your clients have cut back on hours temporarily because of the season or some other reason.
Regardless of the circumstance, if you find that your biz has slowed down a bit, don’t freak out! There are several things you can do to make your business stronger and healthier while waiting for it to pick back up.
People who write out their goals are more likely to achieve them.
But guess what? Writing them down is NOT enough!
You have to take consistent action in order to reach them. My favorite tool to do this is a planner.
Check out the three planners I use regularly in my business to help me reach my goals.
Starting a virtual assistant business doesn’t have to be expensive! Here are my favorite free tools for new virtual assistants so you can make money!
Social media marketing is so time consuming! You know you need to do it to get the word out about your business, but as an entrepreneur you already have tons of other things to do. I honestly find social media to be quite tedious as well, which makes it very difficult to post consistently.
Luckily, I recently discovered a tool that recycles social media updates, saves me tons of time, and is actually fun to use! See how I automate my social media using RecurPost.
You might be already actively looking for clients or just about to, but do you know exactly what to do when a potential client wants to work with you?
What steps will you take to decide whether they’re a good fit or not? What will you do when you decide to work together? What about your service? What are the steps you’ll take to complete it? Do you know what you’ll do when your project is complete or how you’ll get feedback on your service?
Your head might be spinning right now, but don’t panic! We’re going to work on figuring out these steps so you know exactly what you’ll be doing.
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!
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.
You may have heard that every business needs an SOP. And yes, it’s true. But what exactly is an SOP and why do you need one?
SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure and it’s an outline of the steps you take to execute re-occuring tasks in your business. To sum it up, it’s a checklist of tasks you do for your business.
I know, sounds pretty boring, huh? But don’t run off…trust me! You’re going to want to learn this. Why? Because an SOP will save you time, energy and money. Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll have a checklist of tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant as your business grows.