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Starting a virtual assistant business is a ton of fun, and it can also be a challenge. That’s why I highly recommend starting with this step before any others. It will keep you focused, centered, and help you move your business forward.
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!
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.
A lot of aspiring VA’s are paralyzed by the idea of setting up a website, and I don’t blame them. It can be a lot of work, especially if you’ve never done it before.
Luckily, you don’t need a website to get your VA business off the ground! There are other ways you can have an online presence without building a website.
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.