Now that you’ve made the decision to start your own Virtual Assistant business, what’s next? To help get your business up and running in no time, we’ve put together our five best tips on how to start a Virtual Assistant business.
Do your research
Read everything you can find about setting up your own virtual assistant business, talk to other virtual assistants and businesses who have used VA’s in the past to get advice and the inside scoop into what works, what doesn’t and what a day in the life of a VA looks like.
Decide on what your business will offer and create a business plan
While it may be tempting to offer ALL the services a potential client wants, when you are just starting out and especially if you are working on your own it’s important to stick with the areas you are experienced in, as this will allow you to meet clients deadlines and exceed their expectations with your work. Once you have decided what services you will offer, take the time to sit down and write a business plan and pay particular attention to how long it will realistically take you to arrange and complete work as well as invoice clients when considering how much to charge.
Choose your branding
Once you’ve decided on what kind of services your VA business will offer, it’s then important to make sure your business name, logo and all of your other branding work together to depict a relevant and professional image for your business
Network, network and network some more!
Now is the time to get out there and let EVERYONE you’ve ever known in on the news that you have launched your new VA business! Tapping into these existing contacts is a great way to help you meet new people who can help build your business and possibly turn into new clients. You can also find some great marketing tips for your new VA business here.
Stay in front of the pack
Once your VA business is up and running it’s essential to make sure you stay up to date with new information and practices within your areas of expertise to keep yourself ahead of competitors.
Have you started a VA business before? What are your tips?
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