"How do I FIND clients as a Virtual Assistant?" I am asked this question all the time so thought I'd share my 20+ years of experience in this area working as a Virtual Assistant... When I first started out it was feast or famine for me as I had 3 kids to...read more
Every business needs a vision even a service based business. A vision is like the big daydream you have in the middle of the afternoon after paying all your bills. It's about sitting on the balcony of your beach side resort room watching the sunset while working from...read more
CREDIBILITY = BUY YOUR SERVICES Many decades ago, the only way to network to prospect clients was via a local event, tradeshow or gathering. Today, with social media, finding clients is as commonplace as brushing one’s teeth. It does not have to be a daunting task,...read more
For those of you working full-time while in the startup phase of your VA business, you can work full-time and manage clients.
With a solid plan in place you can manage your clients the same as a full-time virtual assistant.
Obviously you want to keep your clients. You work hard to get them and it would be very foolish to waste away the opportunity that a long-term, mutually successful relationship with your clients can provide. So how do you avoid losing clients? Well the first step is...read more
Most of the time Virtual Assistants are female. There are plenty of male VAs but the fact is most are women (93%) according to our recent survey. Usually, they’re moms, wives, daughters, sisters, and of course best friends too. They’re also neighbours, community...read more
If you’re just starting out, or you are finding that you’re short on funds, you may need to find ways to market your virtual assistant business on a shoestring budget. Just because it’s inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s not effective, though. In fact, some of the most...read more
Word-of-mouth marketing is the oldest form of marketing that exists, and it’s still very effective. In fact, one of the best ways to get more clients for any business owner is to increase your word-of-mouth marketing efforts. People trust hearing from those whom they...read more
If Word-of-Mouth marketing doesn’t sound important to you then these facts may shift your mindset. The fact is about 20 percent of all your clients will generate 80 percent of your future income. That is because the other 80 percent aren’t totally in line with your...read more
There are different reasons to create a business or mission statement for your service based Virtual Assistant business. Sometimes you are creating it to motivate yourself, your business partners and/or your stakeholders like your family. Other times you create a...read more