How to Become a Virtual Assistant
Or, perhaps you’ll decide it’s not your cup of tea. Either way, now is the time to find out!
First, take a self-assessment.
What is it that you really enjoy doing?
Know what a Virtual Assistant (VA) is, and what a VA is not.
What administrative services are you qualified to offer?
Find your niche, that special something that makes you unique.
If you are totally committed to be a Virtual Assistant, then research, research, and do more research.
Write a great business plan, covering all areas of your business, operations, image, goals.
With all the skills, experience and equipment to become a VA, you must also have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
- Self-confidence, desire, and passion for your business
- Ability to multi-task and adapt to rapid change
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Ability to anticipate the needs of others
- Sets goals, makes solid plans, and follows them to completion.
Fellow VAs are not your competition, but members of your team. We gain more by helping each other, building relationships, and proudly maintaining the high ethics and values set by the VA Industry.
Many entrepreneurs don’t realize the benefits you can offer and how much money you can save them. More importantly, many can’t reach the level of success they would like to without delegating tasks to you.
Become a Master of Marketing
- Stay up to date on E-Commerce Industry News.
- Know your customers’ needs, desires.
- Help them get what they want, which is generally more time. Time to do what they are best at, what they love, and to build their businesses.
- The best form of advertising for a Virtual Assistant is networking.
- Earn a reputation of professionalism, honesty, and dependability.
- Great Assistants are hard to find, your clients are looking for you.
- Meet local business owners,
- Have lunch with your local V.A.s
- Become an expert
- Take and teach a class
- Give away content rich information
- Bill for the time you actually work, giving away hours to clients can be costly
- Volunteer in your local community
- Carry business cards,
- Network! Network! Network!