How to get started as a Virtual Assistant?
How to figure out what to charge as a Virtual Assistant?
Do’s and Don’ts for working and keeping top clients
As I write this, the calendar’s just flipped to September. And while much conversation turns to fall and the Q4 of the year, I’m still intent on enjoying my favourite purchase of the summer, a barbecue grill. We finally got one this year because we hadn’t been to a barbecue in two summers and we […]
By 2025, the global virtual assistant market is expected to grow by $4.15 billion. In 2020 alone, the U.S. based virtual assistant market was estimated at $9 billion. Our little industry is exploding as the need for intelligent, dependable professionals continues to grow. That said, growing your business beyond your first few clients can feel […]
When you’re just starting out as a virtual assistant, you’ll see a lot of advice that you should offer your services for free. After all, if you don’t have any experience or testimonials or case studies to point to the only way you’ll get hired is by offering to do work for free or in […]
You’re probably familiar with the saying: THE MONEY’S IN THE LIST! The email list, that is. As a virtual assistant mentor, and practicing Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager myself, I have to agree (kind of). The money is actually in the relationships you build with the humans on your list. I’ve been writing emails […]
Setting rates is always something people struggle with. It’s hard to know what to charge, especially when you’re just starting out. But even experienced businesses can struggle with pricing. What is the value of the services on offer? What can the market bear? How do I know if it’s my price that’s too high, or […]
As a new Virtual Assistant you might feel overwhelmed at how much you have to learn. You’re not alone and it’s totally natural. The good news is that you don’t have to overthink the systems and tools you need to get your business up and running. With a few simple systems and free tools and […]
As a Virtual Assistant looking for your first clients, how long would you expect to wait before one of your pitches gets you a yes? Would you be willing to take 100 Noes before you get to your first client signing on the dotted line? In an interview, actor Dallas Bryce Howard once told Marie […]
Browse pretty much any Virtual Assistant group on Facebook and you’ll see at least one post per week from a brand new, enthusiastic Virtual Assistant who’s finally decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship looking for their first client. We are the 21st century’s breed of creative, knowledgeable and highly focused entrepreneurs who do valuable […]
Let’s play “choose your own adventure.” The scene: You arrive home from a busy (but rewarding) day at work. You go into the kitchen for a beverage and see the sink is full of that morning’s dirty dishes. There’s a pile of mail to sort through. And you plan to cook dinner for your family. […]
Potentially uncomfortable situations requires us to push through our fight or flight response and out of our comfort zone. But boy, can it ever be worth it.