I wish you luck with starting your VA business. I think you will find it very rewarding once you do!
The hardest part for me is identifying a target market that truly matches my skills and personality. With a target market, you`ll be able to speak directly to your audience and truly enjoy what you`re doing. I`ve also found marketing to be difficult. I did a direct mailing, and that resulted in zero inquiries, and zero hits to my website. I`m currently involved in organizations, both online and offline, to network in. I`ve found that I`m enjoying myself. Rather than trying to obtain clients by networking, I`m finding that I just enjoy the learning that comes with it! By the way, you`re taking a right step by being involved in this forum!
If you are interested in becoming a VA, please check out www.virtualassistantnetworking.com . Thats the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce and has alot of valuable information to help you on your journey. There are standards that must be met before you are accepted as they truly believe you should offer administrative tasks as a VA. However, it is worth it as I`ve learned so much there!
If you have any questions about the VA industry, I would be more than happy to help you!
I`m originally from NJ, but have been in the midwest for way too many years. I don`t actually have my business started yet but was hoping you might be able to tell me what was the hardest part of getting your Virtual Assistant business up and running.
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