From time to time, people ask if I provide help or guidance to those who would like to get started as a Virtual Assistant. Some are intrigued by the line of work, might have seen when I was featured in FIRST for Women and Women's World magazines, or have heard of H.O.P.E. Unlimited from another source.
While I don't officially coach potential VAs, I am willing to give a free 30-minute strategy session AFTER the interested party reads a book I recommend (and the 10 tips below.)
The Bootstrap VA is a comprehensive guide to what it takes to establish a healthy, functioning business as a virtual assistant, and by purchasing it, gives you access to a very large Facebook group of those in the VA business. You can order the book through the Amazon image to the right* and get started reading to see if this industry is for you!
After you've completed reading, if you wish to have a strategy session, contact me! And if you are an already-established VA with an interest in possible work in the future, you can visit this page so we are aware of your availability and skill set. Please be aware that I do not have any current openings on my team, but I do not mind having info on hand if this changes.
*I am not affiliated with the book other than owning it and being part of the Facebook group. However, if you purchase through me, Amazon will provide a small commission.
You Might Make a Good Virtual Assistant If...
- You don't mind working alone.
- You have self-discipline.
- You have an entrepreneurial spirit.
- You are willing to keep learning.
- You are patient...clients can be hard to come by and your client roster takes time to build unless you happen to land one client that can provide you the bulk of your work.
- You have attention to detail.
- You are willing to keep treat your work like a business and keep good business records.
- You have the equipment and services you need to work efficiently and quickly.
- You understand that what you charge needs to cover your overhead, self-employment taxes AND your salary.