You’ve mentally checked out of your 9-5 career yesterday and SO ready to build a digital career. Now you’re wondering if there’s solid info out there about how to start a virtual assistant business, right? We’ve got you covered. Starting a new career requires a commitment to put some work in and a positive mindset that new ventures are totally doable. If you make that your foundation, you’re truly set up for success because honestly? This is what holds most people back. Aside from a healthy mindset towards a good challenge, here are some basics you’ll need to start a virtual assistant business and shift your career.
Wondering how most small businesses look for virtual assistant support? Instagram. Yes, really. A solid social presence builds trust, showcases your authority in your area of expertise, and allows you to bring some personality to the table because people hire people, not robots.
One of the biggest misunderstandings about being a virtual assistant is that you have to know every of software in every industry to get started. FALSE. You truly just need to master what will make you an expert for one industry. Are you going to serve wedding creatives, like our founder Jess did? Familiarize yourself with client management systems, blogging, and creating event timelines.
Respond to DMs and emails professionally. It’s cool to throw in some exclamation marks and an emoji here and there but make sure you’ve got your punctuation on lock because no one loves reading sloppy spelling. Above all, respond to client questions with kindness, no matter how simple they may be. Remember, they’re hiring you to be the expert they need, write like one!
Following these three tips, you’ll really have a great foundation for how to start a virtual assistant business. If you’re looking for more know-how, we’ve got some solid education here.
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