Today I wanted to talk about some basics in starting your virtual assistant business.
1. Establish Your Legalities
I would say one of the first things you want to do when starting your virtual assistance business is to get all your legal matters under control, and that goes from registering your business legally, to getting your EIN, and if you are doing business as in another identity, make sure to register that too. Please note that this is different for every state, and country.
2. Establish Your Online Presence
Then, I would recommend getting your online presence established right away. You want to grab your usernames before someone else does and claim your web-links and domains. This goes from having your very own .com website to your social media outlets. There are many virtual assistants who begin their journey or even have many years experience without a website, and without social media. But, I say, why limit yourself? Social Media and your website open opportunities that go beyond your local community and beyond your inner circle of referrals. This is why an online presence is so critical for a thriving business. If you want to have a successful business, you need to put your business on the web map. If you need some help with your business social media setup, go here and I will be happy to assist you.
3. Establish Your Services
Thirdly, have your services established. Chances are if you already registered your business then you already have an idea of the services you would like to offer. However, if you do not already have an idea, you can check out my 40 Skills You Can Turn Into a Profitable Business free pdf that will be sent to your inbox.
4. Communicate Your Solutions
Once you know what you are going to be offering you need to know what solutions you will be providing your potential clients. This is a time to start communicating into your website, and into your social media what you have to offer and what solutions you can offer to your potential client’s pain points. The point of your social media and your website are for conversions. If you aren’t converting, then you aren’t doing business.
5. Build Traffic
This leads me to the fifth step, build traffic to your website. The more traffic you have going to either your website or social media, the more you are being recognized. The more you are recognized the more potential clients you will have. In a field as virtual assistance, you want to be known as the leading expert in your field and this is how you will rise above your competition.
You’re probably wondering how do you get traffic? The answer is: provide value. Start posting and even consider starting a blog on your website that offers value. When your potential clients can see the value in what you have to offer, you will attract more people, and if they love your content they will share it with others.
6. Build a Team
When you have a steady flow of clients, you may want to highly consider subcontracting and creating a team of experts. Powering-partnering with others can help your business growth exponentially.
Lastly, just DO IT. One of the basics to starting your virtual assistant business is to actually jump right in and start. Everyone starts somewhere, so just start. If you aren’t a business expert or tech savvy, know that even you can do this business utilizing your skills and passions. You just have to jump right in and do it and the learning can come along the way.
Wishing you all much success!