Things you Need to Know Before you Start your Own Virtual Assistant Business

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  • 1. Decide just what type of services you want to offer, and analyze your background to ensure you have adequate experience.2. Determine your business niche-consider specializing in just two to three services.3. Determine how much time and energy you have to commit to your venture. Do you want to work part-time or full-time?4. Conduct thorough industry research to determine a need for your services in your local area.5. Outline who your clients are, where they are and how to access them.6. Do a market analysis. Find out the needs for your niche and focus on how you'll apply that to your business.7. Know your budgetary constraints-projected expenses, expected income and how long you can "float" until your business is running successfully.8. Prepare a business plan and review it often to manage growth and change.9. Examine your equipment, software and work space to ensure they meet client’s needs.10. Wrap up all legal and financial aspects of start-up before securing your first client.11. Market your services 24/7. Just because you've built a website or placed an ad in the Yellow Pages doesn't mean clients will come knocking on your door
  • 1. Decide just what type of services you want to offer, and analyze your background to ensure you have adequate experience.
  • 2. Determine your business niche- consider specializing in just two to three services.
  • 3. Determine how much time and energy you have to commit to your venture. Do you want to work part-time or full-time?
  • 4. Conduct thorough industry research to determine a need for your services in your local area.
  • 5. Outline who your clients are, where they are and how to access them.
  • 6. Do a market analysis. Find out the needs for your niche and focus on how you'll apply that to your business.
  • 8. Prepare a business plan and review it often to manage growth and change.
  • 9. Examine your equipment, software and work space to ensure they meet client’s needs.
  • 10. Wrap up all legal and financial aspects of start-up before securing your first client.
  • 11. Market your services 24/7. Just because you've built a website or placed an ad in the Yellow Pages doesn't mean clients will come knocking on your door

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  • 1. Want
    to
    set up
    your
    own
    Virtual Assistant
    Business
  • 2. ST P
  • 3. Things
    you need to know
    before you start your
    Virtual Assistant
    Business
  • 4. FIRST…
    You need to…
  • 5. D E C I D E
    what type of services you want to offer
    AND
    analyze your background to ensure you have adequate experience
  • 6. Then?
  • 7. Determine your business niche
    consider specializing in just two to three services.
  • 8. OF COURSE….
    Time and effort
    Are not exemptions
  • 9. time
    energy
    and
    DETERMINE
    you have to commit to your venture.
    part-time
    full-time?
    or
  • 10. And
    be
    READY
    to…
  • 11. Conduct thorough industry research to determine a need for your services in your local area.
  • 12. You
    must
    also . . .
  • 13. E
    N
    I
    M
    R
    E
    T
    E
    D
    who your clients are
    where they are
    and how to access them
  • 14. Do a market analysis
    Find out the needs for your niche
    and focus on how you'll apply that to your business.
  • 15. And
    know
    your…
  • 16. Budgetary constraints
    How long you can "float" until your business is running successfully.
    Expected income
  • 17. You
    also
    need
    to…
  • 18. Prepare a business plan
    and
    review it often to manage
    growth and change
  • 19. And
    examine
    your
  • 20. Equipment
    software
    and
    work space
    to ensure they meet client’s needs
  • 21. Wrap up all legal and financial aspects of start-up before securing your first client.
  • 22. And
    lastly . . .
  • 23. Market
    your
    services
    24/7
  • 24. So….
    are
    you
    ready
  • 25. to have
    your own
    Virtual Assistant
    Business?
  • 26. end
  • 27. RESOURCES