Today, the virtual assistant industry is still thriving. But from what I see in the various Facebook communities I am a member of, many VAs who have not done any formal training course are still struggling to get clients. 

Finding Clients

In order to get clients, you need to be doing the following things consistently:

  • Building your network: Networking is one of the best ways to find new clients. Attend industry events, connect with other VAs online – there is often the chance of associate VA work, and reach out to potential clients / other businesses in your area.
  • Creating a strong online presence: Your website and social media profiles are essential for marketing your business. Make sure they are up-to-date and reflect your expertise and skills. Please don’t create them and then forget about them – you need to be using them on a consistent basis.
  • Providing excellent customer service: Once you have a client, it is important to provide them with excellent customer service. This means being responsive to their needs, meeting deadlines, and going above and beyond to exceed their expectations.

But actually your success starts before you do those 3 things – it’s all about the strategy that you have for your business.  So let me share:

5 strategies for success as a Virtual Assistant.

1.   Have a clear vision for your business. What do you want to achieve in the short-term and long-term? What kind of impact do you want to have?

Once you know what you want to achieve, you can start to develop a plan to get there. This plan should include your goals, your target market, and your marketing strategy.

2.   Create a specific action plan. Once you have a clear vision for your business, you need to create a specific action plan. This plan should include the specific tasks that you need to complete in order to achieve your goals.

Your action plan should be realistic and achievable. It should also be flexible enough to adapt to changes in your business or the market.

3.   Focus on your strengths and what you’re good at. Don’t try to do everything yourself. outsource tasks that you don’t enjoy or aren’t good at. This will free up your time so that you can focus on the tasks that you’re best at.

There are many resources available to help you find VAs who can help you with the tasks that you don’t want to do or aren’t good at.

4.   Build relationships with other VAs and entrepreneurs. Networking is a great way to get referrals, learn new skills, and stay motivated. There are many online and offline communities where you can connect with other VAs and entrepreneurs.

5.   Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources available to help you succeed in business. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your mentors, colleagues, or online communities.  Sites like this one have a lot of free resources that you can work throug in your own time. 

If you follow these five strategies, you’ll be well on your way to starting a successful VA business!

But let me share some additional takeways to help you. 

  • Set realistic expectations – but play the long game. It takes time to build a successful business. Don’t expect to make a lot of money right away.  
  • Be patient. There will be setbacks along the way. Don’t give up if you don’t see results immediately.
  • Stay positive. A positive attitude is essential for success. Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals.

Would you like some help?

As part of the The VA Membership, we are always looking at how we can improve the process of finding and onboarding clients.

The VA Membership is the only UK VA business accelerator that’s designed specifically to help you build and grow your VA business, to help you create recurring revenue and consistent growth through regular and consistent action.  With over 100+ hours of courses, weekly co-working sessions, weekly group coaching calls, a private support group and the ability to pay as you go – when you’re ready to grow or scale your business online come and join us in the VA Membership. It would be awesome to support you and help you to become the “Go-To” Virtual Assistant.