I often meet up with another VA called Rachel Brown. I’ve known her for a few years now and our chats are always really productive. We have coffee and cake and discuss how our businesses are doing, our plans for the future and to generally find out how each other is getting on. Last year I discovered that Rachel makes an absolute killing from taking minutes at local meetings. Obviously I was intrigued and wanted to know more… loads more!
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People often ask me how long it takes to become a Virtual Assistant and my answer is usually “it depends”. But now I have a definitive answer: if you set aside time every day to get on and focus on the things you need to do in the right order then it should take you no more than 3 months tops. And this is exactly how you do it:
As you may know, I use a tech wizard called Jenny Hume (AKA Webtech Wonder Woman) to create lovely simple and affordable websites for new VAs who either don’t have the time or know-how to make one themselves. Well Jenny has now created a DIY course so you can build your own WordPress website in just one afternoon and then offer it as a service. And the first part is FREE!
A good VA service to offer is credit control – i.e. chasing invoice payments. You might initially shudder at the thought of calling strangers to chase money, but it’s actually completely painless if you know what to say. A lot of small businesses and freelancers like to outsource this task because it creates a buffer between them and the other company – plus it makes them look more professional if someone else is doing the calling for them.
I learnt everything by myself when I set up my Virtual Assistant business . I spent hours and hours reading billions of articles on things like marketing, branding, social media, websites, WordPress plugins, SEO, keeping records and remote collaboration as well as numerous other articles on freelancing – from how to manage clients, to when I should fire them… and that was just the tip of the iceberg.