Helping You Achieve Success with Your Virtual Assistant Business
Vancouver, Canada. June 20, 2005. As more and more people are walking away from the drone of the nine to five day and fulfilling their dream of starting a home-based business, the search continues for the right opportunity and the right place to find the information necessary to start that business. Finally, we’ve found that opportunity and the place to find the information necessary to start that business. The business—Virtual Assisting, the Place—The VANF Forum, better known as “The Global Meeting Place for Aspiring and Successful VAs.”
What’s a Virtual Assistant? By definition, a Virtual Assistant or VA, is a highly skilled professional who provides administrative support and other specialized services to businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, authors, real estate or sales professionals and others who have more work to do than time to do it. Many VA's also provide web development and Internet marketing, meeting and event planning, desktop publishing, word processing, book marketing and business start-up consultations. The services are endless, depending upon the VA’s knowledge, skills and creativity. Plus, the VA’s workload continues to increase as businesses fully realize the benefits of having VAs assist in making their offices run smoother. Ask many VAs and they will acknowledge that they can barely keep up with their client demands and often have to subcontract the work out. Also, as the workload increases so does the rate of pay. Most VAs today can expect to earn between $35 to $100/hr.
But wanting to start a business and being successful at it are two different things. How often do you hear, “I tried working at home, but it didn’t work out.” Or, “They are all SCAMS!” Well, stop by the VANF forum on any given day and you’ll discover a totally different scenario. You’ll see thriving businesses and success stories in every corner. You’ll see confident professionals helping others learn the ins and outs of starting a Virtual Assistant business and you’ll see something very unique to the Virtual Assistant Industry, “The willingness to share.” Unlike other competitive businesses, VAs are always eager to help one another knowing that there’s plenty of work to go around. As one of the founding moderators, Naomi Skarzinksi, states, “The wonderful thing about the VA industry is thus far, we are not highly competitive. We want to see each other succeed and are eager to help make it happen for others.”
Tawnya Sutherland, Founder of the VANF forum and Author of the VAS - Virtual Assistant Start-Up System, has successfully inspired all on the forum by her continued success and motivation. Her Internet Marketing VA Business, Mediamage Business Solutions, is thriving and she’s always willing to share her online marketing secrets and VA tips to others. In addition to the support and guidance she offers on the forum, she also authored a new book and business system for VAs entitled - VAS - Virtual Assistant Start-Up System. This System comes complete with an excellent resource guide authored by Sutherland, books by Industry leaders such as Diana Ennen, Kelly Poelker, Michelle Jamison and Jill Whalen, as well as a complete business plan, 125 templates, forms and legalese samples for starting a business and so much more. Plus, it offers the one thing that’s rarely offered in any business kit, but an absolute necessity in operating a business, all the essentials for starting a website including a template, domain name registration, hosting, etc.
If you’re ready to start your VA business and want the tools to do it with and the strength of a global community of VA professionals at your side, then stop by VANF today.