I hope you caught the Today Show this morning. In the Money 911 Segment, they discussed legitimate ways to learn extra money at home and topping the list was become a Virtual Assistant. The Virtual Assistant Industry is getting major press today, mainly because of the fact that it IS the perfect business to start today.
Our book Virtual Assistant The Series: Become a Highly Successful Sought After VA has been helping others start their business for the past several years. There's never been a better time. Email me for our free chapter. Also, email me for our free informational package. Also, stop by our forum at www.virtualassistantstartups.com. Also, CALL me if you'd like a free 10 minute coaching call to see if starting a VA business is right for you. (954) 971-4025. I want to see you succeed. Here's an article you might find beneficial as well.
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT TIPS TO SUCCESS
Virtual Assisting has become one of the most exciting and rewarding home-based businesses. What a privilege it is to be a part of such an evolutionary industry that continually grows and offers new opportunities and rewards for those coming into the business and those veteran pros as well. Marketing your Virtual Assistant business can be a rewarding adventure, providing you with permanent clientele and additional profits.
Here are some ideas you might want to explore:
Tip #1 - Fill a need. Be aware of what your clients need even before they tell you. What can you do that will make their business better? And don't limit yourself to just a few services, always be open for something new. For example, there are a lot of viruses going around the Internet these days Do you specialize in getting rid of these pesty things? That's really filling a need.
Tip #2 -- Find a mentor or a coach. (Shameless plug there). But I find when helping those I coach that even 1/2 hour a week can get them on the fast track to success. If you want to find out about our coaching, e-mail me.
Tip #3 - Market to Your Existing Clients: Your existing clients already know the caliber of work that you do so let them market for you. Always do your absolute best for them and they will keep you around for a long time and they will tell others.
Continually tell them of new services or features. Send out a newsletter or even a tip of the week to keep your name in front of them. And when was the last time you called or emailed them "Hey, how are you doing? How's business going?" A personal, "What's been happening" call can or email can make a very favorable impression
Tip #4 - List Tips on Your Website: One of the ways to prove your expertise is to list on your website the things you know. This shows your clients and potential clients that you know what you are talking about. If you check out my site at www.virtualassistantstartups.com you can see some tips there. Also, check out the forum! We'd love to have you.
Tip #5 -- Add a P.S. to your Signature Line: We all know how important that signature line is for your business success. Here's a simple way to make it even more profitable--Add a P.S. to your e-mail messages. You can offer your clients additional discounts or let them know about a new service. Did you just get a new VA certificate? Tell them! This can be a perfect opportunity to perhaps toot your horn a little.
Market your way to success in your business! And lastly, enjoy your marketing. When clients see that you enjoy what you're doing, they want to do business with you.
Diana Ennen, Author of numerous books on starting a Virtual Assistant Business. http://www.virtualwordpublishing.com. Article is free to be reprinted as long as bio remains intact.