Welcome back to the show! Today, I’m tackling a topic that comes up quite often and is perfect for those of you ready to start your journey as a virtual assistant. We’re diving into the DIY approach, giving you the tools and guidance to get started, even if you’re on a budget or just want to test the waters before diving into a course!
So, let’s jump right in and explore how you can create your virtual assistant business from scratch!
Embrace the DIY Mindset
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s talk mindset! To embark on the DIY route, you’ll need an open mind, a willingness to tackle challenges head-on. Be a problem solver and don’t shy away from seeking answers when you encounter roadblocks. Remember, this journey might be tough, but you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and make it happen!
Define Your Service
What skills and talents can you offer as a virtual assistant? Think about your strengths and experience! Whether it’s social media management, website design, or general admin tasks, there are endless possibilities. Don’t worry if you’re unsure; I’ve got a fun quiz to help you discover your key strengths and how they can translate into a service. CLICK HERE to take the quiz!
Setting the Right Price
Pricing can be tricky, especially when you’re starting. Aim for a reasonable hourly rate, around $25 is a good starting point. You can always adjust as you gain more experience and confidence in your abilities. It’s better to start at a comfortable rate and gradually increase it!
Identifying Your Ideal Client
You don’t need to get ultra-specific right away, but think about the types of businesses or industries you’d enjoy working with. Aligning your passions with your clients’ interests can make the working relationship more enjoyable and profitable!
Provide Easy Contact Options
Make it super simple for potential clients to connect with you. Create a PDF portfolio or one-page document outlining your services, pricing, and how to book a call with you. Consider using scheduling tools like Calendly or Acuity to manage appointment bookings efficiently!
Contracts and Invoices
Once you’ve secured clients, you’ll need a way to send contracts and invoices. Choose a platform that allows electronic signatures and easy payment options. Wave, Docusign, or HoneyBook are excellent options to get you started!
So there you have it, your quick and dirty guide to DIY-starting your virtual assistant business. Embrace the mindset, define your service and pricing, know your ideal client, create a point of contact, and set up your contracts and invoicing system. Remember, it’s okay to DIY your way into this business, and I’m here to support you along the journey!
There are SO many more business nuggets in this episode! Click here to listen to the full episode. 👉
And hey, if you ever decide to take your VA business to the next level, I’ve got a range of courses and products available at the CEO Shop that can supercharge your growth. But for now, get cozy, grab your coffee, listen to this DIY episode, and let’s get started!
Thanks for being here, and remember, you’ve got this! Until next time!
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