Becoming a Virtual Office Assistant

in Service

Ready? Set. Go! Becoming a virtual office assistant is as easy as making the choice to get started. Once you're ready to go, it's a matter of putting together a client list and providing them excellent value in exchange for your well-deserved pay.

Where do you find your clients? There are many ways to market your new business. Grab a copy of Guerilla Marketing from Jay Conrad Levenson to find a creative list of things you can do to get the word out. Many of the most effective marketing techniques are free or at least very low cost so there shouldn't be anything blocking your way if you truly desire success.

One of the easiest things you can do is to start with something known as a resource list. Make a list of at least 100 people you know. Write down their names and phone numbers in a simple list. Next, start calling. You're not calling to ask them for a job. You're calling to activate your network. Let them know you're starting on a new venture. Ask for ideas of services they could imagine people needing and ask who they know that might need such services. If the person you're talking to also has a need, they'll let you know. By not soliciting them directly you take pressure off the conversation and leave it open for opportunities.

Before bringing in clients you may want to check with a CPA about how to do billing. Some online services such as PayPal give you the ability to invoice people over email and accept payments via credit card and check. With such options so easily available, getting paid should not be difficult. You can even set up reoccurring payments with clients through many of these services. That allows you to automatically collect a monthly retainer if that's part of your business strategy as a virtual office assistant.

No matter what services you intend to provide or what clients you bring in, taking action, any action, is the key to success in your business. As your activities unfold, you will have the context with which to evaluate your next steps. This kind of experience is worth vastly more than any amount of sitting around and pondering could possibly provide.

Author Box
John Le Bleu has 1 articles online

If you need money now, like I mean in the next hour, try what I did. I am making more money now than in my old business and you can too, read the amazing, true story, in the link below. When I joined I was skeptical for just ten seconds before I realized what this was. I was smiling from ear to ear and you will too.

Add New Comment

Becoming a Virtual Office Assistant

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
     
*
*
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/03/31