Getting the support you need for your Virtual Assistant business!
- Network – a great way to get the word out about what you do is to go out and meet people. Even if these aren’t initially your target market, networking raises your profile in your local business community and people often refer clients to you later.
- Get business cards printed – especially business cards that create interest. Make your business card stand out from the rest!
- Arrange meetings with online contacts – make it your aim to meet two people a week (Friday afternoons are good so you don’t lose valuable work time), buy them coffee and find out more about their business and the challenges they face. People do business with people they know!
- Run social media advertise. Google, Facebook, Twitter – get your name out there!
- Blog – bloggings is great for SEO purposes, and is a great way to showcase your skills and knowledge.
- Tap into your business network – market your VA business by contacting all your old colleagues, tell them what you’re now doing and ask them if they know anyone who might need your services. Also contact previous work clients (as long as you’re not breaching any legal contracts), tell them what you now do and ask if there’s anything you can help them with. These are warm leads – you already know each other and you understand their challenges so are in a good position to help. A lot of VAs first clients are actually ex full-time work clients.