The mistake that most Virtual Assistants make starting out is casting out a large, wide net for clients. They put up a very general website and hope that their clients will come to them. This is how I started out. I knew that I wished to work with people that help others – but beyond that any client was my target market. But, it turned out hard to get clients and pretty soon I saw that I had unique skills to create to the table understanding that the VAs who were super successful either had huge teams or they were specialized. The easiest starting point for is to be specialized and to take some time and care in identifying your market.
Now, many people decide to place their business full time too early. This will add pressures to you to fast and you will begin to hate it very quickly. I tell people, set your baseline your day you start. How much money does one bring in each month from your primary income source. You do not want to always live in poverty to create a business. Now, when it takes $6000 to change your primary income, you should not go full-time until you are there. This is where it places plenty of stress on many marriages, want . spouse will expect the other to carry the weight. Then the spouse hates the organization and it drives a wedge involving the two.
Consulting firms like mine spend a lot of time helping businesses build sales funnels to herald prospects and ultimately convert some area of those prospects into customers. The question is, the amount of people are focusing on developing the revenue streams off their existing customers. What if we’re able to find ways of adding new revenue streams, and possibly even generate profits when our company is shopping for other businesses offerings?
You are most likely being written in context as marketing “experts” which simply by having a website, you’re putting yourself out there and positioned before most business people in your marketplace. In many cases and in former years this became true, and not in today’s economy. In this economy, being findable on the internet is everything!
NOTE: Do NOT be deceived by simplicity. As a matter of fact, I’m often embarrassed to admit how simple it absolutely was to transform my personal business, and I’m almost lured to make it “sound” harder than it is! (yet it’s not – so I’m keeping it real, as I hope others do personally when I’m learning a new challenge)