Setting up a Virtual Assistant Business:
What You Need to Know

It’s overwhelming isn’t it?

All the information on the web about setting up a virtual assistant business.

There are pages and pages of it!

It can be overwhelming and confusing.

It’s hard to know what to do first or where to start.

I remember what it was like when I started out way back in 2009.

I found tons of helpful information.

But the problem was… it was not a complete system or process.

I had to try and put all the information together myself and hope I had it right.

Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn’t.

It took lots of trial and error AND time to figure out what I needed and in what order.

To help you avoid the same mistakes that I made, I thought I would share my system.

I’m creating a series of blog posts on how to set up a virtual assistant business.

Everything you need to know laid out in a simple, step-by-step system. (Something I wish I had when I first started).

In this first blog post, I’ll be sharing an overview of the steps & processes you need to get your VA business up and running.

So, let’s get started.

First, you need a plan.

A plan for how and when you’re going to do the work needed to make it happen.

Second, you need to know what it takes.

It takes hard work to set up and launch a VA business.

You can do it in 5 days, 14 days or 90 days, if you have a system.

The timeline is up to you.

And, you need to have skills that clients want.

Just like in the job world, it’s all about the skills and expertise you have.

You need to look at your current skill set and how you can use it to your advantage.

And, third you need to take action.

You need to implement your key business systems.

These systems are the foundation of your business.

Without them, your business is on shaky ground.

And… a business is a system.

Here are the 4 key business systems you need to implement:
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Delivery

We will be diving into each one of these key systems, along with planning and understanding what it takes to set up a Virtual Assistant business in this blog series.

For the next blog post, we are focusing on creating a plan for how and when you’re going to do the work needed to get your VA business off the ground.

Do you have plan for setting up a Virtual Assistant Business?

The next blog post in this series is all about creating your virtual assistant business plan. You can read it here –

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