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.
Because it’s all about systems.
A business is after all just a series of systems working together.
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.
I have a step-by-step action plan that walks you through everything you need to set up your VA business and it’s super affordable.
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.
You don’t need any special Certification to be successful.
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.
Remember… a business is a system.
Here are the 4 key business systems you need to implement:
We will be diving into each one of these key systems, along with planning and understanding what it takes to set up a successful 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 a plan for setting up a Virtual Assistant Business?
I’d love to know if you do!
If not, be sure to check out my Getting Started Action Plan.
Feel free to post below and let me know what action you’re taking today to set up your VA biz.
All comments + questions are welcome.
If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please share. You can use the share buttons below the post.
Here are a few related blog posts that might be of interest:
- Virtual Assistant Certifications + Why You Don’t Need One
- VA Coaching & Training 101 + What You Need To Watch Out For
- Virtual Assistant Systems + What You Need To Know
- Virtual Assistant Business Plan + What You Need In Your Plan
If you’re looking for more details on how to start or scale your VA business including how to specialize by learning in-demand skills, join my FREE VA Training Vault. It’s over 8 hours of how-to video training for Virtual Assistants that want to create a successful business.
Thanks for reading – Susan
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Susan Mershon started The Techie Mentor ™ in 2013 to teach Virtual Assistants the systems + skills they need to start + run a successful business. With a strong base in project management, Susan brings her love of systems and teaching to offer training and mentoring to new and experienced Virtual Assistants. She’s taught thousands of students her unique system that teaches the skills clients are looking for + the systems you need to offer your knowledge as a service professional. This proven system will help you stand out as a professional, earn you more money and free up your precious time.