Skills To Be A Professional Virtual Assistant
It’s More Than You Think!
If you want to be a Professional Virtual Assistant… read on!
Welcome to part three of this three part series of blog posts focusing on the skills you need to be successful as a Virtual Assistant.
If you haven’t read the second post all about Hard Skills you can read it here.
In this blog post I’m going to focus on the skills you need to be a Professional Virtual Assistant.
To become a Service Professional and stand out in your niche.
Why is this important?
Well… to me for a few reasons.
- Professionals earn more than hobbyists (someone who is a VA part time or on the side).
- Professionals want to work with Professionals.
- Professionals deliver quality services.
To me, each of these reasons are important because I prefer to work with professionals and want to be viewed as a professional myself.
What about you?
There is nothing wrong with having a VA business as a side hustle – I think it’s awesome if that’s your dream/vision.
You have to ask yourself what is your vision – what does your dream business look like.
Only you can answer that – and there is NO wrong answer.
Remember my motto – your business – your choice.
Do what feels right to you!
So… If you want to be a Professional Virtual Assistant there are certain things you’ll need.
First, have the desire.
Second, have what I would call “professional skills”.
And third, rinse + repeat systems.
Let’s start with my definition of “professional skills”.
These “skills” are really a combination of traits + best practices.
- Don’t take on clients before you’re ready.
- All your business systems are setup + ready to go.
- You’re proactive.
- You’re honest + ethical.
- You want to help your clients succeed.
- You only take on the “right” clients for you.
- You keep it professional.
- You collaborate + partner with your clients.
Having these traits or best practices doesn’t mean you’ll be successful… but it does show your clients that you’re invested and willing to take action to help them be successful.
Then there’s the rinse + repeat systems.
A business is made up of a series of systems.
No systems = no business (at least not for long).
You want to be sure you’ve got your key business systems implemented as soon as possible.
These systems are the foundation of a successful business.
It will take you to a series of posts all about the systems you need.
I’ve also added the links below for easy reference.
Do you have your key systems implemented?
I’d love to hear from you.
All comments + questions are welcome.
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HERE ARE A FEW RELATED BLOG POSTS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST:
- Virtual Assistant Key Business Systems
- Ways to Scale Your VA Business
- Tips For Interviewing Potential Clients
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.