4 Ways to scale your virtual assistant business to work less + earn more.
Have you reached that point in your business where you’re looking to do something new + different?
There may come a time in your business when you’ve grown bored with the same routine day in and day out.
I know this was me after being a Virtual Assistant for 5 years. I had grown restless and wanted a change. I enjoyed working with clients but somewhere along the way I stopped liking what I was doing.
Maybe you’re looking to:
- gain back some of your freedom
- earn more money
- become a consultant
- reach more people
- change things up
The beauty of having your own business is you can change anything at anytime!
My motto is Your Business – Your Choice.
You get to choose everything you do – so when it’s time for a change – change it!
That is perfect for me since I’m one of those types that needs constant challenge to keep me interested.
Here are 4 ideas for you to consider if you’re looking to do something different with your business. These aren’t the only options – just the most common.
#1 – Build a Team of Virtual Assistants.
Build yourself a team of virtual assistants that can either do overflow work for your clients or the work you don’t want to.
This is where I started. I wanted to get more time back in my day but still earn money. Plus I was tired of turning business away for things my clients wanted but I didn’t do.
Just know that when you add more people to your business – it adds a layer of complexity to it.
More moving pieces to manage.
But.. it’s a great way to scale your business. Just be sure you’re clear on everything involved. I’ll be doing a blog post to expand on this topic in the coming weeks – so stay tuned if you want more details.
#2 – Start a Virtual Assistant Agency.
First off, there’s a big difference between a VA Team and a VA Agency.
When you build a team for your business you’re still working with clients.
When you start an agency you take on the roll of CEO, which usually means you’re no longer working with clients. You’re in charge of going out and getting the clients for the business.
You become the sales and marketing department all by yourself.
I would recommend building a team first then moving into an agency so you have some experience and a general idea of what it’s like to manage a team and delegate the work.
Building an agency is a great way to earn lots of money without working one on one with clients.
#3 – Be a Matchmaker.
A Matchmaker is someone who refers or matches Virtual Assistants with clients.
You become a connector.
There are a couple different ways matchmaking works.
One is to help clients find qualified + vetted virtual assistants. Your main focus here is creating a satisfied client base where you charge them a fee to match them with the right VA.
Two is helping qualified + vetted virtual assistants find clients. Your main focus here is creating a satisfied base of Virtual Assistants where you charge them a monthly fee to be part of your association or club. These are what most of the VA associations do.
Either way is a great way to help both clients + virtual assistants.
#4 – Become a Consultant.
When you’re a consultant you are known for a specific expertise or speciality.
They do more strategic type work vs the day to day stuff.
AND… Consultants earn more money than assistants.
So… what do I mean by become a consultant.
I mean specialize in something.
Learn everything you can about a specific industry, techie tool or system.
I’m a Project Management Consultant. It’s something I brought with me from my cube farm days and it’s something I am passionate about.
What are you passionate about?
Where do you have existing expertise?
Is there something you want to learn?
I love all things strategic so, my newest passion is Sales Funnels. I’m learning everything I can about them + the tools they use.
I’ve recently started working with coaches to help them create group coaching or membership programs using content they already have. Another passion of mine.
If you want to be a consultant, take some time to figure out what are you passionate about and how you can offer it as a service to your clients.
There is so much potential in this industry. It’s there for the taking. It’s up to you to figure out what works best for you and your goals.
As I mentioned, these are not the only ways you can scale your business. These are the most common.
The sky is the limit!
So… do any of these peak your interest?
Feel free to post below and let me know.
I’d love to here from you.
All comments + questions are welcome.
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Oh… and each week I host an Open Mic Session in my VA Tips & Tricks Facebook Group where I deep dive specific topics & answer your questions, be sure to join us for the next one – it’s FREE! Go to http://bit.ly/vatipstricks.
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.