Putting together your Virtual Assistant skills inventory is a perfect way to identify which services you can offer clients even when you’re just starting out as a VA! I’m confident that you have many skills that clients are looking for, you just can’t see them yet!
When I was beginning my VA journey I asked myself this question more than once: “What do I have to offer that clients want or need?” So I did the thing I always do – I researched it!
Research is a great thing but can be a curse too especially for us research junkies! What I found out is that there were a whole bunch of skills I’d never heard of which then made me doubt I had anything to offer. Sound familiar?
Actually, I had a lot to offer clients but I started second-guessing myself after my research. What I decided to do was focus on what skills I had then and there with the help of a Virtual Assistant skills inventory I put together. And that’s what we’re going to do now!
The Steps To Create Your Virtual Assistant Skills Inventory In No Time
We all have skills that clients want or need it’s just that we don’t recognize them yet. That’s where the Virtual Assistant skills inventory comes in. So, here’s what you need to do.
#1 – Grab Paper + A Pen
#2 – Brain Dump Everything You Know How To Do
- Dust off your old resumes.
- Look at what you currently do in your job.
- What types of things have you done for family or friends?
- What about any volunteering?
#3 – Write Down Your Soft Skills Too
These skills are just as important as expertise. Be sure to take note of them. They are skills like:
- Attention to detail
- Problem-solving skills
#4 – Narrow Down The List
Once you’ve completed your Virtual Assistant skills inventory, I want you to circle or highlight 2-3 of the things on that list that you enjoy doing. If you have nothing on the list that you like, then pick 1-2 of the least hated ones.
The goal here is to show you that you have skills that are valuable and needed. These skills can get you started, help you gain experience and confidence. You can always learn new skills while you’re offering what you can do right now.
Oh, and don’t forget about setting up your business. It’s just as important as the skills you offer. Make sure you read these blog posts to learn more about setting up a VA biz and VA Skills:
- The Ultimate VA Success Guide: How To Start A Virtual Assistant Business
- The Ultimate VA Success Guide: The Virtual Assistant Skills You Need That Nobody Talks About
What services are you going to start with? I’d love to know. Please take a moment to leave me a comment and share your thoughts.
Thanks for reading!
Enjoy your day – Susan
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