Okay, a quick quiz for you. How would answer the following question?
How satisfied are you with the current state of your Virtual Assistant or Freelance business today?
On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being Completely Unsatisfied to 10 being Living the Dream, give yourself an honest ranking on how you are doing today.
Where would place yourself? Again, you might be really struggling right now for a multitude of reasons or you might be content with your current growth or even super excited about the current trajectory of your VA business.
Wherever you currently find yourself, our experience tells us that the successful development of your VA business really boils down to four things: Niche – Presence – Connections – Skills
#1. Finding the right Virtual Assistant Niche
As you consider your business, how happy are you with the current niche services you are offering clients? Are they current and relevant to the target market you are working with?
It is super critical to find a niche that BOTH ignites your passion, builds on your experience and opens new client and income opportunities. Today, the diversity of niches is vast from Social Media and Internet Marketing support to Virtual Events, Project Management and Technology Support.
#2. Building a Strong Presence
You probably have heard the expression: You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Well, this is exactly true about your online presence. Have a look at your current website, blog and social media presence right now? If you were a client, would you be excited to hire YOU based on your online presence. This is a very important question as you want your presence to amplify your credibility and experience as a top-notch Virtual Professional.
#3. Creating Strategic Connections
In the movie “Field of Dreams”, the main character, Ray Kinsella, keeps hearing a whisper from his corn fields: “Build it and they will come”. Well, this statement is completely NOT true when it comes to growing any type of business, including a Virtual Assistant one. It is important to actively network both online and offline with the right connections in order to create the right kind of opportunities for your business. The most successful VAs know exactly WHO they want to work with and seek out opportunities to connect and build a relationship with that audience.
#4. Learning New Specialized Skills
If you are a Virtual Assistant, then you are in a Skill-Based Economy! Your ability to develop the right specialized skills at the right time will ultimately help you to grow an enduring Virtual Assistant Business over the long haul.
The primary focus of our learning platform, Freelance University, is to offer cutting-edge and in-demand training opportunities so you can continue to develop the exact skills that your clients are needing right now. Our University offers 60+ certifications and courses across 7 primary tracks:
- Social Media
- Internet Marketing
- Online Events
- Content Production
- Business Management
- Graphic Design
Our University has THREE intakes every year in September, January and May, so keep a lookout for the next registration period to join our University and take your skills and business to the next level.