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    1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2009 3:38 PM by MEL1423

    Virtual Assistant needs YOU!

    MEL1423 Newbie

      Hello!

      I've been an administrative assistant for many years. Because of the economy, I found myself without an employer to work for. I had been typing/creating reports for a former boss - on the side. He's been trying to keep me busy, but not enough. So with some encouragement, I started my own virtual assistant business.

      I have a company name: Virtually Helps
      A website: virtuallyhelps.com
      I've used my skills to create my own business cards and print them myself (people have been impressed)

      NOW, I just need clients! Problem is, I truly have extremely limited funds - so I am at a loss for advertising. I know that there are people out there with small businesses, and companies who've had to down-size. I'd be perfect to help - reports (and make them "pop"), followup with market research, a variety of things.

      The great thing about a virtual assistant - you get the work, you don't have to deal with the overhead - insurance, office space, sick days, etc.

      So, can someone please help me with the getting the clients part? I'm in Michigan and currently work with 2 clients in EST and CST zones. All I can say is: please check my website and please advise me on how to get clients with my non-existent/small budget.

      Thank You!!!

       

        • Re: Virtual Assistant needs YOU!
          amifund Adventurer

          Your website has potential. All you need is a little boost. I suggest the following:

           


          1. Create a new banner ad or post a professional looking photo on your site. You can do-it-yourself. That's what I did for my site at: http://www.nybizblogger.com/1.html

           


          2. You can purchase photos at: http://www.istockphoto.com/

           


          3. Purchase Adobe Photoshop: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

           


          4. Add a little more content (250 - 350 words per page). It wouldn't hurt to throw in a few keywords.

           


          5. Create a press release and distribute it to sites like: http://www.prweb.com/

           


          6. Create 5 to 10 articles geared towards entrepreneurs and small businesses and submit them to article directories such as: http://ezinearticles.com/

           


          7. Create a press kit for potential clients.

           


          Until you start earning revenue, you can advertise for free on sites such as Craigslist, Kijiji.com and even EntrepreneurMagazine.com. If you need assistance with any of the items above, I can help. My rates are affordable and I work within all budgets.
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