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Virtual Assistant Business, Welcome to this web site.
You are the Third "Virtual Assistant Business", that I have come across
this week. You are in L A, One in illinois and the other in Selma, N C.
I am also a SCORE Counselor. You do know about SCORE?? SCORE is FREE
SCORE suggests you develop a Business and Marketing Plan and I could help.
I realized that you've been one of the major contributors to this community. I have been watching and reading with intense interest almost all your responses and contributions.
I would be very grateful if you could furnish me with your details ie. E-mail,phone - how I can get in touch with you for further deliberations on Business/marketing plan.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Kudos Luckiest for your insight and desire to share.
Go to either of the websites I've mentioned and my contact details are there.
Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated. The Virtual Assistant industry is one that I love being a part of and I feel very blessed that it developed at a time that was right for me.
All the best,
Kindly furnish me with your personal email address and contact number. I need to send you an email right away.
Bruin 1990: I'm guesing that you already have a website. I would look into posting on search engines, creating a blog on your website. I would also look at small business groups in your area that you can be a part of. You can fine these possiably from your local chamber of comerce. I would also check out Microsoft's Small Business Website (http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness) for further information about Small Businesses.
There is an online employment agancy TeamDoubleClick.com
You can go there and see how you can team up and list your openings through them. Good Luck
Thanks. I'm actually in the process of signing up with them.
The other day a friend of mine said that she wished she had a personal assistant or house manager. What does your virtual assistant business do? Is it targeted to companies - such as a virtual admin assistant or is it for the busy household? If you can, please share with us more about your business services and your rates and minimums.
I offer business services as well as concierge and writing services. I'm going to paste a part of my flyer into this post. My rates vary but they start at $35 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours or I have flat rates for people who would like to retain my services on a long term basis.
- Business Correspondence
- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Word Processing of Reports and Theses
- Internet Research
- Data Entry
- Typing of Reports, Manuscripts, Article Submissions, etc.
- Create Brochures
- Appointment Scheduling
- Mass Mailings
- Travel & Hotel Reservations
- Dining and Activity Reservations
- Relocation Services
- Shopping Services
- Errand Services
- General Administrative
- Notary Public
- Ghost Writing
- Copy Writing
Bruin 1990, how do I get in touch with your out fit?
Depending on your business structure, you may want to look into Micro Branding... The field you are in is a pretty specialized filed (right now) - the goal is to become distinct in that market so that you can generate the type of clients that you need.
How can i calculate how much tie you will take to make something?
For Brochures what kind of software you use?
Can you send me an example of text you has develop in copy writing?
This is my email firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to find the Virtual Assistant Networks that have been set up around the world to help you on your journey. Many of the networks have directory listings for their members and also help attract clients for your business. They also give you guidance on how to build your business, the services you offer and how to work with your clients. They're a great place for learning, discussing and even venting when needed.
I am a Virtual Assistant and have been running my business since March 1994. I'm based in Melbourne Australia and know VAs from all around the world.
I welcome questions and am happy to give you more information about the industry if you are interested.
Kathie M. Thomas
A Clayton's Secretary
I would be extremely happy to hear more from you on VA - the industry as a whole,how to start a VA business etc. I'm really interested.
How do I get in touch with you Kathie?
You'll find me at www.vadirectory.net - it's linked in my profile here as well.
I founded the industry in Australia and have watched the industry grow worldwide. Been a great journey and one that I've enjoyed. It's allowed me to bring up 5 daughters at home whilst running a fulltime business doing things I enjoy doing.
Thank you so much for your quick and prompt response to my questions and concerns. I'll go through the web sites furnished me and send you a comprehensive and detailed e-mail in relation to the subject for us to further discuss and deliberate membership procedure,etc.
Expect my mail soon.
http://liveperson.com is worth mentioning here for a virtual assistant business.
I have setup my profile there already and got 3 customers without doing anything: http://liveperson.com/shubie
I am using this to support my Yahoo! Store Design services business. http://www.website4retail.com
Hope this helps.
Ecomconsult, Thank you so much for this information. They will definitely help. I'll be in touch with you soon.
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I just started a home based Virtual Assistant Business and I am doing different things to attract clients. I have mailed packets to a few small businesses as well as to people I know. I have posted on Craigslist because it is free and my budget is very tight. Any suggestions on what else I can do?