VA Tips & Tricks Blogging Challenge 2104
A is for Advice
My email is busy nonstop, mostly with prospective VAs asking for advice. I can only offer advice using my own experiences as a Virtual Assistant. I started out knowing nothing about this business and I learnt the hard way by just jumping in and doing the work. Today I have learnt many things along the way and feel that I am now capable of passing on my knowledge and sharing what I know with other new VAs starting out.
Most VAs today need advice on how to prepare their business plans, how do they invoice, how do they work out the rates, how to deal with clients and the work etc. I have worked with clients all over the world, so feel I have a fair bit of knowledge to assist others with. If a VA is able to apply the advice that I give and get something from it then the advice that I gave was worth it to me. I love to be able to help and advice others, I find it very rewarding.
It is easy giving advice using my own experiences as this makes the problems more realistic to the other VA.
The one bit of advice I like to give is to be organised, be in control of your business, show you know what you are doing, what you are talking about. Know your business inside and out, clients will quickly pick up on it if you don’t know what you are talking about.
The best people to go to for advice are the people who have been in the industry a long time, the seasoned VAs, the experts in the industry.
The VA industry has to be the friendliest industry out there, VAs are always helping each other and sharing their knowledge.
Apply the advice that you are given, don’t just sit on it and do nothing as that is a waste, apply the advice and go back for more advice as you need it. Never be afraid to ask for advice, a little bit of help can take you a long way.
Written 7/1/2014. © Copyright 2014 AMF Typing Services. All rights reserved.