We would be nowhere as VAs without our clients. Clients are all different and we can work for a wide range of clients across the world. We are not limited to working with clients local as we don’t need to see our clients to work for them.
What is important is that we get on with our clients, we build up trust and as we do that, the clients begin to see how responsible we are and therefore they can give us more and more work as they see what we can do and achieve.
As a new client contacts you, arrange a meeting in a public place or over skype via a video call etc. Ask questions and show an interest in the clients company, their website etc, learn as much as you can about the client as that will help your working relationship.
We often as VAs draw specific clients to us, I tend to draw Trainers and these are the clients that I need as they provide me with lots of typing. I love to type and because of the clients that I draw in I always have a constant supply of typing.
Always try to turn your client into regular clients, brag about what you can do, tell the clients how you can assist them, be pro-active and assertive. Win over the clients trust and if that client is happy with you they will come back time and again or become regular clients and they will pass on your details to other people they know and meet, who they think would be able to use your services. Word of Mouth is a great way to spread the news of your business to new potential clients.