Let’s talk about the evolution of your virtual assistant business. I’m excited to share a shift happening in my own business and encourage you to embrace whatever part of the cycle your business may be in right now, whether you’re at the start, holding steady, or experiencing a shift. As we learn and grow, our business will inevitably change as well and it’s best to go along with this evolution of your business.
People are often striving for work/life balance, but is there such a thing? Maybe you’re thinking about starting a VA business but you aren’t sure how this might fit in your schedule when you’re already working full-time and have other commitments. We’re going to address this important question that came in from my Virtual Assistant Business Survey. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, I’d love to include you in the results and hear your questions as well.
If you haven’t started your virtual assistant business yet, what’s still holding you back? Is there something in particular that is causing you to be afraid to jump out there? In this episode, we’ll walk through the process of offering a service and how to handle each step. The goal is to reduce some of the anxiety and fear so you’ll no longer be sitting on the sidelines and continuing to contemplate whether you should step out there and get started or not.
Self-care is something that many people neglect when they are busy taking care of other things. If you find yourself in this position, you’ll want to check out these five ways that we can care for ourselves while working in our virtual assistant business. It’s important to make sure that we are getting what we need for our body and mind so that we can stay well and continue doing what we love in our business.
We all have days when we’re not feeling our best, but it’s important to be consistent and stick to our commitments. How do you push through when your energy level is not there? In this episode, I’ll share a little of my own personal experience to encourage you to keep doing exceptional work. Not only will your clients take notice, but there is also the reward of how it feels once you get something done.
We have another listener question this week and I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this one. Have you been overanalyzing things to the point where it’s keeping you from taking the leap to get started as a virtual assistant? We’re going to dive into the various reasons why you might be hesitating and how to overcome that. It’s time to stop overthinking and recognize you already have the skills you need to get started today.
This episode is a response to a listener question that came in about using a project management software and whether to invite your clients to view tasks for their particular project. I’ll share with you how I use Asana with my team to track tasks and conversations, as well as how I use it for my own notes and to-do list. As far as inviting your clients to a project, it works best if you are both already familiar with the tool.
While starting your own virtual assistant business, you may have actually created a job for yourself that depends on you for income to be made. It’s time to switch our mindset from having a job to having a business, and I have a great book to recommend that will help with this. Start by looking at the systems you have in place now and then build an operations manual as you go along. You’ll be glad you did once you need someone to step in for you.
The topic for this episode is confidence and your competitive edge. There are three things that can help build your confidence in your virtual assistant business. If you know your capabilities, your limits, and your skills, then you can confidently speak with any client or prospective client. Knowing who you are as a person and as a business owner will give you that competitive edge. Let’s dive in and talk about these three important areas.
Think back to why you started your virtual assistant business. Now, look at the services that you provide. Could there be a mismatch there? If you’re feeling frustrated or overwhelmed, perhaps there just needs to be a change in what you’re offering your clients. We’re going to talk about what you want out of your business and why that must match the services that you provide. I’ll also share a list of VA services including those beyond administrative services.