Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant

Do You Need Special Certification Or Training To Become A VA?

Virtual Assistants or VAs are in high demand. They provide administrative help to people around the world. It’s a growing field and a great opportunity. If you’re considering becoming a virtual assistant, congratulations. Being self employed offers a number of benefits. Before you get started there are a few things you’ll want to have. One of those things may be a certification or specialized training. While you don’t have to have any formal training to succeed as a VA, itRead More »Do You Need Special Certification Or Training To Become A VA?

How to Get That First Client

Congratulations! You’ve set up your VA business and are ready for your first client. It’s a big step and one that deserves celebrating. So now that you’re ready to work, how do you get that first client? Consider these options: Job Board Job boards are a wonderful tool. They can help you launch your business. They can provide a consistent income while you’re building your business. And when you have the eventual dips in your schedule or slow season youRead More »How to Get That First Client

What you Need to Get Started as a Virtual Assistant

One of the great things about a VA business is that it’s easy to start. You really don’t need much to launch a successful business. That being said, there are some steps you’ll want to take before you hang up your “open for business” sign.Office EquipmentYou’re a virtual assistant which means you’ll need equipment to help you work virtually. This means a:* Computer* Backup storage or system – you can backup files online so an external drive isn’t necessary.* Copier/scanner/fax*Read More »What you Need to Get Started as a Virtual Assistant

How To Build A Virtual Assistant Business

by Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield-Parr, Founders, CVAC Although the term “Virtual Assistant” is still very new to the business community, there are thousands of home-based administrative workers around the world who now refer to themselves as VAs.  The opportunities for the professional services offered by these VAs are endless. So, how exactly do you start and build a Virtual Assistant practice, let alone expand it to a level where other VAs are working with you? The first thing youRead More »How To Build A Virtual Assistant Business