Running a business is challenging, and a VA business is no different. If you are struggling, it’s normal. There are a lot of challenges that a VA can face, without realizing that they are even struggling. Here are three big ones (and how to fix them!) 1. Loneliness Working by yourself is so appealing when you first start out. No distractions, no interruptions, no one else making decisions except you. It’s pure bliss! But soon enough, the solitude canRead More »3 Challenges to Being a Virtual Assistant (and how to fix them!)
pricing your virtual assistant services
There’s a surprising question that comes up when Virtual Assistants are asking others for advice. What is billable time to your clients and what isn’t? The answers you see to this question will often surprise you. They definitely surprise me! The short answer is that anything you are doing for a client should be billed to them. Here’s a quick example. Think about going to McDonalds (or wherever your favourite pickup place is). You don’t leave with anything that youRead More »What is Billable Time in Your Virtual Assistant Business?
Do you know how much you need to charge to keep your VA business operational, profitable and sustainable? If you haven’t taken the time to do the math yet, it’s time! If you are working with clients right now but you are still struggling with making money, you need to look at what you are charging clients. I was extremely discouraged this week to witness a conversation taking place in a VA group. A VA reached out for some adviceRead More »Calculating Your VA Rates Properly is Critical To Your Success
If you don’t have a few things in place before creating packages for your VA services, you will have trouble developing packages that work for you. I hear Virtual Assistants talk a lot about creating packages in the VA groups and forums. But there is often confusion around what that actually means. The first thing you should consider is why you want to create a package to begin with. If you think it’s because you can make more money thanRead More »3 Things You Must Know Before You Create Virtual Assistant Packages