Deciding to work from home as a virtual assistant is not an easy decision. There is a lot of uncertainty, doubt, and competition. Where to start? How much to charge? What platform to use to promote?
The best decisions start with a plan.
Find a niche. Any niche. Data entry expert? Administrative help? WordPress guru? Name the number one skill that is most marketable and make it a priority to advertise that skill.
Share with friends and family. No one will hire you if they don’t know you are working!
Offer trades to get reviews. Offer some free or discount services in order get reviews to whichever platform used. Small businesses always need help and the more advertising that is out there the better the chance of your name being mentioned.
Do not be afraid to ask for help – find a forum. Freelancing forums are all over Facebook. Find one, join it, get involved. Information will be easy to come by and you will find others who started the same way you are.
Do not lose hope! Even the best businesses start at ground zero!