Becoming a virtual assistant is no different than starting any other business.
You’ll need to have (or be willing to learn) a marketable skill—something you can offer your clients in exchange for a fee.
You can start with a single service and add others over time. Or, you might decide to stick with a single specialization and charge a premium for your unique expertise.
The choice is yours to make.
Regardless of how specialized your VA services are, you’ll still need to become somewhat of a generalist when it comes to running your business. Sales, check. Accounting, check. Customer service, check, WordPress knowledge, check. This is the life of a solopreneur—there is always something new to learn.
The truth is there are so many things to learn, it’s hard to know where you should start. To call it overwhelming might be an understatement.
It’s okay. I get it.
To be honest, the learning process never stops. I think that’s part of what attracts many people to the idea of becoming a virtual assistant. There is constant variety—every day is different and a new challenge is just around the corner.
But one question that seems to come up over and over again is “where do I start?”