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Building Your Virtual Assistant Business – 7 Proven Ways To Get Clients Now

There are many creative ways to advertise your new [tag]virtual assistant[/tag] business and start building clientele, without spending a lot of money. An investment in a box of business cards and a few donated hours can spread the word that you’re in business, and showcase your skills in a positive way. Lisa Taliga, author of “7 Powerful Ways to Market Your [tag]Home-Based Business[/tag] at Little or No Cost,” offers these 7 proven ways to get your name and skills noticed, and start getting clients.

In brief, they are:

1) Tell everyone what you are doing – Tell your friends, relatives, hairdresser – everyone you know that you have started a business. Everyone knows someone who may be in need of your services.

2) Writing and submitting articles – Look for relevant Ezine directories that would be interested in publishing your articles. Explain your practice and include your website address in each article.

3) Distribute business cards – Give your business cards out everywhere – at personal as well as business functions. You may receive an unexpected call when someone you know passes your card on to a friend or colleague.

4) Register with business directories and networks – Many offer free listings and membership benefits.

5) Participate in online discussion forums – Where is your target client chatting?

6) Volunteering in your local community – Is there a charity in your neighborhood that needs help creating letters, a website, or a database? Offer a few hours of your time to showcase your skills, create good will, and maybe receive a referral or a permanent assignment in the process.

7) Use an e-mail signature – Sign all your correspondence with your business name, tag line and website. This is a great way to keep your business name in front of all your business and personal contacts.

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  1. 2 Comment(s)

  2. By jamesb on Feb 16, 2009 | Reply

    This is yet another very informative post. This website is just a treasure cove filled with excellent information for people who would like to become a virtual assistant. This post has an excellent list of points on how people can start in this business.

  3. By tongyun on Feb 20, 2009 | Reply

    When you are starting out, it seems best to accept just about everything and anything that comes your way. Once you have your business established, then you can become a little more selective. Remember to always do a great job and when you are completed with your job, ask for a referral from the satisfied customer.

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