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Practical Tips For Launching Your Virtual Assistant Career

Contemplating leaving the corporate workplace to pursue your dream of becoming a [tag]Virtual Assistant[/tag]? Brian Tracy, author of “7 Practical Tips For [tag]Small Business[/tag] Success” on Entrepreneur.com, points out that starting a business requires both faith and courage, and also some practical planning.

His tips, unlike many which focus only on the desire and the need for a business plan, encourage taking a long view of the venture by starting slowly, keeping your current job for a while so that you can earn while you learn, and remaining flexible enough to change course if research dictates. Brian Tracy’s 7 tips are:

Set a goal and back it with a burning desire.
Begin accumulating capital with a regular savings program. Nothing else is possible without this. You cannot move forward until you start a savings program.Use your current job as a springboard to later success. Learn while you earn. Take the long view.

Experiment in business on a limited scale so you can learn the key abilities necessary for success.

Search for problems, needs unmet, products or services you can supply of good quality at reasonable prices.

Read everything you can find on your chosen field. Remain flexible. Be willing to change your mind if you get different information.

Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, never give up.

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  2. By tongyun on Feb 20, 2009 | Reply

    The best advice for someone venturing into the world of self-employment is to keep your day job until you get your own business off the ground. Once your clientele list is large enough and the income is really coming, you can quit your day job.

  3. By jamesb on Feb 22, 2009 | Reply

    Information is the key in being a successful VA. I absolutely agree that you should do as much research as possible. This will definitely impress your employers and could let to repeat business. Just be prepared when starting any new task or employment position.

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