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Finding Clients For Your Virtual Assistant Business Online

Here Norberto Mercado You started your virtual assistant business because you love the idea of working online whenever suits you, without having to dress up and work in a cubicle. Good for you! It's a great business and it's very rewarding. Your first challenge in this business, however, is going to be finding clients.   Finding clients online is a great way to build your business. Is should be using in combination with finding clients offline for best results, but you can still get good results using a few methods that we'll discuss in this article.   First of all, you need to prepare your business before you go looking for clients online. Here's what you'll need:  
  1. A completed website. Telling people to hire you simply won't be enough. You'll need to have a website up that sells people on your services and why they should hire you. You need to stand out from the crowd and relay that you know your stuff. Take the time and effort to put together a great website to present to potential clients. If you don't know how to build your own website, then take a course or hire someone to build it for you… it's that important.
  2. A client process. What if you find someone who wants to hire you? Do you know what to do next? Make sure you plan out a process of how you will accept and retain clients once they are interested in your services. It would be a very good idea to write this process out to hand over to your new clients so they know exactly what to expect as they start working with you (clients love that).
  Once you're ready for clients you now need to get out there and hustle. Here are some places online to look for new clients:   –        Email – Don't underestimate the power of writing a personal email to any and all contacts you have. You can ask them if they need to hire your services and/or if they know anyone who would like to hire you. Depending on your relationship it may be best to ask them if they know anyone first and they may end up replying that they actually need your help instead. –        Forums – Online forums are not dead. In fact, some niche topics have forums that are still extremely active. My recommendation is to pick a couple of paid forum membership sites that are active and build long-term relationships there. This has paid off for me in so many different ways with the two membership forums that I am an active participant in. –         Social Media – Social media is definitely the buzz word these days in online marketing. It is a place where you can find clients but it's got to be your ‘thing'. If you're not into social media then social media won't be into you. It's a flow, almost like someone who is the life of the party…if you're not like that then there's no point forcing it. There are many other ways to find clients and build your business. –         Advertising – There are so many ways you can get your business in front of a large amounts of traffic if you use advertising. Find websites that are highly respected and that are not loaded with spammy looking ads. –         Virtual Assistant Forums & Websites – There are a number of virtual assistant forums and websites that you can join. It's a good idea to be a part of these and build relationships with other virtual assistants. VAs often refer each other out or work together when a client has a need that one can't fill. Use this to your advantage.   There you have a few ideas to get you started with marketing your Virtual Assistant business online. Remember it's all about a constant flow of marketing in order to get the right clients finding their way to you. Think of it as an ongoing process, always be marketing and over time you'll see the rewards for your efforts.   To your success, Norberto Mercado    
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