A common misconception is that if you want to become a Virtual Assistant you have to know and offer every service under the sun. What if you don’t know how to set up websites? What if you’re not a Powerpoint or Excel guru?
Don’t let this be a stumbling block which prevents you setting up your business. Start with what you know! You might be a good typist or great at organising events and keeping others organised. You might have an eagle eye for spelling and grammar mistakes, which would make you a good proofreader. Whatever it is that you’re good at, you can start by offering that as a service.
There will always be clients out there looking for exactly the services you’re offering. Not every client is looking for someone that ‘does everything’. Indeed, it can be confusing and overwhelming if you try to offer everything. It’s actually better to specialise and hone your skills in your particular niche.
As time goes by, you can add to your list of services by taking training courses. However the point of this blog post is to reassure you that you really don’t need to know ‘everything’ before starting!
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