When Is The Best Time To Get Started?

You want to work from home but are not sure when to ‘pull the trigger’ on getting started. It seems that there’s a never-ending stream of things to organize and do before you’re ‘really ready’.

Of course, there are certain things you have to do before hanging out your shingle in the freelance world. You have to come up with a business name, register it, get a business licence, get your office set up – that sort of thing.

Then there’s researching different ways of getting clients. Deciding on what services to offer. The list goes on.

There’s inevitably a nagging feeling that things aren’t quite ‘perfect’ enough to start and you’re not quite ready to go out and get those clients.

However, I have to tell you one thing: there’ll never be a perfect time to start. You’ll never have all your ‘ducks’ perfectly lined up in a row. There will always be just that ‘little bit’ of extra research to do.

Sooner or later, you have to draw a line in the sand and decide in your own mind that you’ve started your business.

You’re not just ‘preparing’ to start your business, you’ve actually started it. If you’ve got the basics in place, now is as good a time as any to start actively marketing yourself to attract the clients you want.

This shift in mindset will propel you on further than you could ever have imagined.

If you want to accelerate your path to becoming a successful Virtual Assistant, I have created a step-by-step system called The 5 Key Steps To Your Virtual Assistant Business which takes you through the entire process from start to finish. I have made lots of expensive and time-wasting mistakes along the way, and in the system I teach you how to avoid making the same mistakes on your VA journey. The System also includes templates for your business plan, marketing plan and start-up checklist. Find out more here


  • Debie says:

    Lisa, I love you!
    Everytime I get to a point in my business and I’m stuck – I can always rely on one of your posts to set me back on the straight and narrow. A large percentage of the research for starting my business came from your knowledge base and I still soak it up like a sponge – Thank you

  • I couldnt agree more with Debbie! Its like you can read our minds sometimes Lisa – just when I fell like I need that little bit of help/inspiration – there it is sitting in my email when I get to the office in the morning – my inspiration!

    Let me also take this moment to say – anyone who has has not yet read Lisa’s 5 Key Steps to Your Successful Virtual Assistant Business book – get it now!! This book helped me in every way you can think of in terms of setting up your own VA business – it has all you need – help/advice/templates/a base for your Marketing Plan/Business plan! It truly is my bible now and I cannot tell you how many times I have read it now – I keep going back to reference materials everytime I get that step closer to opening! I would really recommend it to you, if you havent already got it – it is a definate “must have” for your reference library!

    Best wishes

  • Pam Kida says:

    Really enjoy your posts – lots of very useful information! Thank you.

  • Lisa Taliga says:

    Hi Debie, Carolyn and Pam – I’ve been a Virtual Assistant since 2002, so I know exactly how people feel when they get stuck or start doubting themselves. That’s why I try to address mindset as well, as often as I can, because mindset is SO important to becoming a successful Virtual Assistant! Even if just ONE of my posts inspires just ONE person to take the next step, then I’ll have achieved my aim!

    And Carolyn, thanks so much for what you wrote about my 5 Key Steps to Your Successful Virtual Assistant Business book. I spent over a year putting it together and truly intended it to become a reference guide that you can refer to again and again.

    Keep me posted about your businesses!

  • Genevieve Valle says:

    I am very interested in starting the Vitrual Assistant this would be so great for me since i have acquired Arthirities in certain parts of my body looking for a job that would accomodate me is hard. Well I wanted to ask you what does the pa after Virtual stand for been trying to figure it out and I don’t want to sound like I’m dumb but I guess I’m just curious. Your ebook really made me see that this is the way to go. Thanks for all the hard work you have done to make it easy for someone starting the business now. Always thought about doing something like this but never Knew it was really in and working in place.

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