Have you ever wondered whether you have to offer LOTS of different skills and services when you’re looking to work from home?
Here’s an article I wrote about how I found my first client when I started out freelancing from home offering ONE service:
As you can see, I had no problems finding my first client when I was only offering one service, so there’s no need to think that you need a huge list of skills to offer before you can start out. There are always going to be clients who are looking for what you have to offer. They don’t necessarily look for someone who can ‘do everything’ if they only need help with one particular task.
As you gain confidence with your Virtual Assistant business, you can always add to your services gradually and at your own pace. You can take training courses in your spare time – there’s no pressure. For example, I got really interested in web design and desktop publishing, so I took a few courses, got alot of practice in (I volunteered to do a couple of websites for not-for-profits in my local community) and then started offering those as a service.
You might want to add any kind of services you want later, such as organising events, making travel arrangements, designing Powerpoint presentations…the opportunities are endless.
The point I’m trying to make is that the opportunities are there for you to design your Virtual Assistant business just how you want it. Just don’t delay actually starting it though, just because you only have one skill to offer right now. You CAN find clients when you’re only offering one service, and the earlier you start actually working in your freelance business, the better!
What are your thoughts on this? Any stories to add?