Uncertainty is a normal part of starting a business. There are a lot of choices to make, decisions to weigh, and the future to think about. Therefore, making the first steps to becoming a Virtual Assistant can feel like a leap of faith.
There are likely numerous questions that plague your mind: Is this the right career? Will you be able to make the money you need to pay my bills? Will you be able to pay off your debt? How quickly will you start earning money? Will you be able to save for retirement? Will you be able to get clients? And the list goes on.
Considering that there are many options out there that allow you to start your own business, a Virtual Assistant business provides an opportunity that enables you to use skills you already possess to build a profitable business.
In comparison to other options, a Virtual Assistant business has a comparatively low startup cost. Plus, you won’t need to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in inventory just to get your business started. The necessities of starting a Virtual Assistant business—a computer, a phone, and internet—are likely things you already have.
However, because the start-up cost of a Virtual Assistant business is relatively low, you can invest in your business to help you build and grow your business effectively from the start.
The most effective way to ensure the success of your Virtual Assistant business is to invest in a coaching program.
Whether you’re just starting your business or looking to grow an already established Virtual Assistant business, coaching is the number one investment to achieve success. Finding a coach who has been in your shoes, experienced what you’re feeling, and built a successful VA business is the best way to learn, grow, and develop your business.
An article published by U.S. News, “5 Investments Every Smart Small Business Owner Makes,” states that “[e]very business owner needs a coach or mentor” and adds that “[t]he opportunity to tap into the knowledge, experience, and connections of an expert is worth every penny.”
A coach will boost the success of your Virtual Assistant business by:
Helping you strategically start and grow your business:
She’s been there. She’s done it. She knows how to build a successful business. And her role as a coach is to help you succeed as your build your own business. Therefore, a coach provides insight into the necessary steps you need to take to set your business up for success. With a coach, you won’t get stuck in traps of wasting your time on something that won’t ultimately help your business. Instead, a coach takes the guesswork out of how to build your business by giving you specific, proven steps to ensure you get your business off to a great start.
Allowing you to earn while you learn:
Certain coaching programs will enable you to make money while you complete the program. So, instead of waiting until you’re entirely done, you can start earning money as soon as you feel you’re ready to start taking on clients. This not only provides allows you to start making money quickly, but also helps you get your return on the money you invested into coaching much quicker.
A great coach has tons of connections to other business owners who seek the help of Virtual Assistants to perform various tasks. And, once your coach gets to know you and your skills, she can provide referrals to high-paying clients. This perk allows you to quickly find great clients, boost your earnings, and build a successful business.
Providing a community of support and guidance:
An excellent coaching program not only provides you with the help of your coach who is there to guide you, answer your questions, problem solve, and celebrate your successes along the way, but also with a community of others who are building and growing their businesses along with you. This community provides additional help, guidance, and perspective as you’re making decisions that pertain to your business. They can give you leads for clients, provide you with feedback on your website, and so much more. A community of other VAs who have also been in your shoes, who are willing to help, and who are rooting for your success is invaluable.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
Just as this quote communicates, an investment in the knowledge you’ll gain from having a coach by your side will pay off in more significant dividends in the long run.
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