It was just a year ago when I started my business as a virtual assistant (now turned OBM) and I can remember vividly the fear I felt.

Will I book clients?

Can I actually make this work?

Will people hire me without having been a VA before?

Let me tell you friend, we all start somewhere! 

Which is why I want to let you in on 3 secrets that I think will change your mindset around starting or growing your own virtual assistant business…


Okay… here goes! 

01. You DON’T need to know how to do everything…

Really, truly… you don’t. I always say start with what you know, leverage your current skills and learn along the way. Have you met Youtube? Then you know as well as I know you can basically learn about anything on the internet these days!

I definitely didn’t know everything I know to do now when I started a year ago, and I’m continuously learning new things ON THE DAILY!

02. Finding ways to gain “enough” experience isn’t going to jumpstart your business.. 

I can’t count the amount of times I see people advertising to work for FREE in virtual assistant Facebook groups. PLEASE DON’T DO THIS. When I say you don’t need to practice your skills for free, I mean it. There are a million entrepreneurs out there who will willingly train you for the job. You do not need to work for free to gain experience.


With that being said… also don’t promise people you can do something for their business when in fact you have no clue how to do ‘said thing’. This is a straight way to lose clients and typically their circle of entrepreneur friends will be encouraged to avoid you too. DON’T DO IT.

03. A big social media following is great- but that’s the last thing you want to be spending your time on if you want to ditch your 9-5 for the laptop freedom life!

How many times have you heard you need to have a great big following or presence on social media? Yeah… me too… and you know what? I’m calling BS. I have 1500 followers and I can tell you not all 1500 are engaged and I have created a profitable and successful business from the ground up. and YOU can too! I promise!

So there you have it friend, the 3 secrets to help you jumpstart your VA biz and give you a little encouragement as you go.

Make sure to grab my free guide on how to Book your First (or next) VA Client HERE. 


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