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Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant

Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant

Sydni Craig-Hart

Now that you have been introduced to this amazing opportunity, I’m sure you’re really excited about all of the possibilities. You can see yourself working diligently from your home office (in your jeans and t-shirt if you like!), on projects you enjoy, with clients you love and having complete control over your life and schedule. And maybe you’ve thought, “Yes, I can do this! Many others have done it before me and I can do it too!” And then, perhaps you thought, “But wait … I don’t know where to start!”

Not to worry! I’m here to provide you with expert advice and time-saving tips on how to do just that. Are you ready???

1. Start doing your research!

Start educating yourself about what the Virtual Assistance industry is all about. Here are a few resources to get you started:

  • • Executive Assistant to Virtual Assistant Blog –
  • • Executive Assistant to Virtual Assistant Group – EAtoVA on
  • • “The Liberated Executive Assistant: How to Break Free From The Corporate Grind and Become Your Own Boss!” –
  • • “9 Simple Steps to Succeeding As a Virtual Assistant” –
  • • “How To Avoid The Top 5 Mistakes Most New VAs Make” –

Read as much as you can and start writing down your questions. ALL of your questions. It’s important that you get them answered and make well-informed decisions about how to move forward. No question is too small or insignificant, so don’t be shy about asking. Start connecting with other successful Virtual Assistants to find out what’s worked for them. Also consider hiring a Coach to obtain valuable advice on how to plan a smooth transition for your personal situation. Even just ONE coaching session can save HOURS of research and lots of energy so that you create a strong foundation for your new business. You can register for a coaching session by visiting the “Get Expert Advice” page at

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