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9 Simple Steps to Succeeding As a Virtual Assistant

Create a Support System for Yourself and Your Business

To keep you motivated and energized, it’s important to develop a network of like-minded colleagues who share similar goals and challenges.

1. Seek out seasoned professionals. The best way to connect with thriving VAs is to search for an established group led by someone who has enjoyed success in the industry.

2. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Ask your mentors about their strategic formulas for success and then apply them to your own business.

3. Look for approachability. Avoid tight-knit groups that seem reluctant to admit a newcomer, or ones that project a sense of competitiveness. The right group or mentor will be genuinely thrilled by your success, not threatened by it.

4. Attend conferences and events. By registering for some local seminars, training courses, and mixers designed for Virtual Assistants, you’ll be able to connect on a more personal level with your colleagues, often forming lasting alliances and friendships.

5. Use online resources. There are three major organizations that are the most widely referenced among the VA community. These include EA to VA, AssistU, and IVAA.

6. Consider a coach. Working with a business development coach can be a great way to sustain your motivation and morale as you work to establish your business. Send an email to to enlist the services of a seasoned VA consultant.

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