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How to Become a Virtual Assistant
Start a Virtual Assistant Business and Get Paid to Work from Home
Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying career that lets you use your creativity to provide virtual office assistant or virtual personal assistant services for busy people and companies. Welcome to the virtual assistant business!
When you become a virtual assistant (also known as a VA), you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss by starting your own business providing office assistant or personal assistant services. 

But instead of going into an employer's office to work, you will work "virtually" from the comfort of your own home or another location of your choice. You will have a flexible, financially rewarding business that gives you the freedom to do work that you love

"The one thing I wish I had known before I started my virtual assistant business was how amazing being an entrepreneur and a business owner can be. I wish I had done this sooner. It has allowed me the freedom to choose to do what I want, for who I want, when I want."
   – Kate Kerans, Kerans Virtual Assistance
Why Become a Virtual Assistant?

If you ask any successful CEO or business owner how they got where they are, if they’re honest, they’ll probably tell you that they could never have done it without a fantastic administrative assistant and support staff.

Unfortunately, many administrative assistants work tirelessly for years in support of others, for little financial reward or appreciation.

In addition to working long hours, some workers spend countless hours commuting to an office, have to deal with office politics, and are never fairly recognized for their contributions. 


BEFORE
An assistant working in an office may even be thought of as "just a secretary", which is usually far from reality, and may not be given the opportunity to grow in her career or to focus on those aspects of the job that she truly enjoys

If any of this sounds familiar, or if you are just seeking interesting new challenges, higher pay, or more flexibility and freedom in your life (or if you are concerned about your company downsizing), becoming a virtual assistant could be your dream career.


AFTER
What a Virtual Assistant Does

The type of virtual assistant work you will do depends on your personal interests and the clients you choose to do business with.

For example, you might choose to work for prestigious corporate clients who have an increasing need for virtual assistants because of downsizing and outsourcing of jobs that were previously done by employees.

Or you might choose to take interesting and creative jobs providing virtual office assistant or virtual personal assistant services for busy professionals such as authors, entrepreneurs, real estate agents, doctors, or lawyers. You might even become a virtual assistant for professional associations or nonprofit organizations.

When you start a virtual assistant business you can also choose to specialize or offer a variety of virtual assistant services, including the following. (Which virtual assistant services would you like your business to offer?) 

  • Appointment setting
  • Customer service
  • Database management
  • Desktop publishing
  • Data entry
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Event and meeting planning
  • Executive assistance
  • Financial services such as billing or bookkeeping
  • Graphic design
  • Human resources services
  • Legal assistant services
  • Medical transcription
  • Newsletters
  • Project management
  • Public relations
  • Real estate virtual assistance
  • Research
  • Travel arrangements
  • Website design
  • Word processing
  • Writing
  • And anything else clients need help with!
As long as you have the desire, you can become a virtual assistant and start your own virtual assistant business. No special education or experience is necessary to break into this career and succeed. 

You can start your own virtual assistant business and become a virtual assistant immediately, earning an hourly rate of $25 to $60 per hour or more, using skills you already have. 

If you would like to be paid to provide virtual assistant services, the FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the exciting virtual assistant business. 

The guide's contributors include top virtual assistants. To give you insider advice on how to become a virtual assistant and start a virtual assistant business, author Jennifer Fishberg interviewed more than a dozen successful virtual assistants and experts such as Kathy Goughenour, President and Head Trainer for Expert VA Training who built her virtual assistant business to over $100,000 per year.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to start a business providing virtual assistant services and get hired as a virtual assistant, including: 

How to Become a Virtual Assistant

  • What a virtual assistant does
  • How to provide virtual assistant services (includes information about a variety of services you can choose to offer to increase your income)
  • How to develop the skills you need to be successful as a virtual assistant
  • How to do a client consultation and assess client needs (includes a sample client questionnaire for a virtual assistant business)
  • Advice for managing your time and structuring your daily activities as a virtual assistant
  • How to get started as a virtual assistant by working with other virtual assistants
  • How to get virtual assistant work through virtual staffing agencies
  • Links to many valuable resources you can use to help you work more effectively as a virtual assistant 
How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business 
  • How to start a part-time or full-time virtual assistant business for little or no money
  • Information about business matters affecting a virtual assistant business such as business planning, insurance, etc.
  • Choosing a name for your virtual assistant business
  • How to set up an office for your virtual assistant business
  • Sources of start-up financing if you want to spend more on your virtual assistant business (e.g. leasing an office instead of working from home)
  • Pricing your virtual assistant services, with information on:
    • How to set your hourly rate
    • Per project fees
    • Monthly retainers
    • Getting a deposit before you start a project
    • How to invoice clients 
  • What to include in a client contract or agreement 
  • How to select strategic partners
  • How to market your virtual assistant services effectively through:
    • Advertising 
    • Freelance marketplaces
    • Networking and referrals
    • Free promotional opportunities
  • How to get corporate clients for your virtual assistant business
  • What you need to know about preparing proposals for virtual assistant work
  • Helpful samples you can use in your virtual assistant business (including a sample invoice, sample contracts, and more) 
PLUS, you will discover:
  • How to be certified as a professional virtual assistant
  • How to prepare a portfolio
  • How to find a mentor who can help you start a virtual assistant business
  • Tips for finding telecommuting jobs
  • Samples of what you need to become a virtual assistant and start own your virtual assistant business, including: 
    • Sample virtual assistant client consultation form
    • Sample resume for a virtual assistant
    • Sample cover letter for a virtual assistant
    • Sample thank you letter
    • Sample scripts of what to say when talking to prospective clients of your virtual assistant business
    • Sample hourly rates for virtual assistant services
    • Sample contracts for an individual client or a corporate client 
    • Sample invoice for a virtual assistant business 
    • Sample virtual assistant client feedback form
    • Sample press release for a virtual assistant business
  • And more!
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about becoming a virtual assistant or starting a virtual assistant business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, and more.

The information in this guide can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to become a virtual assistant business and start your own virtual assistant service business.

This guide has been selling for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Thursday, April 17, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $19.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2: Although this guide has previously only been available as an e-book you can now get a print copy together with a CD-ROM that includes sample contracts, forms, checklists and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately. 

NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of the latest edition of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. Most FabJob print books sell out, so if you would like to have a print copy, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You can earn back much more than the price of the guide your first day in business. And with this guide you can start your own virtual assistant business much more quickly and cost-effectively.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a virtual assistant, including how to provide virtual assistant services and start your own virtual assistant business.

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The FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant is for anyone who wants to become a virtual assistant or VA. Discover how to provide virtual assistant services, how to get hired for virtual assistant jobs, how to start your own virtual assistant business, and how to get clients for your virtual assistant business.
 

"There are so many rewards, including the flexibility to create my own schedule, and the knowledge that I don't have to do the same old work day after day. But perhaps most rewarding is being able to constantly learn and apply new technical and creative skills."
– Janet Barclay, Founder of Organized Assistant and Golden Horseshoe Virtual Assistants Group

"Your time is more valuable than you may think! Something that may only take you 30 minutes to complete may take them 4 hours – you should remember to charge accordingly.  Your knowledge and skill is extremely valuable!"
 – Suzanne Roy, Real Estate Virtual Assistant, V.A. Work

Janet and Suzanna are two of the virtual assistants who give advice in this FabJob guide


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Discover how to become a virtual assistant start a virtual assistant business, also known as a VA business or virtual assistance business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant is for anyone who wants to learn how to become a virtual assistant or become a VA. Discover how to become a virtual assistant, provide virtual assistant services, get hired for virtual assistant jobs, start your own virtual assistant business, and get clients for a virtual assistant business.