Q/A: How to Market My Virtual Assistant Business

Updated on: by Amy Kennedy

How to Market a Virtual Assistant BusinessQuestion:

I need some guidance. I am planning on creating my own business in virtual assisting. I need wisdom in how to advertise my business. I need to know how to get started. Any links would be more than appreciated.
Thank you so very much.

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Most of the Virtual Assistants I know get their start by first creating a basic website– can even be a 1 page site with a way to contact you.

Then they all go to sites like Elance and Odesk to look for work. Start small- building up from there. Once in a while you will find clients who turn out to be long term, repeat business and word of mouth.

Once you have experience you can usually land a couple of well paying clients who can take up most of your available time and you really wont have to market as much.

I have learned through chatting with others and running a web design service- there is no better marketing method than word of mouth.

Here is a VA Guide to starting your own business written by a VA friend of mine: I think it starts out at the last post and goes backward- so you might have to dig through it for the topics that interest you.


She also compiled it into an easy to browse book that includes additional info: http://21daystovabiz.com/

I’m around if you need any help or support. Best wishes!!


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Leisa Good

March 21, 2014 at 6:57 am

Well, thank you Miranda! I appreciate that!

And to all who want to be a virtual assistant, come on in! The water’s fine!