Starting your virtual assistant business while you’re still working full-time is actually a really smart idea.
You can build your business, get clear on your services, trial and error if you need to, secure a client base, and start making money all while you still have a secure income coming in each week or month.
The length of time that you build your VA business alongside your full-time gig is completely up to you. How many clients you want to work with, how many hours you want to dedicate to your new job, and how you communicate with your full-time job is always up to you.
The most important thing to make sure is that you’re not breaking any company policies by having another job, there are no non-compete clauses in your contract, and that you’re not breaking any tax laws by being both self-employed and employed.
Once you’re clear on the legalities of it, you can start to build your dream virtual assistant business.
Join relevant Facebook groups in your niche
Join Facebook groups that are both targeted to virtual assistants, like mine, Next Level Virtual Assistants, and groups that are in your niche.
Spend time nurturing relationships, providing free advice, and asking relevant questions in these groups. But balance carefully with being overly pushy or salesy. You want to let potential clients know that you’re available for work without looking spammy.
The best way to do this is by making a name for yourself as someone who is helpful and good at what they do. That way, when someone needs a VA who specializes in what you do, they’ll think of you and seek you out.
You can apply these same principles to Instagram and Twitter by checking out relevant hashtags and by being active on LinkedIn.
Ready to go?
Pick up the free Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Assistance, sign up for the next 5 Day VA Challenge, or invest in yourself with my signature program, The VA Starter Kit, for everything you need to get your virtual assistant business off the ground, including access to the best and most supportive Facebook community around.