Virtual Assistant Training Lesson 7

– FindingVA Jobs Outside of oDesk – 
 
There are other ways
and online/offline to find VA jobs. 
 You just have to keep your eyes open to
opportunities and possibilities.
Most Filipino business
owners need online marketing help and most of the time – they have no idea on
how it works, how to proceed with it, or even worse, they are not even aware
that they need online marketing to make their business more prosperous.
This is where we come
in >> our job is to show and explain to them the advantages or importance of having
an online presence especially when you own a business.
You have to be
creative in preparing your sales letters, present actual statistics, give testimonies, etc.. and
most of all be honest and sincere! 
 These business owners need to feel that they really need your
help to improve their business.  Most importantly, they need to feel that they are not wasting
their time and money dealing with you.
So your tasks for
today is >> to look for business owners in your neighborhood, among your
relatives, friends, friends of friends, etc… 
 and offer your services to them. (But first you have to prepare an effective sales letter. Read a  guide HERE.)
 
 
What VA services to offer?
Here are some ideas…
1.  Set-up and maintain a business blog site.
 
2.  Set-up and maintain a facebook page.
 
3.  Promote their business online. (Ex. Sulit.com.ph,
Ayosdito, online community forums, and others)
 
4.  Email support – Answer email inquiries or send
out marketing letters, proposals, etc.
 
How and how much to charge clients?
Here are a few ideas…
1.) Initially, you can offer your services at a
lower fee P500 to P1,500 per month but remember, if you plan to do this always
mention that it’s just an introductory rate for them to try out your service.
(This may sound very low but if you have 10 clients that’s still extra P5,000
to P15,000 a month).
 
2.) You can also give a money back guarantee if
they are not satisfied with your service/s. and
 
3.) You can give extra free service if they avail,
example > if they avail of your blogging services, you can include email
support for free.
Okay that’s our lesson
for the day,