Do I need a website? It’s one of the first questions I hear from my coaching clients.
And my answer is always the same…
What you do need is clients! You need money coming into your business. You need to know what you’re offering to those clients and that you are delivering exceptional work - because happy clients means recommendations. You need to know that this is something you really do want to stick with.
The next question is usually “well what about a Facebook business page?”
Can you guess what I’m going to say?
No! You do not need a Facebook business page.
You do not need a color scheme, a mood board, a business name (your own name is lovely!)
In order for this to be a business, you need to make money, and that means you need clients.
Is building a website, picking your colors and fonts and setting up your Facebook page fun? 100% yes!
Will you get to a point where you need a site? Yes! I just did, five years in.
Now I know this goes against the grain, against what pretty much everybody else out there is telling you to do. The first steps you do need to take when starting your VA business?
Figure out what you are going to offer your clients. Before you tell me you don’t have skills, you do. You just may not have worked remotely before.
Start talking about what you do. If someone on the preschool field trip asks, tell them! If you’re in a Facebook group and someone asks a question that you know the answer to or have a solution for, answer it and offer to connect further.
Figure out how much time you have to dedicate to your business and supporting clients. Decide on your rates/packages. And talk to more people about what you do. Make connections and fill that available time so you can fill your bank account.
Designing your website is fun, but it also doesn’t make you money. It delays you from doing the scary work of putting yourself out there.
But I believe in you. You can do this. And if you’d like some extra support and want to know more next steps about starting your own successful VA business, schedule a chat with me here.