How To Get Traction in Your VA Business

Jan 08, 2024
The VA Connection: How to Get Traction In Your VA Business

Starting a business as a Virtual Assistant can feel like a roller coaster ride. One day, you're excited; the next, you're discouraged; and the next, you wonder what you were thinking. 

In 2010, when I was starting my Virtual Assistant business, RocketGirl Solutions, it was not an ideal time to begin a new venture.

I had six figures of debt, seven years of unpaid back taxes, no job, and a failed marriage; I was a single mom and had to sell my home. 

I was also about to turn fifty, and as silly as it sounds now (at 62), I thought I was too old to change and had missed my chance to have the life I always wanted.

If this is how you feel, I want you to know it's not too late. But I also want you to know that if you want to change your life, you will have to do something different and probably (at least temporarily) uncomfortable. 

I often see aspiring Virtual Assistants in the beginning stages of their business, "playing office" - setting up their desks, organizing their hard drives, and learning new programs - instead of doing the things that will bring them clients, like networking, building their email lists, and sending out email newsletters consistently. 

Albert Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Even though I knew this, ignoring this advice is precisely what got me into so much trouble all those years ago. 

My strategy was to keep working harder and harder at the same things (that weren’t working), believing that time would make a difference that I would finally catch a break and that, somehow, the Universe would sweep in and save me.

If that's you, let's learn from my mistakes and start today doing something different. Here's what I suggest:

  1. Download my free guide called Networking Secrets for Virtual Assistants.
  2. Commit to reading it and set a deadline for yourself to finish.
  3. Take notes and write all over it as ideas and thoughts come to you.
  4. Decide one action step you can take today and take it.
  5. Decide one action step you can take tomorrow and put it on your calendar. 
  6. Repeat step 5: Every. Single. Day.

I want you to know that the path to success rarely travels in a straight line. There will always be twists and turns, ups and downs. What matters most is that you keep moving forward, doing the things that will make a difference.

I'm cheering you on each step of the way! I'd love to hear how it's going for you. Please hit reply and let me know.

You've got this! 


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