When I first started doing social media and virtual assistant work, I didn’t even have a website! In fact, I booked my first 4 clients before ever making one. And I didn’t even start making a website until I had been working for 3 months! So, while you might think you need a website before you get started, I’m here to assure you: you don’t!
There are countless other ways to have an online presence, find clients, and start making money before you invest in a website.
Now, I think having a website is very important, but I also think having a quality website is more important. Throwing something together quickly just to have one isn’t always the best idea. You want to make sure you are creating a website that is on brand and will attract your ideal clients. Your website is your first impression on potential clients, so make sure it is a good one!
Are you not sure where to even start with a website? I have built dozens of websites, from Squarespace to Wix, to WordPress & Showit (what my website is made with!) Not only do I offer a website course inside of The Creative VA Academy Masterclass, but I also offer website audits, to walk through your website, and find ways to improve. Contact me, today!
While this might seem obvious, having a good business Facebook page for your business is often overlooked. First, make sure you add images that are on-brand with your vision. Then, add the services you offer. Facebook business pages easily let you add services to your page, and showcase what you can offer to clients. Next, invite your friends!
Tip: Once you have a business Facebook page, you are not done yet! Make sure to post at least once a week in it, to engage followers! Some ideas for what to post?
This was hands down, the most important piece of my puzzle to get clients. In fact, over 75% of my clients come to me from Instagram! While you don’t need to make a business Instagram right away (although I did) It is important to start sharing your services there.
If you do decide to make a personal Instagram, here are a few tips:
LinkedIn isn’t just for networking! This is a great way to share your background, get endorsements from people you know, and share your services. Start connecting with ideal clients in your industry, and share what services you can provide them.
In order to find clients, you need to put yourself out there! This includes going to networking events where your clients may be. Make sure to focus on making connections, not just sales. More often than not, you will not make a sale to every person you meet. But, if you create meaningful connections, it can lead to work! (Keep in mind, all membership fees can be claimed as a business expense!)
Making a personalized email signature can help spread the word! While you might not think the people you email to daily will need a virtual assistant, they might know someone who does! Add your name, title, and links to your social media.