I hear from so many who are starting their businesses and at a loss how to find clients. But the formula isn’t a hard one and the secret is, you should not be keeping your business a secret! What do I mean by that? I mean ‘tell everyone!’ Not everyone is going to become a client but some you tell will tell others and, as a result, you’ll start to get enquiries.
Likewise with LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, etc – fill out everything you can and provide links leading back to your business. You don’t have a business presence online to link back to? Time you did! A quick and easy way, at no cost, other than your time, is set up a Facebook page. Or what about an About.me page? Or create a quick site with your own domain and self-hosting using WordPress – it can be improved upon over time, and rebuilt as your business grows.
There really isn’t any excuse for you not to have an online presence for your business. And if you need help – ask! There are lots of VAs out there, experienced enough, to help you set up any one of these, including me. So get started, and do something about it today.
Kathie is the owner of VA Directory and is former past President of the Australian VA Association. She founded the Virtual Assistant industry in Australia in the mid 90s, having already been operating a home-based secretarial service. Today the VA industry covers a multitude of office-based services for clients worldwide.