I was just saying to someone I met last week that often if it’s not online then they lose a sale from us.
Example: Graham and I frequently go away and stay at B&Bs. I can’t be bothered going to travel agencies or RACV to find out what listings they have. I simply Google B&Bs in the area we’re looking for and book online. If they’re not online we don’t know they exist. Same for a lot of services and products we buy these days. My husband and I do a lot of our purchasing online and get things delivered to the door. Much more effective use of our time we figure.
And others will be feeling the same way. So, as a Virtual Assistant, do people know you exist? You might feel you don’t have to have a website and yes, the time and money involved means it could be awhile before you have something that looks good for your business but there ARE other ways.
Join a Virtual Assistant Network that has listings for their members. You’re effectively killing three birds with one stone:
1. You’re getting an online listing in a quick and efficient way, and
2. The site you’re listing with is already established and therefore is found via search engine listings,
3. The money you pay to join the network not only gets you that listing but also brings you many other member benefits and will aid you in the development of your Virtual Assistance practice.
So people should be able to do either a skills search or a location search to find you – depending on their needs.
Sound attractive? I thought so. Why not join our VA Directory today?