Not everyone starts their virtual assistant business with funds at the ready. While it’s certainly a better position to be in, that’s not always the case for many of us.
I was one of those people who started my business with barely anything to invest into it. Let me be clearer on that. I didn’t have a lot of money to invest, but I did have time.
And that’s usually how it goes. When building a business, you either need to invest your time or your money.
So, I found out exactly what I needed to start my business, bare minimum. And I learned about great low-cost and no-cost tools and software I could use to make it happen.
In this video, I share with you my top tips for creating your VA business on a small budget, as well as all of the tools and resources you’ll need.
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Client work flow:
PayPal– Send and receive payments, invoicing.
Dropbox– Send and receive files securely, no matter the size.
Google Voice– Have a business number that reroutes to your phone.
Skype– Phone and video conferencing.
UberConference– Phone/video conferencing, screen share, record.
Zoom-Audio and video conferencing and recording.
LastPass-Securely and safely share passwords with clients and team members.
Canva-Easily create images for logo, blog posts, social media, etc.
Google Calendar-Great place to keep your schedule as well as manage client’s schedules.
Calendly-Allows potential clients to easily schedule consultation calls with you.
Trello-Manage client work and to-do lists.
Evernote-Manage client work and to-do lists.
Asana-Manage client work and to-do lists.
Wave-Track your expenses.
Domain name-Purchase any names relevant to your name and business name.
Hosting-Reliable hosting for your website.
WordPress-Free open source software used to create your website.
About.me-Easy way to make a one-page site to tell the world about you.
Portfolio-Create one to showcase your skills-can be used for admin, tech, design services, etc.
Social media-Set up free accounts with clear and consistent profiles, and network. LinkedIn help.
AWeber-Build a list of people interested in what you do, and turn them into clients.
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