Success Does Not Come Overnight

Many opportunities exist today to be successful online, but regardless of what you read and hear success does not come overnight, and it doesn’t come without a lot of time, energy and hard work. Like starting any business, you should have the required knowledge and experience, but you should also have the determination, commitment, perseverance,…

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Outsourcing Bookkeeping

Like any other business, online businesses are required to keep track of their income and expenses and prepare a financial statement for tax purposes. This is called bookkeeping. Most businesses have a bookkeeper, accountant, or someone knowledgeable and experienced in recording financial information, on staff. This person(s) tracks and records by category all monies coming…

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Take stock of your talents

What talents do you have that are not necessarily related to business administration or virtual assistance, but could be used to set yourself apart from other VA’s? For example, perhaps you have a love of photography which could provide an opportunity to take pictures or select photos for a client’s website or promotional materials, or…

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Take stock of your skills

Your skills inventory may be the biggest asset you bring to your business. These factor greatly in to identifying what services you would feel comfortable offering your clients right away, and what services you may want to offer in the future. Consider the skills and knowledge you already have (what you know fairly well and…

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Creating the Foundation for your Business

It is important to create a good foundation for your business by writing a business plan, even if you are the only one who ever reads it. It will help to establish key areas of your business, set goals, and track your progress. Consider your business plan as a roadmap, a tool that will help…

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