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I've talked a lot in this section about narrowing down the kinds of businesses you want to work for as a virtual assistant. This is because finding your virtual assistant niche is one of the most important things you can do to help your business succeed.
Think about it from the client's point of view. Suppose you are a real estate agent who needs a virtual assistant. Do you want the one that understands real estate vocabulary or do you want one that helps all kinds of businesses?
Don't think that narrowing down your niche means you are limiting your horizons. You aren't. You're making your business more appealing to potential clients. If you choose your niche well, you're making your success more likely.
If you've worked in a particular industry in the past, think about virtual assistant services you could offer in that area. Your previous experience can mean a tremendous advantage.
Another idea is to take a look at what other virtual assistants are doing. How can you stand out from the crowd, given your skills and experience?
If you've been working as a virtual assistant, and want to try focusing your efforts more, take a look at what you've been doing. What do people ask you for the most? What do you most enjoy doing? You can even sometimes include outside interests if you find a way to relate them to being a virtual assistant.
Don't forget to consider what just isn't working for you. Sometimes it will mean you need to charge more for a particular activity, but other times it may be better for you to drop it from your list of virtual assistant services.
Finally, think about who your ideal client is? What industry? What services does your ideal client want?
Your niche should always be something you enjoy. If you pick something you really aren't happy with, what do you think the odds are that you will stick with it?
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Who Can Be a Virtual Assistant?
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How Do You Decide Which Virtual Assistant Services to Offer?
You don't have to do it all as a virtual assistant. Pick the services that you're going to offer as you get your start.
What About Local Clients?
Finding local clients doesn't mean you have to take the virtual out of virtual assistant. There are some advantages to having local clients.
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