Finally, we’ve found that opportunity and the place to find the information necessary to start that business. The business—Virtual Assisting, the Place—Virtual Assistant Networking Forum (VAN), better known as “The Global Meeting Place for Aspiring and Successful VAs.”
What’s a Virtual Assistant? By definition, a Virtual Assistant or VA, is a highly skilled professional who provides administrative support and other specialized services to businesses, entrepreneurs, executives, authors, real estate or sales professionals and others who have more work to do than time to do it. Many VA's also provide web development and Internet marketing, meeting and event planning, desktop publishing, word processing, book marketing and business start-up consultations. The services are endless, depending upon the VA’s knowledge, skills and creativity. Plus, the VA’s workload continues to increase as businesses fully realize the benefits of having VAs partner with them. Ask many VAs and they will acknowledge that they can barely keep up with their client demands and often have to subcontract the work out. Also, as the workload increases so does the rate of pay. Most VAs today can expect to earn between $35 to $100/hr.
But wanting to start a business and being successful at it are two different things. How often do you hear, “I tried working at home, but it didn’t work out.” Or, “They are all SCAMS!” Well, stop by the Virtual Assistant Networking Forum (VAN) on any given day and you’ll discover a totally different scenario. You’ll see thriving businesses and success stories in every corner. You’ll see confident professionals helping others learn the ins and outs of starting a Virtual Assistant business and you’ll see something very unique to the Virtual Assistant Industry, “The willingness to share”. As the publicity representative of VAN, Diana Ennen of virtualwordpublishing.com, states, “The pros at VAN are eager to help everyone with their start-up questions or questions on keeping their business thriving.”
Tawnya Sutherland, Founder of the VAN forum and Author of the VAS – Virtual Assistant Start-Up System, has successfully inspired all on the VAN forum by her continued success and motivation. She’s always willing to share her online marketing secrets and VA tips with others. In addition to the support and guidance she offers on the VAN forum, she also authored a new book and business system for VAs entitled - VAS - Virtual Assistant Start-Up System. This System comes complete with an excellent resource guide authored by Sutherland, books by Industry leaders such as Diana Ennen, Kelly Poelker, Michelle Jamison, as well as a complete business plan, 125 templates, forms and legalese samples for starting a business and so much more. Plus, it offers the one thing that is rarely offered in any business kit, but is an absolute necessity in operating a business, all the essentials for starting a website including a template, domain name registration, hosting, etc.
If you’re ready to start your VA business and want the tools to do it with and the strength of a global community of VA professionals at your side, then stop by VAN VAnetworking.com today. Don’t delay -- The Gang’s All Here Waiting!
Media—Tawnya Sutherland is available for speaking and media engagements and is currently seeking additional VAN forum sponsorships, VAnetworking.com/.