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Hello all,

My name is Mary and have been intrigued for years to become a VA. Why I haven't done it sooner? Believe me, I'm wondering the same thing! I have tons and tons of questions and am appreciative to any help or advice that can be given! My main question as of now is, LinkedIn? I do not have one and am not sure of it. Given the fact of my current position,front desk agent at a hotel, I tend to keep my social media more private. Just would love to hear some thoughts! Thank you for reading!


Your Name: Mary

Your Website URL (if applicable): need one, what's a good rule of thumb for a name?

Years in Business: 0, just starting to figure out how to get started!

Description of your Business, including any specialties:

cliche most likely, but generally the more typical office work; answering phones, email, fax, filing. I currently work in hospitality so making reservations...

On a more personal note:

What City/Town/State/Country are you from?: Waterboro, ME USA

Are you married? How long?: Yes, 4 years but have been together much longer than that!

Any kids and how old? Two, almost 20 son and almost 11 daughter

Hobbies & Interests: crafts, writing, boating, lake days, traveling


How did you hear about us? Did a search on Facebook

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Hi Mary, welcome to VAnetworking!


Some people are worried about having a social media presence while transitioning. You could set up a LinkedIn profile and amp up your privacy/security settings. I actually just went through and tweaked all my social media privacy settings because I like to keep most of my life private lol.

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Hi Mary and Denise and welcome to the forums.


What will you specialise in and who will you target?


I have chosen to specialise in WordPress because I know it so well. I also like working with coaches and online authorities because I know a fair bit about marketing too.


Once you have your "offer" so to speak it's time to put it out there and find your clients.


Here's an article which may help http://workfromhomehappiness.com/how-to-become-a-virtual-assistant-with-no-experience/

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