I am considering joining the VA world and have many questions before I decide how to best approach the idea. I have listed some of my questions below and would greatly appreciate any comments or suggestions.
1/ I envisage that the hardest part of this work is finding clients. As someone completely new to the industry I anticipate that it will take quite a while to build up a client-base and obtain regular income. What would be the best place to advertize my services to clients?
2/ A quick search of the web has identified the following professional organizations. With limited resources and no guarantee of making a reasonable income I would appreciate any comments on which of the organizations I should join and which I should avoid.
Canadian Virtual Assistant Network
International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA)
International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)
International Association of Virtual Assistants
3/ In terms of skills I think I have a varied but also highly specialized skill set. I don't know if I should focus on the specialized skills or try and offer a wide range of services.
4/ I have no problem with working for an established VA. Is there a list of VA's that sub-contract work so that I can send my resume to them?
5/ I am considering setting up a website to promote my services; are there any resources available for promoting a VA website?
6/ Realistically how much can I expect to earn per month as a VA? I realize that this will vary depending upon the skills offered but any ball-park estimate would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any responses