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Hi everyone

My name is Sami and I have just signed up to the VA network today as I am taking the plunge into starting up my new business as a VA. I am in the very early days of this at the moment and I am finding it all a bit daunting with knowing where to start etc. 

I have been travelling for the past 2 years and I am now back at home in England with no money doing temp work in offices here and there to keep me going. I came across the words Virtual Assistant only last week and I cant believe I have never heard of it before or even thought of it being an option for me. I dont have masses of experience like alot of you do but I have worked in a variety of office and administration roles over the past 4 years so I know I can do the work but im just feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment as I am trying to figure out how to actually go about getting all of this set up with limited money.

Would anyone be able to suggest any free courses I could take that could be beneficial? I think i may have found some i can take but there may be some I am missing?

I also obviously wont have a client base at all to begin with so I dont know how to go about getting my first client? I read about volunteering a few hours of my time to get me started but I need to look into where i would go about that and also just so much i need to learn about setting up a linked in profile and getting people to connect with me on there.

I feel very excited about all of this but my mind is so full with thoughts of all these things i need to do its hard to know what to prioritse. 

Anyways....I will leave my rambling there and try and get on with figuring it all out.

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Welcome Sami! So exciting when you finally learn about virtual assistance and realize, hey I can do that! ;)

I'm not familiar with much free training to become a VA but do know we have some in our VA Member Lounge to get you started. Plus this network is a great resource to ask your questions along the way or search the archives as it may have already been answered.

Wishing you the best on your new venture :)

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