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Eosine411

Hi From Alberta, Canada

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Good afternoon everyone,

I am working on my business plan so that I may launch my Virtual Assistant and Bookkeeping business.  I have over 20 years of experience in offices in various industries (medical, oil and gas, enforcement, etc.).  I have completed Medical Office Assistant and Business Administration education.  I have kept my skills up to date and relevant for an online presence.  I have create web forms and web sites.  I enjoy working with spreadsheets and databases.  My writing skills are strong as well.

Being new at this, I am not sure what to charge.  Are there other Canadians here willing to share advice on billing their customers?  I realize I will need to target companies that are well established to get the earnings I need to keep up with living expenses.  Has anyone's business been affected by the current pandemic and are there strategies to deal with that?  

Once I start up and have a company name, how do I find customers?

My asthma prevents me from working in traditional offices, and I prefer higher skilled work requests.

I hope to move to BC within the next year.  

Thank you,

 

Twyla

Alberta, Canada

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Hi Twyla and welcome! I'm your neighbour in Maple Ridge, BC. Sounds like you have a ton of experience and will do well in a career as a VA.

As for what to charge, read through this blog post to get you started. Also inside your free VA member lounge you'll find the pricing formula worksheet together with a video on pricing.

You can also learn more about finding clients at my blog posts like this one.

Any other questions, just ask ;)


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