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  • Hi - I'm New :)

    2 posts, 2 voices, 469 views, started Aug 1, 2008

    Posted on Friday, August 1, 2008 by Vrc

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    • Amethyst
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      Hi everyone!  I’m new here and could use some help.  I just recently started my own business after many years of trying how to figure out how I can stay at home with my family and still contribute.  I currently still work full time because I need my business to take off.  Then and only then can I leave my 9-5 and do what I love to do.

      OK - so I just started a Virtual Assistant business (Virtual Response Consulting).  What we do is provide administrative services from home.  I have over 18 years of experience in all levels and also have a paralegal certification.  I have tried mailings, callings, responding to ads and I have had no luck whatsoever.  I belong to Virtual Assistant forums where they are very successful but I just can’t seem to get that first client.  Alot of the people get their business from word of mouth - but since this is a new and booming business, a lot of people don’t know what Virtual Assistants are and what they do.  I just can’t get my foot in the door to help companies understand that since we are our own business that we can save them so much money by not hiring a f-t employee.  They are not responsible for benefits, office space and equipment, taxes, etc.  We are responsible for all that and those reasons alone can save many small businesses who need help a lot of money.

      Anyone have any ideas on how to successfully market my business?  I’m running of ideas and becoming frustrated.  Failure is NOT an option in my book so I WILL make this work :)

      Thanks for listening and any help/advice you can provide.

      Cherrie



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