Elite Office Support’s founder, Susan Totman has given very useful tips to run a successful online business and virtual assistance company. I am sure you must be interested to know it. So let us check out the top 10 tips from experts to start an online business.
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10. Conduct Research
Conduct industrial research to determine scope of your business at local level. This will give you clearer idea of how you are going to work and how the business will move on.
9. Have Adequate Experience
Ensure that you have adequate experience to run the business and are dedicated to deal with maximum clients.
8. Know Your Niche
Determine your business niche. Try to focus on only 3-4 services initially. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the kinds of services.
7. Decide Your Services
6. Outline the Lists
Outline list of clients and freelance contractors. Keep the list saved both in soft and hard forms so that you can check and review it every now and then.
5. Decide the Budget
Decide the budget of every project according to expenses. Make sure your expenses don’t cross the limits of your budget. Keep the work in a way that the contractors are paid well for their jobs.
4. Prepare Business Plan
Prepare a business plan and mention future outcomes of your company. This is great because without preparing the business plan, you cannot know how your work process will go on.
3. Review Your Plan
Review your plan to know growth and changes. The advantage of virtual assistant business is that you have freedom to decide your working hours and number of clients. At the end of month, create client invoices, collect payments, and pay your contractors.
2. Examine Your Equipments of Work
Examine your equipment and software and be assured that they can fulfill clients’ requirements. This will give you clear idea of how much you should invest and how you are going to manage the work at home.
1. Secure the Customers
Secure your first client and wrap all legal documents of business. The only prerequisites of this business are dedication, talent and perseverance to complete a project.