I never thought starting my business would be easy, and it wasn’t and that’s a good thing.
Picture this, 25 years working as a corporate EA with a great salary and perks of the job, I decided, as the breadwinner for my family, I no longer wanted to do the commute anymore. There had to be a better way to be happier and earn good money as well.
My name is Jacqui James, I’m the owner of JMJ – EA for a Day and the founder of The VA Project, and a chance coffee meeting with an old Director of mine went a little something like this, “JJ, why are you still here, you’re too good for this place, you should be running your own business.” The seed was planted, and after some discussion with my husband, I decided to hand in my resignation to our families security net and go out on my own, using my skills and knowledge to build my business.
There had to be a way to find clients, work out the right tools to use. I’m a great problem solver, so surely this couldn’t be so hard. I didn’t have all the answers or know the first thing about working remotely to anyone else, but I figured it out with a lot of mistakes and lost clients.
Regardless of what you hear, you can’t start a biz in 24 hours, it takes months and months of long hard work to set up a business that has legs. A business created in haste will fizzle in the first 12 months I can guarantee that.
According to Dunn and Bradstreet, there are 5 things you can do that will be fatal to your business planning.
- Lack of research
- Overlooking your competition
- Being bombastic
- Unrealistic financial planning
- Not defining your target audience
Well, I did the exact opposite, I did the 5 things that made my business a success:
- Hard work and determination
- Researched and planned
- Realistic financial goals and expenditure
- Knew my target market
- Had great advisors
I built a program to help Virtual Assistants start their businesses from scratch because I know what you struggle with:
- How to work out a niche
- How to find your target market
- Landing your first client
- What goes into your new client pack
- How to determine your worth
- How to manage your time with young ones at home
- plus, plus, plus, the list seems almost endless
The VA Project has always addressed these problems for start-up Virtual Assistants. I’ve put 30+ years of experience and IP into How to Start Your Virtual Assistant Biz from Scratch.
So whether you’re just thinking about starting a virtual assistant biz, or whether you’ve just started one, your next step is to download a FREE copy of my List Collection. The ultimate checklist book for starting a Virtual Assistant Biz from Scratch designed so you don’t miss a step.
“I remember the day I pinged Jacqui on Facebook seeking guidance for getting started as a VA and you were kind enough to send me the assessment form and schedule a quick discovery session with me. And it was just the beginning, each day I look up to you and learn something new. You have shown me the right path to start as a VA and your suggestions have helped me immensely in setting up my business. Thank you so much for all the mentoring sessions. I am truly blessed to find you :)”
~ Anika Jain, Owner, AnikaJ
“Three years ago I began my VA business and struggled until I started mentoring with Jacqui from JMJ – EA for a Day. Since then my client base has quadrupled and my income has increased by 200%. Jacqui’s experience as both a high-level executive EA and a successful business owner has been instrumental in growing my business. Her system works!! I have the confidence, knowledge and ability to drive my business forward. Her eBook’s are full of great AH HA moments and it’s these gems that tell you, it’s not impossible.”
~ Anita Brammer, Owner Anita.VirtualAssistant
I’m super excited to be launching a limited release program for The VA Project – How to Start your Virtual Assistant Biz from Scratch.
Available 4 times per year ONLY
Enrolments will close 1 week out from the first 2018 session
Each program will go for 8 weeks and this is what you will get:
- Drip fed one module per week for 8 weeks
- Support documents and materials
- A weekly Q&A to work through each of the 8 modules
- A recording of each of the calls for you to refer to
- Unlimited email support during the program
- Closed Facebook Community
Find out how to:
- How to manage home, the kids and a business
- Find clients globally
- Determine your target market
- Discover your niche
- Build an amazing website
- How to brand your business
- Plan financially
- Create a pricing strategy, what to charge and how
- Set up your business structure
- What resources to use
- Set up a business structure
- How to build a sustainable business plus so much more.
You can find out more about how you can enrol and get more details about The VA Project – How to Start your Virtual Assistant Biz from Scratch grab a FREE copy of my List Collection.
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