Becoming a virtual assistant is a very lucrative career. It has flexibility and allows you to take on as much as yo can handle to increase your income even more. The problem is that many of the people who are qualified for this type of work don’t really know how to get started.
Below are 3 steps you can take now to increase your income by standing out as a personal assistant:
#1 Increase your virtual business service fees:
When was the last time you increased your fees? Most clients will expect you to increase your fees from time-to-time. It’s a standard business practice and your virtual business is no exception. As a business owner, you’re entitled to increase your rates/fees.
#2 Offer add-ons or upsells on all your virtual assistant services:
If you’re really listening to the needs of your clients, you’ll start to recognize those hidden requests, those extra products and services your clients want and need to make their life easier.
Perhaps you’re posting a weekly blog on behalf of your client or you’re taking care of their website. How does your client know if their efforts are actually producing results. I’m sure they want to know if their blog is performing or if people are visiting their website. An add-on to your basic service would be to offer a “kick-butt” weekly performance report or a “healthy business heart check”. Something very easy and simple for your client to use and profit from. With your weekly report they’ll be able to adjust their blog/web content to increase traffic flow.
Here’s another example …
If you’re offering administrative services to coaches, you could offer a quarterly “de-stress organisation audit”. You could come in an audit your client’s systems for productivity and ease of use. In addition to the audit, you could then come in to tailor, tweak and sort out your client’s administrative systems.
#3 Bring in one new virtual assistant client >>>
Bringing on a new client is another easy way to increase your income. Also, if you bring on a new client and combine this with the two income boosting suggestions above you’ll be tripling the effect.
By practicing these 3 steps you can easily add several thousand dollars to your virtual assistant income almost immediately.
Do you agree that these 3 ways will increase your virtual assistant income? Why or why not?