One of the BIG questions I often get asked is “how did you find your first clients?”
I still see this question asked in some VA forums.
For me, personally, I started by going to client’s places of work and helping them out there.
I started my practice back in 1999 when not a lot of people knew what virtual assistance was or understood how it worked.
I knew (and it still stands) that one of the key ingredients to virtual assistance is trust. I began building my client base by physically going to local businesses and working with them in their own environment.
Two things happened.
Once I had built trust with my clients, all my work came in via recommendations.
So, what would I advise to anyone starting up?
Here are my top #11 tips to building your virtual assistant client base.