Virtual assistants are fast becoming the resource of choice for entrepreneurs, professionals and small businesses. Virtual assistants have proven themselves to be invaluable in many ways throughout the various industries, and are therefore becoming more and more widespread and commonly used.
A virtual assistant in this competitive VA market must therefore be competitive and on trend by keeping up to date with new resources, ideas, trends and scams that can help or hinder them from being profitable and providing a rewarding service. As virtual assistants that provide services to various industries and businesses it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide the best of what our businesses have to offer, this is why a VA should look into joining a VA forum or network.
The world of the virtual assistant is one that is highly competitive, there are many assistants that offer their services whether general or specialised. One of the ways that a virtual assistant can stay current in this highly competitive market is to join a forum for virtual assistants or any kind of VA network.
VA networks and forums are a good place for a VA to express their thoughts with fellow professionals, share trade ideas, stories and successes and to get help when needed. Being part of a forum or network can open up a VA to a number of opportunities both professional and personal. As part of a VA forum or network a virtual assistant will find valuable information and resources to help further their business, or if they are new to the industry or thinking of becoming a VA, will find the encouragement to make the leap and be their own boss, even on a part time basis.
VA forums provide the new VA with a ready source of information, insight and advice that is relative to their new industry and career choice. Any VA whether new to the field of virtual assistants or not, will find that a VA forum will be of benefit to them. Forums are a great place to learn and pick up best practice ideas and also to build your own network of trusted VA’s that you can turn to for help when the time comes. There are many VA forums and networks our there that are free to join and some that have a membership fee attached, there are some really good ones that provide members with the opportunity to train to improve their VA skill and also offer their members access to clients that are in need of a virtual assistant.
Which ever forum you choose to join as a VA there is always a place to go, and once you join a forum or network you will definitely experience the benefits.
Benefits of a VA forum or network
- Access to projects that are posted on forums
- Be able to pass on proposals to prospective clients that are trusted by other VA
- Have a safe environment to discuss business matters
- Help is always available when needed
- Feedback on ideas from fellow like minded VAs