Blowing Up the Balloon:
How to Expand Your Services
You started with a simple business plan of some services that you would offer to the community. Right away, you began to get involved with networks, directories and local customers. Much to your expectations, you are now a successful virtual assistant. You are able to offer your services to a variety of people, and find the rewards in being the extra helping hand.
However, there is also an idea that is staying in the back of your mind. You have the need and the desire to offer something new and different. For virtual assistants, there is always the ability to expand skills into a new field or area. By doing this, you will be giving yourself the ability to have more clients with more possibilities for success.
If you are thinking about expanding your services, it is simply going back and making sure that the markets are in place. This first means that you will want to have the credentials for expansion. For example, if you are adding in website design, make sure that you have samples you can use that will draw in specific customers and target markets.
From here, you will want to make sure that all of your clients know you are offering something new and different. Many times, they will be happy to add this to their package, or can spread your name to someone else who can use the services. There will also be the need to find a different type of customer with the different services. Every business is at a different stage of growth and will need different things. By identifying these needs, you will have the ability to reach an entirely diverse set of people.
Whether you are simply adding in new management processes, or are working towards an entirely different service to provide to others, you want to make sure that you approach it boldly and with the ability to provide the best. By redefining your quality with expansion, you will have the ability to create more success for yourself as a virtual assistant.