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5 Things Every Virtual Assistant Needs Today

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

In this blog, you're going to read about the 5 things that a VA needs to be successful in 2023.

There are 40 million virtual assistants in the world, and that number is growing every day.

To separate yourself, these are 5 steps to separate yourself from the bunch.

Personal Brand

A social media presence is the first thing you should create when you're starting as a Virtual Assistant Mentor.

This acts as your public resume.

The best way to attract your dream clients is to create content that displays what you already know.

Make sure your personal brand displays who you are, what you do, and what kind of content you're creating.

For more on personal branding, check out our latest blog!


Having a portfolio of your past work will immediately put you at the top of the list of VAs competing for a job.

Not only will your client view you as a professional, but this creates a sense of trust right away.

You can use a website builder like Squarespace to create an eye-catching portfolio in a few hours.

3 keys to a good portfolio website:

1. Your best prior work

2. Simple theme

3. A personable About page

This is a must when building your dream VA business.


There isn't a successful virtual assistant on the planet who isn't organized. When working remotely, this is non-negotiable.

You have to be able to manage your time effectively if you want to provide the Best Virtual Assistant Services.

I recommend using apps like Notion and Calendly to help build systems that will keep you on top of your to-do's!

If you're handling many clients at once, it's important that you're on top of every task each day.

Communication Skills

Keeping your clients happy is rule #1 of being a VA.

The best way to do this is with effective communication.

Manage expectations early on, so your client doesn't expect to hear from you every single hour.

But also set reminders to check-in, and ask questions if you don't know something.

The last thing you want is to force yourself into doing something twice because you didn't ask.


This goes hand-in-hand with your organization and communication skills.

There's no point of creating schedules and to-do lists if you don't abide by them.

Having the discipline to follow the guidelines you set is going to make you successful.

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