Becoming An Entrepreneur, Not An Employee
The virtual assistant industry is growing rapidly. Just about anyone can say they are a virtual assistant. You have a computer, internet access, and the desire to work from home. Voila! You’re a virtual assistant.
But is that enough to succeed as a virtual assistant? Do you have what it takes to run a business?
This 217–page book is designed to help you succeed as a Virtual Assistant.
Running a Business?
Yes, a virtual assistant is a business owner. Successful business owners need to have good business sense. As a business owner, you, the virtual assistant, need to understand what it takes to run a business.
Joel and Sue have more than 50 years of combined experience supporting and operating small businesses. They operate BizBa6 Small Business Support Services and love not only their work but the life it allows them to live. This book (Joel’s third business book, Sue’s first) shares how they think about business—it’s a ‘why to’, not a ‘how-to’ because it focuses on how people think and what they want—not just your clients, but you, too.
Commonsense makes Common dollars for Virtual Business Owners
This book is a must read for anyone looking to get into the virtual assistant industry and it is a blueprint for success for those who are already in the industry. It guides you through a mindset shift that shows you how to operate as a highly successful online business. The illustrations and advice and most of all the resources makes this book “Top Grade”. Sue and Joel, understands our struggles and clearly identifies what to do to grow. (mentioned in Ch.1 “It’s Work”.
This is an outstanding book and a MUST read.
If you are looking for a book on want you need to know to become a virtual assistant, and how to get clients, check out The Commonsense Virtual Assistant.
A must-have for any virtual professional
This book has provided me exceptional insight to the virtual professional world. I recommend this to anyone who is considering becoming a virtual assistant. Coupled with Sue’s virtual assistant workbook, she provides step-by-step instruction to starting your own virtual business. Thank you Sue!
After receiving this book I sat down and read it cover to cover accept to eat and …..well you know. OK, with that said I was so excited about the information that is in this book. Yes, the title says “The commonsense…” but this is more than that. Not only do you receive information about being a Virtual Assistant, you receive information about being an Entreprenur and isn’t that where we start? Certainly! Make sure that you have everything done and no distractions as you will NOT want to put this down either.
—Debra L. Leonard
Great Reference Materials for Virtual Assistants
This book is a great reference for anyone considering a career as a Virtual Assistant (VA). It is well-written and gives a roadmap of the entire VA process from how to think like a VA, the skills needed and even to to how to operate your VA business. I especially love the resource chapter.
This is a fantastic read that every VA should acquire.
—Sandy “Elite Administrative Services”
For ALL Entrepreneurs, not only Virtual Assistants!
While this book is directed towards Virtual Assistants, business owners of all industries will find it very useful in their pursuit of the American Dream of owning their own business. It will help you understand and overcome the limitations you place on yourself, consciously and subconsciously, that stand in your way of becoming a confident, successful business owner. It helps you develop an understanding of how your customer thinks, why you think the way you do, how to best utilize resources, and put processes into place to help you become the successful entrepreneur that is in every one of us!