Archive for June 16th, 2010

Buyer Beware

Just saw this announcement from a new virtual assistant who has no clients and only charges $15 an hour:

“Coming Soon! Workshops and classes on how to be a successful VA.”

I’m sure this is a perfectly lovely person with the best of intentions, but it’s painfully clear that as far as virtual assistance goes, she doesn’t have any business teaching this subject to anyone (or more importantly, taking their money) when she doesn’t know what it takes to work with clients and run a profitable, successful business herself.

If she were to just focus on her own business (what a crazy idea!) and put half the time and effort into it as trying to sell knowledge and expertise she doesn’t have to unsuspecting hopefuls, she might eventually achieve some actual success.

Buyer beware.