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How to Build Your Portfolio as a New VA

If you’re still starting your career as a Virtual Assistant, creating a competitive and responsive online portfolio for work or even documentation of past projects might help you appear more professional and credible to potential employers. To ensure that you’re on top of the line among other VAs, start building your skills, experience, and expertise by outlining an aesthetically pleasing portfolio for your target clients.

Still don’t know where to start? Well, we got you covered! Here are some tips to help you build your portfolio for work:

1. Identify your Niche.

Determine your strongest suit! Choose the services that you want to provide as a VA. Choose a particular industry or specialty to specialize in by identifying your abilities, interests, and skills. If you’re excellent at creating graphical materials, may it be in real estate or a food company, use these as samples in offering creative graphics to your next client. The quality of your designs and your experience will also determine how you can negotiate your rate as an artist.

2. Establish your Target Client.

You can choose who you want to work with in the VA industry. To create synergy and dynamics in the workplace, it’s better for a VA to first draw what kind of bosses and co-workers they want to be with. After finding out who your ideal client is and what kind of work you want to offer them. Take into account their needs, problems, and the advantages you can provide as a VA. Once you’re able to identify your target client and what services you can offer to them, now is the time to add value to their business by exceeding their expectations.

3. List the services you offer.

To match the demand of your clients, you must list all the services with their corresponding rates. You can also add your level of mastery to each service you provide—this will inform your prospects if your skill level matches what they’re looking for. You may also include about your availability, the software and tools you use, and the tasks you are skilled at.

4. Collect Testimonials.

Request endorsements or recommendations from prior clients, coworkers, or superiors. This is a great boost to your portfolio. Your clients' written or video testimonials are solid proof of your performance to them. Including testimonials in your portfolio will increase offers by clients since you are referred by one of the most credible and reputable business owners in their region.

5. Provide a Trial Service to your Clients.

If your clients are still hesitant after looking at your portfolio, you can ask them if they want a trial task to test your competencies and skills required for their needs. However, if you feel like you have already experienced the same tasks, you can just send your sample works and embed documents, screenshots or URLs to websites you’ve worked on.

6. Always act professionally.

Once you face your boss, whether online or in person, showing your utmost respect to them is a must. Always carry yourself with professionalism. Respond to questions as soon as they come in and speak with potential customers in a straightforward and succinct manner.

Now that you have read the entire blog,I hope you’re now pumped up and ready to start creating your own portfolio for work. Following these steps will help you build a portfolio showcasing your skills, experience, and expertise and attract potential clients to hire you as a VA.


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