Just starting out
Offer free advice – do some free work until the paid work starts to come in.
Keep your day job – don’t give up until you have at least 6 months living expenses in the bank.
Keep your costs low – don’t buy what you don’t need. Think like a business owner not a consumer.
Position your business right. Too many businesses offer the same service. To succeed you need to offer a visibly different service: You can be more upmarket, more accessible, be more of an expert, work mainly in certain niches or offer a different pricing structure.
Do a survey
I hope that is enough to get you started and if you need help with any of the above then please get in touch.
All blogs are written by Amanda of Sunflower VA and they are based on my experience.