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5 Great Books for a VA to Read


There are several good reads for virtual assistants on the market. Below are the top five according to online reviews and recommendations. 

1. Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA

This book, written by Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker, is a must have for anyone wishing to begin a virtual assistant business at home. The comprehensive guide covers every aspect of starting you own company. Sections include billing clients, setting rates, creating a website, and beginning your own VA business while still having a full time job outside the home.

2. The Virtual Assistant’s Guide to Marketing

Written by Michelle Jamison, college professor teaching marketing and office management, this book will assist anyone trying to develop efficient marketing strategies. No matter your level of experience, Jamison can help you move your VA business forward by utilizing innovative ways to secure more clients. Topics included in the guide are the importance of establishing business relationships, marketing your services without it costing an arm and a leg, and locating ideal clients for your business.

3. The 2-Second Commute: Join the Exploding Ranks of Freelance Virtual Assistants

Christine Durst and Michael Haaren present a wealth of information in what has been called the perfect start up guide for new VA’s. The benefits of this manual are that it can also help struggling virtual assistants realign their goals to get their business back on track. The book covers many aspects of creating a business, such as which services to charge, staying organized, and setting up a home office.

4. VA Secrets Revealed! An Insider’s Guide to Being a Successful Virtual Assistant

VA Alyssa Gregory shares her tricks of the trade in this tell all book on managing your virtual assistant business. Gregory discuss marketing, ideal clients, and balancing work and family. There is also a resource toolkit that offers additional information on other websites and books that can be helpful.

5. The Virtual Assistant Handbook: Insider Secrets of Starting and Running your own Profitable VA Business

Nadine Hill offers a fresh look at being a successful VA. She goes beyond the commonly discussed topics to provide additional information that will assist you in running a profitable at-home business. You can learn about setting fees, avoiding common mistakes, raising fees without losing clients, and beneficial secrets to managing a business that will not take over your life.

About Stephanie Watson

Mom | Wife | Virtual Assistant | Content Strategist
Stephanie has been working from home for over 20 years as a virtual assistant, template bender, and content writer. She's currently transitioning to business coach. You can learn more about her at her website

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