said 6 months ago:
@julietd Yes…our services are similar because I find that in setting them up in Social Media, one of the first things I do is check their website and make suggestions for making it “visitor ready” with “calls to action”. As the client understands that Social Media is one of the best Inbound Marketing strategies to their website, often they ask me to do the updates to their ste as well. I do Wordpress but not Joomla.
In answer to your question, I have been a Virtual Assistant for almost 8 years and only since 2008 did I niche to Inbound Marketing services. I had already done the majority of my marketing within Social Media and have had great success getting referrals from alliance VA’s who don’t do Social Media but know that I do and through my blog posts in Social Media channels, but I also have connections that have approached me directly from my marketing online. I have also establshed a presence locally through various Facebook groups particularly in my area (central Ontario).
If you are going to go the VA route, join VA organizations – there are many! And these groups almost always offer potential clients the opportunity to post RFP`s (Request for Proposal) that the VA`s can submit for – I gained many clients that way too. I have a listing of some of the best ones on my website in the Resources section: http://www.alternativeofficeassistance.com/resources/