May 2019

How to start a VA business in Florida

This is a basic and quick reference on how to start a Virtual Assistant Business. This is especially useful for people who live in Florida because of the big number of so-called “snowbirds”. A snowbird is a person who moves for winter months to Florida (or California). Often, these people are retired and they usually come from northern states and Canada.

Today the majority of snowbirds are between the ages of 50 and 69. The retired winter travelers often need help with their administration duties such as paying bills, making an appointment with a doctor or even promoting their snowbirding blog. Yes, snowbirding blogs are popular too 🙂

You can easily find a job as a VA for snowbirds. So, let’s take a look at what it takes. First, you should have at least a GED or High school Diploma. if you don’t, you can easily prepare online (check Best GED Classes.org for free lessons) and pass the GED test. There are plenty of GED schools and testing centers in Florida so, it’s easy. The test results are sent the same day so you can have your GED Diploma within a short time.

Obtaining a Virtual Assistant certification is not required to land a client or start a Virtual Assistant Business. It does, however, look good on your resume and add weight to your skills. Many young entrepreneurs are ready for a VA so get on with it and start your own business today!