Consider setting up your own website where potential clients can get information about your virtual assistant services. A well-done website can demonstrate your professionalism and skills, and therefore land you more jobs.
When you meet clients for the first time (in person, over the phone or via email) you want to act professional, complete tasks in a timely manner and follow through on agreements as expected. Sell yourself as the person you would want working for you.
To eliminate lots of unnecessary questions, put together a clear outline of the services you provide, how you work with clients and what your expectations are from the client. Listen to your clients and demonstrate that you are trustworthy and that you will handle their business tasks in a professional manner. Having professional business forms on hand can be an asset to your business and at the same time impress your customers.
As you complete jobs, get customer testimonials. You can use this customer feedback in your company literature and your website to convey to new customers what it is like to do business with you.
Some virtual assistant networking and job sources that may help you:
Search Indeed's online job listings by job name, type or geographic location. Easy to use and updated regularly.
They have an online "database" of jobs for virtual assistants and other home-based administrative positions. They also offer a free work at home newsletter.
Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce ((http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com)
This organization helps virtual assistants connect with potential jobs via their online directory. You can become a member and post your business contact information for clients to see.
Find telecommuting and online jobs on this site. It includes both freelance and full-time work. Employers are carefully screened.