Starting an Online Service Business

I have been talking a lot recently about working as a Virtual Assistant or Virtual Professional. I have also been listening to several Internet Marketing webinars. In those webinars it is usually recommended starting an online service business before diving head first into product creation and affiliate marketing. The reason for that is twofold. It helps you learn the ropes of marketing online, and it keeps your new business running in the black as you get going.

Please see my guide to starting a free online business for more information.


  1. says

    This is great advice. I stumbled into making money for my writing services as I was building my online biz. It never occurred to me until someone asked “what do you charge” for doing some writing! And just like that, a side biz was born! LOL

  2. says

    Love your guide, Angie!

    You’ve highlighted a lot of the important and oftentimes overlooked aspects of starting a service-oriented business. Perfect timing for me, too. I’ve been toying with a business idea for several months to offer my services as a very specialized ghostwriter. Your guide has definitely given me the oomph to cross over that line and turn my idea a reality. Thanks – your guide is a great confidence builder!

  3. says

    I’ve often thought of starting my own transcription business online. And I definitely have used more than one of those excuses to talk myself out of it. Thanks for sharing!

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