My website started as a side hustle, but by the time I sold it, it generated over half a million dollars in revenue. Just like most other hustles of this kind, it started as an idea. In beginning, it was just a review platform for various virtual assistants offered by other companies. The initial steps were ordinary, like domain registration, theme design and customization. In time, I utilized social media and also started posting original content. When I decided to sell the website, it was primarily due to a desire to try something else and the opportunity cost.
- Over the course of 9 and a half years of running Virtual Assistant Assistant–including the proceeds from the sale–the site generated over $550,000 in revenue.
- What would I call this project? I searched for available domains with the keyword “virtual assistant” in the URL, and ultimately registered VirtualAssistantAssistant.com.
- With those foundations in place, I began creating content. That meant both informational articles on the benefits and how-tos of working with virtual assistants, and company profiles.
“This is the story of how I started, grew, and sold a very part-time online business.”