Re: Is it a good idea?
I agree with Mary. My advice to new VAs is to treat your business as if you're already in business, regardless of what phase you're in. If you plan to work X billable hours on your business each day then you should be working X hours on your business *now* - networking, marketing, research, learning new skills, etc.
This is a perfect opportunity for you to get out there and start living the entrepreneur mindset.