Working from home is amazing! For the longest I thought working from home meant some obscure data entry job. Nope, there’s actually a whole bunch of ways to make an income online. Becoming a virtual assistant is just one of them.
But to become a virtual assistant (or at least a successful one) you have to know what you are doing. This is not an easy thing to learn on your own.
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Becoming a VA
When I first started looking into virtual assistant work, I realized I had no idea where to even start.
I took a chance and invested money into a Gina Horkeys 30 days or less to Virtual Assistant Success. (It’s from the Horkey Handbook) And it was worth every penny!
Her course has transformed the way I see virtual assisting, and how I feel about my abilities to grow a successful business. You can check out my full, detailed review below of what to expect.
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success Review
The course platform provides all the information in an easy to follow manner. You can see all the modules at a glance, and all the lessons each module entails. This makes it easy to keep track of progress, and to pop back into lessons to review key info when you’re setting up your business.
The course platform is also beautiful and enjoyable to go through. I loved getting a hot cup of tea and curling up with my laptop to immerse myself in the lessons.
This course is loaded with so much useful information that it’s almost overwhelming. But, if you go through the lessons in order and complete the assignments and quizzes, you’ll start to get those little “ah ha” moments.
The course promises to help guide you go from knowing nothing about virtual assisting too building your business from the ground up. This sounds like a big promise, but Gina delivers.
They cover everything you need to know in this course to starting your business, getting clients, and what to do as a VA.
My favorite things covered:
♥ Where and how to get clients: Such as your natural market, social media and how to network well.
♥ How to make money as a VA: How to set rates, (which is so much harder than you’d think!) basic business financial aspects, setting up payments and offering packages
♥ Launching your VA business the right way: Including how to choose your market, what services you should offer and writing your VA resume.
♥ How to set your prices: This is such a hard one!
♥ How to cold pitch: Best practices plus templates!
♥ Plus a bunch more: Like how to interview well and follow up to get better clients, build your great relationships with your VA clients, plus an opportunity to be apart of their VA monthly lead membership community. ← (They will help you find clients!)
For all the details you can check out their course module page.
Setting Up Your Business the Right Way
After being in the VA game for a bit, I have realized there is a right way, and a wrong way to go about the whole thing.
Your business will never take off the ground if you lay a rocky foundation.
What was most useful in this course was realizing why I should build my own site to offer my services through. The class covers what pages are most important, how to look like a true professional, setting up your payment methods, what to do with invoices and contracts.
This is all the stuff that “DIYing” would be risky for.
Can the Course Help You Build Your VA business?
Absolutely. This course is honestly going to be best for those who are completely new to the virtual assisting game, and want to launch and grow a business from home. Now, this won’t happen in 30 days, despite the name of the course.
This course name “30 days” refers to how long it will take to go through the course and take the action steps to set up your business.
If you go through the course as suggested and actually do your homework (This is the important part, you do have to do the work) you should expect to be able to have the confidence and skills to be an awesome VA and on your way to getting your first clients.
Who is this course best for?
People who want to work from home and build their own business on their terms.
Like I said above, it’s really best for beginners or those struggling to grow their business. It’s also for those willing to put the work into growing their own business. This course will do nothing for you if you don’t put it in action.
Was the course worth the money?
Every single penny.
I can say this with full honesty. I actually apply many of the skills and information I’ve learned to my blogging business. The information in the course helped give me direction and answered questions I didn’t even know to ask.
I find that many people are nervous to buy a course for their business before they are making money. It feels like a sacrifice and it’s hard to justifying spending money before being able to prove their business is “worth it.”
Here’s how I look at it though. I spent a lot of money to go to college, for a job I didn’t enjoy and spent way too much time in. Now I applied a fraction of those costs, to build my own business and make money on my terms, doing things I love to do.
I took the chance on myself, and it was worth every penny.
30 days or less to virtual assistant success will help you build a successful virtual assistant business, without wasting a bunch of time trying to figure it all out. They also over exclusive services just for students, and support through those services.
If you’re not ready to get the course yet, make sure to pick up their free guide 150 services to offer as a VA. It’ll help you figure out what services you can offer as a VA. (This is the most comprehensive list I’ve ever seen)