New Virtual Assistant Business - Your Blueprint to Launch
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
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- 5 downloadable resources
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- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn how to set your business policies, including hours of operation and scope of work.
- Learn how to identify ideal clients and their pain points.
- Learn how to market your services on social media.
- Learn a simple but powerful tool to pitch clients online.
- Learn about how to set your business up for success, includes the tools to get you started, tax entities, and insurance.
- Learn about the most mistakes first time VA's make and how to avoid them.
- A LinkedIn profile is nice to have, but not a must.
Congratulations! You’re ready to become a virtual assistant and run your own business. Oftentimes, taking the initial leap is the scariest step, so I applaud you for your bravery and commitment.
Although you’re ready to launch your business, you’re probably not quite sure where to start. You may be asking yourself questions like:
How do I launch with little or no money?
What tools do I need to get started?
How do I determine things like my working hours and ideal income?
How do I find my ideal clients?
Do I need a website or insurance?
Should I work under my own name or create a business name?
How can I prepare for self-employed taxes and what are the best tools to help me manage income and expenses?
What are some common mistakes that lead to new business failures (and how can I avoid them)?
You’re in luck! This course takes you all the way from “A” (determining what kind of assistant you want to be) to “Z” (how to launch and grow a lucrative VA business).
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
This course is a foundational course and is designed to be your new business blueprint. It’s tailor-made for individuals who are ready to launch their own independent business.
WHO THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR
It is not designed for already well-established VA’s or those who are interested in offering virtual assistance as a side-hustle.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
I’m Erin, I launched my own VA business in 2012. I will share the best tips, practices, habits, and tools to help you get your business up and running - today! Not only have I run a lucrative business for nearly a decade, I also have two of the best-selling VA courses on Udemy (Must Have Tools and Double Your Income).
I've taught over 16,000 happy students, and created this introductory course after overwhelming demand from my own students.
LETS GET STARTED
If you’re ready to cut traditional office ties and create a life where you control who you work with, how you work with them, and how much you charge with confidence, then this is the course for you.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop in the course!
- People who want to start their own VA Business but are not sure where to start.
Learn more the instructor and why I'm teaching this course, as well as handy tips to help you internalize the material.
It’s a pervasive myth that you need to buy equipment, apps, online tools, super expensive courses, etc. to get started. As a new business, your priority should be getting set up while spending the most minimal amount you possibly can.
In this lecture, we'll discuss the top free tools to help you hit the ground running for free!
Don't forget to download your "backup brainstorm " sheet, and remember, the tools I mention in this course are linked in the course description as well.
An SOP, or Standard operating procedure, is a necessary part of establishing yourself as a successful business. Until you’ve answered questions like “what are your hours of operation, how will you manage incoming requests, and do you work on weekends,” you are not yet ready to hit the ground running as a VA.
Don't forget to download your SOP brainstorm worksheet!
When you choose any client without truly asking yourself questions like “what are my ideal hours of operation” and “do I even need to be in the same time zone as my future clients” you’re doing yourself a great disservice.
In this lecture, we'll cover the demographic and psychographic criteria of your ideal client. Don't forget your downloadable PDF!
Now that you know who your ideal client is and who you want to be marketing to, we need to brainstorm their pain points.
We'll discuss what pain points are and ways in which you can identify your ideal client's struggles.
Download the PDF that comes with this lecture!
LinkedIn is a fantastic platform to find clients because it functions a lot like Google. Typing keywords into the LinkedIn search bar brings up profiles that most closely match the search phrase.
We'll learn how to set a keyword rich title so that people searching for your services can find you more easily on LinkedIn.
Have you thought about how exactly you want to charge for your services? As a business owner, there’s no one-size fits all model when it comes to charging for your services, but we will learn about the pros and cons of charging either by the hour or flat rate.
Eventually, you may want to consider finding an accountant to help you manage your income, expenses, and maximize your business related deductions. For example, did you know that as a VA who works from home, you’re able to legally deduct a portion of your rent and home utilities? If you didn’t already know that, a great accountant will.
In this lecture, we'll discuss tips to help you find a great accountant!