Virtual Assistant: Find, Hire, Train, and Manage
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Virtual Assistant: Find, Hire, Train, and Manage

Work smarter, not harder: Learn how to win the war against "Entrepreneurial Overwhelm" with virtual assistants.
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4.8 (40 ratings)
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Created by Nick Loper
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you'll have a complete understanding of what virtual assistants are and how they can help you in your business. You'll know where to find the best VA talent, how to hire them, and how to work with them on an ongoing basis.
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  • An open mind and willingness to relinquish some control in your business in the name of your lifestyle, health, and growth

Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You?

This course is for entrepreneurs who are looking for a way to take their business to the next level. If you've ever caught yourself thinking there just aren't enough hours in the day, there is a solution.

And it won’t make you go broke, either.

Virtual assistants are essentially telecommuting contractors to your business. This course covers everything you need to know about virtual assistants, including:

  • Where to find the best ones
  • How to hire them
  • Best practices for working with them on an ongoing basis

It’s taught from firsthand experience, NOT theoretical or academic fluff. You’ll learn how a talented virtual assistant can help save you time, money, and headache.

Take control of your entrepreneurial life and learn how to effectively outsource your non-essential tasks. You’ll free up hours every day to focus on what’s really important.

In the end, virtual assistants can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more productive and stress-free life.

It's possible (and I would argue essential) to unload many aspects of your day-to-day work, leaving you free to tackle the higher-level, strategic, and money-making projects that often get neglected.

Time is Our Most Valuable Resource

But it's also the resource we are quickest to waste. After this course, you may not achieve the 4-Hour Work Week right away, but you’ll be armed with actionable advice on how to get started with outsourcing. The world’s most successful people didn't get there alone; they all had help along the way.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started on your outsourcing adventure today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and busy professionals.
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
Virtual Assistant Basics
14 Lectures 39:32

Virtual Assistant Benefits

How Much is Your Time Worth?

What's Your Excuse?

What a Virtual Assistant Can Do For You

Should You Outsource Social Media?

How Much Does a VA Cost?

Virtual Assistants vs. In-House Employees
2 pages

Virtual Assistant Security

Virtual Assistant Legal Implications

Myth: Virtual Assistants are a 3rd World Industry

Virtual Assistant Certifications
How to Hire a Virtual Assistant
10 Lectures 34:22
Intro to Section 2

Know Thyself: The First Step To Virtual Assistant Success

Know Your Requirements: What Will Your VA Do?

The Perfect VA Job Description: Share Your Requirements and Personality

How and Where to Post Your VA Job

Insider Tips for Elance Success

How to Narrow Down the Candidates

How to Ask for Trial Tasks

How to Interview a Virtual Assistant

You're Hired!
Working With Your Virtual Assistant
6 Lectures 31:22
Your Welcome Package: On-Boarding Your New Team Member The Right Way

How to Train Your Virtual Assistant

Managing Your Virtual Assistant: Would You Want to Work for You?

Tools of the Trade

How to Use LastPass to Securely Share a Password with Your VA

How to Pay Your Virtual Assistant
Bonus Material: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Outsourcers
8 Lectures 09:24
Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Thank You For Joining Me in This Course!
PowerPoint Slides
9 Lectures 00:00
Virtual Assistant Benefits
2 pages

How Much Is Your Time Worth?
2 pages

Virtual Assistant Legal Implications
3 pages

Know Thyself
5 pages

How to Post Your VA Job
5 pages

4 pages

VA Welcome Package
4 pages

Tools of the Trade
4 pages

How to Pay Your VA
4 pages
About the Instructor
Nick Loper
4.5 Average rating
397 Reviews
13,491 Students
3 Courses
Entrepreneur, Author, Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation

Nick is an author and online entrepreneur featured on The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, and speaking at a TEDx event.

His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at Side Hustle Nation, a growing community of aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs, where he also hosts the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcast.

He's the author of 4 books, including Work Smarter: 350+ Online Resources Today's Top Entrepreneurs Use To Increase Productivity and Achieve Their Goals, which became an Amazon bestseller in 2014.

On the virtual assistant front, Nick has been working with virtual staff since 2005. His free course on how to hire a virtual assistant shares his step-by-step process for sourcing high-quality, long-term hires. Nick also runs the web's leading virtual assistant company directory and review platform, Virtual Assistant Assistant, with more than 100 VA companies and 700 user reviews.

He's helped thousands of readers identify their outsourcing opportunities and take action.

In his own business, he's outsourced:

  • Web development
  • Graphic design
  • Content writing
  • Administrative support
  • Customer service
  • Online marketing
  • Database maintenance
  • Legal help
  • and more

But it's not all rainbows and puppy dogs. Nick's also been on the short end of $10,000+ worth of outsourcing mistakes, and wants to help you avoid the same fate.

After recruiting dozens of virtual team members for himself and for clients, he's learned what separates a strong candidate from a weak one.