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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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind and willingness to relinquish some control in your business in the name of your lifestyle, health, and growth

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

Who is the target audience?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and busy professionals.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Virtual Assistant Basics
What is a Virtual Assistant?
The 3 Types of Virtual Assistants
Why Hire a VA?
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
Section 2: How to Hire a Virtual Assistant
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!
Section 3: Working With Your Virtual Assistant
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
Section 4: Bonus Material: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Outsourcers
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!
Section 5: PowerPoint Slides
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

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Instructor Biography

Nick Loper, 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.

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