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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917 students enrolled
Created by Nick Loper
Last updated 5/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% off
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Includes:
  • 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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Requirements
  • An open mind and willingness to relinquish some control in your business in the name of your lifestyle, health, and growth
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!

Who is the target audience?
  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and busy professionals.
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
02:29:50
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Virtual Assistant Basics
14 Lectures 39:32



Virtual Assistant Benefits
01:49

How Much is Your Time Worth?
01:52

What's Your Excuse?
02:57

What a Virtual Assistant Can Do For You
05:04

Should You Outsource Social Media?
02:03

How Much Does a VA Cost?
02:49

Virtual Assistants vs. In-House Employees
2 pages

Virtual Assistant Security
02:53

Virtual Assistant Legal Implications
04:01

Myth: Virtual Assistants are a 3rd World Industry
00:44

Virtual Assistant Certifications
01:07
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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant
10 Lectures 34:22
Intro to Section 2
01:27

Know Thyself: The First Step To Virtual Assistant Success
02:49

Know Your Requirements: What Will Your VA Do?
05:17

The Perfect VA Job Description: Share Your Requirements and Personality
02:45

How and Where to Post Your VA Job
04:31

Insider Tips for Elance Success
05:51

How to Narrow Down the Candidates
04:23

How to Ask for Trial Tasks
02:13

How to Interview a Virtual Assistant
03:00

You're Hired!
02:06
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Working With Your Virtual Assistant
6 Lectures 31:22
Your Welcome Package: On-Boarding Your New Team Member The Right Way
06:09

How to Train Your Virtual Assistant
05:14

Managing Your Virtual Assistant: Would You Want to Work for You?
07:23

Tools of the Trade
05:11

How to Use LastPass to Securely Share a Password with Your VA
01:58

How to Pay Your Virtual Assistant
05:27
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Bonus Material: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Outsourcers
8 Lectures 09:24
Habit 1: Be Proactive
01:49

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
01:59

Habit 3: Put First Things First
00:57

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
00:50

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
01:17

Habit 6: Synergize
00:51

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
01:10

Thank You For Joining Me in This Course!
00:31
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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

Hired
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.