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How to Start Your Career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant

A step-by-step guide to starting your career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant.
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Created by Ellen Levinas
Last updated 10/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Read an easy to comprehend presentation based on experience, training and guidance
Start working as a Freelance Virtual Assistant while slowly working up to owning your own practice
Obtain valuable resources on where to start earning money, right now!
View freelance virtual assistant stats and trends
Utilize my tips and tricks for success
Know whether or not they want to own a VA practice or work freelance instead
Use the power of Social Media to promote yourself and new business
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  • The only thing that students need to know is that...IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, THEN YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT! All it takes is the will and drive to make it happen!

This course is for anyone who wants start a career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant, or is already one and needs some helpful guidance. In either of these cases the goal is for you to make money by working at your leisure from your own home office, whether it be as a side job or a full-time career. I will guide you with my lectures, and will give you tips, tricks, and tools of the trade along with past experiences and advice on how to succeed in this very lucrative new business venture.

Ellen Levinas is a Certified Master Virtual Assistant Worldwide, and a Certified Marketing Advisor with over 25 + years of experience. At the end of my course, students will be able to...

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for the serious person who wants to become a freelance Virtual Assistant, and/or for beginner VA's that need some helpful guidance. This is a straight from the heart course stemming from training, 25+ years of experience and educational background, so that you can succeed in this new business venture. It's a great course for people who want to either start their own business while working from home, or for those who need an additional income, possibly as a second job. If you are in school you can certainly use the extra income, or perhaps you need a career change. The choice is yours for the taking! I am here to help you on your way!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome To: How to Start Your Career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant!
5 Lectures 15:27

Thee question of the day. Learn what a (VA) is, and does, as many still do not know.

Preview 01:30

Why become a Freelance Virtual Assistant, and what are the benefits to you! (Hint - There are many).
What Are The Benefits of Becoming a Freelance Virtual Assistant?

Why hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) Freelance, or otherwise, you'd be surprised to find out that there are many benefits to the client as well.

What Are The Client Benefits of Hiring a Freelance Virtual Assistant?

This has been an on-going question for years...and everyone's opinion may vary. The difference between a Virtual Assistant and Freelance Virtual Assistant can be formed from one's own experience, such is the contents with in this lecture, but it does make sense none-the-less.
What is The Difference Between a Virtual Assistant and a Freelance Virtual Asst?

This lecture contains a ton of statistics and trends that will show you how this industry has grown, and will continue to grow for years to come.
Preview 07:50
Tips and Tricks of The Trade
2 Lectures 05:04

What are the skills and background that a Virtual Assistant must have? There are a few, but nothing that can not be mastered, or that you may not already have.

What Skill-Set Does A VA Need And/or Possess?

Very simply put. How do you actually start up your career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant? It's easier than you might think.

How To Start Your Career as a Freelance Virtual Assistant!
Resources, Resources, Resources!
2 Lectures 04:24

Who doesn't love resources? Find out how you can start earning money almost immediately. Start today if you want to!

Resources on Where You Can Start Earning Money, Right Now!

This is a big list of all kinds of software, utilities, and so much more to help you along in your new career path. Print it out or save to your computers, you will thank me later. :)

Tools of The Trade That You Can Use Completely For Free
The Power of Social Media to Market Yourselves and Your Business
3 Lectures 03:57

What we all need to be more focused on: The top social media platforms. We all need to get social!

Preview 01:07

You will be very surprised to find out that we all MUST use Social Media.

Why Use Social Media in The First Place?

Do we really need to create a website for our Freelance Virtual Assistant Business? Ultimately that is up to you, but find out the reasons FOR creating a website first before saying no.
Why Create a Website For Your Freelance Virtual Assistant Business?
The VA Wrap Up
1 Lecture 03:00
Ah, the why of becoming a Freelance Virtual Assistant. You will soon find out why this career path will lead you to success for many years to come!
Advice, Experience and The Why of Becoming a Freelance Virtual Assistant!
About the Instructor
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Certified Master Virtual Assistant Worldwide

Ellen Levinas is a Certified Master Virtual Assistant Worldwide, and a Certified Marketing Advisor with over 25+ years of experience.

Ellen Levinas, Born and Raised in Brooklyn, New York has a long history of working experience, and educational background. Creation and writing has always been a passion of Ellen’s that has turned into a successful Virtual Assistant business, but not without the hard work and effort put forth by Ellen’s “Go Get them” Attitude.

Ellen is a published author of how-to guides, as well as a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business/E-business, all done while working full-time, and having two small children to attend to. Ellen also has many years of experience in office management, administrative assistant work, and a vast array of other skills contributing to her Virtual Assistant business today. Ellen has also obtained three different certifications in order to be at the top of her game in the Virtual Assistant industry, along with numerous other awards; such as the Stevie Awards for best entrepreneur, and a women helping women award, just to name a few.

Ellen’s primary goal is to help people succeed no matter what business that they are in. Thus ,we have her Virtual Assistant business in which Ellen helps people do the work that others are unable to do, do not know how to do, or simply don’t have enough time to do. Ellen’s willingness to help anyone that needs a helping hand can be seen in her many testimonials of satisfied clients.

Ellen’s motto that she uses until today is to “Never say never” and “I will see you at the top” because being at the top of your field is a very obtainable and reachable goal, if you want it badly enough, hence, “Never say never.”

Ellen officially launched her Virtual Assistant business back in 2006, and has been successfully assisting different businesses, individuals, executives and professionals ever since. "If you can dream it, then you can achieve it." Ellen often says. "All it takes is the will and the drive to make it happen."

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