THINKING ABOUT STARTING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS?

I’ve gathered some of my top resources to help you on your journey! Take a look!

THINKING ABOUT STARTING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS? I’ve gathered some of my top resources to help you on your journey! Take a look!

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ARTICLES

What is a Virtual Assistant and What Do They Do?
Becoming a Virtual Assistant has helped me fulfill my dream of becoming self-employed. Working with amazing people, making more money than I did at my job, and spending my days as I want is just icing on the cake!

 

The Fastest Way to Start Your VA Business
Maybe you’re in a hurry to ditch the crappy 9 to 5 and find happiness (and money) in becoming a VA. Perhaps you lost your job and you need to make money pronto. Or maybe you have some unexpected expenses come up and you need a side hustle…like, yesterday.

 

6 Tips for Overcoming Fear + Putting Yourself Out There
One question I get a lot from virtual assistants who want to start their own businesses is “How can I get over the fear of putting myself out there?”

 

7 Tips for Finding Clients for Your VA Business
The most common question I hear from new and established Virtual Assistants is “How do I find clients?” Definitely a legitimate question because no clients means no money! That’s why I gathered a few tips to help you out.

 

How (& Why!) to Define Your Ideal Client
One of the best things about running your own business is that you have control over who you work with. Working with your ideal client makes work so much more enjoyable. No more grumpy boss or annoying coworkers because you get to hand-pick the people you WANT to work with, that you’re happy to be around, and that you really click with!

 

11 Traits of Highly Successful Virtual Assistants
Another question you may have is whether you could be a VA yourself. As a VA, I have noticed that there are 11 traits that successful Virtual Assistants share. These traits are uber important for having an organized and profitable business that clients are happy to refer to anyone looking to hire a VA for themselves.

 

FREEBIES

Tools of the Trade
A checklist of basic tools to start a thriving virtual assistant business.

 

Launch Your Online Business
A FREE four-week class that walks you through the in’s and out’s of starting an online business from scratch. You’ll learn how to focus your mission, choose and set up a business model, create a website and all the primary content you need to fill it, launch your business, and start building an audience of fans. Daily lessons, weekly live trainings AND a 30 day free trial of ConvertKit to send your newsletters. This course is great for anyone looking to start their business and/or learn new skills for clients. HURRY! SIGN UP NOW, CLASS STARTS OCT 1ST!

 

PRODUCTS

Start Your Virtual Assistant Business Ebook
Learn the basics of getting your virtual assistant business off the ground. This step-by-step 67 page eBook/ workbook will teach you how to start your own business as a Virtual Assistant. You’ll go through the process of mapping out your services, pricing your offerings, and registering your business so you can build your business quickly.

 

Client Contracts for Your Virtual Assistant Business
Cover your assets & create clear boundaries with this 4-pack of contract templates. Just copy and paste your desired template into a contract delivery system like Docracy, add your information, and send to your client. Easy!

 

SERVICES

Strikingly
Creating a website can be a time suck! Build a professional-looking site easily and quickly with Strikingly. Hosting is included and some plans include a free domain.

 

SiteGround
If you’re building your site using WordPress, you’ll want fast, reliable hosting. SiteGround is all that plus it’s reasonably priced.

 

ConvertKit
You’ll need to have an email list to capture visitors on your website. Whether you offer services or sell products, your email list allows you to stay in touch with those who are interested in hearing from you (who may eventually become clients or customers). I’ve tried several different email service providers (I can recall 4 of them) but they weren’t anything like ConvertKit. ConvertKit is cheaper than Ontraport and has more power than MailChimp.

 

COURSES

Pinfinite Growth
This is the first course I took to learn Pinterest marketing strategies and it’s one of the best. If you want to grow your traffic, snag more subscribers, and sell more products and services you have to take this course. It seriously made my business grow like crazy! Plus the course is just plain fun!!

 

Become a Pinterest VA TODAY!
You’ll learn how to find and pitch clients, how much to charge, technical skills and more (this course is only open to new students 4 times a year. If it’s not currently open you can sign up for their wait list. When you do you’ll have the option of purchasing the Become a Pinterest VA TODAY Workbook at a discounted rate)

 

Beta Lab
Beta testing my services before offering them to the public was one of the most important steps I took when I started my VA business to attract clients. Not only did it allow me to practice my new services, but it also helped spread the word about my new biz. I’m a big advocate for beta testing because once I took on a few practice clients, I had referrals pouring in.

 

Launch Your Online Business
A FREE four-week class that walks you through the in’s and out’s of starting an online business from scratch. You’ll learn how to focus your mission, choose and set up a business model, create a website and all the primary content you need to fill it, launch your business, and start building an audience of fans. Daily lessons, weekly live trainings AND a 30 day free trial of ConvertKit to send your newsletters. This course is great for anyone looking to start their business and/or learn new skills for clients. HURRY! SIGN UP NOW, CLASS STARTS OCT 1ST!

 

BOOKS

The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter’s Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More

 

VA VA Voom: How to be an Amazing Virtual Assistant and Every Client’s Most Valued Asset

 

The Ultimate A-Z Guide to Running A Lucrative Virtual Assistant Business in 10 Easy Steps!: Beginners Guide to Quitting Your 9-5 Job & Getting Started in a Work From Home Virtual Assistant Business
Becoming a VA: The Key to Unlocking the Virtual Assistance Industry

 

Becoming an Online Business Manager: Playing a Bigger Game with your Clients (and Yourself) – If you thrive at managing projects and businesses, you might like being an OBM (Online Business Manager).

 

Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway: What I learned from this book is that ALL fears boil down to one thing – “I can’t handle it”. Knowing this has had a big impact on my life. There’s tons of brilliant advice in this book and I find myself referring to it often.

 

YOU Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life: This book is hilarious and full of nuggets of wisdom. It focuses on your desires and what holds you back from getting them. Simply changing our mindset can have a positive impact on our lives and profits! Good stuff!

 

STOCK PHOTOS

Haute Stock
Finding the perfect photo for my website and pins used to be the biggest pain in the pants! Haute Stock has actually made it easy and fun to find photos because there’s so many beautiful images to choose from.

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