Today I’m answering a question I received from a new member inside my membership program, the Introvert VA Club:
“I want to build a 4-figure a-month business within six months. I eventually want to have a 10k-a-month business. How do I do this?”
Soooo…is it possible to make 10k a month as a virtual assistant? Is it doable?
How to Make 10K a Month as a Virtual Assistant
I’ll be honest. I don’t promise my members that they’ll make a certain amount of money with their VA businesses. It all depends on how many hours they can work, what their rate is, their ideal client’s budget, and the type of services they offer.
But I’ve been mentoring for several years now and know that if you’re strategic with your business, set goals regularly, and are motivated, you have a great chance of reaching your financial goals.
For example, if your goal is to make 10k a month as a VA or even half that, you’ll need to focus on niching your services and specializing in specific skills or online programs. Doing general admin work will likely not get you to your financial goals (unless you create an agency).
You’ll also want to target clients with the budget to pay a higher rate.
And eventually, you’ll want to hire VAs to help you with your client work so you can bring on more clients or maybe even create a VA agency.
You can also offer consulting, coaching, or passive income products to increase your revenue.
What are some niches that could potentially bring in more income?
Specific skills like tech and E-commerce are great niches. With E-commerce, you could help Shopify stores or specialize in some other type of tool.
Online Business Managers (known as OBMs) make good money.
Web design, copywriting, and landing page creation pays well too. Leadpages is a popular landing page software.
Building email funnels through a program like ClickFunnels, setting up Honeybook and Dubsado accounts, or building courses and memberships in Kajabi are other ideas.
Another one would be assisting clients with Keap (formerly known as InfusionSoft). This software has the nickname ConfusionSoft for good reason. It’s a beast of a CRM system that clients typically have no idea how to use. And the people who purchase this software typically have a nice big budget because the software is not cheap.
Another idea is offering VIP Days, where you help a client for a day. Since you’re accomplishing something in a day, you can charge more money. Clients are paying for a dedicated VA in a short period of time.
It’s not uncommon to see VIP days for anywhere between $500 and a couple of thousand dollars. Again, it depends on what you’re offering your clients. For instance, you can offer a day of tech services or build a whole website.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FIRST:
You need to first start by building a strong, solid foundation for your business. Don’t miss this step! I know from experience that if you hop right in without figuring out your ideal client or client processes, you’ll feel lost!
Once you have your business up and running, you’ll need to get some practice in. This might mean that you offer your services at an hourly rate instead of a flat fee or package rate. It also means your hourly rate might not be as high as your goal rate.
You have to start somewhere and gain experience. It’s all part of the process.
Eventually, you can fine-tune your niche and the type of services you offer, raise your rate to match your specialized skills, step away from the hourly rate system and offer packages or charge a flat fee for projects. That way, you’re not being penalized for doing things quicker and more efficiently. To figure out a package or project rate, you’ll need to figure out your hourly rate and then multiply it by the amount of time it takes to do the package of services or projects.
So there you have it! If you want to make mucho buck-a-roos with your VA business, you need to be strategic, have goals, niche your business, and build a solid foundation.
Need help setting up your VA business? Check out the Introvert VA Club, where we have tons of trainings and resources to help you! Go to Introvert VA Club to learn more and sign up.