Online Training Course
ONLINE TRAINING SUMMARY
Upon the completion of this course, you will have learned the basic aspects of becoming a Virtual Assistant. We will cover what a virtual assistant is and what a virtual assistant does. Then we will move towards the self-discovery section, where we will talk about the skills and professional abilities. Once you have evaluated all the skills that you already have, we will move on to the section covering all the services you can offer. This section will provide you with even more ideas about the different tasks that you can do for your clients.
Once we finish with services that you can offer, we will go over how to price your work, package it, and mainly how to actually collect money from your clients, regardless of where you live.
Afterwards, we are going to move on to the most important section of this course and discuss how you should market yourself in order to obtain clients. Why is this the most important part? Well, you can be a fantastic Virtual Assistant, but if you have no clients, you will not be able to sustain yourself. Therefore, it is essential for you to be able to market your services. We will also talk about the most popular electronic marketplaces where you can post your services and bid on various jobs offered by people from around the globe.
Once we complete sections on how to find work, we will assume you have found your first client and proceed to the section that outlines the client onboarding process. We will discuss contracts and their importance. We will also cover onboarding documents that you can create in order to make your life much easier when accepting a new client.
Next, we will cover various tools that every VA must use in order to streamline their work process: everything from time management tools to graphic design programs and proper telephone systems.
Toward the end of our training, we will also cover the potential transition of your Virtual Assistant services into a Virtual Assistance agency. In this section, we will outline the perspective of moving from being a self-employed entrepreneur to a business owner and gaining a new level of financial and personal freedom. We will discuss legal entities, power of outsourcing, remote personnel management and even a potential sale of your future business.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1 – Introduction
1. Course overview
2. Who is a Virtual Assistant?
3. What are the benefits of becoming a Virtual Assistant?
4. Things you will need to get started
SECTION 2 – Discover yourself
6. Are you willing to learn?
7. Do you have a plan?
SECTION 3 – Services you can offer
8. Personal Assistance
9. Administrative assistance
10. Business development assistance
11. Professional niche services
12. Other services
SECTION 4 – Your compensation
13. Setting your pricing
14. Packaging your services
15. Negotiations and worth of your work
16. Getting paid by your clients
SECTION 5 – Finding you first client
17. Where do you find clients?
18. Your brand and identity
21. Online advertisement
22. Direct marketing
23. Marketing outsourcing
24. Selling and cross-selling
SECTION 6 – Alternative work options
25. Freelancing platforms
26. Bidding strategies
27. Interview - Successful communication with clients
28. Getting paid on platforms
SECTION 7 – Client onboarding
29. Client On-boarding process
31. Managing multiple clients
SECTION 8 – Tools
32. Time tracking tools
33. Project management tools
34. CRM applications
36. Communication tools
37. Social media tools
38. Graphic design tools
39. Security tools
40. Miscellaneous tools
SECTION 9 – Business matters
41. Scaling your business
42. Becoming an agency
44. Remote management
45. Creating a model
46. Selling your business
47. Your legal entity
48. Location differences
SECTION 10 – Certification and resources
50. Certification test
51. Download directory
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is this training course?
Some of our students complete the training within a day or two, if they just watch the videos in the lessons. However, if you actually spend time working on the practical exercises and review the additional resources, it may take several weeks. Since your access to the training is unlimited, you can determine how quickly you want to go through the material. There is no schedule and you can start and finish whenever you like.
How much can a Virtual Assistant earn?
It depends on how many clients you can find and manage. Virtual Assistants earn from $5 to $50 an hour depending on their set of skills, and ability to manage multiple clients at the same time. It depends on your goals and the scale of the operation you decide to set up.
How much do I need to invest to start in this business?
It depends on the skills and equipment you already have. In some cases, you don't need to invest anything. In other cases, you may choose to spend some money on software or marketing. However, in comparison with most other businesses, your initial investment will be very low.
Can you guarantee my success after taking this course?
As much as we want you to succeed, we cannot guarantee your success. This will depend on your motivation and your skills. However, we will do everything we can to motivate and support your efforts. Our course will provide you with all the necessary tools and information needed to start and operate as a Virtual Assistant.
What if I still have questions after the completion of this course or would like to get an opinion on my business plan/ideas?
That is the exactly the reason why we have created our Partnership Program. We’ll be happy to review your business plan or your marketing strategies and provide you with our perspective and advice. Please visit the “Marketing” page for more information.
Who should take this course? What are the prerequisites?
Anyone looking to start a Virtual Assistance business. There are no prerequisites. This course is suitable for beginners with no previous experience in remote work and freelancing. High levels of motivation and desire to be an independent Virtual Assistant will be very helpful!
Can I truly run this business from anywhere?
Yes, you can open a small private office or work from your basement. It is entirely up to you and your business ambition. As long as you have means of communication (phone, high-speed internet), you should be fine!
What if your course is not right for me?
A lot of effort has been put into the conception, creation, editing and recording of this interactive course. We believe we have created a straight-to-the-point guide containing all the necessary information to get you started in the Virtual Assistance business. At the same time, your satisfaction is very important to us: if you are not entirely happy with our product, please reach out to us.
Can I do this part-time?
Yes, you should be able to generate some part-time income. Actually, a lot of Virtual Assistants start part-time before they make a full transition.
Will you provide me with clients?
We do not provide clients. However, there is an entire section of this course dedicated to Marketing and Sales where we discuss various simple strategies you can utilize to gain clients and grow your business. You can also register as a partner VA with our sister company VirtualHelp24, and we may let you do some work for our clients.
If I choose your payment option plan, will I get access to all the training material?
Yes, regardless of what payment plan you choose, you will gain access to all the training material included with the course.
DIY course - learn at your own pace
“Do It Yourself” online course means there is no need to travel to attend classes. The pre-recorded content is always available to you online. Watch and listen at your own pace. You can complete the course within a day, within a month or take as long as you like )).
Practical Exercises and Quizzes
Our online training course contains over 30 practical exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the online lessons. By completing most of the tasks during your training you will gain additional skills and create a plan of action for your new venture.
More than 5 hours of video content
Straight-to-the-point information broken down into 50 narrated lessons, plus several downloadable documents available in convenient PDF format. Your access to the material is not limited by time, so you can study as fast or slowly as your schedule permits.
On-line support staff
We have a dedicated team ready to assist you online Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM. This means that any questions you might have will be answered promptly by a team member.