Online Training Course
ONLINE TRAINING SUMMARY
Upon completion of this course you’ll have learned the basic aspects of becoming a Virtual Assistant. We will cover who virtual assistant is and what virtual assistant does. Then we will move toward self-discovery section, where we will talk about the skills and professional abilities. Once you evaluate all the skills 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 you can do for your clients.
Once we finish with services 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 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 outlining client onboarding process. We will discuss contracts and their importance. We will also cover onboarding documents you can create in order to make your life much easier when accepting a new client.
Next, we will cover various tools 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 potential transition of your Virtual Assistant services into a Virtual Assistance agency. In this section we will outline the perspective of moving from 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. Why should you take this course?
2. Who is a Virtual Assistant?
3. What are the benefits of becoming a Virtual Assistant?
SECTION 2 – Discover yourself
5. Are you willing to learn?
6. Do you have a plan?
SECTION 3 – Services you can offer
7. Personal Assistance
8. Administrative assistance
9. Business development
10. Niche services
11. More service ideas
SECTION 4 – Your compensation
12. Setting your pricing
13. Packaging your services
14. Negotiations and worth of your work
15. Getting paid by your clients
SECION 5 – Finding you first client
16. Your brand
17. Forming an image
20. Online advertisement
21. Direct marketing
23. Data – building your list
24. Marketing outsourcing
SECTION 6 – Alternative options to get jobs
25. Freelancing platforms
26. Strategies for success
27. Interview - selling yourself
SECTION 7 – Client onboarding
28. Contracts and their importance
29. Onboarding packets
30. Client management
SECTION 8 – Tools
31. Time tracking
32. Project management
36. Social media
SECTION 9 – Business matters
39. Your legal entity
40. Why should you scale?
41. US vs World
42. Creating a model
44. Remote management
45. Selling your business
SECTION 10 – Certification and resources
47. Certification test
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long is this training course?
Some of our students complete training within a day or two if you just watch the lessons. However, if you actually work on practical exercises and review 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, oftentimes managing multiple clients at the same time. It depends on your goals and the scale of 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 completion of this course or would like to get an opinion on my business plan/ideas?
That is the exactly the reason 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 advise. Please visit “Partner with us” 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 with remote work and freelancing. High levels of motivation and desire to be an independent Virtual Assistant will be very helpful!
Can I truly do this business 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 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 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 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 online course - learn at your 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 practical exercises and quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through 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 4 hours of content
Straight-to-the-point information broken down into 48 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.
The Full version of our online training course includes helpful documents used by many Virtual Assistants, such as: client agreements, skill assessment sheets, proposal templates, introductory packets and client onboarding documents.