Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
    • Welcome to 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success!
    • How I (Gina) Broke into Virtual Assistant Work
    • How You’ll Be Most Successful in This Course
  • 2
    Realizing the Incredible VA Opportunity
    • What is a Virtual Assistant Really?
    • Why You've Made THE Best Decision to Become a VA
    • Surrounding Yourself With Support
    • Traits That Make for an Excellent VA
    • Benefits of Working with a VA (from the client's perspective)
    • Setting Appropriate Expectations
    • Your 'Why' and How to Use It to Accomplish Your Goals
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 3
    Laying Your VA Foundation
    • Getting "the Basics" in Place
    • What Do You Do and Who Do You Do It For?
    • Figuring Out What Services to Offer as a VA
    • Figuring Out and Getting to Know Your Target Market
    • Niching Down
    • What Should You Call Yourself?
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 4
    Launching Your VA Business
    • Putting Yourself "Out There"
    • 3 Easy Ways to Get Started With Your Online Presence
    • Establishing Your Web Presence
    • Designing Your Site: Four Pages You Must Have
    • Do You Really Need to Blog?
    • What Is a Newsletter Opt-in Box and Why Is it Valuable?
    • Acquiring Testimonials
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 5
    Sourcing VA Clients
    • Where to Look for Clients
    • Your Natural Market
    • Social Media
    • In-person Networking
    • Job Boards, Marketplaces and Agencies
    • Localized Marketing
    • Mine Your Inbox
    • Asking for Referrals
    • Blogging, Guest Posting and Podcasting
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 6
    All about Pitching
    • All About Pitching
    • Cold, Warm and Hot Leads
    • Video Pitching: Stand Out Above the Rest
    • Following Up
    • Pitching Challenge – Ready, Set, GO!
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 7
    Setting Rates, Interviewing and Getting Hired
    • Calculating Your Hourly Rate
    • Bartering Your Services
    • How to Transition from an Hourly Rate
    • Offering Packages to Your Clients
    • Setting up a Proper Business: The Basics
    • Invoicing Clients and Automatic Payments
    • On Interviews: Is That It?
    • Following Up
    • Onboarding New Clients
    • Benefits of Using Contracts
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 8
    Working with Clients
    • Start with a Trial Period
    • Know Your Client
    • The Benefits of a Regular Call
    • Always Be Learning
    • Requesting Feedback and Handling Mistakes
    • Beware of Scope Creep
    • Batching Tasks
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Productivity and Time Management Tips
    • Taking Time Off as a VA
    • Parting Ways: The Best Ways to Break up with a Client
    • Taking Your VA Biz Full-Time
    • But What about Benefits?
    • Quiz
    • Checklist
  • 9
    Tools to Consider
    • Google Tools Suite
    • Getting Started with Trello
    • Social Media Scheduling Tools
    • Email Service Providers
    • Miscellaneous Tools
    • Checklist
  • 10
    Exploring VA Niches
    • How to Uncover Your Ideal Niche
    • Niche 1: Writing
    • Niche 2: Bookkeeping
    • Niche 3: Social Media
    • Niche 4: WordPress Website Management
    • Niche 5: Affiliate Management
    • Niche 6: Email Management
    • Niche 7: Project Management
    • Niche 8: Blog Management
    • Niche 9: Public Relations and Influencer Outreach
    • Niche 10: Graphic Design
    • Checklist
  • 11
    Putting It All Together
    • Absorbing What You've Learned
    • Final Exam
    • Your Final Send Off!