If you have been considering becoming a Virtual Assistant or if you have recently started your VA business, then this class is for you!
I’m honored that Tess Strand, of Virtual Assistant Forums, offered me the opportunity to be a course instructor for one of the four upcoming courses.
As an exclusive bonus to my readers I’m thrilled to be able to pass along a special discount of 10% off the Become a Virtual Assistant course using discount code SUCCESS2013 at checkout. As an additional bonus everyone who completes my course will also receive a one-on-one 30-minute coaching session.
With six live sessions, individual exercises and the synergy of a group setting, you will complete this course with a clear understanding of both the commitment and the nuts-and-bolts needed to succeed as a Virtual Assistant. As part of a small group with a maximum of 10 participants, you will benefit from the power of your fellow participants, as well as the hands-on personal guidance from someone who has been in business for over four years.
This class will save you hours of research, guide you on the best industry practices and help eliminate any misconceptions you may have about running your own business.
Not sure how you’ll get clients or what services to offer? We’ll cover that too. Over the course of six weeks, we will cover all aspects of starting and maintaining a business. This course will give you the confidence and the knowledge you need to ensure your business is on the fast track to success.
About Me: As a successful 6-figure Virtual Assistant and a single mom to a teenager, I fully understand the challenges of running a home-based business and being the sole source of income for myself and my child. I launched my Virtual Assistant business, Your Virtual Assistant, in 2008 following a career in property management and construction. I work primarily with solopreneurs in a wide range of industries who need bookkeeping support and general administrative help.
Six online classes to be held “in-person” as a live webinar using AnyMeeting.com. All sessions will be recorded with password-protected replay links available to participants (just in case you miss one).
We’ll start each session with a brief Q&A session on content covered the previous week and go over any exercises that were assigned. To keep the pace of the class flowing smoothly, you will want to read selected chapters of the course e-book as they are assigned.
Each session will run approx. 90 minutes from 7:00-8:30 PM EST on the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 12, 2013
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Additional support for all enrolled course participants will be available on the Virtual Assistant Forums and a private Facebook group. You can send your private questions to Michelle via email or as private messages on the Forum. Your questions will be answered within one business day.
Did you miss a session?
While participating live is always the best way to ask questions, we realize you may not be able to attend a session. Each session will be recorded, and replay links will be available for two weeks after the end of the course. At any point after the end of the course, you can reach out to Michelle with additional questions, thoughts or challenges you encounter.
Here is a session-by-session breakdown of the course:
**Prior to Session One, all participants will have filled out the “Success Plan Worksheet,” a valuable tool that allows you and the course leader to see specifically what is most important to focus on each week.
Prior to each session, please read the chapters we will be covering that week.
Session One Topics:
- Share our Success Plan worksheets
- Behaving in an Ethical Manner
- Designing your Business Office: Setting up shop
- Selecting the Proper Legal Structure
- Making the Distinction: Independent contractors vs. employees
- Recordkeeping Success: Business bank and credit accounts
- Exhibiting Professionalism: Business website and blog
Session Two Topics:
- Planning for Business Success
- Defining Your Brand
- Assessing Strengths: Determining YOUR Services
Session Three Topics:
- Defining and Finding Ideal Clients
- Determining Your Target Market
Session Four Topics:
- Establishing Rates
- Setting your Policies and Procedures
- Creating and Using Contracts
- Getting Paid: Invoicing and Payment Options
- Responding to RFPs
Session Five Topics:
- Marketing Your Business & Networking with Others
- Keeping Clients Happy
- When to Fire a Client
Session Six Topics:
- Share Our Revised “Success Planning Worksheets”
- Growing Your Business: New Skills = New Services
- Business Resources: Internet tools and resources that will help with the daily operations of your business
Read more and register for “Become a Virtual Assistant” online course here.