The Techie Mentor
Starting a VA business is a daunting task, especially if you don't know what you are doing. Many people believe it's easy... anybody can do it! All I have to do is say "I'm a VA" and then I can work in my PJ's & only when I want to.
Others are under the impression that all you have to do is decide you want to be a VA, tell the world you are open for business and then poof - clients magically appear.
Or...you expect others to give you clients!
And, the biggest misconception is.... being a VA is just a job!
Sorry... but these could not be farther from the truth.
These are some of the reasons why 50% of ALL Virtual Assistants throw in the towel within the first year of starting their business. They aren't making any money!
No one uses the Yellow Pages anymore. If someone wants to know more about you & your business they head over to Google and do a search.
If you run an online business then your website is your main source of revenue. It is your "Money Maker"!
Your website is the first impression many people have of you and can be the deciding factor of hiring you or your competition. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression!
You could be losing revenue if your website is not clear and easy to navigate.
In my Build a Website Bootcamp you will learn EXACTLY what you NEED to build a website that earns you money & is uniquely you without getting overwhelmed or stuck in analysis paralysis.
Infusionsoft® skills are in demand!
More and more online business owners are moving away from multiple systems into an all-in-one solution. Infusionsoft® is such a system. It combines sales, marketing, affiliate management and so much more into one amazing & powerful tool.
The only issue with this amazing tool is its complexity. It has more bells & whistles than most other systems, making it harder to learn and master.
It is not one of those simple programs that you can pick up on your own by trial and error or by watching numerous YouTube videos. It is a complex system nicknamed "Confusionsoft".
Would you like to have the skills established business owners are looking for?
1ShoppingCart® has over 3 million customers and they need Virtual Assistants who can set up & manage it!
I know, 1ShoppingCart® was my expertise as a Virtual Assistant and I used it in my own business for many years. It is hard to find someone who understands it and knows how to use all its features well.
It is not one of those simple programs that you can pick up on your own by trial and error or by watching numerous YouTube videos. It is a complex system with many different features.
Virtual Assistants who work with online business owners really need to understand eCommerce. Understanding 1ShoppingCart® and the strategy behind the technology gives you a mindset that business owners really want and need!
Knowing how to set it up, brand it with colors & logos, create products & coupons, auto-responders, broadcasts, and more, can earn you more money and make you more marketable.
Many Coaches, Authors & Speakers use WishList Member™ to create membership websites for their products and programs and to create a passive income stream.
Virtual Assistants who work with online business owners need to know & understand all different types of technology, especially WordPress! And, knowing a membership program such as WishList Member™ is an added bonus since it easily integrates with WordPress.
It is not one of those simple programs that you can pick up on your own by trial and error or by watching numerous YouTube videos. It is a complex system with many different bells & whistles.
Knowing how to set it up and configure all the different options, can earn you more money and make you more marketable.
Are You Using Linked In Effectively?
Maybe you have a Linked In profile but are not sure what content to add or where/how to connect with your target.
Have you heard other people are getting new clients via Linked In & would love to know how they do it!
Linked In is an untapped Gold Mine for making connections, generating leads & landing clients.
Learn how to easily read & update WordPress Themes by mastering HTML & CSS!
HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language, is the language used to write and structure every page on the Internet.
CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, is additional code used to described how to display or format HTML. Both are hugely important in today’s Internet-focused world.
Having a working knowledge of HTML & CSS is a must if you are offering WordPress Services to your clients. All WordPress Themes include a Style.css file and in order to "customize" the look and feel of a WordPress website you need to know your way around this file.
Knowing how to read basic HTML & CSS, update a theme's style sheet and understand how they all tie together will save you hours of frustration and your sanity!
Learn how to offer WordPress Services and earn more & be more marketable!
If you are a Virtual Assistant, 95% of your clients or potential clients will have or want a WordPress website.
Many VAs offer WordPress websites in their business without understanding everything you need to have in place to build them. It takes more than WordPress skills – you need a process, templates and project management skills.
Learning how to offer WordPress packages in your VA business is a great service to offer clients AND is a great way to break out of the trading dollars for hours cycle! Stop getting paid by the hour and get paid for your expertise.
Learn how to package your expertise and stop trading dollars for hours!
Most Virtual Assistants charge by the hour and that means you have to track your time day in and day out.
Being tied to a timer is not an easy way to earn a living. You have more choices than you do at a "job" BUT do you have more freedom?
I started creating packages around my expertise and gained more time, earned more money and acquired more freedom.
My clients loved knowing exactly what they were getting and for how much. There were no "surprises" involved.
By offering packages in your VA business you are providing options for your clients without sacrificing your time or income. In fact, you are giving yourself the gift of freedom.
Every Virtual Assistant needs to learn how a task management system can benefit their business and their bottom line.
As your business grows, you will need to have a system in place that can help you manage all of your clients, their tasks and their deadlines.
Working effectively as a team (even if it’s just you & your client!) is vital to the success of your business. Teamwork can help you get and stay organized with your clients, projects, tasks, deadlines, files, resources & time.
Think of the time and money you are wasting on dropped balls and missed deadlines.
Stop wasting your time and money and learn how Teamwork can give you an edge in your online business.
VA Business Policies
Every VA business should document their business policies to share with their clients.
The template provides sections along with examples to help you complete your business policies.
Document your policies so client's understand how you operate your business.
This template will help you document:
- Average turnaround times
- Rush fees
- And more...
VA Exit Strategy
The Exit Strategy Checklist helps you plan your exit from being an employee.
This template includes items that you need to consider before leaving your job and becoming a full time business owner.
This checklist gives you tips & tricks on:
- Changing your mindset
- Determining expenses
- And more....
VA Marketing Packet
The VA Marketing Kit includes instructions, questionnaires and templates to help you effectively market your VA business to people who need what you offer.
- Do you struggle getting clients?
- Are you confused about how to market yourself or your services?
- Do you need help defining your target market?
- Do you know what services you want to offer?
- What is your social media strategy?
If you need help creating a marketing plan, selecting your target market or defining your ideal client this packet is what you need. Stop struggling and start attracting clients!
Learn The Technical Skills You Need To Get More Clients!
Technology is the key to having an online business!
Client's need Virtual Assistants who understand and use the technology that runs their online business.
Here's the issue....
Where do you go to learn these skills?
Yes, some of the technology you can learn on your own, others... especially the ones high-end clients are looking for are not easily self taught.
Plus these are not necessarily the tools you would use in your VA business, which means how do you get access to them so you can learn?
If you're ready to learn the techie skills high-end clients are looking for then I encourage you to enroll in The Techie VA School™ today!
VA Operations Manual
Are your systems & processes documented?
Every business should have an Operations Manual that details how their business is run.
This template will help you document your process for:
- Bringing on new clients
- Conducting Kick Off Meetings
- Tracking Time
- Using Tools
- And more...
It provides sections along with examples to help you complete your operations manual.
VA Services Agreement
Before working with a client, be sure you have a signed contract. This is to protect you and your clients.
This is the VA Services Agreement (Contract) that I used in my VA business. Please be sure to have this document reviewed by an attorney to be sure it covers your specific business needs and your home country regulations.
VA Starter Packet
The VA Starter Packet includes a checklist for starting a VA business, what technology is needed, and a spreadsheet to help you determine what to charge.
This packet includes step by step instructions for completing each template. This kit saves you time and frustration trying to figure all these things out on your own.
- Not sure what to do first when starting your VA business?
- Do you know what you need to charge for your services?
- Curious about what technology you need?
- Not sure about what you need in your home office?
VA Sub-Contractor Agreement
If you are building a team or just outsourcing extra tasks you should have a contract in place with anyone doing work for you & your business.
This is to protect both parties, just in case.
This is the Sub-Contractor Agreement that I used in my VA business. Please be sure to have this document reviewed by an attorney to be sure it covers your specific business needs and your home country regulations.
VA Welcome Packet
The VA New Client Welcome Packet includes VA contracts and templates for Business Policies, a Client Information Form a New Client Process and much more.
This packet includes step by step instructions for completing the templates and saves you time and frustration trying to figure it out on your own.
- Do you need client contracts?
- Are you wasting time & money figuring out what documents you need for your business?
- Do you have a checklist of what to do when you sign on a new client?
- Have you documented your business policies?
VA Business Bundle
VA Business Templates
Grab all of my Virtual Assistant Business Templates for one low price of only $15.97.
The packet includes these templates:
- VA Business Policies
- VA Operations Manual
- VA Services Agreement Contract
- VA Sub-Contractor Agreement Contract
These templates are a must for all Virtual Assistants and are the same ones I used in my business.