Updated: Jul 14, 2022
It’s not enough to have good skills if you want to succeed as a virtual assistant. You also need a solid business plan because virtual assistants are independent contractors who work for themselves. The minute you onboard your first client, you are running a business. Whether you build that business into a busy professional career for yourself or you engage other virtual assistants to work for you, you will need some extended learning in business development to be successful. Here are some courses that could help you.
Created by successful webpreneur Gina Horkey, the Horkey Handbook includes a wealth of materials you will need to start your successful VA business including a mini-course called Jump Start: 4 Quick Steps to your VA Business. The course offers a plan for getting your business off the ground and securing your first client. Horkey uses her experience building a successful online business quickly to guide the development of your own work-from-home business.
This course was featured on NBC News, Mom Source Network, and several other recognized platforms. In fourteen modules, The Savvy System covers topics like discovering your skill-set, pricing and packaging, branding, and marketing. Coaching calls, community membership, an exclusive job board, and document templates are also included. This course has everything you need to start a successful online business.
This course is taught online in eleven modules that cover everything from discovering your online working skills to online project management. The course includes six months of free access to the programming community along with an exclusive weekly job board and document templates for contracts and client onboarding. There are several favorable reviews written about 90 Day VA by online professionals who took the course and created their own.
Developed by a self-taught virtual assistant, this course teaches how to select your service offerings and win your first client with a strong business foundation. Understanding how to develop that foundation for your business is key to your success. Beyond setting up your business, the course teaches you to grow and maximize your income as a virtual assistant.
This online course offers a step-by-step road map to help you jump into a professional career as a virtual assistant. Amanda Kolbye created the course by drawing on her experience creating an online career that allows her the freedom to work from anywhere. Kolbye claims over 150 students in more than 20 countries as part of a global community of successful overachievers who have taken her course.
As you can see from this sampling, there is plenty of support out there to help you build your business. Just because you work from home does not mean you have to do it all alone. One of the biggest benefits of most of the online courses is that they give you access to a community of like-minded people who can become your colleagues and a virtual support system for your business.
At Milrich Virtual Professionals, we believe that a network of support for work from home professionals is important, which is why we developed our own network. Milrich virtual assistants are part of a team that meets regularly (remotely) to share best practices, brainstorm issues, and enjoy contests and camaraderie. We are always here to answer questions and provide support on those busy days because Milrich Virtual Professionals recognizes that work from home professionals are more successful when they have the support of a team.