For years now, business has left the geographic confines of the brick and mortar world and has ventured into the realm of the Internet. That shift has created a serious need for organized people who are loyal, skilled, and trustworthy to serve small businesses as Administrative Virtual Assistants, commonly known as "VAs."
Virtual Assistants are people who manage many of the details of small businesses, much like office managers do, only they do it all virtually from a remote location, usually their home. They also work on their hours, not by clocking in anywhere.
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Once I identified the need years ago, I didn't know where to look for someone to hire. So I decided to train one myself.
"I've been organizing other people's lives most of my life. My mom went back to work full-time when I was 12. Being the oldest child, I felt it was my responsibility to keep my three siblings on track. I made sure they did their homework, had a snack after school, and came home from their friends' house on time. I even tried to keep my brothers from harassing my sister. "I was glad to help my mom by making sure our house ran smoothly while she was away at work.
Now, I keep my own home organized and enjoy helping organize my clients' businesses.
"Being a Virtual Assistant is like being the hub in the center of a wheel. I continually support all the spokes (projects) so the whole wheel rolls evenly down the road. "My clients have so many wonderful business ideas. They use my expertise to make sure they happen by giving me the 'big picture,' then I work out all the details.
"I stay in communication with all the people involved in my clients' projects to make sure they have the tools and information they need to meet our deadlines.
"There are always bumps in the road of business, but when you have a good system of doing things, the wheel rolls smoothly and efficiently. My job is to make sure everyone around me has a positive, enjoyable ride.
"The best part is that I get to do this all from home! When my kids need my help, it's no problem. I can attend to their needs and then get back to my work later.
"If you are a detail-oriented person who enjoys seeing a project through to the end, being a Virtual Assistant is perfect for you."
My personal virtual assistant is Jo Dee Soles of Texas. She took this course several years ago and this year, she will be teaching it!
Here's what she says:
"I never planned to be a VA, and I never realized I already was (for my husband's business), but it was thrust upon me.
"I was able to do it, because:
She doesn't do bookkeeping or marketing. Essentially she is a manager that helps my team finish tasks.
And the perfect thing about a business like this is that she can schedule her work around her other commitments to family, homeschooling, church and community!
Here's What an Administrative VA Doesn't Do
Now We Have a Waiting List!
Since I've been singing the praises of having a VA to so many of my Internet-based friends, many of them would like to find someone like her to serve in their businesses. In fact, we have a waiting list.
And I just happen to know a whole bunch of homeschool moms and teenagers who would make great VAs for business owners!! So once a year, we offer this virtual class to provide you with basic training to become an administrative VA.
The duties aren't hard, they just require a responsible person to make sure everything gets done on time.
Some people are starters; some people are finishers. It takes both to create a successful online business. VAs are typically finishers who love putting all the pieces together to manage and finalize projects.
The course provides basic training for administrative VAs so anyone who likes organizing tasks and people can have their own home business and serve as many clients as they can handle. We'll also help you learn how to handle creative unorganized entrepreneurs!
Access Forever - We're offering a course for your family to engage in so they can learn from it and have access to it forever.
Self-Paced Modules - You'll learn the practical aspects of business that you need to know to assist small businesses with their daily needs in modules you can view at your own pace.
Live Interactive Sessions - We will also have several live online sessions for questions and any additional discussion.
Facebook Group - As soon as you register, you'll be added to a Facebook Group where you can communicate with other students throughout the duration of the course as well as after the course.
Everything is Recorded - Each session will be recorded and all the members of your immediate family will have access to them forever.
Entrepreneurs have such a hard time letting go of details. But once they understand how having a VA will benefit their business, they will kick themselves for waiting so long to make the decision.
When they transition from loner to working with a small team, there are several changes they must make.
During this call, we'll help them understand how they can benefit from working with a Virtual Assistant. By knowing the information we will give them, you will have a better understanding of the challenges they face in delegating control of the details of their business.
This course includes:
Can you imagine spending month helping a VA like my assistant Jo Dee doing whatever she does every day? Imagine the real life lessons you will learn.
Once the class is over, we'll begin your first month when you are ready. Just let us know.
During this time you will not be paid for your service. But, you will gain valuable experience that will serve you well forever.
This really is an amazing bonus. In the past, we have placed our VA students with some of my Best Friends who run very successful Internet businesses, usually ALL BY THEMSELVES.
Many of them are part of the elite group of folks who are known as "the Internet Millionaires."
Imagine helping a very successful marketer in his or her business for even one DAY. Well, we will give you the opportunity to work with one of my Best Friends for an entire month!
Many of our students have been hired by these clients but we are not claiming that you will be.
During this month, you will not be paid. But what you will learn will be priceless. So consider this opportunity a gem in the world of business. You won't find it just anywhere.
Members of our online community communicate with each other every day to help solve each other's problems and provide helpful tips in our closed Facebook Group.
Members are also eligible for jobs that come from our joint venture partners.
Many Virtual Assistants don't want to go out and find clients. Even though they operate as independent contractors and not employees, many just want to work and get paid.
By becoming a member of our VAC Pool, VAs will get experience and will be able to work whenever they want to with limited commitment.
The VA Pool is managed by my assistant Jo Dee who tries to match VAs with suitable clients based on skills, personality and client need.
There is no guarantee that any student will be hired permanently for this VAC Pool but it is an opportunity available for students who pass the VAC Certification Course to apply for.
Members also get discounts to other courses offered by the Virtual Assistant Community.
And members get discounts to courses and events hosted by EducatingforSuccess.com.
As a student in good standing, you'll have the ability to retake our Basic Admin VA course every time we offer it, absolutely free.
That way, you'll always get training for the most cutting-edge techniques and tools in the world of Virtual Assistance.
Upon completion of the second month of apprenticeship, we will provide you with the official VAC Member Certification Seal.
You'll be able to display this on your website and blog. You'll also be able to use it to advertise your Virtual Assistant services. You will immediately be able to indicate to potential clients that you are qualified to work as a Certified Virtual Assistant.
The only VAs who will be able to display this seal are those who have successfully completed our VAC Certification Course.
When you see next year's conference announced, just email Jo Dee to get the code to register.
Our main online community is at EducatingforSuccess.com where we offer training programs, conferences and frequent contests.
As a member of the Virtual Assistant Community, we'll give you a lifetime associate membership to Educating for Success so you are eligible for all discounts.
For any reason you are not happy, we will refund your money
If you can't afford to take this class but believe you really need to, create a financing program that works for you and we'll honor it. Just email me a proposal and cc Jo Dee.
I want you to be satisfied with our two month Administrative Virtual Assistant Course, and I know you will be, so...
And if after participating in all the classes and two months of apprenticeship, you are not thoroughly convinced that this course is worth your investment, just let me know at the end of the last class, and your refund request will be honored.
Simply email us and verify that you attended every training session. We will issue the refund, take you off our mailing list and you will never hear from us again.
If you are looking for a way to supplement your income from home and want to do something significant that will make a difference in your clients' lives, consider becoming a Virtual Assistant.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Blessings to you!
who loves empowering people to serve others, starting with themselves!
P.S. If you're an organizer, you're going to love this!
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