The VA Start up is built around the concept of foundaton - the ability to accomplish great things with a strong foundation. Inside the members-area you'll learn how to set up and get your VA business off of the ground with these 10 lessons!
M1 - LESSON ONE: THE BASICS
When you establish your virtual assistant practice, the first thing you need to do is define your business’s purpose, implement effective policies and procedures and discover your competitive advantage. And of course, it needs a catchy name. Specifically, we’re looking at these four things:
Creating your Mission Statement
Crafting your Vision Statement
Forging a Powerful Tagline
Finding your Business Name
M1 - LESSON TWO: NICHE MARKET
This lesson will be about clearly and narrowly defining your area of speciality, and to put it in customer-focused language: we’re going to pinpoint your specific niche market.
We’re interested here in specifying who you’re interested in serving, and developing a crystal clear vision of how to reach them
High achievers suffering from Impostor Syndrome have this feeling of anxiety manifest in some interesting ways, if you’re talented, dedicated, and working hard to achieve your goals, there’s a 70% chance that at some point, you’ll feel like you don’t deserve success.
M1 - LESSON FOUR: YOUR SERVICE OFFERINGS
It’s time to clearly define for yourself, as well as the rest of the world, what services you will provide through your business, and to explain what makes you better than anybody else. Simply knowing what services you provide is not enough; you need to understand your value and competitive advantage. This is generally achieved by getting specific about the services you provide.
M1 - LESSON FIVE: HOW TO PRICE YOUR SERVICES
Getting down to the bottom of "what should I charge?" a taboo topic within the VA industry that we aren't afraid to talk about.
How To Vary Pricing
Reducing Pain Points
Choosing Your Price
M2 - LESSON ONE: YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
When you’re working for yourself, it’s critical to stay organized, motivated and focused, but doing so won’t come naturally. Life will constantly get in the way, tempting you to chat with a friend, do some chores or watch the latest video from that YouTube channel you like. Let’s get this right from the beginning.
M2 - LESSON TWO: SET UP TECH TOOLS
To get a business up and running, you’re going to need some tools. The good news is that these are relatively easy to find and, with a few exceptions, are often free. The bad news is that there are so many tools out there that it’s hard to sift through them all to find the ones that will help you run your business as productively and efficiently as possible. Let us sift through them and get you going.
M2 - LESSON THREE: PAYMENT TOOLS
You’re probably going to want to get paid for your work. In years past, you might have mailed someone an invoice, followed up a month later if you hadn’t heard from them, and hopefully eventually received a cheque for the full amount. You could then deposit that cheque and wait for the bank to clear it. If it bounced, it was time to type up another invoice and mail it again.
People often talk about creating policies, procedures or processes for their business, using the words almost interchangeably. It’s important to note that policies, procedures and processes are different from one another and you need to have all three in order to run a business efficiently,especially if you have employees or need to delegate work to others.
Simply put, onboarding is the process that you follow when you land a new client. Most people talk about onboarding as those first few weeks of getting your contracts signed and your preliminaries set up and exchanging information to get your relationship started. But client onboarding can be a little longer than that and can be a good idea to look at the first 90 to 120 days as your client onboarding term.