Abbey Ashley – Savvy System Download Employ this method I used to kick-start my Virtual Assistant business and substitute my income during my maternity leave. It’s the approach that enabled me to have four subcontractors working under me, allowing me to earn while spending time with my children.
No confusion about the actions you need to take. No frustration from hours of fruitless research. No quitting and resorting to an entire plate of brownies in exhaustion all alone.
This self-paced course includes lessons, templates, scripts, and assignments that are easy to follow. I know what it’s like to show up every day at a job you hate. I also understand the desire to work from home while taking care of your kids. What if I told you there’s a way to make money from home, on your own schedule, and on YOUR terms? I’ll introduce the basic structure of building your Virtual Assistant business from scratch using the “Launch From Scratch Blueprint.”
LESSON CONTENT: • Introduction to the Savvy System • Setting Expectations • Maximizing Your Course Benefits • Virtual Assistant Terminology • The VA Template Repository
You have something unique to offer. One of the most difficult parts of starting your VA business is recognizing that you have valuable skills to offer. Yes, I’m talking to you. Do you truly believe people will pay you $30, $40, or even $60+ per hour for your unique skills? In this module, we will analyze your background and identify the unique skills you can offer as a Virtual Assistant. I’ll show you which marketable skills should be your focus for further development.
LESSON CONTENT: • Service Discussion • Ten Immediate Service Offerings • To Specialize or Not to Specialize? • Defining Your Services • Taking a Moment for Your Mindset
There are 1,000 different ways to package your VA services. Which approach should you choose? Should you charge by the hour? By project? Will you work on a retainer basis? What does it mean to work on a retainer? We will work together to package and price your services competitively, tailored to your skill set, and designed to generate consistent monthly income.
LESSON CONTENT: • Mindset and Money Matters • Presenting Your Services • Creating Your Premium Package • Pricing Your Packages • Attracting Clients Now
From the beginning of your business, you’ll need to create a strong brand that represents your business. What will be your business name? What colors will symbolize your brand? Should you design a logo? I’ll answer these questions and more as we work together to establish a strong and recognizable brand for your business.
LESSON CONTENT: • Defining Your Brand Persona • Introduction to Canva • Choosing Your Business Name • Branding Elements • Designing a Logo • Developing a Branding Blueprint
Systems work efficiently. Creating a system that is clear to both you and your clients will help you streamline your processes and present a more professional image. In this module, we will develop a portfolio and onboarding system for your clients. We will determine the most effective way for you to communicate and collaborate on projects. This is the heart of the business that you won’t find in many outdated blog posts! Let’s organize your VA business!
LESSON CONTENT: • Your Processes • Your Facebook Page • Crafting Proposals and Portfolios • Welcoming Your New Client • Obtaining Your EIN
More funds mean more responsibilities. But these responsibilities can be managed effectively. In this lesson, we will establish your bookkeeping system to decide the best approach for invoicing clients and receiving payments. We will also address any questions you have about tax payments as an independent contractor.
LESSON CONTENT: • Financial Discussions • Handling Outstanding Invoices • Diving into Tax Matters • Creating Your Profit and Loss Spreadsheet
Let’s make sure you’re legally protected. I want to ensure you are secure in your contracts and understand your legal rights as a Virtual Assistant. We will formalize your contracts and address questions about negotiations and modifications to your agreements.
LESSON CONTENT: • Introduction to Legal Aspects • Understanding Your Contract • Residing Outside of the USA? • Choosing Your Legal Structure • State Regulations and Insurance
Getting your first client is one of the most significant challenges you will face in your VA business. It’s daunting. What will they think? What questions will they ask? Where do I even find my first client? By the end of this lesson, you WILL have your first paying client. Guaranteed.
LESSON CONTENT: • Starting Your Marketing Efforts • Emphasizing Value-First Marketing • Organizing Your Leads • Handling Objections • Prioritizing Follow-Ups • Mastering the Sales Process: Discovery Call Training • Getting Proposal Feedback
You’ve started marketing yourself with a value-first approach, but what’s next? Follow these steps to quickly identify high-quality clients!
LESSON CONTENT: • Personal Outreach Template • Finding Opportunities on Facebook • Your Core Networking Groups • Market Research Meetings • Participating in Local Networking Events • Exploring Freelance Platforms • Excelling on LinkedIn • Job Search Websites • Craigslist for Client Acquisition • Participating in Conferences and Live Events • Instagram for Marketing • Targeting High-End Clients • Requesting Referrals
You don’t need to hire an expensive web designer just yet! We will provide a guide on how to create a website that serves your needs, not the other way around.
LESSON CONTENT: • Your Website Options • Key Website Components • Purchasing and Linking Your Domain • Building Your Site Using Squarespace • Launching Your Site
Congratulations! You are now building a successful VA business! What’s next? Being a Virtual Assistant has the potential to change your lifestyle and bring new challenges along the way. In this module, I will discuss the challenges you may face and provide advice on planning for success!
LESSON CONTENT: • You’re a VA! What Comes Next? • Handling Difficult Clients • Requesting Testimonials • Time Management • Self-Care and Balance • Transitioning to Full-Time Work • How to End a Client Relationship • Planning Vacations and Extended Leaves
Upon completing the SavvySystem, you will have established a Virtual Assistant business you can be proud of. You will be working on your own terms, doing work you love. In this final lesson, we will arrange ongoing support and accountability to help you grow your business beyond the course.
LESSON CONTENT: • Choose Your Path (Where Will You Go From Here?) • Your High-End Service Offering • Transitioning to High-End Services • Overcoming Objections and Valuing Your Work
You have built a successful VA business and are ready to expand! In this module, I will provide in-depth guidance on making your FIRST hire and implementing systems for maximum productivity!
LESSON CONTENT: • Introduction to Outsourcing • Starting Subcontracting • Choosing the Right Team Member • Using Project Management Tools • Creating Workflows and Standard Operating Procedures • Managing Subcontractor Departures
LESSON CONTENT: • Your Journey Continues • Growing Your Agency Model • Scaling as an Online Business Manager • Expanding Your High-End Service Offering • Growing Through List Building
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