Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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What exactly does a virtual assistant to? You may ask, are the tasks the same as an executive or administrative assistant? How do they get clients? Our Virtual Assistant course provides an overview of how to create a life you love and a work atmosphere you will thrive in. We explore techniques for finding your business niche, pricing your services, negotiating with potential clients, and mastering consultations. We discuss ways to successfully market yourself and target your ideal clients, as well as how to network and manage client relationships. Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and create a business you love? Our Virtual Assistant course provides these steps and more.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basics of becoming a virtual assistant
  • Recall techniques for mastering your virtual assistant business
  • Describe how to successfully network and manage relationships
  • Identify ways to market yourself and grow your virtual assistant business

Virtual Assistant Module 1
Virtual Assistant Basics

In our first module, we discuss how to paint the picture of your ideal client and why this is a crucial step for creating a successful business. We also describe how to find your niche in this industry, deciding which virtual assistant services to offer, and how to monetize your services.  

  • How Do You See Yourself as a Virtual Assistant?
  • Deal Breakers
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Monetizing
  • VA Service Offerings

Virtual Assistant Module 2
Mastering Your VA Business

This week we explore all of the aspects that will keep your business running. We discuss pricing and packaging your services, collecting payments, tips for successfully negotiating, and setting up contracts. We also dive into the world of consulting.

  • How to Price Your Services
  • Packaging Your Services
  • Negotiations and Contracts
  • Mastering the Consultation
  • Goal Setting

Virtual Assistant Module 3
Networking and Managing Relationships

Once your business is up and running, growth will start to happen. We examine proper techniques for networking, getting your business name out there, and ways to target your ideal client base. We also discuss how to set boundaries, steps for time management, and how to manage your client relationships in order to keep customers happy and productive.

  • Find a Networking Partner
  • Networking Online
  • Targeting Your Ideal Client
  • Managing Yourself
  • Managing the Client

Virtual Assistant Module 4
Growing Your Business

Growing your business takes a lot of work, but it’s worth it. In this final module, we discuss how to prime your business for success. We explore referral and marketing techniques, as well as learning what your client’s needs are and how to meet them in order to keep your business strong and successful.

  • Client Referrals and Gifting
  • Marketing
  • Client Needs
  • Technology
  • Reevaluating Success

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player