One of my favorite jobs in college was working as a virtual assistant. I made great part-time money and worked from home.
Working as a virtual assistant isn’t for everyone. It’s essentially office work being done at home, but it’s really inspiring to see how a successful business runs. There are so many benefits to working as a virtual assistant, but you may find that it’s not for you.
We’re going to figure out whether this side hustle is for you!
Today, I have an awesome interview from Ashley Nicole, who is a full-time virtual assistant and works remotely with a flexible schedule.
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1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started in the virtual assistant field?
Hey! My name is Ashley! I am a wife and a mama to two young boys. I am the Founder of Ashley Nicole VA.
I got started in the virtual assisting world before I knew it had a title to it.
I have a friend who has two YouTube channels. Several years ago he wanted me to manage his social media so that he could focus on creating his videos and that he’d pay me a little bit of money to do so.
I thought that sounded like something I’d totally enjoy so I, of course, told him I would.
My husband and I moved away a few months later, but I was able to still help remotely, which was perfect. I did this for about 4 years.
2. What’s your favorite thing about being a virtual assistant? Are there benefits of being a VA that surprised you?
I have 3 favorite things about being a VA.
1. I can literally work from anywhere as long as I have access to wifi.
2. It’s extremely flexible. I have two young kids at home and so it’s crucial that I have the flexibility to work around my kids’ schedule.
3. I’ve learned more things than I ever thought I would.
A benefit that surprised me was the amount of very valuable things you can learn from your clients.
3. Are there any downfalls to being a virtual assistant?
One main downfall to being a VA is when you are just starting out.
If you have not been a VA to another business owner yet, it can be hard to find your very first client. Not impossible though.
4. Do you think the training in $10kVA set you up for success? Were you able to secure clients after completing the course?
The training in the $10k VA course definitely helped to set me up for success.
There were things in the course I already knew and things I learned as I went through the course. I was able to secure clients after the course.
The major thing that helped me was purchasing her Pro-Level course.
With this option, you are added to a private Facebook group where Kayla puts leads in.
These people are not only interested in a VA but also trust that Kayla will help them to find a VA that will do a good job.
5. Do you think you needed the training in $10kVA? Could you have found the information for free online?
There was definitely a bunch of information that you can find online about being a VA.
If you have the time, you could probably find just about anything you wanted to about being a VA.
The nice thing about $10KVA is it’s all in there.
Plus, Kayla includes a pitching template, a contract template, and other things that can help the process along if you’ve never pitched to people before.
6. What advice or tips do you have for someone who wants to become a virtual assistant?
My main advice for people wanting to become a VA is to practice pitching as much as possible.
Find someone that you’d like to be a VA for, do a bunch of research on them, and then pitch your services.
There are seriously so many business owners out there that could use a VA.
Some of them don’t even realize what a VA is, or they might not realize they need one until you reach out.
Don’t give up. This is an amazing “job” and I’m so glad that I’m doing it.
If you’re looking for a virtual assistant, you can check out Ashley Nicole VA.
If you’re wondering what kind of services Ashley offers, you can check out Ashley’s Work With Me page here. Her services include create and manage a Pinterest platform, calendar and email management, sending client invoices, creating newsletters, and a lot more.
$10KVA is a virtual assistant course for people who want the freedom to work for themselves. If you’re ready to take control of when you work and how much money you make, click here.
Even if you have no experience with virtual assistant work, $10KVA is a solid course that will teach you everything you need to know to land clients.
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