10 Helpful Resources For New Virtual Assistants

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New to the virtual assistant world? Welcome! Now is such a great time to be offering virtual assistant services with the influx of new bloggers and online business owners coming up. Talk about perfect timing to get started!

As a new virtual assistant, you’re likely researching tips and ideas to streamline your client processes and taking the time to learn new skills that’ll increase your chances of landing new clients.

So in this post, we’ll be going over tools and resources that helped me get my start as a virtual assistant and new content I’ve found that I wish I would’ve known about I was just starting out!

Top Sites For Virtual assistant Advice

1. Horkey handbook

Before I made the decision to become a virtual assistant, I actually spent a lot of time binge reading posts on horkeyhandbook.com. You can find just about everything from tips on pitching to picking out your top services. There are also tips on creating images, getting your website up and running, and tons of other posts that really get into the nitty gritty of becoming a full-fledged freelancer.

Gina’s also the creator of the Fully Booked Virtual Assistant course and she shares her student’s success stories on her blog a couple times a month. They’re inspirational and have lots of tips on booking clients as well, so definitely check those out if you’re in need of some motivation! 🙂

Related: On Becoming a Freelancer With Gina Horkey

2. The Virtual Savvy

It was late last year when I first came across Abbey’s site. And OMG guys! Each post is jam-packed with phenomenal advice. From tips on selling out your services to setting your rates, she covers all of the basics. Abbey also created a Facebook group for aspiring virtual assistant’s, so if that’s you, I’d highly recommend joining and connecting with other virtual assistant’s!

One of my favorite resources from TheVirtualSavvy? When you click on the Swag tab you’re redirected to a page where you can sign up for loads of helpful freebies.

3. We Are Virtual Assistants

One of the first sites I found early in my freelance career, and also one of my faves. If you want to learn a skill, they’ve curated a list of free online courses you can take. Ranging from Facebook marketing all the way to accounting basics. They also have some great advice for improving your lifestyle as a virtual assistant and have a handy list of posts with recommended tools as well.

Not to mention, you can look for jobs and find potential new clients to work with on their jobs page. It’s pretty sweet!

4. Indigo Colton

Indigo is the queen of creating business systems and is an amazing person to learn all about optimizing client workflow from. Her branding and blog graphics are also total eye candy, so be sure to check out her site!

Helpful Courses + Resources

5. 150+ Virtual Assistant Services You Can Offer and Get Paid For

If you’re just getting started and still thinking about what services you can offer, I highly recommend signing up for this freebie! This list of profitable services you can offer is going to make the process of picking out your top offerings so much quicker and easier!

6. Fully Booked Virtual Assistant

I recommend this course to basically everyone I know who wants to become a virtual assistant because:

  1. It’s overflowing with value, but not overwhelming.
  2. After going through the course, I was able to land my first client within ~2 weeks and make my investment back within a few hours of client work.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a course that taught you everything you needed to know to start a profitable virtual assistant business? Fully Booked Virtual Assistant is that course!

Gina shares exactly what you need to do to start a successful business by showing you how to choose your top services, price your offers, find clients and tons more. After taking Gina’s course I was able to earn my investment back working with my first client, and consider this course one of the best investments I’ve made in my freelance career.

Related: 30 Days Or Less To Virtual Assistant Success Course Review

7. The V.A. Crash Course

More of a recent find, the V.A. Crash Course is a good option for beginners who want to dip their toes into the world of virtual assisting. 

In this course, Allie gives some great advice on booking clients through Facebook (and shows you the exact post she used to book 2 clients + 8 client leads), setting up your client onboarding process and other bonuses for the busy virtual assistant.

This course isn’t as comprehensive as the Fully Booked Virtual Assistant program, but it does include some helpful resources like a client contract and advice on how to send your first quote email.

Awesome Tools

8. Freshbooks

FreshBooks is a super helpful tool for invoicing clients, bookkeeping, time tracking and keeping tabs on client projects. It’s just about everything you need finance wise and is an amazing software for all sorts of freelancers.

9. Canva

Canva is one of my favorite and most used graphic design tools! It’s very user-friendly and there are hundreds of built-in templates you can use so it’s great for beginners.

Related: How To Make Beautiful Pins That Get More Clicks

10. Toggl

Toggl is a free tool you can use to keep track of how much time you’re spending on client projects. I used this All. The. Time. when I was new to the game and found it mega helpful!

Lewis from The Freelance Effect has an awesome, in-depth review of Toggl sharing its many features and how they can be used.

Final Thoughts

From blog posts to online courses, there are all kinds of resources out there aimed towards helping you start and grow a successful virtual assistant business. As well as tools that are available to help you streamline your client processes, so take your time and know that when you invest in your business you’re essentially investing in yourself. You rock!

Do you have a favorite virtual assistant resource? Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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