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30 Days Or Less To Virtual Assistant Success Course Review

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Looking for a virtual assistant course that can teach you everything you need to know about creating a profitable business that allows you to work from home?

Because you’re on this page, my guess is that your answer is yes! And my goal with this post is to give you my honest review of the experience I had with Gina Horkey’s course: 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success.

Being able to work from home is an incredible opportunity.

No kidding, if I’d known it was possible to start an online business and work remotely, I would have said it was my dream job as a kid and started earlier!

Alas, I’m here now and love that I can work from anywhere with an internet connection. So long as you complete your daily tasks and manage your time efficiently, it’s possible to earn a living while working in your pajamas!

Pretty cool, right?

Back in April of last year I officially enrolled in the course so its content has been updated since I last took it. Regardless, it’s helped me start my first freelance business and realize that it was actually possible to make a living online.

Want to learn more about Gina and her story, check out our interview here! Or check out her website over at www.horkeyhandbook.com.

Okay, ready to roll? Let’s jump into the review! 🙂

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When I first took the course, there were 30 lessons that covered case studies, VA tool tutorials, choosing your services, creating a portfolio, and different methods of promotion.

Now, there are 12 main modules that include between 3-7 lessons detailing each individual topic! The topics range from preparing for interviews, skill deep dives, sourcing clients, creating an EIN and business checking account, and more.

In short, this course covers a ton of useful information, but not so much that you’ll experience information overload.

In each lesson, you’re given a breakdown of the topic and an action step you can complete after digesting the information.

It’s also extremely helpful that the course material is organized in case you need to refer back to certain sections—I did this all the time!

Another thing to keep in mind is that this course is constantly evolving with new information to maintain it and in my opinion is one of the best courses a new freelancer or VA could take.


There are so many benefits to becoming a VA – here are just a few of my favorites:

  • North American VA’s average between $25-$50 per hour
  • VA’s are in demand with the rise of freelancers and online business owners
  • You’re constantly learning and building your knowledge base
  • You’re able to work from the comfort of your own home
  • You get to help online entrepreneurs take their business to the next level
  • You can offer a variety of services and work with business owners from many different niches

I could go on, but just know there are a lot of great perks that come along with becoming a freelancer. And while it may not always be sunshine and rainbows, in my opinion, the good really does outweigh the bad. Especially when you find and work with clients who values you and your time. 🙂


I’m going to go over the things I did when I was starting out and hopefully it will give you an idea of what you could be doing as a new freelancer.

Here’s a breakdown of what my first month looked like:

April 1-10:

  • Completed 3 lessons per day and applied what I learned
  • Joined 30DVOL Facebook community and interacted with other members
  • Created a website with an about me, contact, and hire me page
  • Created a Twitter account & joined 5 Facebook groups
  • Sent out first five cold pitches

April 11-21:

  • Networked with other freelancers on Twitter
  • My first client call!! Also, got an email from another client for design services
  • Worked on design project for new client
  • Posted an introduction in each FB group and made sure to be present and answer questions whenever I could
  • Continued sending 1 cold pitch per day

April 22-30:

  • Worked on email management for new client
  • Had another client call!
  • Continued sending out 1 cold pitch per day

It was a while ago, but these were some of the main steps I remember taking.

It was so exciting to meet so many people that were doing amazing things in their businesses.

At the same time, it was a blast posting updates in the 30 Days Or Less To Virtual Assistant Success FB group too. Some of the other members would post updates as well, which was a huge motivation to keep giving it everything we had!


As for the financial side of things, I was able to make the money I invested into the 30 Days or Less course within just a few hours of client work. And to top things off, I was able to earn more than double my course investment in less than 30 days of offering VA services.

I did have some expenses, but adding up my invoices and seeing how much I’d made in my first month felt awesome.

It may not seem like a lot to some people, but for working from the comfort of my home for 10-20 hours per week, it felt like a step in the right direction.

Side note: It’s important to keep track of your income when you’re a freelancer, so be sure to use a bookkeeping software to keep everything in order for when estimated quarterly taxes roll around. I highly recommend FreshBooks, or Wave if you’re looking for a free bookkeeping software.

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I’ve taken other courses since 30 Days Or Less To Virtual Assistant Success, and it still remains one of my favorites. From the community to the incredible content, it gives you everything you need to get started and become a successful virtual assistant.

Not to mention, I think it’s a great side hustle if you’re working a full-time job but have some debt you want to knock out.

Who knows, you may even end up swapping it with your 9-5 as time goes by!

I’ve been able to apply the principles and lessons of this virtual assistant course to other businesses I’ve started and have found the material to be just as relevant.

Have you taken 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success, or do you want to? I’d love to know what your inspiration is for becoming a virtual assistant in the comments!

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  1. This is so awesome! You’re right about VA’s being in high demand with the rise of online solopreneurs. Going to share this with a couple people I know who are considering becoming VAs 🙂

    – J

  2. Hi Rebekah! Do you think the course would be OK for someone who lives in the UK? I recently moved from NYC to London and am looking into starting my own VA business. I hear great things about this course but you of course there are differences in the logistics such as tax amongst other things when compared to the US. Let me know if you think this would work for me in the UK! Thanks, and great review!

    1. Hi Ashley! I know a few people in the course that are from the Philippines, India and New Zealand, so I definitely think it could work for you. 🙂

  3. Hi Rebekah! I have never taken a VA course before and neither worked as a VA. Is this course still good for total beginners?

    1. Hi Glorisel! I’d definitely recommend this course to a total beginner. When I took the course I had no previous experience and after going through the lessons I felt way more confident in approaching clients. It’s the #1 resource I recommend to anyone who wants to become a VA. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions! 🙂

  4. Hi, I am looking to become VA in 2019, is the training up to date with the current demands of the job and what’s the cost?

    1. Hi Danica, yes the course is consistently being updated by Gina so that it includes everything you’d need to get started as a VA. She recently added one year website hosting with the course as well. You can see more on what you’ll learn in the course along with the current pricing details here. There’s also lots of other student success stories on this page if you’d like to check them out. Hope that helps!

  5. I’m looking into this course as well. My background is a bit varied. Anything from office administrator 20 yrs ago to most recently, kitchen management positions. I have no formal schooling other than a few college classes. All my work knowledge and experience comes from real life hands on job training over the years, not an earned degree. Is becoming a freelance Writer or VA something that’s realistic for someone with no degree and little to no experience with accounting? It seems like most people’s success stories I’ve read across the web included that they went to law school, had an accounting degree or some degree of some kind. What do clients look for that a real world working individual can seriously offer to turn a good business within a year?
    Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated as would the cold hard facts on if this is realistic for everyone to do and be successful.
    Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Jenn, you can definitely become a successful freelance writer/VA without a college degree! Prior experience can for sure be helpful, but it’s more important to be open to learning new skills and consistently pitching new clients to reach any income goals you have. Clients that I’ve worked with have needed help with graphic design, WordPress management, proofreading and admin tasks. There are over 150+ VA services you can offer and get paid for that online business owners and bloggers out there are looking for help with! I hope this is helpful, if you have any other questions feel free to contact me. 🙂

  6. Hi. Rebekah I find your article very useful and it motivated me to take this course. The only question that I couldn’t find information about is, does the course teach you the exact skills like email managament, word press managament etc. to help the clients that you work with or it provides with information only about the marketing aspect of the job?

    1. Hi Myumyun! The course does have a section on exploring VA niches that gives you helpful details on 10 in-demand niches. Each lesson covers things like how to get started, popular services you can offer, how much you can charge and how you can find clients. But for more in-depth training, Gina has a few other courses like Email Management for Virtual Assistants, Real Estate for Virtual Assistants, and a couple others that can help you develop a specific skillset. You can find them here if you’d like to learn more about each. Hope that helps!

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