Do You Have the Skills Necessary to Become a Virtual Assistant?

You’ve heard of women who have created successful Virtual Assistant businesses. Perhaps you’ve even talked to as few of those women. You’ve heard their stories about how they started their own business and are now making great incomes working as … Continue reading

Being a Problem Solving Virtual Assistant Makes You Invaluable to Clients

Business owners and entrepreneurs hire virtual assistants because they need to focus their energy on the big picture of their business. As their business grows, they no longer have the time, desire, or expertise to complete the tasks they hire … Continue reading

How To Quickly Boost Your Energy Levels

The following article was written by Stefanie Faceira virtual assistant specializing in trilingual translations, social media, blog and content management. Read her short bio at the end. Finding a way to accomplish all the things that need to be done in … Continue reading

Criticism: How to Use it to Improve Your Virtual Assistant Business

As you continue to develop your virtual assistant business, no matter how fabulous your service is, you’ll run in to criticism from clients. Here are five tips to help you use criticism to improve your virtual assistant business: 1. Do … Continue reading

How to Write Holiday Messages to Virtual Assistant Clients

It’s that time of year: time to say thank you to your virtual assistant clients and colleagues. If you’re like me, you occasionally struggle with the appropriate things to say. Well, struggle no more because I just received a newsletter from … Continue reading

Virtual Assistant Business: The Art of Apologizing

As a virtual assistant, have you ever made a mistake? Of course, we all have! Mistakes happen in the course of running a virtual assistant business, even when we’ve taken every precaution to prevent them. So, the question shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Starting a Virtual Assistant Business: Surprising Reason #7

When you run a virtual assistant business, you have a business that you can do anywhere in the world and that you can move as many times as you want. Continue reading

Why You Should Consider Starting a Virtual Assistant Business: Surprising Reason #6

Spend little to set up a VA business and even less on overhead.

If you already have:

a computer
high-speed internet
low-cost long distance
all you’ll have to buy to set up your virtual assistant business is a website. To purchase a website that provides everything you’ll ever need in a VA website, you should plan to spend between $300 and $600 to have it set up and under $25 a month to host.
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Why You Should Consider Starting a Virtual Assistant Business: Surprising Reason #5

You get to do something you love.

What are you passionate about? Whatever it is, you’ll be able to create a VA (virtual assistant) business around it.

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Why You Should Consider Starting a Virtual Assistant Business: Surprising Reason #4

You can get retrained in only 90 days.

That’s right. In only 90 days, you can have your new Virtual Assistant business set up and ready to bring in clients. And you can do it all from the comfort of your own home via teleclasses (those are classes held over the phone) and the internet.

If your job has been outsourced or is no longer in demand, it may be time to get retrained in a new career. Or, perhaps you’re a returning veteran (or a military spouse) who needs a new opportunity. Or, maybe you’re a retiree who needs some extra income or is simply bored and needs a new challenge.

Do you know how to:

  1. Write complete sentences
  2. Communicate well over the phone and by email
  3. Use the computer and internet (I’m not talking about programming here. I’m just talking about having basic computer skills such as knowing how to use Microsoft Word and how to do research on the internet.)

If you answered yes to the above, my Expert Virtual Assistant Training program can guide you through setting up your own Virtual Assistant business so that it’s ready to bring in clients in 90 days or less. This hands-on training program doesn’t just teach you how to set up your business. I personally take you by the hand and guide you step by step through the whole process. I coach you and answer all your questions along the way.

If you answered no to any of the above questions, and you need to brush up on your skills, there are inexpensive resources to help you do that quickly. You’ll find the online training programs I recommend on the Expert VA Resources page on my website.

What’s keeping you from starting your own Virtual Assistant business? Email me at or post a comment here and tell me.

To your Virtual Assistant success,

Kathy Goughenour

Head trainer and mentor, Continue reading