Let me take you by the hand and show you how to build the VA business of YOUR dreams (using skills you ALREADY have), step by step, even if you’re starting from scratch…
With the flexibility to choose your hours, the confidence to find and help great clients, and the financial freedom to choose how you want to live your life - now and tomorrow.
And you know it’s possible
because you see others doing it!
- So if you’ve been dreaming of having the freedom to make your own schedule…
- Doing work you love for clients who appreciate you and are willing to pay your prices because they realize the value of what you do...
- Feeling confident and fulfilled about your business and being excited to talk about what you do every day…
- Not to mention the safety, security, and freedom that comes from knowing that you’re making a great income…
Then you might already know that becoming a Virtual Assistant is a GREAT way to do just that!
(Just so we’re on the same page, a Virtual Assistant provides administrative, technical or creative assistance to clients. But instead of working full time for one person or organization, he or she works “virtually” (usually from home), providing these same types of services to a range of clients.)
There are millions of businesses out there, whether they are solopreneurs, small teams, or big companies, that need YOUR help and YOUR skills. My business and the businesses of VAs who I’ve trained are booming. There is no shortage of clients when you know how to stand out and what to do to get great clients.
You get to decide when you want to work, you get to decide how much you want to work and you get to decide who you want to work with.
And not only that, you get to decide where you want to work. This might mean at the beach in the summer and the mountains in the winter. It’s really all up to you, when you master this skill.
Fulfilling Work & Grateful Clients
Your admin, technical or creative skills are in high demand! Many business owners just don’t have the time (or sometimes the knowhow) to do those vital everyday tasks that keep their businesses running and growing (like setting up systems for recurring tasks, organizing their Google Drive, sending an email to their list, publishing a blog etc.) So they’re desperate for someone to do it for them. Which means that your work comes highly valued. And you can choose the clients you work with, to make sure that it’s a great fit.
Because your clients will value what you do so much, as a Virtual Assistant you can charge premium rates - yes, there are plenty of clients out there willing to pay top dollar for what YOU can do.
To get started you don’t need a website. You don’t need a logo. You don’t need brand colors or a business card. You can get clients right now with the skills that you have, and this fast start-up was KEY when I first started my business. As you’ll see from my story...
I had no idea how I was going to get out of this mess and how I was going to raise my daughter alone.
I had waited a long time to become a mom and I wanted so badly to raise her myself...
But I knew if I didn’t create the life I wanted for myself and for her that no one else would do it for me.
I was determined to make it work
So I Gathered My Courage And Took a Leap…
Emily took the bus to school back then, and I told one of the dads waiting with their kids that I was looking for admin work.
Little did I know that he was just starting a new company...and he hired me himself! Although the work wasn’t virtual, I could walk from home to his office.
I met my second client at a wedding reception. We chatted for a few minutes, I told him that I was doing admin work and the next day I connected with him on LinkedIn. A few weeks later he hired me... and then I started to really feel like I was in business!
From there, the clients kept coming (mostly through referrals).
By the end of my second year in business I had plenty of clients
and was making over $100,000 a year.
And I continued to grow my business every single year…
My life looks very different than it did 12 years ago...
My business, RocketGirl Solutions is thriving. I work with clients I like, doing work I love.
I got to be the mom I always wanted to be, raising my daughter, Emily, and spending precious time with her before she headed off to college.
I’m living in Connecticut with my new husband, Greg, in the loving life we’ve created, filled with fun, family, adventure, and ten delightful backyard chickens who I adore more than I ever thought possible.
After everything I’d been through, sometimes it still feels like I’m dreaming.
And when people ask me, “Belinda, how were you able to be so successful so quickly?” I think the real answer is:
"My back was against the wall. I had no choice, and I was determined, so I did it."
That’s not to say that it was easy. I made more mistakes than I like to admit. And I decided that I wanted to help other people find success as a VA (because it literally transformed my life!)
So I created VA School to teach what I knew…
And it was hugely successful:
"Belinda & VA School surpassed all my expectations! Although I haven't completed all the modules yet, the information I have received so far is just amazing! I love the community that Belinda has created and everyone is so supportive! I've learned so much already and can't wait to learn even more! 10/10 would recommend”
"Signing up for VA School was the best decision I made. There was so much beneficial information in the modules and lessons to build, grow, and sustain your VA business.
I've researched other VAs who offers courses and Belinda's really stood out from the rest. She's real, approachable, and so kind. And she's reachable! That's a big thing in the digital age. Support comes straight from her! For anyone on the fence because of finances, I can tell you firsthand, I understand your struggles, and I urge you to go for it! It's worth every penny.
Thank you so much, Belinda!”
"The VA Connection is not just a learning experience, it is a mentoring and network experience. I felt so alone when I started researching how to be a VA. This was LITERALLY an answer to prayer! I never really thought I could do a job like this on my own, making my own hours, and being able to live closer to my family. Thank you for creating a community of like-minded individuals who are willing to help one another. "
People who had never been able to get their business off the ground were able to finally LAUNCH and started bringing in client after client…
They wrote to me to say how grateful they were that there was someone so genuine and “down-to-earth” to help them.
Before The Course.....
I started doing interview after interview and asking, “What’s the biggest thing you’re struggling with right now?”
And when I started analyzing the responses, I kept seeing the same issues over and over again.
Over and over again, I heard:
I also heard things like . . .
Could these 4 stories of "Chicken Chatter" be holding you back?
After all the conversations I had, I found that there were 4 things that kept repeating themselves, over and over again.
Almost like the constant clucking of chickens in your head - which is why I call them “Chicken Chatter.” And I realized that these 4 things were stopping people from seeing success as a VA.
I don’t have the skills to charge premium prices yet
A lot of people who want to be VAs think that they’ll only be able to make “real” money if they have very technical skills, know a lot of programs, or know certain hard to use programs.
They think they have to be an expert at social media, know how to build funnels, or help their clients sell programs or products online.
“I am struggling with just every little step. It takes colossal amounts of time because I Google everything to learn how to do it, or make sure I am doing it correctly.”
“Learning (and juggling) all the tools to help my clients! I've got one on Asana, one on Trello, another all over Google Drive...”
“I don’t know any VA skills well. I want to pause and use my current part time client to support me while I learn how to do things correctly and learn platforms.”
If this sounds like you, I’m here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. If you feel like you need to LEARN more before you can get started, then you might also resonate with story #2, which is...
I’m not sure where to find clients
There’s no question, having clients means that you have a business! Knowing where to find those clients, on the other hand, can be a struggle for many.
“Getting customers and having time to give my business proper time without killing myself.”
“Finding clients. I don't like in-person networking, how will I do this?”
Yes, it’s possible to have a steady stream of clients who come to YOU, and you can do it without having to deal with Story #3...
I hate posting on social media and marketing myself
I hear this one all the time! It’s no coincidence that many VAs tend to be behind-the-scenes types, enjoying getting the job done but uncomfortable in the spotlight.
“I need help knowing what to say to market myself; the who to market to, what to say, and how to connect…”
And when everyone tells you to “put yourself out there online” it can be super uncomfortable.
So do you have to post on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, TikTok and who-knows-what in order to get clients?
No, you don’t! More about that soon, but let’s talk about the final thing which is...
I’m not ready yet. I need to do XXX before I can launch my business
I can’t tell you how often I hear this one.
“Getting started. It seems there are so many things to consider that it gets overwhelming at times!”
“I am in the very beginning of creating my business. I am still working on my website. I think my biggest hurdle is going to be my self-confidence.”
“Getting all my ducks in a row to get my business off the ground while having a full time job. I want to have things perfect, but that is not always possible.”
And it’s perfectly natural to want things to be perfect before we take action.
One of the most common barriers to starting a successful VA business is our tendency to need to “figure it out” with just a little bit more information or a few more skills.
And if one (or more, or even ALL) of these Stories of Chicken Chatter sounds true for you…
Let’s tell a New Story about what it really takes to build a VA business
You Already Have the Skill
I know you might have some inner resistance when I tell you this. But listen.
Here are some examples of what my amazing, high-paying clients have asked me to do:
- Creating a PDF
- Organizing and keeping an Excel spreadsheet or Google Sheet up to date
- Updating a PowerPoint presentation with their new logo
- Researching some information that they need
- Scheduling appointments and confirming them the day before via email
- Adding new clients to their CRM
- Monitoring their email while they’re away on vacation
- Setting up an email address for them
You’ll notice that most of these tasks require skills that most people already have or are easy to learn. Yes, absolutely there are other clients, who want specific and highly technical skills. And you can learn those skills over time IF they’re interesting to you...
However, you can start and build a business with these basic skills, and get started right away with what you already know.
That’s exactly what I did. When I started my VA business, I knew Microsoft Office, how to use the basics of Constant Contact, and had an ability and willingness to figure things out. And that year I earned $70,000, from a nook in my home.
I am here to tell you that there is no shortage of great clients who are willing to pay you for these seemingly simple, everyday skills that will help them more than you can imagine.
And guess what? These clients are...well...everywhere.
Clients Are Everywhere
You don’t have to post every day on 5 different social media platforms in order to get clients. That doesn’t feel natural, it takes a LOT of time, and it’s NOT the best way to get clients.
In fact... the best way to get clients doesn’t require you to cold call strangers, launch a social media campaign, or attend a thousand online networking events.
I got my first client at my daughter’s school bus stop, simply because I started to talk about the services that I offer.
The key is to know where to find these clients and be super clear about what you offer, using the “Sprinkling Method” that I teach in VA School that has led to over 225 clients hiring and working with me over the past 12 years.
The time to do this is NOW
You don’t feel ready to do this yet? That’s NORMAL... but that doesn’t mean it’s TRUE.
I started working before I had a website. I started working before I had a logo, I started working before I knew my brand colors or had a business card.
And that’s because I had clients.
What I see is that most people are doing it backwards. And in VA School I’ll show you when you need a website, but it’s NOT the first thing you need to do.
I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to FIND and HELP the entrepreneurs out there who desperately need it.
And the need is greater than ever.
The state of working in the world has changed so dramatically since the pandemic that people who used to think working from home wouldn’t work, now see the genius behind it.
My business and the businesses of VAs who I’ve trained are booming. There is no shortage of clients when you know how to stand out and what to do to get great clients.
By the way, I still have a full-time thriving VA business. Some “gurus” are teaching stuff but not actually in the trenches DOING it - you can be confident that everything I am teaching is what’s working for me RIGHT NOW in my business, with my clients.
What would I want if I was starting my VA business all over again?
VA SCHOOL: Create the Business of Your Dreams
as a Virtual Assistant
In this 9 month program, you will learn exactly what you need to start, manage and scale your VA business, without feeling overwhelmed or confused about your next steps.
You’ll find everything easy to implement and best of all - there’s nothing that will require you to be someone you’re not. And if you follow the steps, you WILL have a VA business.
Here's How VA School Works
You’ll get 10 Modules with over 70 videos to watch at your own pace, with plenty of time to implement what you learn so that you can put what I teach into action and start getting results
Module 1: VA School Orientation
We'll kick things off with a School Assembly, where you'll meet your classmates, take a school tour and then dive right in and get you out of those new kid first-day jitters.
In this module, I’ll show you:
- The entire VA School Roadmap, so you’re ready for each step on the path we’re about to take together
- The fastest way to get momentum during the training
- VA Lingo 101 - get up to speed quickly on all the terms you need to know as a VA
- How to find your way around the school and how to get my personal help whenever you need it!
- And much more!
Module 2: Laying the Groundwork
Ready to dive in? In this module we are focused on getting you set up for success, including:
- How to avoid the #1 “mindset block” that trips up new VAs...and how to tap into the success mindset that means a steady flow of clients for you…
- The right way to set goals (most people are doing this wrong - which means that they are chasing the wrong things)
- The 3 things you need in your office (plus how I design my workspace to be professional AND productive…without breaking the bank)
- Business & Tax Jumpstart - how to make your business “official” - there are 2 important steps here and I’ll walk you through them in detail!
- And much, much more…
Module 3: Choosing Your Services - Start from Where You Are
So many of my students think that they have to learn a whole bunch of tech to be a VA. In this Module, we’ll figure out WHAT your services should be (chances are, you already have these skills!)
- A whole bunch of unexpected tasks and services that clients will pay big bucks to take off their plate (this stuff is SO easy you’ll be amazed!)
- All about niches and how having an “ideal client” really fits into the plan.
- How to gain the confidence to talk about what you do and “brag” about your skills in a way that makes clients excited to work with you!
- Your VA “Growth Path” - this is how I get paid to learn new skills (and I’ll show you exactly how it’s done!)
- And much more…
Module 4: Getting Great Clients
Now that you’re all set up, it’s time to go out there and get some clients! In this Module, we’ll get you out there and landing your first clients faster than you can say “VA School!”
Here’s how to:
- Grab my word-for-word “Setting out my shingle” announcement that you are in business!
- Your simple “stay-in-touch” marketing plan - how to keep a steady flow of clients without being pushy or salesy…
- My secret client-getting-weapon that you can add to your toolbox in just 3 simple steps!
- The top 4 places to find amazing clients (yes, you can use ALL of them without paying for advertising or setting foot outside your house!)
- One simple analog way of finding your ideal clients - no you don’t have to build funnels, run launches, or promise the moon to have great clients!
- And much more…
Module 5: Pricing Your Services
This is a big one! Of course you want to be able to confidently charge premium prices for your services - YES, you can do this...and your clients will tell you that it’s worth every penny!
In this module, I’ll show you step-by-step how to get paid - it’s easier than you might think:
- A simple and effective way to calculate your hourly rate (without undercharging!)
- How to get paid up front for your work (no more chasing open invoices or begging for money from clients who disappear!)
- How to set boundaries and stick to them (and how to do it in a way that makes your clients respect you even more)
- My go-to script to overcome ANY price objection and get clients HAPPY to pay whatever you charge!
- And the best part - my step-by-step process and templates to raise your prices and feel good about it!
- And much more...
Module 6: Marketing 102: Next Steps
Now that you've got your first clients, it’s time to ramp up your marketing in a way that feels good. That includes:
- My proven keep-in-touch template that brings in new surprise clients every time I use it…
- How to set up your LinkedIn Profile and your Facebook Page so that you attract more of the right clients…
- How to get raving fan testimonials without the icky uncomfortable feeling of asking for them…
- Your Simple Stay in Touch Marketing Plan that gets clients to come to you…
- How to send your own email newsletter to your list of subscribers...
- And much more...
Module 7: Website Essentials
I see SO MANY aspiring VAs get stuck when it comes to building a website...not you!
I’ll show you the easiest way to get your website up and running, including:
- How to choose the right platform (pros and cons and my best recommendations)
- The 4 essential pages your website needs (plus my exact templates to shortcut the process!)
- 5 essential plugins (that many people don’t know about) that you need for your website.
- My step-by-step process to get amazing reviews and case studies for your website (even if you haven’t gotten your first clients yet!)
- How to get your website up and running in a week or less…
- And much more!
Module 8: Tool Time
In this module, I’ll walk you through my favorite tools and tips to make the most of your time and productivity. After this module, organizing your work will be a breeze! I’ll show you:
- All the equipment you need to get started (and the stuff you DON’T need)...
- Time tracking essentials
- My favorite project management tools and systems...
- The “find it in 5 seconds” File Management system...
- My recommended tools and software to take your business to the next level…
- And much more...
Module 9: Managing the Day-to-Day
So you’re up and running - yay! Now it’s time to optimize so that you can give your clients the best possible experience, manage your time without hustle or burnout, and streamline your business for rapid growth.
Ready? Here’s what we’ll cover in this module:
- The onboarding magic wand that gets clients up and running without tons of back and forth (and wows them from the very beginning!)
- My best workflow tips and tricks to keep your projects organized and on task…
- 10 different client trouble pitfalls and how to overcome them, step-by-step…
- Take more vacation without adding to your workload - yes, it’s possible!
- The best way to fire difficult clients so that you’re only working with the very best…
- And much more!
Module 10: Legal & Financial Management
Congratulations! You’re a real business now...and that means getting your finances in order. Fortunately, I’m here to help you with ALL the details, including:
- Taxes! No, you do not have to know the entire tax code. You DO need to know a few important rules to maximize the income that you keep and your refunds...without getting in trouble with Uncle Sam.
- My simple spreadsheet to painlessly scale up your business, optimize your profitability, and keep more of what you make
- How to pay yourself first while keeping your business profitable…
- My simple spreadsheet to track income and expenses made easy…
- Live training Q&A sessions with a business insurance expert, an accountant and a business attorney...
- And much more...
And I’m With You Every Step of the Way…
Support and Coaching… Right When You Need It
- For nine months we’ll meet four times a week for an hour live on Zoom for Q&A sessions called Study Hall. We'll celebrate your wins, discuss your action items for the coming week and get ALL of your questions answered about what you've learned and how to apply it in each module.
- You’ll get all the templates and examples you need.
- You’ll have the support and encouragement of a private Facebook Group where you can ask questions and get help.
- You’ll have Unlimited Access to all of the course modules so that you can go back to them anytime you need them!
Finally, the “all-in-one” VA Training that just works!
"I had been very slowly working on starting a VA business when I learned about VA School. I joined the program, hopeful to move the process along quicker and with more knowledge to be successful. All of my expectations were far exceeded. Belinda is an amazing teacher, coach and mentor. Her hands on style of teaching is so impressive. She is truly there, ready to assist every step of the way. The knowledge and empowerment I gained in VA School is priceless. I highly recommend!"
"I'm so grateful I came across your website and VA Connection Facebook group. I honestly can't remember how I found you but I'm so happy I did! I've taken a lot of courses and even though this one is new. Your attention to the group, adding additional content as we go, answering all of our questions no matter how many, responding quickly to all of our comments in the course is not something that I've experienced before. So I just want to say THANK YOU for caring so much about what you do and sharing your knowledge with all of us. I truly feel blessed to have found you when I did."
"Being a part of VA School has been an amazing experience. I enjoyed learning from Belinda and sharing ideas with this amazing group of women that are all dedicated to helping each other succeed! I looked forward to each class with much anticipation.
Thank you Belinda and everyone who was a part of VA School.
Cheers to our ongoing success!"
"This has been a great experience in many ways. First the instructor is so personable and knowledgeable. She shared from her experience and research. I had a lot of questions regarding how to do what I needed to do and was provided instructions, examples and templates that made what I was learning very clear. Additionally, everything was recorded so that I can fall back on each session. The live study halls (that I did not attend live) were awesome. The shared knowledge and questions of those who did attend the live sessions was priceless and added so much value to the learning process. The guest speakers, the templates. Awesome experience."
"I am so glad I joined VA School! The week-by-week framework kept me moving forward by focusing on one thing at a time. Belinda's live support, along with the fantastic community of classmates, boosted my confidence and helped propel me forward in building my business!"
"Thank you, Belinda, for creating VA School! You have saved me so much time and energy in doing research on different topics related to virtual assistant work, and your templates are wonderful! So much information, but when you are done with implementing everything, you then have a strong foundation on which to build your virtual assistant business. I highly recommend VA School to anyone who wants to get started in virtual assistant work or even someone like me who has been doing VA work freelance for 10 years and is moving toward making it a full time business."
Plus, I’ve got these fabulous bonuses when you join now!
Bonus #1: The Debit Card System ($300.00 value)
In this course, you'll learn my unique method for getting paid upfront for your work, without the headaches of contracts, invoicing or chasing down clients who are slow to pay. You will learn a step-by-step system for transforming your VA business with this time-tested (10 years), bullet-proof system.
Bonus #2: The Done for You Email Newsletter System ($500.00 value)
Email newsletters are my secret weapon for getting a steady stream of great clients. In this course I teach you step-by-step what makes a good newsletter, give you my list of what topics draw the best clients, and provide you with valuable content you can use right now.
Bonus #3: Template Library ($300.00 value)
I’ve put together all of the key templates you need to run your VA business, whether it’s client onboarding checklists, outreach emails, newsletters, what to say to clients when raising your prices, and more. I’ve got you covered!
Bonus #4: Live Facebook Group Support for 9 Months ($900.00 value)
In addition to the LIVE calls, I will be supporting you throughout the program in a private Facebook Community where you can get your questions answered and connect with VAs just like you.
Bonus #5: RocketGirl Show Vault ($1,000.00 value)
Get access to over 125 episodes of the RocketGirl Show with expert advice, step-by-step how tos, and more.
Bonus #6: Unlimited VA School Updates ($1,000.00 value)
VA School is not a static moment in time, but a program that is evolving and growing right along with this exciting industry. As I develop new content, you'll be notified and get immediate access!
I Can Hear Your Question Now…
"Belinda, how much is this going to be?"
I’ve invested multiple five figures in my business over the years…
And I’ve paid as much as $4,000 for personal coaching.
VA School will eventually be priced at $1,997 or more...
And taking into account the amount of training, support, and resources I’m putting into this program, that would be a more-than-fair investment.
But for now, I decided to do something a little crazy and keep the price low for you this time...
You can get access to the full VA School program, plus ALL the bonuses, for just $1,697.
You can get a return on your investment with your very first client.
I know some people would prefer to make smaller payments, so I am also offering a payment plan option:
Just 9 monthly payments of $197.
I feel confident in saying that if you’ve been struggling to get your VA business off the ground, this is the best possible investment you can make right now.
Plus, I’ve got you covered with my ...
I know this works, because I’ve used these exact techniques to build my own six-figure VA business, and grow my income year-over-year for the past 12 years.
And I’ve also taught them to other VAs who dream of starting their own business - with incredible results! So I know this can work for you too. That’s why I’m giving you a no-risk success guarantee.
Go through all of the VA School modules and training, and implement what we teach. If you’re not getting the results or traction you want, reach out to me and show me where you’re stuck and I’ll personally help you get back on track.
Either way-you win.
In fact, the only way you can lose is if you do nothing.
But I urge you to move quickly because this pricing is going to disappear when we close the doors - this is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
So just to sum it up...here’s everything you get when you join:
Questions you might be wondering about...
This feels a little overwhelming... are you sure I can do this?
Do I need a lot of expensive software to get started?
How much time is this going to take?
What kind of support is included if I need help?
Don’t I need a website first? What if I don’t have one yet…
Will this work for me if I live outside the US?
What if I can’t attend all the sessions?
Is there a payment plan?
Do I have to wait 9 months to start my busines?
What Does The Future Look Like For You?
How would your life change if you knew that you could have your VA business up and running, bringing in a steady flow of clients that appreciate what you do and happily pay premium prices for it?
And that you can bring in new clients whenever you wish, over and over again for as long as you wish?
That this could be your full time business... and that you could make enough to pay off your house, buy a new car, pay a college tuition bill, or even retire early…
What would that make possible for you, for your family, and for your life?
Whatever success looks like for you, imagine it in as much detail as you can. Because that’s the vision that we’re going to create in the next 6 months together, starting today.
That’s the vision that is now fully realistically achievable for you in VA School.
I can’t wait to support you and be your cheerleader and guide on this journey!