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Start Your Own Business as a Virtual Assistant - Spring 2024


$500 Enroll

Full course description

Asynchronous course created in collaboration with Laura Briggs and NMSU On Demand.

Enrollment: This course is open for enrollment. 

Course Start Date: You may begin the course any time after Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

Skills Needed to Begin Virtual Assistant Training Course:

Basic writing/communication skills, basic computer skills.

Audience for Virtual Assistant Course:

Young adult and adult learners who want to start a side hustle or increase their administrative skills to work for themselves and break away from the traditional nine-to-five job. (Students, military spouses, stay-at-home-parents, remote workers).

Demand for Virtual Assistants 

The demand for Virtual Assistant (VA) support is at an all-time high. With increasingly fully remote companies and the rise of digital entrepreneurship, a virtual assistant is the first hire that most companies make. With little to no risk and minimal start-up costs, it is easier than ever to launch a sustainable business as a Virtual Assistant. What might start as a side hustle for you could grow into a full-time career. It could be your creative outlet while you stay in your traditional employment, or it could be your opportunity to pursue something you're good at but never earned a degree in.  

Learning Objectives of Virtual Assistant Course:

Students will learn about the demand for Virtual Assistant Services, what skills are necessary to start a side hustle or business as a VA, and how to price their work, find clients, and work with clients successfully.

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

    • Recognize what a VA does for an entrepreneur or company.
    • Identify which skills they wish to sell as a VA.
    • Package their work into a marketing plan for their virtual assistant business.
    • Identify ideal clients for virtual assistants.
    • How to pitch potential clients and grow your virtual assistant business.
    • Explore the administrative tasks involved in creating a virtual assistant career.
    • Understand the importance of social media marketing, an important skill for virtual assistants.

Credit Received from VA Training Course:

Upon completion, learners will obtain a micro-credential for their digital backpack, demonstrating they have gained the skills necessary to begin work in this exciting field.

Success Stories From VAs:

  • Marie is a self-confessed “lost soul.” She turned her independent streak into an entrepreneurial spirit, now helping other women break the mold and grow their businesses as a Facebook Ads Strategist. She went from knowing traditional employment wasn't for her to building her passion for social media into an at-home business.

  • Dave used his offline experience in marketing to create business courses that have reached more than 773,000 students around the world. He started small with a couple of courses to test his market and now produces several per year as a six-figure earner.

  • Jenna is a former elementary school teacher who left the classroom to pursue a career on her terms. She makes an impact as a Pinterest Strategist; she saw the power of Pinterest as a personal user and turned that into a full-time career.

  • Andrew used his side hustle income from blogging and course design consulting to travel, buy a house, pay for his wedding, and save money while still working a full-time job. He used his experience in education and curriculum design and turned that into the skills of an educational entrepreneur.  

Laura Briggs, The Freelance CoachAbout the Instructor:

Laura Briggs is a freelance writer turned coach who loves showing part-time side hustlers and full-time independent contractors how to build a profitable freelance business they love.  

She is a Freelance Coach, Legal SEO Writer, Author, Speaker, Blogger, and Podcaster. She is also a teacher, writer, wife, military spouse, pet mom of 6, freelancer, and entrepreneur. 

Laura Briggs is the author of:

      • The Six-Figure Freelancer
      • Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business
      • How to Become a Virtual Assistant
      • Remote Work for Military Spouses 

Laura Briggs is a speaker at TEDx Talks:

Additional Online Courses taught by Laura Briggs:

Content Writing for Search Engine Optimization: SEO Writer Certification Training