We know how much there is to consider when your heart talks to you about starting your own business as a virtual assistant.
One of the big ones is how in the world you’ll learn all there is to know so you create something solid, something worthy of your work, and something that will bring good to your life.
We hear from women every day who ask us all the “how” questions:
- How do I start?
- How do I know what I really need to learn?
- Legalities? Eeek! How do I figure out what to do?
- How do I know what services to offer and that clients will need?
- How do I know what to charge?
- How do I find clients?
- How do I figure out what say to clients when I find them to get them to work with me?
- How do I figure out what I have to offer?
- Create a website? OMGosh…how do I do that??
We love the questions, and enjoy helping people with answers that are right for them. This work is our passion and it gives us energy to help people like you who want to know how.
But for you? It’s probably exhausting.
You can spend months chasing your tail trying to find the good answers from ebooks, Udemy courses, online groups of other people trying to figure it out on their own, searching the web, reading blog posts…in short, collecting as much free and low-cost information as you want.
But here’s the thing: how will you ever be sure that the information you’ve collected from various sources is what you really need… or that it will work?
And, who has time to do all that work, anyway?
When you’re ready to get started, know that our proven virtual assistant training program—The Virtual Mentoring Program—is the smart “how.” It’s truly a one-of-a kind transformational program.
Here’s what you need to know about it.
About The Virtual Mentoring Program
The Virtual Mentoring Program is the only training for would-be top-notch virtual assistants in the US and Canada that provides step-by-step foundational training paired with 1:1 mentoring and the power of community and cohort-based learning to show you exactly what you need to do to create a virtual assistant business you’ll love! It includes:
A Proven Foundational Program
We’ve been training the best VAs in the US and Canada for more than 20 years. That doesn’t make us old, it makes us seasoned.
We have more experience than anyone on the planet, and that gives us the ability to look at the whole history of our profession, see what works and doesn’t, and to envision its best-and-brightest future. Our mentees are the beneficiaries of that.
Our program has helped so many women create solid businesses and lives they truly love. Chances are the very-best VAs you know or find online were trained by us, or by someone who was trained by us.
Foundation matters, too, when 95% of all new businesses won’t see a first anniversary, and 50% won’t see a fifth. You wouldn’t build a house without the sturdiest of foundations, would you? You shouldn’t strike out on your own and build a business without one, either.
Why reinvent the wheel or look elsewhere when we have the proven program you need to master what matters most in your new business—the foundation?
No Hustle or Grind Required
It’s everywhere you look—the people hyping hustle and grind as if the more of them you do, the faster or sweeter your success will be.
We disagree. Hustle and grind are exhausting. We don’t suggest you do either, and instead, teach you to create a business in a way that’s can lead you to the same success, but won’t make you feel like you’re going to die in the process.
If hustle and grind are your jam, have at ’em. But if you’d like to learn how to build a business in a way that’s kinder and gentler to you, our program will show you how to do that.
Did we mention it’s 1:1? You and your very own mentor (we’ll hand pick her for you!) focusing on nothing else but you, your new business, and our program. Have a question? She’ll be there with an answer—and not just any-old answer, but an answer born out of her experience with our program (she’s a graduate!), and using what she learned from us to build her own successful business as a virtual assistant.
Professional Business Coaching and Learning Labs
Our founder, Anastacia Brice has been a professional business coach since 1997 in her separate coaching business, and she brings monthly group coaching to you and your cohort to provide any extra support you may need throughout the program to help you develop as a human and have a great life.
And weekly, she hosts our live Learning Lab where you and your cohort will get to do a deeper dive into the module you’re learning. It’s a terrific way to work toward building your confidence and competence!
Anastacia’s brilliant, knows more about this business than anyone on the planet (she did create the profession, after all!), cares more about your success than almost anyone, and you’ll love having her vast experience on your side!
Community and Cohorts
When you start something new, it’s important to have more support than you think you’ll need. We get that, and when you enroll in our program, you’ll be welcomed as a student to the AssistU community of VAs, where you can mingle with, get to know, and learn along side of VAs at all stages of their business journeys in our private online space—open 24/7 and available on your computer, tablet or phone.
You’ll also be part of a small, intimate cohort of learners (a max of 10!) to learn alongside and who will likely become your lifelong friends and professional allies.
You and your cohort will share a private online space inside the larger AssistU community where you can gather and talk, and where the mentoring team can share additional information that pertains to what you’re learning or questions you raise.
How to Say Things
Whether it will be talking with people about your business or talking with your clients, in some way, you’re going to talk about things like what you do, what your fees are, how you run your business, why retainer hours won’t roll over to the next month, and what’s going to happen when you take that two-week cruise to the Western Caribbean.
When you begin, there are many scenarios you may encounter where you literally wouldn’t know what to say simply because you’d had zero experience in being in that conversation, and you can end up feeling a bit lost.
We have great language we share throughout the program to help you feel more confident, and help it feel more natural when you’re talking with people about your business.
Interesting Case Studies
While the main focus will be creating your business, we offer thought-provoking case studies from other VAs’ practices for you to learn from.
With a million things that can go right or wrong, we want you to have some practice looking at different situations, and thinking about what you would do, compared to what we share that you could do for a terrific outcome.
It’s important for you to create a practice that’s as unique as you are, and these case studies help you start to notice what matters most—to you.
Awesome Program Materials
Our training library includes 500+ pages on every topic under the sun that relates to a virtual assistant business, and is available to you from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.
We know you might want to access it offline, too, so we make every bit of it available for download so that you can keep it forever and refer to it again and again.
Templates and Checklists
When you start something new, it’s hard to figure out how to create tools to help you.
We have a variety of templates and checklists that you can copy and use in your business (and we won’t even call you a cheater!) until you develop your own voice and your own stash of helpful things to run your business your way.
Excellent Resources and Tools
Important books, genius sites to refer to again and again, the best vendors…we share the truly good stuff so you don’t have to hunt for it. Again, we want to make your learning curve easier!
A Weekly Newsletter
Each week we offer you a briefing on things we think you might want to be aware of that are happening in the VA, business, marketing, Internet, tech, and self-care worlds.
We pay attention so you don’t have to, giving you more time to focus on the program and your new business.
Regular Program Updates
This virtual work world of ours changes, grows, and expands all the time.
And we want you to be on top of what’s most important, so we put our “information antennae” to work to make sure you have the best, smartest, most-up-to-date information we can create for your in our program materials.
Not only do we share what to do and how to do it, we also give you the smart action steps to take next.
While you’re creating a business that’s perfect for you, we don’t want you to have any deer-in-the-headlight moments where you literally have no idea what to do next. Our action steps help.
What We Teach (what makes us different)
We are all about foundation. It’s what you probably think you don’t need, but need desperately.
What we know for sure is that if you get the foundation for your virtual assistant business right, you can do anything and take your business anywhere you want it to go. Skip it or get it wrong, and you will struggle, and be far more likely to go out of business. Get your personal foundation set up strongly, too, and everything you do will have more meaning and be easier for you.
Foundation is built into everything we’ll share with you. Here are some ways we share it that you might not have thought about:
We want you to dream big. Chances are, the dreaming you’re doing is what brought you here to us. And while we never want to stomp on your dreams, what we will help you do is see whether your dream for this business is reasonable, and craft one that absolutely is so that you can go on to build that dream.
While you probably know more than you think, and your past experience will be helpful, it won’t be enough. We can say that for sure. So, we help you look at your current skills to see what will serve you in your new business, and have you take a look at what skills you really need to develop in order to have the practice you want, working with the kinds of clients you dream about.
Innovative and Timeless Concepts
Our innovation is actually in the timelessness of what we teach. What you learn from us won’t be outdated next year, or even in five years. So no matter where you are at any point in your journey, what you learn will support you well.
It takes time to find yourself as a business owner. We give you 16 glorious weeks with us in our community, and 1:1 with your own mentor, your cohort, and the entire AssistU community of VAs to get a strong start with that.
What we know for sure is that you can’t have a great business that contributes positively to your life if you don’t have a darned-good life. And any path to having a great life begins with a foundation in self-care. You have to have heard the idea that, in an air emergency you should always put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else–even when that’s not the intuitive thing to do. Here with us, we’ll help you really understand why that’s important, in all areas of your life and work.
Soft Skills That Trump Hard Skills
Monkeys can learn to do just about anything. Robots are taking over more and more rote tasks. So it stands to reason that you have to build a business that’s more about how you use your mind and heart than the mechanics of pushing buttons and execute tasks. That’s not to say that executing tasks isn’t important–but that your soft skills are more important than any hard-skills you’ll ever learn. Critical thinking skills (how you connect dots), attention to detail, listening, time management, communication (verbal and written), just to name a few, are the real deal, and some of what you get to practice during your time with us because we know that if you ace the soft skills, and add some desired hard skills to the mix, you’ll be unstoppable in your business.
How You’ll Benefit From The Virtual Mentoring Program
There are so many ways, including the fact that you will be a different person (in very good ways!) than you are today. But women don’t buy our program for the transformation. In fact, we’ve been told that they think our saying this is just a bunch of sales copy that has no real meaning. But then they graduate and find out—as you hopefully will, too!
In addition to that, you’ll benefit from:
Having a New, Custom-made Business
16 weeks. That’s not a long time to create and be ready for something that’s going to change your life. But that’s what you’ll have—a new business with a strong foundation and that fits you like a glove. And that can change your life!
A Terrific Understanding of the Playing Field
Virtual assistants work online and use tools that help them do that as they support their clients with admin and ops. Getting comfy working this way is vital to a VA’s success. That’s why we train you in this online environment, and it’s why the 16 weeks you’ll spend here with us will give you greater ease that no classroom environment could ever give you. By the time you finish The Virtual Mentoring Program, you’ll be light years ahead of anyone who hasn’t had the time you’ve had to explore and grow in our virtual world before beginning her business.
Traditional business wisdom says it takes a business owner three to five years before she’s happy with her business. Our graduates generally are there in less time because of the work they do in The Virtual Mentoring Program that sets them up to get there faster.
A Flattened Learning Curve
You’ll move along faster because you’re not going to have to guess about things or cobble together things you find from other sources, or in VA groups full of people who are struggling. And the journey should be far easier for you because we’ll show you where to go and we’ll help you move roadblocks out of your way.
Standards are the things you put in place that spell out how you’ll act and what will guide you. Most people have very few. Many businesses have even fewer–which is one of the reasons, in our view, that more than 50% of all new businesses won’t make it to a fifth anniversary (an actual stat about new businesses). Our standards are the highest in the business, and we model walking our talk every minute of every day. We believe that’s one of the reasons we’ve been in business for more than 20 years. We know it’s one of the reasons we continue to deeply love what we do. And when you craft your own standards in The Virtual Mentoring Program, to guide your own journey and your business, you won’t have to ever guess about what to do, what to say, or how to be true to yourself and the VA business you’ve created. Things are just easier with high standards.
Who the Program’s For
If you are the sort of adventurer who is more likely to go cliff diving on the basis of what you’ve seen in YouTube videos, while on vacation to an exotic destination you only know about from reading info shared on Quora, we are not the right program or community for you.
But if you’re someone who would absolutely sign up to take an escorted cliff-jumping excursion with lessons from the best-of-the-best instructor before you head off that cliff, and you would feel more comfortable knowing there were guides in the water waiting to help you once you plunge in, you’ve found your people and your program. Welcome.
The Virtual Mentoring Program was made for you if you meet our prerequisites, and see yourself on this list:
- You’re a woman living in the US or Canada (the only places from which we accept students) who wants to start a business as a virtual assistant specializing in admin and ops (that’s what AssistU VAs do).
- You’ve already started a business as a VA but know you didn’t set things up the best way possible, and you want to fix that to create a better future for yourself and your business.
- You prefer to do things the best way from the start, even if that’s not the fastest way.
- You want to work smart, so you don’t have to work too hard or too long.
- You crave structure, procedures to follow, and a way to do things in your business that are clearly laid out for you (but also gives you all the freedom in the world to make those things your own!).
- You prefer to feel certain about what you do, rather than winging it.
- You don’t want to go it alone, but also don’t want to learn alongside hundreds or thousands of others where your questions and voice may go unheard. Our cohorts are purposefully tiny so that you can create the relationships you’ll need and get all the support you truly deserve.
- You want a guided journey complete with healthy support (we’ll help you but will never coddle you), truth telling, and occasional tough love from super-successful mentors and an entire community of women who have done what you want to do and are thrilled to support you as you do it, too.
- The idea of being a part of a group where you both give and receive support lights you up inside. You hold community and close relationships near and dear to your heart.
And it’s for you if you’re ready to go for a better, more joyful, freedom-filled life through owning a business as a virtual assistant.
If you’re a dreamer who isn’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and build something great for yourself in the form of a virtual assistant business, The Virtual Mentoring Program was really created for you.
We are 100% focused on what you need to smartly and strongly create a sustainable foundation for yourself in your VA business.
We don’t want you to struggle, and we don’t want you to go out of business in a hot minute because you missed a step. We work diligently to make as sure as humanly possible to share with you what you need to know to start, and as importantly, thrive as a virtual assistant.
To offer all of this, we hand pick participants for our cohorts who have certain experiences and qualities before enrolling, so you’ll want to take some time to read our FAQs and make sure you resonate with who we are and what we offer you.
About Your Investment
Investment is a funny word; in our virtual world, you’ll learn that it’s most often used in place of the word “price.” We use it to describe what you need to be willing to invest, and only a piece of that is the price of the program.
In The Virtual Mentoring Program, your biggest investments will be of time, energy, and heart. This is what happens when you go for your dream—there’s simply no way to do it without going all-in.
The program itself will require about five hours each week (that’s an average—some weeks may require less time and others more time) of active work.
Beyond that, you’ll likely find that your mind is engaged in new ways; as you learn new things, explore new ideas, and are introduced to new concepts, all kinds of things are likely to open up for you.
And your heart is likely to be touched in ways you may never had it touched before by your work. That’s because you’ll be building something of your very own, and something made to be perfect for you.
As far as the fee for the program, it’s $3630. We offer the choice to pay your tuition in a single payment, or on a five-payment plan of $515 down, and four additional equal monthly payments of $810. We include 4% interest on the financed amount because we’re financing your purchase; if you can finance it another way and especially if you can get a 0% credit card that allows you to pay your tuition over a longer period, we absolutely encourage you to do that!
The Happiness Promise
We want you to be able to experience us and the VMP with very little risk. At the same time, we want serious women who aren’t buying on a whim, or who aren’t likely to run away because they get cold feet. Our solution is our Happiness Promise.
If you enroll in the program, you promise to give it a really good try; we’ll ask you to go through the first two classes and do the work as assigned, hang out with us, talk with your mentor, and ask any questions you might have—being fully committed. If you do that, hand in your work on time (so we can see that you really did give it a good try), and tell us within 14 days of your start date that what we offer just isn’t for you, we promise to quickly refund your tuition, minus an administrative fee ($250). After 14 days, or if you don’t fulfill the requirements of the Happiness Promise, there will be no refund for any reason, and if you leave the program before completing it, or if we have to ask you to leave for any reason, you’ll be expected to pay the full balance owed in accordance with your payment plan. Fair’s fair.
Enrollment is currently closed!
Our next cohort for the Virtual Mentoring Program will open for applications this summer. Get on our priority notification list to be first in line to hear when that happens!
Enrollment is currently closed!
Our next cohort for the Virtual Mentoring Program will open for applications this summer. Get on our priority notification list to be first in line at that time!
What a Few of Our Grads Want You to Know About the Training
One night I was on the search for my next career. I knew what it would look like, and I knew how it would feel, but I couldn’t articulate it.
I was on the search, and during my search, I found the term Virtual Assistant, and from there, I found the AssistU website. What I found on this website was exactly the business I had been trying so hard to articulate.
Anastacia Brice clearly stated that AssistU was not for everyone. It was only for those who wanted to be the best they can be. I was hooked. I remember that, back then, the AssistU website was a warm honey colour, and it felt like a bright ray of sunshine to me. Not only did I want to train with AssistU, but I also wanted to train with Anastacia personally. I filled out the very detailed application form that night. As you can tell, I was accepted, and I never looked back.
I can confidently say that AssistU offers the most premier training for Virtual Assistants. Not only do you receive the knowledge that truly prepares you to run and manage your own profitable business as a Virtual Assistant, but it also supports you throughout this journey as you build your business. I believe the support offered by Anastacia and AssistU is incomparable.
I have been a profitable Virtual Assistant for nearly 18 years since my initial training with AssistU and my continued membership in the AssistU community. I am the primary income earner in my household and have successfully done so for my entire career as a Virtual Assistant. My membership offers me regular sessions to discover, discuss, and develop my business and classes to create and refine my business processes and procedures. In addition, I was taught and learned how to be a business owner of equal stature with my clients. As well as support my clients with confidence.
The AssistU community is a safe space for the Virtual Assistants to find their feet and continue growing and building with complete support without judgement. I honestly believe it is the only place to start and maintain a thriving Virtual Assistant business. I know that, for me, AssistU has been fundamental to my success.
The AssistU training is very practical. There are realistic examples and scenarios throughout the course. It allows you to think for yourself, set your own standards, but also give you advice in a very real and practical way. What I love most about the training is how it flows over to multiple aspects of my life. It has not only helped me become an independent small business owner and an entrepreneur; but it has made a positive impact on me in my personal life. The training at AssistU is more comprehensive than simply setting up a business. You can do that anywhere. The training at AssistU helps you attain your full potential professionally and personally.
The best accomplishments in life are the ones you have to work hard to get. If something is easy to achieve, it tends not to mean as much. I know that I worked hard to get where I am in this program. I also know that AssistU has high standards and they won’t bend or ignore them for anyone. When I graduated and was invited to join their community of virtual assistants, I could rest assured that I earned that honor. It also continues to push me to be someone they can be proud to have in their community.
I stumbled upon AssistU and am so thankful that I did! The AssistU training program really sets AssistU trained Virtual Assistants apart from other VAs. I worked in the corporate world for many years, and although I had the skill set, I hadn’t run my own business before. This program taught me all aspects of setting up and running a successful, sustainable business that benefits both myself and my clients.
Because of this, I am confident that my business has a solid foundation and can withstand the long term.
One thing that really impressed me about AssistU trained VAs is the high code of ethics that we are bound to. It gives me another layer of confidence when working with my clients.
I also appreciate the AssistU Community, which offers support and camaraderie.
I am so happy to say that I am working with clients that I love and doing work that I love. AssistU really has changed my life! I highly recommend it.
I already knew how to be a good assistant, so teaching me as though I lacked that foundation would have been a waste. A great deal of what I learned had to do with how to make the shift (successfully) from being an employee to owning and running a business, and this was exactly what I needed.
In 2013, my life changed for the good forever. That is when I began my AssistU journey to becoming a successful Virtual Assistant.
I first came to know of AssistU and Virtual Assistance in the late 90s when I was researching home-based businesses. I took their cohort-based training, and I developed life-long connections through that. Although life got in the way of starting my business back then, when I came back to it in 2013, I knew the AssistU way was the only way to go. I went through the grueling 4-month VMP (mentor-led) course and TWO-DAY testing very successfully and began to grow my business within months solely due to what I had learned and the additional connections made.
There are A LOT of VA training systems out there, and some of them are good. Some less expensive, some more. But to learn how to run a highly successful VA business with a handful of ideal, long-term clients – do it the AssistU way. You will learn the intangibles. You will learn how to do things that you think will not work but I am here to tell you they absolutely do! Anastacia Brice, the amazing founder and CEO of AssistU (and the person who was instrumental in making Virtual Assistance even a thing), knows that she knows that she knows what she teaches us WORKS. AssistU equips future VAs with tools and skills to run their businesses which is a value that is immeasurable. Going through this journey alongside others who are exactly where you are, you will develop life-long relationships. The AssistU community of graduates are always supportive and encouraging. This wayward sister, who thought she’d cut corners and do it an “easier way” realized easier isn’t better. Tried and true, I am so honored to have been trained by AssistU and to be a part of this amazing community.
If you’ve considered Virtual Assistance as a career, I HIGHLY recommend you look into AssistU. It’ll be the best investment you will ever make in your life. Trust me.
When I first started my Virtual Assistant business I really didn’t know where to begin. I didn’t know what to charge, I didn’t know how to find clients, I wasn’t sure how to show up powerfully for my clients once we started working together. I felt a little lost, I was just making up as I went along – and I was doing it ALONE. I’m so grateful that I was introduced to the program and the AssistU community. Through the program I learned how to set strong boundaries, how to charge for my support, how to find ideal clients, and how to really show up as a high level Virtual Assistance – something that helped me stand out from the crowd and have the confidence to charge what I’m worth. I also gained the support of an incredible community, one where I could go to get support, peers that I could grow with, and people who could give me feedback on any issues I was experiencing. I was no longer going it alone. AssistU has been instrumental in being able to build a successful business – helping me to create a strong foundation for my business, one that will continue to support me for many years to come.
Enrolling in AssistU has been, without a doubt, one of the best investments I have made for myself and my career. Going through the AssistU training process has been a life-changing event for me; it has touched on nearly every aspect of my personal and professional life. VPM teaches you ALL you want and need to know about starting a business and working as a successful Virtual Assistant.
I have over 20+ years as an Executive Assistant in a corporate environment and thought I could just easily transition into the VA world. Let me assure you, after enrolling in the mentoring program; I quickly discovered that there was so much I didn’t know. Transitioning from a corporate environment into the virtual world requires that you take on an entirely different set of standards and new business practices.
The mentoring program and the curriculum is thoughtfully crafted so that every student follows a precise teaching methodology that ensures a solid foundation for being the best in the industry. This program is challenging, thorough, diverse, and thought-provoking. From the minute I started the program, I had a 1:1 mentor assigned to me that was always available for questions and feedback along with a weekly check-in. A bonus is that I also had monthly coaching calls with the Founder.
After completing the training and graduating, one of the biggest wins I have experienced was being accepted and warmly welcomed into the AssistU family. The AssistU group provides support, feedback, one on one discussions, group discussions, and recommendations from everything from great books to read to telemedicine insurance programs and everything in-between.
The AssistU Founder, Anastacia Brice, is 1000% committed and invested in the VPM and AssistU family. She selflessly gives of herself daily and consistently provides support and feedback to everyone. You most definitely will never feel alone after completing the program and will gain life-long friends. The standards and ethics you will receive from this program will put you in a class above any other VA program. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
AssistU was the perfect choice for me. It gave me the tools to shape my business, from business and financial planning to needed skill development to market to my new niche. I learned to set boundaries with clients; I developed a structured process to talk with potential clients and bring them into my business.
As importantly, AssistU provided me with a whole community of resources and support. Working from home can be isolating; AssistU overcomes that issue by providing a community of like individuals who have unique talents, but all adhere to a very high set of standards that sets us apart from other Virtual Assistants. I also found the subscription to the client Registry a very important resource after graduation in helping me develop and maintain a client base with ease.
Since I started my Virtual Assistance business, the industry has exploded but not always in a positive way. There are many people out there calling themselves Virtual Assistants – many from other parts of the world – who work for far less money than I charge. They have downgraded many entrepreneurs’ views of Virtual Assistance because they are not dependable, nor is their work of very high quality. (This is a huge generalization; there are exceptions.) As the saying goes “You get what you pay for,” and I believe AssistU VAs are completely worth their rates!
AssistU continues to be a guiding star in my business as a Virtual Assistant. I am grateful to this organization for so many things: training, community, resources, etc. ‘Learning’ to be a Virtual Assistant is a constant educational quest. You don’t just complete the VA training program and ‘ta da’ you’re a VA. The profession evolves – needed skills to serve our clients well must also evolve. AssistU and our VAs are valuable resources to my business every day. I’ve made and received referrals to/from other VA’s, I’ve learned about new tools or training programs through AssistU, I’ve made friends, shared challenges and successes and, most importantly, feel part of a bigger organization even though I’m a solo-preneur. I started this journey close to 10 years ago and know that as long as I have a VA business, I’ll be involved with AssistU.
I spent 26 years at the University of Pittsburgh, working my way up from a junior secretary to the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor. My last position was the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations. I lost my job due to a change in management and after spending that many years at one company, it was hard to explain to other employers why I wasn’t working there. I couldn’t get a job.
When I found out about AssistU, I knew it was right for me – I was all in 100% from day one.
I did the program in 1999 and graduated in 2000. Obviously, I knew how to be an executive assistant but didn’t know how to run a business. The program gave me that, along with the ability to talk about myself and build self-confidence and self-assurance. And also a support system that is unbelievable.
I have some clients that have been with me for over 10 years. The relationships that I have developed and maintained through the past 20+ years are remarkable. Every day is different and I like having control of what I do. I like being a “partner” whose views are valued.
My life has changed for the better. My VA practice has given me the ability to do what I like to do, what I do best, and for people who value my expertise.
I would recommend and do recommend AssistU to anyone who is serious about running a first-class VA practice. The program is terrific, the company behind it first-rate, and the relationships a person will develop within the community are unimaginable. Having some ups and downs in my life, I truly do not know where I would be if not for AssistU, and my VA buddies. I get very sentimental about AssistU as I am one of the old gals, but I cannot imagine my life without AssistU!!!!
I was a stay at home mom that did a lot of volunteer work for my church and kids school and I was looking for something I could do from home that wouldn’t take away from being a wife and mother. An AssistU VA told me about the training. I read all the material on the website and called her back with only two questions, “Will this take away time from my family?” and “Can I really make money doing this?”
Within the first 6 months of being in my practice I recouped my initial investment. Six years later, I make 6 figures in my practice. I have a great foundation and standards that guide my business and I have wonderful clients. Having my practice is the best of both worlds. I get to make money from home and still have a life. I can run errands in the middle of the day. Take time for my family or whatever I want to do. It’s great building your business around your life.
AssistU gave me a strong foundation for my business. So many business owners I meet don’t have that. It makes me sad. Going through the VMP was truly like getting another college degree. It made me think about what I wanted and how to get it. I grew as a person in so many areas. There are high standards to get into the training, but I think it’s good. It means something to other AssistU VAs and the world, that you have that AssistU badge.
AssistU is by far the best training for VAs. Sure anyone can hang a shingle and call themselves a VA, but they won’t last if they don’t have a foundation and proper training. They will end up closing shop and going back to a job. I’ve seen it time and time again. My abilities have grown so far beyond what I would have ever imagined. Who knew I could grasp such stuff? I’ve also become a better business person and wife and mother. I needed to cut the apron strings and having a business really force me to make my kids step up the plate!
By far, this has been the best investment I’ve made in myself and my life. I had years of administrative skills and training behind me, yet I had no idea of how to take those skills to start, operate and sustain my own virtual assistance business. AssistU gave me the foundation and “building blocks” required to turn my dream into a reality. It was all there! Everything needed to run my own virtual assisting business, from ethics and the highest of standards to improving my time management skills, building policies and procedures, choosing a business structure, meeting and interviewing potential clients, self-care and continued professional and personal growth. My goldmine was the comprehensive, top-notch program I discovered at AssistU. I discovered my home!
If you’ve ever considered owning your own business as a virtual assistant and want a rock-solid foundation built underneath you, I wholeheartedly recommend Anastacia Brice and AssistU! Anastacia has built her virtual assistant training program from years of experience, a tremendous amount of heart and soul and a true desire to see others succeed in their own virtual assistant business. I’m a better person today for knowing Anastacia Brice, AssistU, and my fellow virtual assistants. My life is forever clearly changed from it!
Not only is the training sensible, but, in some cases, life changing! Yes, I know that sounds a bit dramatic, but really, some of the things I learned have impacted not only my business, but my life.
I learned so much more than I expected! Not as much about how to be a VA, but about business, setting effective strong standards and boundaries, insights into myself and amazingly about life! Worth every penny and every minute spent!!
It’s difficult to put into words the strength and support from start to finish. From the first welcome, to the intense and encompassing training, to knowing there is always somewhere to turn with a question, concern, or a place to share a Win or ‘Aha’ you feel embraced in goodness!
Sometimes it’s tough to count the number of ways the program impacted my life. One that immediately comes to mind (of course other than what I’ve written above!) is: I not only have better standards and boundaries about my business, but about my life as well. My ‘tolerations’ are so much fewer and the drama, in my life and business has been whittled down to a minimum. I’m grateful.
Oh boy, how can I begin to count the ways the program has helped me! There is nothing like being your own boss in an arena where you feel confident and love what you do. Yes, success or failure is all on you, but YES! that is it, it is all on you, no more being at the mercy of corporate shenanigans.
AssistU’s program has given me a deep and solid foundation on levels I couldn’t have imagined; both in business and personally. It has brought me such a strength of belief in myself and what I do, and provides me an incredible support system on those days when I am feeling vulnerable (yep, that still occasionally happens).
I continue to use things I’ve learned every day in my practice including having high standards. It’s got to be that way in my book. This is a tough world and being able to succeed in a program of this quality is what I needed to propel me into the future I was looking for, the life I’m living now.
Being an AssistU VA put me in control of my life and allows me to enjoy my life so much more. By enabling me to organize the hours of the day the way I want them, I have also been given the opportunity to give back to my community, which in turn has led to me expanding my own knowledge and experience in ways that give me enormous personal satisfaction.
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