Have you seen the people who seem to be able to work from wherever they want, make their own hours, set their own rates, and pretty much do the whole work thing on their own terms? Maybe you’ve seen them taking trips and spending quality time with their families during times when most people are required to be putting in their forty hours a week and thought…
On the outside, it might seem overwhelming and impossible.
But, I’m here to tell you that it’s neither.
One of the easiest ways to create that same reality for yourself is by becoming a virtual assistant (or VA).
(And if the word assistant annoys you, you’re not alone. Keep reading!)
What exactly is a VA? I’m glad you asked.
The simple answer is that it is someone who can work virtually (so, you have the freedom to work from wherever you want), and that you use your skill set to assist other people or businesses who need what you offer.
The cool answer is that it can be whatever you make it.
You can create something that is unique to you, how you want to work, and who you want to work with. You can specialize in a specific industry. You can specialize in a specific skill set. You can create your own packages and experiences.
You’re only limited by what you don’t know (and many times, you don’t know what you don’t know!).
With the VA Skills Lab we are going to make sure you have the knowledge you need to remove those limits and support you as you create something that allows you to do the work you want to do in the world and get compensated the way you desire.
There really are no limits once you have the skills and understand the ways you can leverage your new-found knowledge.
Are you ready?
How does the VA Skills Lab Work?
The Skills Lab is divided into 12 different modules over a 12 month period and each module will:
Each month, you will gain a new skill set that you can immediately put into use and be paid for. This is not one of those courses where you have to make your way through all of the modules in order to get all of the information you need to put it into practice. Each month you will learn a specific skill that you can implement immediately for both yourself and for clients. (Translation: you have the opportunity to make your money back from day one!).
What’s included in the VA Skills Lab?
12 monthly lessons
Learn the how and the why.
Each month for 12 months you will be given a new lesson and assignment that will teach you the tech, give you the hands-on experience to do it yourself, and an understanding of the tools you are using and why you’re using them the way you are. You not only acquire a new skill that you can immediately put into practice, but by understanding the why, you become an invaluable resource for your future clients.
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By breaking it down over 12 months, you are given the chance to fully understand what you’re doing, get experience putting this new skill into practice for yourself, get your questions answered, and even start getting paid to do it for clients. (Translation: no overwhelm!).
Each month you will add a new tool to your VA toolbox and by the time you finish, you will have a comprehensive list of skills that you can offer to your clients that range from creating a sales page just like this one to online booking systems, lead magnets, and everything in between! You can choose to mix and match your favorites to create packages, specialize in a few that are specific to certain industries, or be a full service VA. (Translation: you choose where you focus your attention and what you spend your time doing!).
Whether it’s about the tech lesson of the month or the building of your own VA business, you will find guidance throughout the lessons with ideas on how to incorporate what you are learning for yourself and for your clients in creative ways you may not have thought of. (Translation: this isn’t one size fits all, this is empowering you to create something awesome!).
We will have a private members’ only Facebook group where you can ask questions, get feedback, support, and ideas from fellow students who are at all different places in the process, as well as have access to me during specific office hours each week so that you can make sure you have the support you need as you make your way through your lessons and work with clients.
There’s nothing I love more than being able to give recommendations when I find people who need a service and I have the perfect person. By being a part of the online directory, you will not only be on my own personal list of people I recommend, but you will also receive exclusive emails when opportunities and needs arise! (Translation: job opportunities delivered to you!).
You will have access forever which includes any updates that are made (because lets face it, technology is constantly changing and improving!). If you ever need a refresher, you will be set!
(Optional) VA Skills Lab PLUS (1-on-1 Support)
(Limited Spots Available)
If you are excited about being able to create something amazing and work with clients who will value and appreciate your work, but are nervous about all of the possible unknowns, I have you covered. By purchasing VA Skills Lab PLUS, you will have me by your side as you begin to work with clients so that I can help you help them. Sometimes it’s nice to have a wing-woman as you embark on a new adventure, and I am here for you.
What does this look like?
You will have access to my calendar to schedule a time for us to speak one-on-one each month during the 12-month period that you are working your way through the course. We will work on whatever you need assistance with at the time – this could mean you need more clarification or instruction on a particular skill, it could mean you’re getting ready to implement something new for a client for the first time and you want someone to come along side you to make sure that everything goes smoothly, or it could mean you need someone to help you figure out the direction you are taking your new business. Whatever you need, I’m there for you!
VA Skills Lab
$2400 Pay in Full (Save $588!)
VA Skills Lab
12 Monthly Payments ($249)
VA Skills Lab Plus
$3900 Pay in Full (Save $600!)
VA Skills Lab PLUS 12 months of one-on-one support.
VA Skills Lab Plus
12 Monthly Payments ($375)
VA Skills Lab PLUS 12 months of one-on-one support.
What happens if I get behind?
You can’t get behind! You will have lifetime access and can move at your pace, continue working on any particular skill for as long as you need to. So, no matter what comes up or what is going on in your life, we have you covered!
What if I'm already pretty tech savvy?
A big part of the skills lab is definitely learning the tech and how to implement it, but there’s so much more! You will also learn the why behind what you are doing, how to market yourself to different industries, how to build out your own services and packages, and you will likely also get experience with new tech that will allow you to expand the services you offer.
Is there a payment plan?
Absolutely! We’ve broken it down into 12-monthly payments to make investing in yourself and your new venture a little easier. You will get access to module one as soon as you sign up and will then have the ability to implement what you learn for both yourself and clients, which means you have the opportunity to make your money back and more each month!
The payment plan consists of either 12-monthly payments of $249/month or $375/month if you sign up for the additional one-on-one support with VA Skills Lab PLUS.
Are there refunds?
You get immediate access to the lab once you register. If you decide that the VA Skills Lab isn’t for you, you can request to cancel your access within 14 days of signing up and receive a full refund and/or cancel your current payment plan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the initial 14 days have passed, there will be no refunds issued. If you are ever stressed about payments, please feel free to reach out to email@example.com – we are here to help make sure this is a good experience for you!
What if I have a question not listed here?
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions that you have.
Hi, I’m Julie Daq.
I am the creator of the VA Skills Lab and have been working in the online business world for the past 10+ years. When I started my first business, I realized that I loved learning the tech, marketing, and strategy that it takes to create a business more than running that actual business that I had started. Soon after, I started implementing my new skill set for other businesses and entrepreneurs which has allowed me to move across the country multiple times, donate a portion of my liver to someone without having to ask permission to have time off from work, go to Texas for two months to wait for a baby to be born while still showing up for my clients, work from a sailboat while anchored off of various islands, and now, empower you to learn the skills you need to create a business that gives you the freedom to work where you want, when you want, and make the money you want.
When I am not working with clients or teaching aspiring entrepreneurs how to build their businesses, I can be found island hopping on my Newport 27, crocheting all the things, and listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat!