Getting your VA business off the ground requires organization, the ability to execute and the desire to do amazing work. Figuring this out on your own takes time and the process can be very overhwhelming. .
The VA-Business Course will fast-track your business knowledge and save you years of trial and error, expensive investments and opportunity costs that come with not getting your first client now! We’ve already helped Virtual Assistants around the world and I would be honored to work with you too!
"I’m not even sure where to begin to describe the skills and talents that Molly Rose, Founder of THE VA ACADEMY brings to my business. Her attention to detail, ability to create processes, web know-how, and drive to boost the bottom line are just a few of the notable characteristics I could list. Molly Rose has been essential in the smooth operation of my frequently chaotic business ventures. On top of being self-driven when given a task or just the big picture, she’s incredible at helping me clarify the vision of what I’m building and focusing on the most important elements. By taking the Virtual Assistant Business Course you’ll be trained by the best in the industry!"
- Adam Carroll, Founder of National Financial Educators, Inc.
Let me take a moment to tell you my own personal story…
Hi! name is Molly Rose Daly. Three short years ago I was a cubicle dweller who dreaded my work. Every morning I woke up begrudgingly, hit the snooze bar as many times as humanly possible (often sacrificing washing my hair or even showering), just to get a few more precious minutes of escape from the mind-numbing work I had gone to school for.
I was an accountant for a hospital system. A large, you’re just a number hospital system. And while I thought I loved accounting in college, I got into the “real world” and found out that going through the same spreadsheets day after day after day was slowly claiming my soul. My 15 (stretched to 20) minute breaks during the day and lunch in the cafeteria became my goalposts. I’d think to myself, “only 2 more hours, then I can leave my desk.”
My husband travelled for work, and as such we rarely got to see each other for longer than an hour or two before bed. When we did have time together, he made comments about me not being myself. He once told me, “it just feels like you’re stuck in quicksand and have lost the will to fight.” As a newlywed, all I wanted to do was be able to have a leisurely morning with him now and again, to have coffee in the afternoon if we wanted to, just to have time that wasn’t presided over.
I hadn’t travelled in over 18 months and it was the one thing I had promised myself I’d do once I had graduated and was working full-time. I even had pamphlets on my bulletin board for places like Ireland, Germany and Czechoslovakia. But work wouldn’t allow me to take certain days of the month off based on our department’s schedule, and when someone left or was fired, the work was spread among the remaining zombies. The bustle of airports and distant cities seemed exactly that… distant.
It felt like the life of my dreams that had once been on fire within me was being doused by a firehose.
My life had truly become a hamster wheel, only the wheel kept spinning and the hamster (me) had lost the desire to run anymore.
VIENNA . SLOVENIA . MUNICH . PRAGUE . SHANGHAI
In the past twelve months, I’ve made more money than I would’ve had I stayed in that dead-end, soul-sucking cubicle job
for 5-7 years. I have travelled extensively, visiting 12 countries on my “someday maybe” list including China, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Ireland, Czechoslovakia and Thailand just to name a few. (And here’s the kicker — I MADE MONEY THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS TRAVELING).
The business that evolved over the past three years is location independent. I work where I want, when I want. Coffee shops, airports, restaurants, Airbnb’s, friend’s houses, and yes, even the beach. This is my favorite workspot just down from my house in Florida.
My husband and I cook dinner together nearly every night. Our conversations are lively and fun and the stress I once felt has drifted away like a volleyball on the ocean waves. The work that I get to do is enjoyable and exciting, challenging and rewarding, and best of all — I have clients that VALUE what I do.
How I did this isn’t rocket science, and literally ANYONE could do it with the proper training. It boiled down to one powerful conversation I had with someone I met at a conference. He was telling me that what he most needed was someone to be able to run his affairs when he was engaged with clients.
At that very moment…
I came home from the conference and spent a month scouring the internet for information on becoming a VA. There were articles galore, lots of software reviews, some horror stories, but nothing that really cemented HOW to do this business.
But the longer I stayed in the dead-end job, the more my skin crawled at the thought of another day in that fluorescent-lit hell. It was time to jump.
Now I could tell you that the first year was all roses and butterflies and that my husband wasn’t on my case about making more money, but that would be untrue. The first year was challenging because I was learning how to build the systems and use the technology that would make my clients ultimately more successful. There were tech issues, client communication breakdowns, and somewhat persistent questioning as to whether or not this was my path in life. (All pitfalls that I now know how to avoid.)
Along the way I learned over a dozen software programs that make organizing everything easier. Accounting, once a gut-wrenching exercise in futility, became one of my greatest assets as business owners and solopreneurs didn’t have the foggiest clue about their accounts receivables or IF invoices were sent.
My passion for marketing led me to understand Facebook advertising, how to automate social media sharing, building lists and using auto-responders, and a host of other extremely valuable skills.
From an organizational standpoint, I began building systems and strategies that made my work virtually foolproof, to the extent that my clients don’t need me — AND IT MADE THEM WANT MY TIME EVEN MORE. To most of them, I’m irreplaceable.
To make a long story very short, being a virtual assistant allowed me to offer tremendous value to a select few clients in exchange for freedom, flexibility, choice, option, and a really healthy income. The amount that individuals and small companies pay varies greatly, but just a handful of clients could have you living the life you have always dreamed of.
The ONE MAJOR MISTAKE I made when starting my VA business was not investing in myself more. I bypassed training after training because of the cost, now realizing that the 18 months it took me to really build the foundation could have been condensed by learning from the pros.
That’s why you’re here, right? Why you’ve read this page and come this far? It’s to figure out once and for all how to escape the cubicle farm and do work you love in coffee shops, libraries, or your very own patio.
This course will show you the way. It will circumvent your mistakes, your foibles and your missteps. And ultimately, it will make you FAR MORE MONEY in SIGNIFICANTLY LESS TIME.
We created the Virtual Assistant Business course to provide a career alternative for those wanting to work wherever,
whenever and with whomever they want.
With a growing society familiar with becoming a corporate soldier, working an 8-5 job, with only 10 days of vacation and just a few select holidays off, there needs to be a solution.
The course content is practical, easy to understand and implement and has been personally carried out. This career took me from my corporate job to becoming a business owner. This career took me from commuting an hour each way to work to working from Vienna, The Beach and at home. Instead of someone else controlling my schedule, I set the terms! I am happy, well travelled and accomplished.
On behalf of myself, our team and our entire Virtual Assistant community, we sincerely hope to have the honor and privilege of working with you.
-Molly Rose Daly/Founder of The Academy For Virtual Assistants