START, MARKET & GROW
YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS

6 Week LIVE Group Program
October 16 - November 24, 2017

 

Join this 6 week live group program to help you start your Virtual Assistant business from scratch.

We'll be starting from the very beginning covering all things from narrowing in on the skills you already have that you can start charging clients for, to finding clients that you're excited to work with, to building your website, to marketing your business for success.

If you want a life and business built around freedom and flexibility, this program will help you get there.


HERE'S WHAT WE'LL BE COVERING

 

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WEEK ONE

NARROWING IN ON THE SKILLS YOU CAN OFFER
We'll identify the skills you already have that clients will pay you for.
Create offers & services you enjoy doing to build a sustainable business.
What type of Virtual Assistant do you want to be? Creative, Tech, Social Media, etc.
 

WEEK TWO

IDENTIFYING YOUR IDEAL CLIENT
What types of clients are you excited to work with? Dream big!
Where do they hang out online & how do you get in front of them?
What benefits will your Ideal Client experience by working with you?

 
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WEEK THREE

SETTING YOUR PRICES & PACKAGES
How should you charge - hourly or by project?
How to create service packages that your ideal client will purchase.
How to set rates that make sense for you and your business

WEEK FOUR

BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE
Why you need a website and the pages you should absolutely include.
Creating a website that will make it easy for clients to hire you.
You'll get a step-by-step guide for how to build your website on Squarespace.

 

WEEK FIVE

GETTING YOUR FIRST CLIENT
How to book your first client  -- in a way that's NOT scary!
How to send non-salesy, non-icky, cold pitch emails.
How to create professional proposals and contracts.
 

WEEK SIX

MARKETING & GROWING YOUR BUSINESS FOR SUCCESS
How to create a steady stream of new clients -- without paying for ads.
How to raise your prices (without losing your current clients!)
How to create a sustainable (and enjoyable!) business that you love.

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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

✔️  Weekly live video presentations with yours truly -- plus Q&A sessions and replays for those who can't make it live.

✔️  Weekly challenges to hold you accountable and help you move your business forward -- EVERY week!

✔️  Templates & worksheets, including: contract templates, proposal templates, pitch email templates, etc.

✔️  Private student Facebook group so that we can cheer each other on and support each other through the weekly challenges.


BONUS COURSES & MATERIALS:

➡  PDF Guide: The Top Tools That Will Make Running Your Virtual Assistant Business a Breeze!
➡  Mini Course: How to Be GREAT at Client Calls!


YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONS
 

GROUP PROGRAM

*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER **

Normally $497 -- that's a saving of $200!
Early Bird offer only until October 6!


ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE.
BOOK YOURS NOW.

VIP EXPERIENCE

*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER ***

Normally $997 -- that's a saving of $500!
Early Bird offer only until October 6!


ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE.
BOOK YOURS NOW.

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What's included in the VIP EXPERIENCE?
Everything within the Group Program, PLUS:

  • 3 x 90min private calls with me over the 6-week period to talk about your personal journey in starting your business: your struggles, your questions, your goals -- together we'll create a strategy for success.
     
  • 24/7 email access to me: if you need feedback on your website, your pitch email, your proposal, whatever -- just shoot me an email and I'd be happy to give you my feedback and guidance!

LIVE PRESENTATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON
 

Tuesday 17 October
5pm - 6.30pm BST / 12pm - 1.30pm EST

Tuesday 24 October
5pm - 6.30pm BST / 12pm - 1.30pm EST

Wednesday 1 November
5pm - 6.30pm GMT / 12pm - 1.30pm EST

Tuesday 7 November
5pm - 6.30pm GMT / 12pm - 1.30pm EST

Tuesday 14 November
5pm - 6.30pm GMT / 12pm - 1.30pm EST

Tuesday 21 November
5pm - 6.30pm GMT / 12pm - 1.30pm EST
 

Replays will be available for those who can't attend live!


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YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Maria Carras
CEO, Maria Carras Creative

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by -- and congratulations on taking the first step to creating a lifestyle you love and a business that fulfills you.

I started my career working in the film industry in London, managing PR and awards campaigns for high-profile films such as The Tourist with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, Academy Award winner for Best Film The Hurt Locker and other box office hits such as Rush and Paddington. 

When life brought me back to my hometown of Athens, Greece, I left a thriving career behind to start anew in a flailing economy (it was the height of the Greek economic crisis and jobs were non-existent). After applying to numerous positions within the Greek film industry with no luck, I came to the conclusion that I had to take matters into my own hands and create my own job.

Researching options online, I came across the term 'Virtual Assistant' on a job board. I had no idea what that term meant, but a quick Google search revealed that a virtual assistant was someone who assisted others in their businesses in a variety of ways -- virtually. Looking at the job descriptions, I was amazed to see that these were all things I already knew how to do: data entry, google research, updating social media or blog posts -- and people were willing to pay me to do them!

The idea of working from home -- in my own time and in the comfort of my own space, setting my own hours, my own rates and choosing to do work that I actually enjoyed -- really appealed to me!
 

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I'm a fairly organized person and I have an unhealthy love for spreadsheets so I thought: 'let's give this a try'. I quickly threw together a website and listed out all the things I enjoyed doing: research, basic graphics, writing, general admin and many more. The task of creating my own website also made me realize that I love the technical aspects of setting up an online presence, so I quickly added that to my list of services.

Once my website was up and running, I started applying to jobs and pitching clients. I started on Upwork, worked with some amazing people and businesses (for, admittedly, very little money) and also started networking in Facebook groups (a game changer for me!). The more experience, skills and testimonials I gained the more confident I became about raising my prices and specialising. I realised that my favourite tasks always involved writing, so I decided to became a VA who specialised in content creation (blog posts, newsletters, etc.).

Through the course of my VA career, I've worked with amazing & inspiring coaches, strategists, and course creators. I was finally in a place where I could choose who I wanted to work with, instead of accepting every job that came my way.

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And I've never looked back.

Now, I'm no longer just a VA but I run my own Marketing & Content Strategy business, helping online business owners create strategies to reach their ideal audiences online and grow their businesses. I'm also the breadwinner in my family, recently having brought my husband on in the business to help out.

This never would have happened if I hadn't started off as a Virtual Assistant. I would never have gained the skills, knowledge and expertise I have now without having worked for so many successful online business owners as a virtual assistant.

I now live a life of freedom to make my own choices: where I work, when I work, who I work with, how much I make.  I get to take days off to spend time with my boys without having to ask for permission. And I get to say no to clients that aren't a good fit for me.

And I do all this while building a happy and abundant life for me and my family.

I want the same for you. I want to share with you exactly how I did this and the steps I took that got me to where I am today.

It's really not hard. It's just about knowing what those steps are and actually taking action on them.

And this program is all about sharing these steps with you and guiding you through them. It's about holding you accountable so that change is inevitable.

This could be the start of a whole new life for you. Won't you join?


YOUR INVESTMENT OPTIONS
 

GROUP PROGRAM

*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER ***

Normally $497 -- that's a saving of $200!
Early Bird offer only until September 26


ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE.
BOOK YOURS NOW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP EXPERIENCE

*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER ***

Normally $997 -- that's a saving of $500!
Early Bird offer only until September 26


ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE.
BOOK YOURS NOW.

___________

What's included in the VIP EXPERIENCE?
Everything within the Group Program, PLUS:

  • 3 x 90min private calls with me over the 6-week period to talk about your personal journey in starting your business: your struggles, your questions, your goals -- together we'll create a strategy for success.
     
  • 24/7 email access to me: if you need feedback on your website, your pitch email, your proposal, whatever -- just shoot me an email and I'd be happy to give you my feedback and guidance!
 

GOT QUESTIONS? I'VE GOT ANSWERS.
 

1. Do I need to have prior admin experience to be a Virtual Assistant?
Absolutely not. You can become a virtual assistant and start charging clients today for skills you already have. I'll show you how.

2. I won't be able to join all the live presentations. Will I fall behind?
If you can't make any of the live presentations, not to worry! There will be replays available of the presentations and the Q&A sessions. We will email these to you.

3. How do I access the courses and materials?
The presentations, worksheets and learning materials will be available within a password protected learning platform to access whenever you please. You will have lifetime access to these materials and all new materials added in the future.

4. When do classes start?
The first live presentation takes place on Tuesday 17 October. You will receive all learning materials via email on Monday 16 October to be prepared for the class the next day. All learning materials will be shared with you the day before the live presentation.

5. Can I get a refund if I find the classes aren't relevant for me?
I'm happy to refund students within 1 week of class starting on October 16 if they find that the content or my teaching style is not suited to them.


Have more questions that need answering? Send them to
 

[email protected]