How to Become A Virtual Assistant With Sandra Booker (361)


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how-to-become-a-virtual-assistant-sandra-bookerSandra Booker wants to teach you how to become a virtual assistant (VA).

She s the founder of AnyOldTask, a virtual assistant agency that believes no solopreneur should build their business all on their own.

I wholeheartedly agree! It takes a village to build a business!

Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:

  1. How she turned her administrative skill set into a business.
  2. Find business ideas by focusing on skills you re really good and most other people don t enjoy doing.
  3. The first couple of steps Sandra took to become a VA.
  4. If you decided to become a VA, don t undervalue your skills.
  5. How she gets more clients from her best clients.

Life Skills That Matter In This Episode

  • Self-directed learning.
  • Reframe your mindset.
  • Tell your story.

How Sandra Works and Thinks

  • Wake up time: Usually, around 5:30 am
  • Core work activities + habits: 1) Creating content for social media. 2) Working with some specific clients personally. 3) Keeping her employees healthy and happy.
  • Ideal work environment: In her home office, with nice space around her, at a pretty big desk with lots of monitors, and it’s very quiet.
  • 90-day goal: Get her passion project, The VA Studio, officially up and running

Inspirational Quotes

“Not everybody can do this and those can don’t want to so it is a skill and it is something that is very valuable.”

“When I first started, it was just the one thing that I knew for sure how to do, I knew for sure how to deliver, and how it would work. I could see it so it was an easy start.”

“The biggest thing to be aware of is that your skills are valuable.”

“We are driven to help our clients succeed because when they succeed, we succeed.”

Coaching Advice

Thinking about working for yourself as a VA? Sandra suggested these steps to get get started:

1) Confide in someone outside of your household that this is what you want to do.

2) It’s not necessarily someone to keep you accountable, but more to share the adventure with you and root for you.

3) Declaring your intention to another person starts making it real.

Resources + Bonus Materials


The VA Studio

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