Haley could dive right into business without wasting time and setting up everything herself!
After working for an extremely difficult, unrealistic and unappreciative lady, I decided it was time for me to do what I do best – helping others with what they hate to do and don’t necessarily have time to do. As an “Obsessive Compulsive Perfectionist”, who finds admin exhilarating, I decided to do some research into the Virtual Assistant industry. I think it was fate that I stumbled across Francis’s website. Firstly Francis is my second name and secondly Francis offered the whole package.
I watched all the videos, each one getting me more excited and motivated than the previous one. When I received the email / video about the VA documentation pack, I ummed and ahhed for a while, but after doing a list of pros and cons and having my husband say just do it – I purchased the VA Documentation Pack.
The pack gave me the opportunity to dive right into my business. Without wasting time on doing research and setting up all the documentation myself, which would have taken forever. I had everything ready on hand to start signing on new clients, as well as back up virtual assistants (to help me out with the overload).
For me the agreements were the biggest asset, as I had already had a client ready to sign and luckily everything was already prepared. I believe that the VA Documentation Pack is worth much more than what you pay for and having it ready on hand, has definitely improved my productivity and my professionalism.
Thank you Francis for devoting your time to helping others start up their dreams.
Cobi gained more confidence and signed on 2 new clients within 8 weeks!
“Francis, thank you so much for what you have done for me! Things have changed so dramatically in my life, that it is totally unreal.
Working with you was an eye-opener. I found so many benefits from the program because I suddenly got a structure to work from. I didn’t wait anymore for businesses to contact me; I started contacting businesses on my own. I implemented packages for all my customers’ needs. I learned who my ideal clients were and what I could offer them. It really helped a lot, since now I can focus my marketing to these clients. I learned what my strengths are and how I could use it to benefit my clients.
When I started the program, I was too shy and timid to say anything. I always thought that other people are better and smarter than me, which is not true. In the beginning I did not do enough to be a successful VA, because I did not know what to do. I learned so much, not only how to be a successful VA, but also about myself. My outlook changed, because my confidence grew. I don’t expect work to come to me anymore. I phone clients and ask for work. When people ask me what I do, I can tell them what I do. I am very proud of myself.
Since working with you, I now have at least 2 new clients. My income is growing steadily, and I cannot say when last I was so busy. My clients are increasing, because people are getting to know me.
Thanks for everything you did for me. May God Bless and keep you”
Carjolein started her business part-time and had her first clients within 1 month
“Like a lot of people I had a “dream/idea” of being my own boss but I never knew how to go about it or if it was possible. Working with Francis turned a vague “dream/idea” into a workable plan and has given me confidence that it is achievable.
Francis helped me to thoroughly investigate my initial idea and in the end I came to the realization that it was not the right field to pursue. I realized that I had to adjust my plans, but the skills and tools she provided has helped me to quickly and effectively identify and become clear on the steps I have to follow to plan my business, identify clients and their needs and promote myself in the most effective way.
Previously I was intimidated by the idea of marketing but I now believe that even I can do it! I started my new business part-time and had my first clients within 1 month. I plan to have my business at a level where I can pursue it full-time before the end of the year.
The truly enjoyed the assignments. They were challenging but rewarding as it forced me to apply my mind, get ideas out of the mind onto paper – making space for fresh ideas.
I would recommend for anybody who wants to have a services business to work with Francis. I think a lot of small businesses under perform or even fail because they don’t know all the right steps, who their clients are, and how to market effectively. They may be very good at what they do but don’t get their services to the right client. This is where Francis did a tremendous job as she skillfully applied her knowledge and programs to work with my specific situation.”
Wendy got clear on who she wants to work with and signed on a new client for a long term period
Since working on this program and receiving feedback on my current situation, I had the opportunity to really think about what it is that I want, by defining what I do and who my ideal client is, and I now spent more time looking at the qualities I would like in a client, and defining who I would like to work with. Thanks to the spot-on guidance, I’ve signed on a new client for a long term period and this helped to boost my confidence and reassure that I am on the right track.
I especially found the section on service packages and rates very beneficial and as a result I can already see improvements in my business in terms of how I structure my services to offer a service “value” package instead of an hourly rate package. I also achieved 2 of my 5 goals already. Best of all I can go back, re-work previous sections, and track my business performance in future. Thanks for everything.
Admin Without Borders
Antoinette gained the confidence to talk about her business and closed the deal with her first “ideal” client.
“Before working with you on this program I was just starting out with no clients, no income and no idea how to build or market it. I received SOOOOO many actionable tools and ideas that I put to work right away. I now have the basics in place and got a specific plan for how to grow and market my business.
The examples and specific scripts was an absolute blessing! Some of the action steps took me out of my comfort zone, but I made appointments and attended a couple of networking meetings already. I now have the confidence to talk about my new business (something that really lacked before) and even found an ideal client and closed the deal!
This program changed my life! I didn’t even apply all the action steps yet, but I already feel more confident when doing business and talking to people, just because I now know how to do it right. I’m so excited about my future.”
Sandra made a list of her entire network and signed on 2 new clients in less than 2 months.
My mindset and business changed in that I now have more focus to really get my business up and running.
Before I started working with you, I didn’t know who I should work with and I had no clients. The steps by step process really clear up a lot of stuff and I now have a much better idea who my ideal client is and what I need to do on a daily basis to move my business to a new income level. One of the biggest benefits from this program was that I made a list of my entire network and it opened my eyes to so many new possibilities and people that can work with me. In fact, I signed on 2 new clients from that list in less than 2 months.
This program contained so much more info than I initially thought. What I’ve implemented so far was phenomenal, but I will definitely work through everything again. There are so many finer details that I totally missed but that I will definitely implement the second time round!
Stress Less VA
Cindie found her niche market, become more productive and feel more confident doing business in less than 30 days!
“I really enjoyed the More Clients in 30 Days challenge and would like to thank you for this incredible opportunity! The course has given me much more confidence and made me realize that there were certain areas I needed to work on in order to have a great business.
I have had such a lovely “a-ha” moment, as I noticed that there seems to be very little services aimed at my target market. They are in need of someone like me to help them succeed – so, thank you for allowing me to find my ideal clients and niche market!
I enjoyed all the marketing aspects and particularly found the pull marketing concept interesting. All the tools I received via this training made me aware of the importance and the possibilities of marketing my business correctly to my niche market. The program stressed the importance of not focusing on everyone, but rather on a specific market – which I found very useful.
Before I started this program, I was a bit unsure whether it could work, but this challenge has definitely proved to me that I can work smarter rather than harder, and that my efforts will pay off. Some of the challenges took me out of my comfort zone, but I loved every minute! It was a great success!
As a result of this program, my time wasters have been identified and modified. I spend less time “not being productive”, and more time on different ways to do marketing. This is a fantastic program, and anyone with a business should do it!”
Mariaan found her target market, significantly improved her productivity and set up new client appointments
Before I worked through the more clients program, I targeted everyone. Now I only look for people in my niche market. This training gave me a better self-esteem and better results as I now know who I want to work with and where to look for them. Especially the sections on preparing for the first client contact sessions, speaking to clients, and retaining clients was very valuable.
There is also a vast improvement in my productivity – more routine, no more appointments in the morning for other things and I spend at least four hours a day marketing. I already have appointments set up to do trainings / workshops later in the month.
All entrepreneurs struggle to get clients in the beginning and to get into a routine and I would definitely recommend they do this program.
Epic for Business
Linda now runs her business with a business orientated mindset and have a much better understanding of marketing.
I really enjoyed the program, especially all the examples you give. This program changed my employee mindset into a business orientated mindset and I now have a much better understanding of marketing.
Before I started with the program, I was caught up in the “time-for-money” trap and used to charge per hour for my services. Now I am in the process of working out service packages and also changing the services I currently offer.
The Documentation Pack made Charlotte’s life easier in that she didn’t need to figure out how to do everything on her own
I have always wanted to work from home, but have never had the opportunity to do so until now. Francis has helped me tremendously, not only in understanding how the Virtual Assistant business works, but also how to get my business up and running, marketing and being more knowledgeable in order to give my customers the best service I can.
The Documentation Pack has also made my life very much easier in that I have not had to try and figure it all out on my own. Without the documentation I would not have known where to start. The price is so small compared with what I would have had to pay a professional to work it all out for me.
Legal Secretarial Services & Virtual Assistant
The resources Yolanda received save her at least R500 per month on additional book purchases
I’m registered with a few international VA forums, but an obvious advantage for me is that Be Virtual Assistant Wise is a local South African organisation. It is important to me to first support organisations locally to enhance and bolster the industry in our own country.
The Documentation Pack (containing all the template applications and reference material) I bought affirmed that I am on the right track with the development and growth of my business and I received valuable learning and continuous reading opportunities. I found the costing template extremely helpful as it gave me a more precise idea of market related and competitive fees.
The Jumpstart e-book and especially the RFP template has been very helpful and affirmed that my research and way of conducting business is in accordance with the standards and norms expected of VAs.
In actual fact, all the resources I received have saved me at least R500 per month and although I continued to read other reference material as well, the reference material I receive from Francis has ensured that I do not have to spend an excessive amount of money on book purchases each month.
Dandalene saved weeks of her time using the Documentation Pack and find it easier now to let people know what she has to offer.
I saw Virtual Assistance as an opportunity to have a recognised, professional business. With the help of Be Virtual Assistance Wise my confidence in making it out there as a VA have grown, and something that was just a dream have become a reality for me.
The documentation I received in the Documentation Pack saved me weeks (it could be longer) due to having access to a business plan, business proposals as well as invoice and receipt templates. What I like most is my very professional Business Plan. My greatest fear was; how do I apply or let someone know that I want to offer my services. Now it is easier as I have my business proposal already in place when someone contacts me, and it did not even took me 20 minutes to do it.
Working with Francis and Be Virtual Assistant Wise opened a whole new world. Virtual Assistance stood out above all the other work at home jobs that I tried on the internet. It is legit and Francis have been a big help.
Thanks to everyone at Be Virtual Assistance Wise
DCR Virtual Assistance
Yolande feels the documentation is vital for running a VA business
Francis is a well-educated and well-experienced lady who has a PASSION that she wishes to share with all the VAs out there and most of all to boost the VA industry. This is of benefit to all of us. I can really vouch for the excellent and most useful information I’ve received from her.
I was initially not sure whether it was worth the while to buy the documentation, but what I received was worth at least double the price. The documents and templates are great! I believe all these documents are VITAL if you are running a VA business. Thanks a lot!