#FullyBookedVA is a proven, step-by-step system to go from starting your virtual assistant business from scratch (using skills you already have – or by learning a few new ones!) to becoming a fully booked VA.
All in one place. And all for ONE single investment. 🙌
"In 2014 I was tired of the corporate 9-5 grind and desperate for a career change. I wanted the ability to work from anywhere, spend more time with my family and replace my full-time income – plus some!"
In early 2014, I (Gina Horkey) didn't even know that working online as a virtual assistant was 'a thing.' Suffice it to say, my entire world opened up when I found out!
I didn't understand that people just like you and I were able to build sustainable businesses helping other small business owners from afar and get paid hundreds or thousands of dollars each month in the process.
You mean I could work from anywhere in the world (in my yoga pants) if I wanted? Without having to join an MLM, sell my soul or go back to school to get another degree?
Hell yes, sign me up!
You see, I was desperate for a career change and to find some type of work that was fulfilling and that I was passionate about. But as the breadwinner of our young family of four (now five!) I was also a bit leery...
👉 Could this new-fangled online business schtick really work for me?
👉 Would it really replace my cushy and dependable salary in personal finance?
The only way I could find out was to give it a shot.
So I did.
I started my business in May of 2014, securing my first freelance client (and paycheck)within a month and hustled to keep building it from there.
Within 6 months I was earning $4,000 per month on the side of my full-time job – with a baby and toddler in tow.
Andwithin 8 monthsof looking into this online business thing,I had quit my joband left the 9-5 world behind.For good!
My first month of paid work was over $800, and it just got better from there!
Check it out for yourself!
*The expenses represent reinvestments into my business in the form of tools (i.e. a new computer), coaching or additional training. I'm a BIG fan of furthering one's education and skills, but your expenses might look drastically different – i.e. A LOT lower since you're here! 👊
Was it scary? Umm... yeah! 😬
But that's why I started my business as a side hustle first to validate the concept. And that's what I'd recommend that you do as well.
Or maybe you're just looking to pull in a little extra cash into your household?
That's cool, this program can help you build a nice part-time income too!
What if you could...
Gain complete flexibility and freedom over your time?
Work from home – or anywhere in the world!
Leave a soul-sucking 9-5 job behind – for good!
Say sayonara to long, time-wasting commutes forever?
Be available for your family and kids whenever you were needed (or wanted)?
Stop worrying about money by bringing extra income into your household?
Create a secure and stable future with a sustainable, scalable business?
Live life on YOUR terms?
Launching and growing a VA biz can be overwhelming and confusing – but it doesn't have to be! 🤩
The #FullyBookedVA System will eliminate the guesswork involved in launching (and growing) your virtual assistant business. Our all-in-one solution is designed to walk you step-by-step through the process of building a successful, stable, long-term virtual assistant business.
You'll start with building a strong business foundation, selecting your primary service offerings and learn how to find and pitch prospective clients. From there we'll guide you through the process of specializing, raising your rates and scaling your business to becoming fully booked and beyond – whatever that looks like for YOU!
What's included in the program:
Your virtual assistant business off STRONG with our VA Foundations course – everything you need to build a rock-solid foundation as a VA!
Orient yourself to this new world of work – including getting your mind right, further defining what a VA is, setting appropriate expectations and looking at both the benefits of working with and becoming a virtual assistant.
LAY THE FOUNDATION
Build your VA foundation – including choosing your primary service offerings and target market, setting your starting rates and nailing your positioning within the marketplace.
Establish your online presence – including two EASY ways to display your services online without having to set up a website, how to collect and display testimonials from satisfied clients and how to optimize your social media profiles for your new business.
Learn where to find clients – including almost a dozen strategies for landing your first few virtual assistant clients!
THE ART OF SELLING
Master the art of selling your services online – including templates to use, pitching best practices and more!
Understand how to interview and get hired – including how online interviews differ from Corporate America, our best tips and tricks for nailing the interview and how to follow up.
Establish new client relationships – including setting expectations, onboarding new clients, using contracts and sending your first invoice.
Build effective relationships with your clients – including requesting feedback, handling mistakes, growing in your role, pushing back against scope creep and parting ways with clients that are no longer a good fit.
Embrace productivity and efficiency – including setting up SOPs, batching tasks and managing your time well.
PLAN FOR SUCCESS
Tackle specialization – including niching down, raising your rates and becoming the most sought after VA in your space!
GOING FULL TIME
Make your business work for you – including setting up a proper business entity, taking time off, taking your business full-time and creating a long-term marketing plan... if you want that is!
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
Put it all together – including figuring out the next step on your VA journey!
Access to the #FullyBookedVA Community where you'll find a steady flow of resources to help you along your journey, access to the Horkey HandBook team for support, your peers to mastermind with and support via LIVE weekly Office Hours.
Your business! Once you've completed the VA Foundations course and passed your final exam, you'll unlock access to ALL of the resources you'll need to start building out your client roster and your income!
You'll gain access to:
Proprietary and non-proprietary client leads – both people actively seeking to hire our graduates (over 500 biz owners to-date!), as well as a regular roundup of online job postings.
Skill-specific courses to help you narrow down your niche and hone in on the services you'll LOVE providing. Choose from Social Media, Email Management, Project Management, Real Estate and Virtual Assistant Agency. Explore one or all of these popular VA niches at your own pace!
The #FBVA Community – continue to get the support + training you need.
Once you've completed VA Foundations you'll also become Horkey HandBook VA-Certified. Share your certification with the world to let everyone know that you're legit and open for business! 😎
Your business – armed with a thriving client roster and rock-solid foundation, you'll be ready to take it (and your income!) to the next level. Designed for serious VAs looking to go big or go home, you'll have access to specialization tracks and sub-communities specifically designed to help you drill down on specializing your services so you become highly sought after and can command top-tier rates. 😍
We're ready to walk alongside you with additional specialized support, resources and content to help you really take your business to the next level!
A choice of FIVE specialization tracks to immerse yourself in, including Social Media and Community Management, Content Marketing, Tech and Automation, Customer Service and Admin and Marketing Strategy.
Monthly masterminds with your specialization track peers and facilitators.
On-going access to the #FullyBookedVA Community and client leads.
Want more? We'll GIVE you more...
13 TURN-KEY TEMPLATES & WORKSHEETS, INCLUDING A CUSTOM PITCH TRACKER + RATE CALCULATOR
AND a video walk-through of each module of the VA Foundations course with the Horkey HandBook team. Hear firsthand from the course creator (me, Gina Horkey) and my team about how to best apply the powerful content you're working through – as you're working through it! 🤓
WE USED TO OFFER OUR COURSES AND COMMUNITY A LA CARTE...
...and it looked something like this:
30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success (now VA Foundations)
1 Year of the VA Leads Community (now #FBVA Community + VA Leads)
30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success (now included in your subscription via VA Foundations/Skills Course/Content Marketing Track)
Email Management for Virtual Assistants (now included in your subscription!)
Project Management for Virtual Assistants (now included in your subscription!)
Real Estate for Virtual Assistants (now included in your subscription!)
Social Media for Virtual Assistants (now included in your subscription!)
Virtual Assistant Agency (now included in your subscription!)
Client Contract Template (now included in your subscription!)
But after a MAJOR revamp to our foundational course, including new lessons and content, we're offering EVERYTHING you see in that list – andso much more! – at ONE affordable membership price!
HOW ABOUT QUALITY LEADS TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?
After you complete our VA Foundations course and pass your final exam (don't worry – it's really not difficult and designed to make sure you've got a handle on the course material!), you'll unlock access to a steady stream of vetted leads in the #FullyBookedVA Community.
These are business owners who are coming to US looking to hire OUR graduates! 🎓
We also provide a regular roundup of remote job opportunities we've sourced from the interwebs on your behalf.
You can get virtually ALL of your leads from our service
You don't need to worry about marketing your business or generating your own leads
You'll save the time and effort – not to mention money! – finding qualified clients to work with
With just ONE CLIENT landed from our lead pool, you could easily earn $200-$2,000 per month... And more than pay for your investment in the #FullyBookedVA system (for a whole year)!
"I was REALLY happy with Horkey HandBook's VA Finder Service, and have actually sent a couple of friends to test it out already as well. I got several qualified candidates and was excited to connect with someone who already had a good grasp of my niche and the tasks I had in mind." ~Nick Loper, Side Hustle Nation
"I needed a VA to help with a product launch just 2 weeks away. I received multiple high-quality applications – and hired someone within a few days. The VA I worked with was amazing... she kept me sane during my launch, completed all tasks AHEAD of time and went above and beyond!" ~Sally Miller, Business Coach
JOIN US TODAY...
And for the duration of your membership, have access to:
The VA Foundations Course
The #FullyBookedVA Community
Client Leads (both proprietary and non-proprietary)
Virtual Assistant Certification
5+ Skills Courses
Specialization Tracks (coming Q2 of 2021)
Live Coaching and Masterminds
Bonus Video Walkthrough of the VA Foundations Course Modules (LIVE version available starting the week of January 11th, 2021!)
Customizable, Printable Templates, Workbooks and Trackers (to give you a turnkey approach to building your business)
What is creating a life by design, on YOUR terms, eliminating financial worry and gaining time freedom worth to you? 🤔
We're SO CONFIDENT about our proven, step-by-step system that we'll let you dig into #FullyBookedVA for a full week risk-free. If you don't like what you see, just ask for your money back, no questions asked!
*Taking the final exam within that 7-day period makes the refund clause null-and-void, however.
VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS ARE IN DEMAND.
Did you know...
There has been a 95% increase in demand for VAs in the last three years?
The average North American virtual assistant earns $35 to $50 per hour, (with some going as low as $20 per hour and others as high as $100 per hour)?
A recent survey by Upwork shows 69% are happier freelancing than working in a regular office-based position?
Makes sense though, right?
With technology advancements and the recent changes in our world economy and workforce, businesses are more comfortable than ever working virtually.
They're open to (and in some cases prefer) hiring contractors, freelancers and the like. It saves them a crapload of money (think benefits, office space/equipment, employment taxes, etc.) and time when it comes to training new employees.
So why wouldn't the need be increasing?!
As a virtual assistant, you'll help business owners solve real challenges. At the same time, you'll be building a sustainable service-based business for yourself. 🤗
CALL CENTER EMPLOYEE TURNED VA AGENCY OWNER
First VA Job: 2 months after joining Location: Works remotely from Tampa, FL (moved 3 years ago to the US from Switzerland) Return on Investment: Received first paycheck 2 months after initial enrollment Average Monthly Income: $8,750
"Once I started the VA Foundations course, the fire within me was lit. The thought of having my own business, managing my own time, being my own boss and creating something I was truly passionate about kept me going while working a 9-5 job I didn't enjoy. The day I went full-time with my VA business – just 8 months after finishing the course – was one of the happiest of my life. I love working with my clients from all over the US and in all kinds of different niches, giving them valuable time and energy back for doing what they love and want to do. Thank you, Horkey HandBook, for helping me create a life where I like to go to work every single day."
FORMER CORPORATE RECRUITER TURNED KICKASS VA
First VA Job: 38 days from joining Location: Works remotely from Normal, Illinois (USA) Return on Investment: Received first paycheck 49 days from enrollment Average Monthly Income: $4,785
"It's official! Today – 365 days ago – I joined this VA program. Year 1 was figuring out if I could create value for others and get them to pay me for my work, all while working part-time hours. Turns out, I can. 6 Clients, $29k and several new friendships later – I'm really glad I made the choice to start this journey. Thanks for sharing your story and opening doors for others Gina! #youdabest"
MARRIED 30-SOMETHING, ASPIRING DIGITAL NOMAD
First VA Job: Within 6 weeks of actively prospecting for clients Location: Works remotely from Ontario (Canada) or wherever she happens to be traveling to! Return on Investment: Immediately after securing her first one-off project Average Monthly Income: Surpassed previous full-time job (and it's continuing to grow!)
"Horkey HandBook was one of the main reasons I was able to leave my full-time job to become a full-time entrepreneur. They are easy to follow with step-by-step exercises to implement along the way. I was able to see that I could earn an income online and had her support for any questions that came up. I completely recommend her program to anyone who realizes the opportunity to earn income online and wants the guidance to make it happen!"
MARRIED MOM WHO LAUNCHED A VA BIZ DURING HER DAUGHTER'S NAPTIME
First VA Job: Within 6 months of enrolling in the course Location: Works remotely from Pueblo West, Colorado (USA) Return on Investment: Immediately after launching her business Average Monthly Income: $1,200
"I loved this program – it was exactly what I needed to get my business launched. I have implemented what Gina has taught and within 3 months of launching, I have a FULL roster of clients and am looking to expand – I have a waitlist of clients wanting to work with me! I am very thankful to Horkey HandBook for all the hard work that they have put into their program and the updates they've provided."
MARRIED WAHM TO 3 KIDDOS (SOME) STILL IN DIAPERS
First VA Job: Within 6 months of joining Location: Works remotely from central Illinois (USA) Return on Investment: Immediately after securing her first client! Average Monthly Income: $1,000+ (working just 5 hours per week!)
"I've been a #FullyBookedVA member since the beginning and have landed FOUR clients from the leads that have been sent out. The money I've earned has MORE than paid for my ongoing investment – it's so worth it! I enjoy my work so much and truly appreciate the flexibility VA work allows me. I'm able to do laundry and play with my kids during the day, and be a more present mom and wife."
ARE YOU READY TO BE THE BOSS OF YOUR LIFE AND CREATE SOMETHING AMAZING?
VA stands for virtual assistant and basically means that you're helping someone out from afar. I.e. You have a service to offer, they are in need of your service and you make a deal to trade time (or task) for pay.
There are TONS of services that can fall under the VA or virtual assistant umbrella – services like social media, email or blog management, graphic creation, accounting... the list goes on!
I HAVE A DAY JOB – CAN I STILL BUILD A VA BUSINESS IN THE EVENINGS?
You bet! Most tasks aren't time-sensitive, so you can do them on your schedule – around your current 9-5, your family, etc.
You might end up working with clients all over the world that are in completely different time zones. Two of our team members (i.e. VAs) are overseas right now, for example, and it works great!
WILL THIS PROGRAM WORK FOR ME IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES?
Sure! There are tons of students living outside the U.S. who have built successful careers after joining our program. That's the beauty of virtual work!
One thing to keep in mind though is that if you want to work with English-speaking clients, you should have a strong handle on writing, reading and speaking English too.
No matter where you live in the world, you can work with anyone – regardles of where they live!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MOVE THROUGH THE PROGRAM?
It really depends on you, your schedule and your work ethic.
Some students have made their way through the VA Foundations course in a weekend, while for others it takes a few months. Most students are able to finish the material and begin launching their business in about a month.
The program is self-paced. As long as you are a member, you have access to wherever you are in the program, whether it's the Start, Build or Scale phase. And as you advance through the program you'll continue to have access to the VA Foundations course and the#FullyBookedVA community. So, it's really up to you!
CAN I REALLY BUILD A FULLY BOOKED VA BUSINESS?
You sure can!
I get emails each week from new students sharing their successes and how they just landed their first paying gig. It makes me smile every time!
But success doesn't come without effort...
In addition to reading the material, you'll need to complete the action steps (each lesson includes at least one) and engage with the community.
And while it may seem scary at first, putting yourself out there and asking to be hired via pitching (the freelancing term for prospecting or applying for work) is what's going to get you there – you got this!
WILL YOU FIND CLIENTS FOR ME?
Well... sort of!
We provide a steady stream of vetted leads from business owners looking to hire our graduates, as well as a regular roundup of online remote job opportunities.
Once you've completed our VA Foundations course and passed the final exam (don't worry – it's not difficult and it's designed to make sure you've grasped the course material!) you'll unlock access to these leads through the #FullyBookedVA system.
And while we'll provide you with awesome leads, it's really up to you to get out there, pitch them and land them!
We teach you all the skills you need to do this successfully in our VA Foundations course, plus you have the support of the Horkey HandBook team with live office hours and the #FullyBookedVA community to help you build your client roster.
DO I NEED A FORMAL EDUCATION TO BE A VA?
The short answer is... nope! You can certainly put any previous experience or training you have to work in your new VA business, but you definitely don't need any kind of fancy degree or letters after your name.
In fact, when it comes to education, we provide you with everything you need to become a successful VA! And, once you've completed our VA Foundations course and passed your final exam, you'll become Horkey HandBook VA certified.
This little baby is a powerful way to let folks know you're legit, that you've invested the time, energy and money into yourself as a professional and that you're officially open for business!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ANY SKILLS?
Guess what... You may not realize it, but right now you have at least ONE skill that can be translated into a service to get paid for!
That's right, you totally do, and in the VA Foundations course we walk you through exactly how to figure out what those skills are and how to turn them into a service offering to get started with – right away!
DO YOU HAVE A REFUND POLICY?
Yes! We're so confident about our proven, step-by-step system that we'll let you dig into #FullyBookedVA for a full week risk-free.
If you don't like what you see, just ask for your money back, no questions asked!
WHAT IF I OWN OTHER HORKEY HANDBOOK COURSES?
Awesome – we appreciate you purchasing from us in the past! 🤗
You'll still have lifetime access to your previous purchases under the Thinkific platform (i.e. you log in as you always have), regardless of your #FullyBookedVA membership status.
We'd love for you to join us over here too – it's completely optional, however, and dependent on the goals that you have for your VA business.
If you've already completed our flagship VA course, previously known as 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success, you don't have to start over (although you certainly can!). The material has been revised and we've updated, added to and in some cases removed lessons that were no longer helpful.
You're more than welcome to skip ahead to the final exam in Module 12, and as long as you take/pass it, unlock access to:
✅Your official VA certification from Hokey HandBook
"16 lessons in and I have TWO clients lined up! And one is a potentially awesome recurring gig. $500 in income in my second week of "official" freelancing. Not a bad start. Thanks, Gina! " ~Ashley Trexler
I used to be skeptical... I did a TON of research before joining, but I am so glad I did! If you're just starting out and have no clue what you're doing, or if you already have a business but need validation, guidance and a little push, this can seriously change your life! ~Ari Stewart
"I just wanted to say thank you – I started my freelance writing business this past summer and you were my first inspiration. I am now working on leveling up and am taking my business full-time. I'm leaving my teaching job and will be working from home (sweatpants forever!). I am now a mompreneur copywriter and couldn't be happier!" ~Tara Bosler
"Without this program, I wouldn't have a business. I had no idea how to even start building it or where to find clients. This #FullyBookedVA System gave me the direction and tools I needed to get my business going. And before I even finished the VA Foundations course I had TWO clients!" ~Paula Hickey
"Within 60 days of implementing these VA business growth strategies, I had a small handful of clients. After 4 months I was actually able to leave my 8-5 corporate job because I had a full roster of clients plus a waiting list!" ~Fran Ritchey
"The #FullyBookedVA System was so helpful as I first dipped my toes into freelancing and it continues to be helpful six months in! I've been blown away by how great Gina and the Horkey HandBook team are about answering questions and guiding their students through the journey." ~Alyssa Hollingsworth
"Since I joined and made some changes in how I do business, I've increased my monthly income and received a HUGE project from one of my clients. I have to actually stop looking for more work right now because I have so much for this month that I can't take on anymore until these projects are complete. I didn't think I would make this much money in a month for a year but I'm already there!" ~Tyler Philbrook
"If you need a clear guide and roadmap on how to succeed as a virtual assistant, Gina Horkey is your gal! The #FullyBookedVA System packs a big punch! You will leave feeling equipped to jump in and get started. So quit comparing VA Coaches and hop on the Horkey Handbook train! You'll be glad you did." ~Candra Griffin
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN IN A MAJOR WAY?
Here's what you get with your membership:
A 3-tiered system for starting, building and scaling your VA business, so you can become fully booked and beyond!
Access to our VA Foundations course – 12 modules and 85+ lessons, action steps and templates, worksheets and trackers to give you a turnkey approach to getting your VA business up and running fast.
The #FullyBookedVA Community with live weekly Office Hours, access to the Horkey HandBook team, resources and support from your like-minded, go-getting peers.
VA certification – announce to the world (and potential clients!) that you're legit and open for business with your virtual assistant certification from Horkey HandBook following your successful completion of the VA Foundations course.
Client leads – after you've passed your final exam in the VA Foundations course, you'll have access to our own proprietary leads as well as a regular roundup of online job listings (i.e. non-proprietary leads).
5+ different skills courses to explore what services you'll love to provide and how to do them (i.e. social media, project management, email management, etc.).
5 specialization tracks – at the "top tier" of our program you'll be able to drill down on lucrative areas of specialization to optimize your income and ensure a fully booked VA business.
Direct access to specialization track coaches and mentors through live training and mastermind sessions to help you seriously level up your business.