This could be a very busy time for the smart VA. Demand for your services may be about to go up!

Increasing numbers of entrepreneurs, business owners and the self-employed are turning to online delivery of services.

That creates opportunities to service and support them with your skills, experience and knowledge.Can you meet the demand?

Many out there will lack confidence or know-how in the tech side of things. Most will want ways to hold virtual meetings or video conference calls. Many will be working out and testing their options for presenting, speaking, teaching, training.

There is going to be a strong and rapid rise of online programs, courses and products. People will be wanting to launch their new ‘babies’ in the coming weeks and months.

This means campaigns. Sales funnels. The need for lead magnets, landing pages, sales pages, email sequences and more.

Which is potentially very good news for the pro-active VA. The one who knows her stuff. The one who can deliver quality on time, every time. The one who understands how to be more visible out there.

This is a time to be the ideal VA, like my character Veronica the F.R.O.G.

F.R.O.G. stands for Fast, Reliable, Organised and Great.

Here is where you are most likely to see demand for your services.

Communication and Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

With more and more employees and professionals working from home, companies are going to be making greater use of online tools.

That means the VA who knows her onions when it comes to Microsoft Teams is going to have an advantage. It’s an ideal solution for corporates and smaller businesses.

It keeps everything in one space without having to jump out or switch to other apps. It offers video conferencing, virtual meeting, screen sharing and online collaboration options.

If your client is wondering whether to use Microsoft Teams or Zoom you can point them to the blog I recently wrote on the topic.

That article may also be useful for trainers, speakers and coaches who are seeking ways to train, talk, present, speak and coach online.

I’m developing a Microsoft Teams training course specifically for these types of professionals. It will show them how to successfully set up, host and run training, deliver sessions and manage group breakouts.

And if you want to get to grips with the essentials of MS Teams for yourself, I already have a comprehensive MS Teams course for the smarter VA. What’s more, to help during these strange times, there is currently 25 per cent off the normal price.

Do check it out if you’ve not done so already. It’s super value.

Content Creation and Marketing Campaigns

There are going to be many small businesses, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs right now busy doing one of three things. Creating content, creating online courses or running campaigns.

Can you meet the demand?A good portion of them are likely to need or want support with putting all that together.

That could be you setting up the tech side of things – like creating and designing web pages, ensuring links work, setting up autoresponder sequences for emails, and putting shopping carts and payment systems in place.

That could be you creating the content for lead magnets. Things like eBooks, reports, white papers, infographics, checklists, questions for surveys or even scripts for videos.

That could be you putting together a PowerPoint presentation for a webinar or webinar series. As you may have noticed, webinars are proving really popular right now. The business and marketing gurus are telling people to use them as a ‘fast track’ to sales, so you know what’s going to happen.

That could be you creating posts for Instagram or other social media.

It can all be done using the power of Microsoft Office. You just need to know-how. That way you can spend more time serving and supporting, and less time fathoming things out each time.

If you’re not already fully au fait with how to put this stuff together in Word or PowerPoint, my dedicated online courses can get you up to speed fast.

My trainings are lean and cosy. No waffle. No obscure bits you will never need. No nonsense. Just you and me together. I take you through each task or function step by step, whether you’re on PC or Mac.

You see every single move of the mouse, every single click, every single dropdown menu or tab. It’s as if I’m there by your side.

When you consider what knowing this stuff could mean for your business, the value is plain to see. And you can save even more if you go for ‘The Full Monty’ and sign up for my complete box set of online courses. You can be part of the Tomorrow’s VA Hub
in moments with a couple of clicks.

The opportunities are out there. Get ready to support and serve.

To your VA success.

Shelley Fishel

I really like Shelley’s courses. She has a clear and easy to follow teaching style. In ‘How to Create Fillable Forms’ I’ve learned about the functions of the Developer ribbon which will mean I’ll be able to create a bespoke Returns Form for a client who has an online shop

Freya Henderson – Virtual Office Orkney

Shelley was really clear in her teaching and went at a pace that was helpful to us. We covered all we needed to know to get us started, as a small team, using MS Teams. She was also very helpful in the run up to the session, with check in calls and ensuring our platform was set up correctly. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to learn to navigate their way around MS Teams.

Sarah Clements – Inuous

Absolutely superb course, easy to follow and to refer back whilst putting it all into practice! I was unaware of the extent you can customise a presentation and it’s just made me want to know more – what’s next Shelley?

Denise Williams

I thought I had a pretty good grasp of Outlook until I did this course! In her videos, Shelley is clear and concise, and the language she uses is straightforward and jargon-free. Each module is broken down into manageable chunks, which helps keep your attention and means the course is easy to fit in around other commitments. I’ve created email templates and implemented rules that are already saving me time, and as all the other things I’ve learnt start to become second nature, the positive impact on my efficiency is fast becoming clear. This course has been incredibly beneficial and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to strengthen their skills and boost productivity.

Pip Doleman VA

I thought I knew Powerpoint really well, but I wanted to specifically learn how to use Powerpoint to create better infographics, easily and quickly. Shelley explains everything in a very logical and clear way, so I understood everything the first time I heard it. The most useful thing I learnt was that Powerpoint can do so much more than I thought it could. By also using the short cuts that Shelley showed me I am much quicker than I have ever been and I thought I was already quick!

Susan Marot

Shelley Fishel of Tomorrow’s VA has a wealth of experience in Microsoft Office. I met her in person 2 years ago at the PA Show in London. I also saw her in action in a fab workshop and knew she was the whizz that everyone had told me she was. I have since bought a lifetime access to her HUB and all the courses in there are a MUST if you are a VA on a mission. The courses will give you confidence in all the Office 365 components and will catapult you to dizzy heights

Alex Hughes