Waiting for COVID to end? What you can do to plan for the future!


I hope you have all been keeping safe and healthy during this turbulent time 🥺

We are all sitting ducks right now with Covid19 and all the uncertainty that is following this terrible virus that has taken the world by panic. In my lifetime I have never seen something like this before and it can be really difficult to navigate this shaky path. But the truth is, I have been preparing for situations like this since 2014. When I had a full-time Executive Personal Assistant job back in the day, I realised long before any companies I was working for or the economy taking a fall ever took place. I realised that no matter what job I held, at any time I could be let off if the company went down for any reason and I would have absolutely no back up plan to support myself nor my family. This thought alone (besides realising I wanted to be more and do more with my life and make the money I knew I was worth) propelled me to start taking action. You see I was tired of going into work every day and feeling like I was never going to amount to anything more than just an employee, who was provided tasks to on a daily basis that I had to hash out and that I was only worth XXX salary a month.

So let’s talk about you for a second and what COVID might mean for you and what you can actually do about it.

Do any of these sound like you right now?

  • You had a stable job before COVID took place, but now you are not sure what is going to happen when it’s over and if the company will still be around when you get back
  • You only received a percentage of your salary this month and you have been notified that there are most likely going to be retrenchments on your return
  • You have already lost your job during this time
  • You are tired of relying on a job that you are not even sure is secure, nor does your salary even cover your bills or provide you with the lifestyle you deserve

You see I am not making any of these situations up. Since COVID began, as an International Virtual Assistant Coach, I have been the busiest I have ever been, chatting to ladies who have mentioned to me that these situations have already taken place. It breaks my 💔 to hear these stories, no matter how many times I hear them. But you know what the good news is? There is hope and I will tell you why.

Now is the best time to utilise this lockdown as time to plan for your future!


Many ladies do not know what to do about the future right now, so we see some advice saying: “wait and see“, “pause and don’t take action right now“, or “wait until the lockdown is done and then decide“. But if I can be honest with you? What if the lockdown extends? Of course there is no evidence to back this up right now, as the country needs to analyse the outcome of the lockdown on the 16th of April. But let’s say for arguments sake there is an extension and your job is truly on the line…. I just feel like that we can never take that chance! There are bills to pay, kids to look after, and a life to live. Hitting pause on your life right now in my opinion is the worst thing that can be done. I have used this entire lockdown to get stuck in with all the ladies that have reached out to me for help with starting their own Virtual Assistant and online businesses. I have also spent huge amount of hours growing my business, planning for the future and doing additional courses that will skyrocket my growth in so many ways.

Why this is probably the best time to have an online business right now

Without sounding callous or insensitive about this virus and how badly it has affected people around the world, I have seen my own ladies that have gone through my programs or 1:1 coaching, literally have the biggest spike that they have ever had in their businesses before. And I do not see that this will slow down anytime soon, because even when this virus comes to an end, it has forced the world to start being more creative with how everyone works, since the world has turned to complete remote working.

So what can you do right now to better your circumstances and secure your future?

Take a look at your situation, and ask yourself … What can I do right now to be productive and take action for my future? Of course it is super important to stay at home, spend time with your loved ones and watch over your health, but we now have a window of 8 days confirmed lock down at home, with the potential for more days or weeks depending on the governments decision on the 16th of April. This is the time that you can take to develop yourself, start planning and working on your own Virtual Assistant or Online Business right now. Remember, every step you take today, sets you up for how you want your future to look. We do not only want to be surviving right now, we want to be thriving!

How I can help you thrive during this time

I spend my life helping ladies to do the same thing I did 7 years ago and that was to set up a profitable and viable VA business for myself, that saw me earning 5 to 6 times more my salary in my PA job. I did not have anything special and neither did I have the money to set up a business, nor the resources and support it took, yet still made a wild success of it and that is exactly what I am doing right now and that is to help you do the same thing. Together

I know finances are tight right now and as such, decided to offer the deepest discount I have ever offered across all my programs, just to help you during this time. I am offering 30% off each one of my programs, coaching and VA website design until the 15th of April.

Here is a breakdown on how I can help you, depending on how you prefer to learn and to suit your budget 💖


(usual price R499, discount price until 15 April or until spots are filled – R349.30

This is for ladies who prefer to do an online course in their own time and at their own pace. This is a 13 part course that get’s completed online, with each topic having a model to read through and action. I offer email support throughout this program, as well as a 90 minute call after you have completed the e-course so I can answer all your questions.

If you are interested in this program, apply for a spot here: https://bit.ly/2WLpQwH


(usual price R699, discount price until 15 April or until spots are filled – R489.30)

This is for ladies who prefer to do a course in their own time and at their own pace using a video and worksheet that gets sent back to me. This is a 12 part series and each module contains a video explaining that specific topic and then a worksheet that follows. I offer email support throughout this program, as well as a 90 minute call after you have completed the program so I can answer your questions.

If you are interested in this program, apply here: http://bit.ly/2SIEGAD 


(usual price R4,500, discount price until 15 April or until spots are filled- R3,150)

This is for ladies who prefer complete accountability, mentoring and 1:1 support. I take you through my entire program 1:1 using Skype or zoom.us. You and I will go through the journey together on weekly calls, where I personally guide you and mentor you through the set up of your entire VA business, with a custom plan just for you.

If you are interested in this program, apply for a spot here: https://bit.ly/3bq5VYh (*Payment plans available (over 3 months)


(usual price R6,500, discount price until 15 April – R4,500)

This is for ladies who want to take their businesses a step forward. I design beautiful websites specifically for VA’s and female online business owners who really want to attract clients the right way. Because of my 7 years prior experience as a Virtual Assistant and Online Business Owner, I know exactly what needs to be on your site to attract the right clients. Should you take my 1:1 coaching, coupled with website design, there is an even further discount. Please email me for pricing 🙂

If you are interested in getting a beautiful website designed specially for you, please apply for a spot here: https://bit.ly/2UjMefc (*Payment plans available (over 3 months)

Should you decide to go for the 1:1 Coaching coupled with the website design, there is always an additional discount for this 😀

And of course, if you just want a sanity call to chat to me or ask me questions, feel free to book a call with me here: http://bit.ly/thevacoachfreecall 

I know you got this lady. You are stronger than you know and you deserve everything good in life 🌺 Even if you have zero belief in yourself and feel completely hopeless right now, I am here to stand with you during this time 👯‍♀️

Sending you lots of virtual hugs, love and healthy vibes 🦋


Melissa (The VA Coach)