Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach

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 backup 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 do 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 sounds 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 a 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 every time. But let’s say for argument’s 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 a 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 an undetermined window of time at home, with the potential for more days or weeks depending on the government’s decision each month. 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 8 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 15% off each one of my programs, coaching and VA website design for any ladies who come to me after reading this blog.

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

  1. Online DIY A-Z Course
  2. 1:1 VA Coaching
  3. VA Website Design

To view the various ways I can help you, visit this link:

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)

Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach