The VA Coach

Melissa Nicholson - The Virtual Assistant Coach

Girl I've Been Where You've Been

Hi, I'm Melissa

Isn’t it always better to learn from someone that has gone before you? I’m here for you!

Becoming a Virtual Assistant or Online Business owner can be very difficult and daunting to do on your own! The good news is … you don’t need to because I am here to help! 

I Think Your Story And Mine, May Not Be That Different.

I always KNEW that I wanted to be more and do more with my life. I also knew that like everyone else, I needed a full-time corporate job to secure a monthly income. Even though I always gave 1000% of myself in every Personal Assistant role I held, I still daydreamed about having a flexible lifestyle where I could call the shots in my own life, instead of my schedule being DICTATED to me on a daily basis and make the money I knew I could make! I just had no clue, like most people, about how to go about changing this and living out my dream of being my own boss.

One bland day in 2014, sitting at my desk at work, feeling tired, stressed and isolated, I thought to myself surely I could offer the skills that help these corporates I worked for, to build my OWN EMPIRE, instead of some else’s. I started spending all my spare time setting up my Virtual Assistant business, without any HELP, RESOURCES or SUPPORT. Even with all the thousands of mistakes I made starting my VA business, I soon had 4 South African clients in 3 months and 2 additional international clients within 6 months. I was making 5 TIMES my salary as a Personal Assistant!

Let me just backtrack and say, that none of this was an easy journey. I put in 1000’s of hours of hard work to have the successful business I created for myself. I worked really hard for my clients to build great working relationships. I also made many mistakes that resulted in me having to restart my virtual business from scratch, building on and changing the mistakes I made with my first virtual business. In the beginning, I had to hear the word NO way more than I heard the word YES! BUT I never gave up! And that is the key to success. To keep going no matter how hard it is!

After 8 years as a successful International VA, I had ladies asking me on a daily basis how I actually got it right, as many ladies try to go out on their own and fail because they do not have the correct groundwork in place and I am not talking about the groundwork that one has to go and search on blogs and Google, I am talking about a STEP-BY-STEP guide and support on how to set everything up so that you have ASSURED success in your VA business.

Why I do what I do now

Helping ladies do the same

This led me to what I now know is my absolute calling in life, and that is to assist any woman who wants to start her own VA business from scratch with my coaching. I have coached TONS of ladies who have gone on to set up their very own successful businesses and they will never turn back from having the flexible lifestyles they have always dreamt of.

Are you ready to create your own success story?

Besides coaching ladies on how to go about setting their successful businesses up, my biggest calling is to remind women about who we are and what we can achieve in this life. Back then, I had no extra money, no degree, nothing special in order to start my business and yet, I made it! I also had everyone around me who thought I was absolutely crazy for starting my own business and also people that did not believe I would make it… but just know this! You have absolutely everything it takes to be a successful, dynamic, world-changing fempreneur, super-mom and family woman!

And if you don’t believe that I am standing here, ready to cheer for you, motivate you and show you how you can create a thriving lifestyle and business.

I  don’t believe you are reading this by chance, it is time to step into the future you were created for. If you would like to go on this journey with me… click here to set up a FREE 30 MINUTE DISCOVERY CALL, grab a coffee and let’s chat about your bright future!

Chat soon, Mel xoxo

You are one decision away from a different life

You just have to take my hand, trust me and go for it girl!

Fun Facts About Me

Get to Know Me

01 My favourite country in the world → Bali

02 I believe there is a solution to everything

03 I believe there is a reason for everything

04 Yoga is my jam

05 I am an accredited life coach

06 I am a certified social media expert

07 I love pasta and wine

08 Books are my ultimate obsession

09 I nearly have my BBA degree

10 I run more than one business

The Virtual Assistant Coach

How I Started my VA business VS How I Help Ladies

When I started my own Virtual Assistant business 8 years ago, I made ALLLLL the mistakes that one could ever make. This is because I was completely on my own with absolutely NO help at all. 

I had no idea where to start and was so lost

There is nothing worse than wanting to start your own business, but feeling lost, confused and overwhelmed. That was me 100%. I felt so scared and honestly didn’t even know if I was going to make it or not and truthfully at the time, it felt like I was not going to make it!

I take ladies through the entire A-Z

Whether via my online courses or 1:1 VIP Coaching, I provide ladies with absolutely everything they would need to start, set up and be successful in their own VA businesses. I support, guide and cheerlead them on in their journeys. Making it so easy and comfortable to begin.

I lost money because I did not price myself correctly

I was so scared to even charge clients! So I billed per hour, I billed too little and I took on client expenses when I should not have. Trust me I learnt the very hard way!

I have a full market related formula to help ladies

Now I guide ladies on how to price themselves, based on market related fees, but also based on one’s current financial circumstances and needs. A VA should NEVER be broke!

I had no client boundaries in place which caused burn-out

The biggest mistake I made was treating myself as an employee in my own business. This resulted in clients taking advantage of me and my time, this lead to burnout and resentment in my own business. You have got to know how to manage yourself in your own business. Time = money.

I coach ladies with the entire client management process

Trust me … client boundaries are everything! It is an actual integral part of your every day VA life and is honestly an art to be mastered. I guide my ladies on exactly how to manage this entire process step-by-step, so they don’t fall into the same mistakes as I did.

I was trying to Google how to be successful

In the beginning, I literally wasted hours and hours searching for clues, tips, advice on how to start and be successful as a VA. The more blogs I read, the more scared and fearful I got. The feeling of not know what was right advice from wrong was extremely unsettling, to say the least.  The worst part? I had no one to ask for advice or support.

I provide ladies with every tool and resource needed

I provide my ladies with not only ALL the education they need to start and succeed, I also pride myself on providing the support that is so needed and welcomed when you are starting out. With me on your journey, you are not alone girl! Whether you believe in yourself or not, I am here to help you know your worth and your value!

I got involved in SCAMS and things that really didn't work

Because I had NO idea what I was doing in the beginning and also not being able to know what was right from wrong, I got involved in tons of things that threw me off track. When you have no clue who potential clients are, let alone how to even find them, it can be extremely upsetting.

I use my experience to show ladies how to do this legit

I take my 8 years in the International Virtual Assistant space, which comes in very handy when I advise ladies on which avenues are a waste of time, how to avoid online SCAMS and not get involved in the tyes of mistakes that I got myself involved in.

The Virtual Assistant Coach

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