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There is nothing more rewarding for me than to watch my brave ladies finish my course, 1:1 Coaching or launching an exciting new website for them. Going from not having a clue how to go about starting a successful Virtual Assistant/Online Business to reaching the point where they have absolutely everything they need and go on to watch them become the absolute successes I knew that they could be (even if they didn’t know it yet).

I cannot thank Melissa enough for her assistance, advice, wealth of knowledge and lastly, an absolutely amazing VA course and website!

I signed up for a VA course with one of these online platforms, but the content was very Americanised and one course only covered one item, which meant you needed to enrol for other courses as well.

That being said, Melissa’s VA course is so detailed and professional. She covers so much and is always available to answer any (and lots) of questions. She always provides constructive and open-minded feedback. She works WITH you and helps you to reach your full potential and more.

I always wanted to do a VA course with someone who is a) South African and b) is/was an actual VA. She has first hand experience of exactly what a VA business entails, what you should and should not do, what will work, what to be aware of etc. Her course not only incorporates her wealth of knowledge, but also her lessons learned, her previous mistakes and how she improved on that and continued to be successful. Melissa is a realist and she provides very useful insight.

An added bonus is that she also has a VA Website package which assisted me with my full website design, text and set-up. I only had to tell her once, exactly what I was looking for in terms of style, design, colours, etc., and she delivered! While she was designing my website, I was in the middle of moving to our new home and also finishing up at my then corporate job. I had very little time to liaise with her, and when I eventually could, we were days before I had to go live. She did everything perfectly! The feedback that I get from my contacts, family and friends, is that my website is amazing!

Melissa is professional, in touch, she is honest, reliable and she delivers. I always knew that I was in good hands but she has most definitely exceeded all of my expectations.

I am grateful to have crossed paths with Melissa as she has provided me with all the tools, knowledge and advice to ensure that I start my VA business in the most professional, most impressive and “with a bang” way.

Thank you, Melissa! Everything you have done for me is greatly appreciated.

Cheryl ~ Gauteng

“What an absolute pleasure working with Melissa Nicholson.

I contacted Melissa in August of 2020 and by September we were set up and ready to train.

I looked forward to our 2 calls a week so much. Melissa is amazing to work with and makes you feel so at ease. We finished our sessions by December and by January 2021 I was ready to start doing what I was trained to do. Using Melissa’s system to get leads on January 4th and doing this diligently, I have officially signed my first client.

Thank you Melissa, I could not have wished for a better VA Coach.”

Lauren ~ Gauteng

“Melissa Nicholson #Kudos I really appreciate the guidance in becoming a Virtual Assistant #AmazingMentor

Melissa gave me the confidence to start my own business. She spent 6 weeks with me, giving step by step coaching.

Now I’m booking up for 2021, even though I’m on maternity leave!”

Sophie ~ Cape Town

“I really enjoyed my 1:1 Coaching with Melissa, she was very detailed and offered a lot of value and personal experiences. Thanks to her I landed my first client within a few weeks of finishing my coaching with her. I would recommend her coaching to anyone looking to get started in the right direction.”

Katerina ~ Zimbabwe

“I finished my coaching with you in January 2020.  What a journey it has been for me.   It hasn’t been easy to get my VA business going.  You NEVER gave up on me. When I felt like giving up you motivated me to keep going.  I felt that the breakthrough was NEVER going to come.  But it’s just like you said – you just have to reach the peak and then the business will come streaming in.

It is now 3 months later and I am delighted to tell you that May 2020 was that breakthrough for me!!  I signed up 3 clients in 3 weeks and there is more business in the pipeline.

I want to tell the rest of your ladies not to give up, even when it seems they are getting nowhere.  KEEP GOING!

You are an excellent coach and I am proud to call you my friend.


Sally ~ Johannesburg

“Towards the end of last year I was in a position where I needed to set up my business urgently. This included website design and studying of all the modules literally within 6 weeks (a 3 month course)!

Melissa was amazing! She obviously made it clear to me that we could only reach my deadline if I put in the work and dedication.

Within 5 weeks through lots of blood, sweat and tears my VA business was launched. This was the middle of October which was not the ideal time of the year to find clients as most people are already in holiday mode by then.

I currently have 5 retainer clients by following Melissa’s workbooks step by step! Her support, motivation & knowledge has gotten me to where I am now (and still growing).

Yes, it hasn’t been easy, but it’s not meant to be. No great achievements come without hard work and dedication.

My business is growing rapidly and I am so grateful that I took the first step! Melissa is amazing at what she does. Thank you darling!”

Lyndall ~ KwaZulu Natal

“I urgently needed change in my life, I prayed and God sent you on my path at the very perfect time and I’m so grateful!

Being a perfectionist with very high standards, I never thought I would meet someone that would be able to help me and exceed my expectations the way you did!

The best of all is, we even became friends because you have such a loving and caring personality! Thank you so much for supporting me and encouraging me, you are such a valuable asset that’s been added to my life!”

Millissa ~ Middleburg

“Melissa Nicholson is a powerhouse! From my initial discovery call right to the end of my coaching, she’s proven herself to be consistent and dynamic. She is a catalyst for women empowerment and is determined to watch you succeed. She is extremely knowledgeable and is eager to share her wisdom to ensure you are a success. What sets her apart, is her tenacious work ethic and complete willingness to share her experiences (failed and successful) in order to pave the way for your success. I cannot thank her enough for her determination and always accommodating my busy corporate schedule. She is tech-savvy and knows how to navigate through the transition from corporate to Boss Lady independence.  Thank you Melissa, Thank you!”

Cindy ~ Johannesburg

“I cannot express how much this e-course has broadened my horizons. I can literally do what I love doing and earn twice as much. Being a VA doesn’t limit what you can do, it also allows you the opportunities to learn things you never thought you’d do, and actually love “it…

Nondumiso ~ Johannesburg

“If I had to do The VA Coach® 12-week program again, I would not change a thing!  From the outset, Melissa was friendly and professional.  She was always on-time with our Skype meetings and met every deadline she set out.  She was encouraging and supportive through the processes, shared her knowledge and gave valuable advice.  Her workbooks are very informative and set out methodically.  Melissa was an integral part of launching my business – in fact, I will consult her on some aspect and she has always been more than willing to assist me.

She also built my business website which I absolutely love. 

Melissa knows her stuff!”

Tersia ~ Johannesburg

“Melissa contacted me at a time in my life where I really needed the change she was about to help me achieve. I had no idea what the term “VA or Virtual Assistant” meant and she has done everything in her power to help me know what I should know to be able to be a success. I received an income this month because of Melissa’s enduring and teaching spirit and she has even touched my heart on a personal level. She really goes out of her way to help and gives a lot more than you bargained, or even paid for. I recommend her fully.


Chenay ~ Cape Town

“I have worked with Melissa over the last few months, she is my VA coach and took me through the process of setting up my own small VA business which included the set up of my website. My experience with Melissa from day 1 has only been professional, she was always on time for calls / meetings and never missed one. Melissa is extremely dedicated and passionate about the service she provides you, she always went the extra mile with everything and never hesitated to assist where she could. Melissa set up my website and I could never be happier, her IT skills and knowledge are amazing, I trust Melissa 100% and would never asked anyone else to help with this except her.

I would highly recommend Melissa with any of her skills, you will not be disappointed.”

Kim ~ Eastern Cape

“When I came across Melissa’s training it was a no brainer for me to sign up straight away. If you are serious about starting a virtual assistant business there really is no one better than Melissa to guide you and I truly believe that she is an absolute pro at teaching the fundamentals of starting your own VA business as she breaks each step into manageable tasks.  

Not only is Mel an amazing coach, I can happily say I have gained a wonderful friend. If you are struggling to believe that you could start your own business or suffer from a lack of self confidence, Mel’s positive can-do attitude and kindness will inspire you to believe that you can! I can’t recommend her enough!”

Pippa ~ Bali

“Dear Melissa, Thank you for your support and coaching.  I have just signed my first VA Contracts and resigned from my full time position. I am so excited as things are really falling into place.  I have taken all your suggestions and tips and added research to all my questions before I decided to take the step.

It is great knowing that we as new VA’s have a support structure in people like yourself, to back us and to encourage us. Thank you and keep up the good work. Warmest regards.”

Yvonnette ~ Johanesburg

I would like to take some time to thank you for all that you have done in assisting me to set up my Virtual Assistant business. From day 1 it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you, you possess some really unique qualities which are “patience & understanding”.

Your professional approach is none that I have ever seen before and your service has been impeccable in every aspect and you truly delivered everything that you have promised and so much more.

From time to time you encounter a person that possesses a certain successful air, a person that is admired and stands above the crowd in their respective field and that is undoubtedly you Melissa Nicholson.

I am so blessed that our paths have crossed as I have not only set up a remarkable business and learnt so much but have also gained a fantastic friend.

Naseeha ~ Pretoria

“I came across Melissa’s e-course about a month and a half ago and was a bit sceptical at first, as there are lots of scams and promises of help out there (trust me on this one). I was not sure if I was going to find clients or if this was going to be a huge disaster. I took the leap and bought the e-course and I am already all set up. The plan to find clients is clear and concise and I have already bagged one client who is waiting for me to resign and who wants to retain me on a 5-hour retainer. All I can say is the course is a literal step-by-step, in depth program, broken into bite-sized tasks which are easily understood and very clear to action. I also love the fact that I can turn to Melissa whenever I need help. She does not just say she will support and then you can’t get hold of her, she is actually always there whenever I have questions, no matter how small. I would highly recommend this e-course as 5 stars.”

Candice ~ Johannesburg

“Melissa approached me a couple of months ago about becoming a Virtual Assistant. I have been a PA for seven years & had never heard of Virtual Assistants, but after doing a bit of research, it sounded like a fabulous opportunity!  I’m a single Mom & had been exploring different options as to how I could create a balance between bringing in a steady income & being hands on for my children. I therefore leaped at the Coaching Course on how to be a Virtual Assistant that Melissa presented to me. One cannot put a price on the information that Melissa has imparted on. Not only is she helpful, kind, caring and committed, Melissa has covered every possible avenue for setting up your own home office. There is information that I would not have even thought of & it won’t cost a fortune to start with. If you are considering becoming a Virtual Assistant & are committed to hard work & opening your own business, then I would most definitely recommend this course and working closely with Melissa.  You won’t regret it!”

Kate~ Johannesburg

“Thank you Melissa for always encouraging us. Your VA course has been a life saver to me who has been a housewife for 26 years. After the course with you and the excitement of learning how to put into use my passion for typing I set up my VA office. That’s when self-doubt and fear set in. Last week I completed a project for my first client who was so satisfied with the work I produced! That feeling of doubting myself has gone. All I needed to do was say yes and put myself out there. I highly recommend Melissa.”

Nula ~ KwaZulu Natal

“Very insightful course.  Well worth the purchase for all beginner entrepreneurs of all industries.  A true A-Z for VA’s.  Working with Melissa is wonderful.  She is truly passionate about what she does and will go the extra mile to assist in any matter”.

Marietha ~ Pretoria


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