Today, I’m gonna help you get out of your own way …
Virtual Assistants are tailspinning because they’re trying to figure out the most well-paid niche to jump into. Panic and worry step in when it seems like the VAs who are making it got lucky.
The biggest roadblock new and experienced Virtual Assistants always have revolves around the niche they should specialize in.
It’s pretty hard to get out of the ‘niche confusion mindset’ when:
- You feel as if you don’t have a transferable skill
- Every niche seems saturated
- Clients are denying your proposals
- You think it’s impossible to replace your current income
So you get stuck in your comfort zone, you don’t know the right things to do to land the well paid VA gig and so you stay stuck in your low paying or soul-sucking corporate job…
It doesn’t have to be this way.
*Especially when you’re in the world of automations and tech*
Here’s why automation is the most LUCRATIVE and well-paid VA niche:
Optimization for Leads
I’ve met some clients who literally sat and sent individual welcome emails when someone signed up for their lead magnet. This happens when they did not know how to automate this process and are not interested in learning. When you present yourself as an expert in this area, and explain how much time they can get back if you automated certain processes so they don’t have to do it manually, clients will pay top dollar to get this off of their plate. The plus side, you do it once and it works for a very long time.
Smooth Client Process
There is nothing worst than sending a client an invoice, waiting for them to pay and then they do it in the middle of the night when you’re fast asleep. When people pay, they expect confirmation, a note, something to prove they gave up money.
The issue is that many online coaches have yet to automate this, they simply wait until they get a payment notification and just like with the lead magnet, they send the next steps for onboarding manually. By the time some of them get to it, hours passed and the client could be heading into the worry phase. When you can get together the strategy to fix this for your clients, you’ll become the go-to person for their automations. This one is a time saver and a life saver.
Typically, online entrepreneurs always have something to launch. A course, a membership, a group coaching program, maybe a summit or something else… being able to navigate quickly to set up the tech, systems and automations is very important at this level.
Clients get stuck:
- Integrating payment gateways correctly
- Setting up payment plans so that they work automatically rather than having to manually invoice or charge each month
- Implementing systems and campaigns for abandon carts
- Redirecting pages when the timer expires
- Connecting webinars registration and replay pages to automations
- Preparing launch and welcome sequences
Projects like these can run well into the 5 figure mark for Automation VAs and score them a ton of referrals.
Automations are by a long shot the niche that will allow you to crush the 6 figure mark as a Virtual Assistant. If you’re not sure what niche to specialize in, consider the tech side of this industry.
On the other hand, if you’ve been stuck in your niche and you’re dying to know how VAs break 5 figures a month, this is it… and you don’t have to be a tech wizard or geek to learn automations for online businesses.
To Quitting Corporate
P.S: Anatomy of Automation is launching on September 23rd and this blog post was written in relation to the training that will be coming when Anatomy of Automation launches. I hate watching aspiring VAs lose momentum because they are stuck in niches that don’t pay enough to fully support the lifestyle they want or to empower them to Quit Corporate. If we all know that it doesn’t take a techie to get technical in this niche, then the frustration can disappear.