I get a message every single day to our page, my DMs on IG or via email from incredible warrior women that want to work online desperately but cannot afford our virtual assistant training and online job support program 90 Day VA.
I have seen women get into the program by AMAZING means and wanted to put together some of the best ideas I’ve seen come from those rocking it online with our program.
They refused to be taken aback by a little thing like money and made it happen instead!
7 Ways to Afford 90 Day VA
1. Credit card or small personal loan
Remember it’s an investment into your future career babe, it’s not a stupid clothing purchase or something. In order to be successful working around the world like we are, don’t you think we’ve invested in skills training, team members, tools, books, courses, clubs, etc to help us along?
OF COURSE WE HAVE!
Change your mindset around what this program is going to do for you and look at it as an investment and not a silly one-off purchase.
2. Pick up small gigs or extra shifts
Post onto Facebook and into some local area groups:
“I am trying to start a new online job so that I can __________ but need to earn some extra money to afford the skills training I need so I can make it happen! I am committed to doing this and am looking to pick up some babysitting, dog walking, and house cleaning or organizing gigs in order to get there.
Please send me everyone you know looking for some extra help right now or shoot me a text! I have to enroll by the end of the month so I am jam packing my nights and weekends until then and am 100% here to help you!”
There are also a lot of companies that you can do small gigs for such as Uber, Instacart, or DoorDash.
Or you can pick up some extra shifts at work. Leave a note or send an email to your colleagues!
Then thank me later when you are working online in less then 90 days just from working a few extra nights!
3. Sell your old stuff
Walk around your house, closet and garage and find some things you can sell. Take nice pictures with good lighting (funny pics work great!) and post them to Facebook Marketplace for good prices with a timeline cut off so people show up!
Sell everything that you don’t absolutely LOVE or NEED to live. It’s so freeing!
4. Call in some old debts or ask for a Christmas gift early!
Is your birthday or Christmas coming up? Can you ask a dear friend or family member if you can have a cash advance gift? Remember you only need enough to cover the $197 initial payment.
Does anyone owe you money or a favor? Time to call those in!
5. Use skills you already have to land entry-level online jobs
If you already have some skills that you could use to work remotely, you can already start applying for online jobs. These might not be your dream jobs if you don’t have those skills yet, but they can help you make money to afford to learn for your dream job!
Remote resumes are a bit different from normal resumes though, so we’ve created the very low-cost Remote Resume Blueprint to teach you how to create a killer resume you can use to land online jobs.
You will use a remote resume and the knowledge from the blueprint all through your online work career, so it’s a great small investment at any point!
This is more of a longer-term plan. In 2-4 weeks you could have plenty saved up to afford the program during the next enrollment in 6 months. Great resources without a college degree or experience required for transcription are: Rev, Scribie and Transcribe Me .
Remember this isn’t a long term work from anywhere solution, because the pay isn’t great and it’s hard on your body. BUT it’s a fab place to start!
7. Teach English Online
We have a lot of former online English teachers in our program because the pay isn’t great, the hours suck and it’s extremely draining! But just like transcription, it’s an amazing place to start if needed.
You will need to be a native English speaker and will make better money with an easy-to-get (and affordable) TEOFL certificate, but no degree is required for a company like Cambly, Magic Ears and PalFish.
Read here for the best tips and resources for Teaching English Online.
MONEY IS NOT THE ISSUE
Besides just straight money being an issue…we actually find that for a lot of you it’s not actually money that’s an issue (although you think it is).
What do I mean by that? Well… it’s amazing to me when people send me their stories and frustration around lack of money… but then have enough money for a new handbag or toys their kids don’t need.
They’ve been following me and our programs for years but still haven’t been able to come up with the cash or implement any of the ideas I just gave above.
Do you see how you may be sabotaging yourself? Be honest if you are stuck in this LACK mindset. You have the money. You just aren’t prioritizing it for this because of whatever reason is hidden deep in there I cannot help you discover. But I can give you some ideas…
DON’T SABOTAGE YOURSELF
- Maybe deep down you don’t think you can do this?
- You feel guilty for spending money on yourself instead of your __________________
- You feel guilty for wanting to do something else other then ______________________
- You have no idea what you actually want to do, so the fuzziness is leaving you stuck in indecision vs. taking steps forward in whatever direction so you can keep moving
- You are overwhelmed, because you’ve committed to too many things in order to appease someone or something. You need to release those in order to make space financially and with time to focus on something as important as your career + life
Take some time to get quiet with yourself and see if one of these mindset issues is the REAL reason you aren’t moving ahead or make a plan to get the funds ASAP before enrollment closes.
By the time you get over your financial or mindset blocks this batch of women will already be working online so don’t get stuck too long! Women are so freaking strong.
We CAN do hard things. We can not only survive but THRIVE and create incredible lives (with or without help from someone or something like being born into privilege).
YOU GOT THIS
2 things I’d ask you to do now:
- Post into our Facebook Group what your plan of attack is to afford this skills training so you can work online
- Click the ‘get started in messenger’ button below if you want to learn more about how to be a virtual assistant (no experience required) so you can join the work from anywhere movement too!
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