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Sep 21, 2020

Today we’ll be chatting with a very successful student of our flagship course, 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success, Carrie Serres.


Carrie is a very hard-working, work-from-home mom! She has three small kids, her last of which is a miracle baby, conceived naturally and born full-term when Carrie was 43 after using fertility treatment to conceive her first two!


She’s rebuilding her virtual assistant agency after taking a year-long "break" to care for her newest baby.  


Why should YOU tune-in?

From a miracle birth to starting an online business, Carrie has experienced it all as a Virtual Assistant. She surpassed her income goal of $4,500 a month working online and decided that she needed more balance in life. 


Find out how this full-time mom, homeschooler and entrepreneur has taken control over her finances and home life!


What we’re talking about:

  • Business and family
  • Customer service and profitability
  • Seeing the inside of a client’s business
  • Getting paid to learn
  • More money, less work
  • Starting a virtual assistant agency
  • Clients are literally everywhere!
  • When you should invest in your business
  • Choosing the type of work you do, who you do it with and at the rate you want
  • The future, systems and onboarding


Links mentioned in this episode:

  1. Carrie’s website
  2. Carrie on Facebook
  3. Carrie on LinkedIn
  4. 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success
  5. 150+ Services You Can Offer as a Virtual Assistant
  6. Horkey HandBook courses
  7. Laura Elizabeth’s Client Portal (with Carrie’s discount!)


Minute-by-minute breakdown:

1:33 – How Carrie explains to friends and family what she does for a living

2:32 – Building a business while taking care of the kids full-time

3:49 – What Carrie’s school-work-life balance looks like

5:00 – Gina’s pregnant again!

6:32 – The types of clients Carrie’s working with and services she offers them

7:20 – How often Carrie has to hop on a video call or have meetings

8:46 – Carrie’s ideal customers/clients

9:26 – Customer service misconceptions

11:38 – Working as a VA allows you to see the inside of the majority of a business

12:10 – How much Carrie makes as a virtual assistant 

13:35 – Carrie hired her first VA!

15:45 – Having a baby is kind of a big deal

16:35 – When and how Carrie started working online

18:27 – 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success

19:16 – Carrie shares exactly where you can find clients online!

20:37 – What Carrie’s invested in for her business

22:14 – What’s contributed the most to Carrie’s success over time

23:58 – 150+ Services You Can Offer as a Virtual Assistant (and get paid for!)

25:46 – Eutopia = doing what you love, for clients you like and getting compensated well

28:16 – Did Carrie ever want to throw in the towel? 

31:04 – The future, systems and onboarding

33:56 – Gina on hiring professionals

35:03 – Is Carrie happy?

37:51 – Carrie’s one piece of advice