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How Abbey Ashley Went from Virtual Assistant to 7-Figure Entrepreneur

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Virtual assistants are in high demand because they provide an important service to busy entrepreneurs. Working as a virtual assistant can also be a gateway to our own entrepreneurial journey. It prepares us for launching our own products and building businesses that fulfill us and give us freedom.

Some of the most successful online entrepreneurs started out as virtual assistants and worked their way up to become CEOs of their own business.

Offering our services online allows us to uncover what we’re good at, what we love, and where we can offer the most value. This allows us to build something that will make an impact. How do we get into the world of virtual assistance? What kind of services can we offer?

In this episode, I’m joined by Abbey Ashley, founder of The Virtual Savvy. She shares how she went from VA to CEO, and how she found success by focusing on one product.

The best way for me to make money is to improve on the things I already have, instead of creating new things. -Abbey Ashley



3 Things We Learned From This Episode


  1. There is a huge market for VAs
    As businesses grow, it stops making financial sense for the owner to spend their time on tasks that don’t make more money or move the business forward. More and more entrepreneurs are realizing they need help, and the virtual assistant niche is thriving as a result.
  2. How to go from generalist VA to niched down entrepreneur
    Being a VA is an entry point to offering services online. It gives us the launching pad to figure out the problem we can solve, which becomes the service we offer. Starting out as a generalist allows us to attract clients, build our confidence, and then we’ll start seeing what we’re good at. Gradually that will lead to the development of a valuable service. 
  3. How building upon one product gives us time freedom
    It takes longer to get traction on a new product and marketing avenue than it does to pour our time and effort into perfecting a product that already exists. By pouring fuel on a product and service we already have, we can prioritize better, maximize our time freedom, and build something that has long-term value.


Guest Bio- 

Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. Abbey started her own virtual assistant business as a new mom and was able to double the salary from her full-time corporate job, working only 20 hours a week… in just 30 days! She’s since gone on to grow a seven-figure business and retire her husband ALL from her at-home business. It’s now her passion to help others start their own VA business so they can taste the freedom and flexibility of entrepreneurship as well. 

To register for Abbey’s free training on Becoming a Booked Out Virtual Assistant visit https://boss-mom.com/abbey/

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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