Niche Down and Raise your VA Rates! (Inside SavvyVault: VA Skills Library)

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Abbey Ashley

Do you ever feel STUCK in your business? 

Like your time is stretched thin and clients keep coming in that just don’t value your worth?

Maybe you want to scale your business but you just don’t know what to do next?

If you’re answering “ YES” over there – I have just the thing for you.

Let me start off by saying that just a few years back, I was feeling exactly like you might be right now.

And you know what? I discovered that the key to getting those dreamy, high-paying clients was specializing in a high-end service.

As simple as that sounds, it catapulted me from making $20-$30 per hour doing general VA work to making OVER $75 per hour working with my DREAM client.

I want the same for you – so keep reading and find out how you can start specializing RIGHT NOW (even if you don’t have any specialized skills yet).

Choose A Specialization That’s Right For You

If you’re starting out as a general VA, it might be hard to pinpoint exactly what you want to specialize in. 

A great place to start is by taking my free personality quiz. You just answer a few questions and we’ll match you with VA roles based on your quiz results.

After teaching thousands of VAs how to start, grow, and scale their own businesses I’ve found that VA specializations can be broken down into these five roles:



The Organizer

If efficiency is your strong suit and you LOVE putting things in order, you might be what I call The Organizer. 

Here are some roles you should check out:

  • Online Business Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Virtual Bookkeeper
  • Systems Specialist
  • CRM Specialist
  • Launch Specialist
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Online Membership Manager
  • Workflow Manager
  • SOP Creation Specialist


The Helper

Do you find yourself anticipating what others need even before they ask? Do you LOVE serving people and constantly look for ways to make their lives easier? 

You might just what I call The Helper!

Here are some roles you should highly consider:

  • Customer Service Ninja
  • FB Group Manager
  • Email Support Specialist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant 
  • Travel Coordinator
  • Account’s Manager
  • Course Onboarding Specialist
  • Client Success Specialist

The Expert

Do you have a knack for tech? Are you the one your friends call to learn about the latest apps or to ask for help with all things tech? If you love researching and deep diving on how things work…you might be what I call The Expert!

These roles might be a great fit for you:

  • SEO Specialist
  • Ads Manager
  • Google Analytics Specialist
  • Funnel Creation Specialist
  • Online Course Builder
  • Amazon Store Manager
  • Tech Virtual Assistant
  • Landing Page Developer
  • Website Developer
  • Website Manager

The Creative

Would your friends describe you as innovative or creative? Do you love making things look pretty or figuring out fresh ways to approach routine tasks or projects? 

If so, you might fall under The Creative.

If you’re The Creative, here are some roles you can look into:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Branding Expert
  • Copywriter
  • Photo Editing Specialist
  • PDF & Template Creator
  • Video Editor
  • Podcast Editor
  • Newsletter Designer
  • Website Designer
  • Blog Manager

The Visionary

Were you born to lead? Did you read through the list above and think “you know I don’t really want to “do” any of those things but would love to own and operate an agency that provides services to others?

Then you might be The Visionary! Lucky for you, if you’ve got the vision to grow big things, we’ve got the systems to help you do just that. We’ve seen past savvy visionaries scale their business to six and even seven figures a year!

Develop Your Skills With SavvyVault: VA Skills Library

When I first started my virtual assistant business I had no idea what I was doing, no marketable skills, and no plan for offering a specialty in my business.

So if there’s anyone that understands how crazy overwhelming it is to learn “all the things” – it’s me.

But learning a high-level skill doesn’t have to be overwhelming anymore…

That’s because I’ve created an AFFORDABLE resource specifically designed for VAs that walks you STEP BY STEP through the industry’s most in-demand skills.

It literally makes the most intimidating tools seem like a piece of 🍰 CAKE… 

So in just 30 minutes a day, you can be on your way to positioning yourself as a specialist in your desired niche and charging the rates you KNOW you deserve. 

This resource is called the SavvyVault – it’s a membership site designed to teach virtual assistants and creative entrepreneurs the premium skills they need to be successful in their online businesses.

Here’s what’s going to happen after you enroll in the SavvyVault:

  1. You’ll instantly get a confirmation email with login info to the private members area. This is where you’ll be able to access all of 50+ trainings we’ve created specifically for VA’s ready to specialize.
  2. You’ll take the VA personality quiz which will guide you toward a niche that suits your unique skills
  3. You can press play on a training that interests you most (and start daydreaming about how you’ll tweak your business tagline now that you will inevitably be a well-revered expert in your field. 😉
  4. Make a plan to raise those rates now that you are a SPECIALIST.

Since SavvyVault is a membership subscription, it means that as long as you are a member you will have instant, unlimited access to all of the advanced trainings we have inside.

Now, we get a lot of questions about SavvyVault and how it really works.

Let’s answer some of the most common questions! 😎


#1: When will I get access to the training material?

You will gain immediate access to our video training material after you’ve joined SavvyVault. Some bonus content, such as the members-only community, you will get access to within the first week after you join.

#2: What if I only want access to a few of the courses? Can I purchase them individually? 

Our trainings are not available for individual sale. SavvyVault is $47 per month or $497 per year. Each one of the courses could easily sell for $150-$300. For this reason, we decided to give you an “all-access pass.”

If you only need one course, no problem. Simply join SavvyVault at the monthly rate, take the one course, and then cancel your membership. It’s that easy! 🎉 

You are always welcome to come back at any time after canceling your membership!

#3: How long does my SavvyVault membership last? 

SavvyVault is a month-to-month or year-to-year membership subscription. You will be billed every 30 days for access to the monthly, and every year for access to the annual.

Find that you don’t need the courses anymore?

Simply cancel your membership.

You can stay in SavvyVault as long as you need access to the advanced trainings and membership community.

#4: What about this online membership community?

The bonus online membership community is truly invaluable. Inside, you will find…

  • Support from our team and other students. We encourage our students to ask questions, share their wins, and troubleshoot within the community.
  • Unlimited Tech support!
  • Job Opportunities!
  • Tips and tricks to help you in your VA journey!
  • …and more!

You will not want to miss submitting your request to join!

#5: I’m thinking about waiting to jump into SavvyVault. Is there any reason I should join now instead of later?

Think about this – how much TIME are you wasting trying to figure out what new services to offer and looking up YouTube videos and blog posts on the topics (that usually lead you nowhere)? 

Time is money. The time you save getting DIRECT access to the tutorials you need gives you more time to go find paying clients!

Ready to learn the advanced skills you need to master your online business?

Join us inside SavvyVault now! 😎



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If you are just getting started, then check out my Virtual Assistant Checklist and Starter Kit.  This is the same step-by-step process that I used when starting my own virtual assistant business.


Meet Abbey

Abbey Ashley is the Founder of The Virtual Savvy. She helps aspiring virtual assistants launch and grow their own at-home business from scratch. She's since gone on to grow a multi-six 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.


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  1. Joan on September 9, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hi abbey!
    I find your courses very interesting. Though I just want to make few suggestions, maybe you should also include trainings about building strong profile on different platforms. And also indepth tutorials on making cover letters. Anyway, will there be promos for the courses in the future? Thanks a lot!

    • Abbey Ashley on September 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Joan,

      I’m glad you’re liking the courses and finding them interesting. Also, thanks for the feedback; it’s always appreciated. And yes, we will offer promos in the future with the next Bootcamp launch in January.

  2. Terri Avena on May 17, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I am so excited to get look into the vault! I’m even more excited to get going on all of your offered trainings & webinars. One question… Will there also be written instructions and templates? Looking forward to this journey with Ashley and her whole team!

    • Abbey Ashley on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Hey, Terri! The Vault is video courses, but no templates. I’m sorry! I hope that you still can find value and enjoy the content, and that it is super beneficial to you! 🙂

  3. Sally B on February 19, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Hey Abbey,
    I am really waiting to join savvy vault. One question though, I want to know if I buy the savvy vault and after a month I unsubscribe it, I’ll be able to see that courses that I’ve seen on subscription.

    • Abbey Ashley on February 22, 2021 at 4:28 pm

      Hey Sally! It is a subscription based membership, so you can cancel anytime – however, after cancellation you won’t have access to any of the course material. Hope that helps!

      • Lynnette on March 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm

        If I enroll the the Savvy course, do I still have the option to subscribe to the savvy vault if I decide I want to scale up my skills?

  4. ALANNA PROVOID on April 2, 2021 at 4:11 pm


    How do I cancel the savvy membership?

  5. Quaneta on March 16, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Abbey,
    First, I love the professionalism and friendliness of you and your company!…Next, I’m interested in not stalling anymore and becoming a general admin VA who will soon offer bookkeeping and/or copywriting (chat bot) soon after gaining skills from the Savvy vault. Woohoo!

    Finally, with bookkeeping and copywriting (chat bot), are you aware of any of your vault students going from knowing very little at first to successfully offering services? Did it take them a long time? I just want to have reasonable expectations :). Thank you for your time and assistance!

    • Abbey Ashley on April 7, 2022 at 11:05 am

      Welcome! I’m so excited for you! Yes!! We recommend starting out with the skills you ALREADY have because skills can be learned along the way! No one starts out knowing everything! So you’re in the right place to learn more!

  6. Savemydisocunts on October 27, 2022 at 7:58 am

    This is amazing. Thanks for sharing this blog. I have become a fan of your blogs. This blog is so interesting and informative.

    • Abbey Ashley on November 3, 2022 at 10:23 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re here!

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    This is amazing and great content.Thats very interesting and informative.Great blog!Thank you

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