What is the SavvySystem: VA Launch Academy?

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Abbey Ashley

What is the SavvySystem: VA Launch Academy?

This is The Virtual Savvy’s signature Virtual Assistant program. The SavvySystem: VA Launch Academy is a step-by-step blueprint for launching and growing your own profitable at-home business from scratch.

In today’s digital world, it has never been easier to start your own at-home business as a Virtual Assistant.

Imagine making $5K-$10K per month, working from home on YOUR OWN terms.

I’m talking about creating your own schedule, charging what you’re worth, and reporting to no one other than yourself.

  • If you feel like taking Friday off — do it!
  • If you feel like going to the zoo with the kids in the middle of the week — go!
  • If you want to get a pedicure while working on your laptop — make that appointment!


Two words: Virtual Assistance.


Imagine your life 6 months from now:

You’re running your very own successful Virtual Assistant business.

You’re free to work on YOUR OWN terms — not someone else’s.

You’re working hours that fit YOUR life — not 9-5 every single weekday.

You’re making $5K consistently in your business — not having to worry about how the bills are going to get paid.

Every effort you contribute goes to YOUR bottom line — not a C-level Executive’s.

Maybe this all sounds great, but you have no clue where to begin.

There’s SO MUCH information about how to start your own business out there — and let’s face it, a ton of that information is outdated or just plain confusing.

You could spend months researching how to start your own business…

  • What services should I offer?
  • What should my name be?
  • How do I brand my own business?
  • How do I set up a website?
  • What am I responsible for legally?
  • How do I package those services?
  • What price should I charge?
  • How do I sign and negotiate contracts?
  • Where do I find my first client?
  • How do I keep the clients coming?
  • How do I develop a strong and consistent marketing plan?
  • …. and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Here’s the problem…no one has time for that!


You’re busy. You have questions, and you need answers FAST. Life’s too short to try to go it alone.

I know you want to launch your business and launch it NOW. (In fact, you needed these answers, like, yesterday.)

You need to start making money for yourself and your family. The most difficult part of running your own business is knowing how to START.

But here’s the good news:

I’ve successfully helped launch and grow Virtual Assistant businesses all around the world, and I’ve developed my expertise into an easy-to-follow course.

(Hint: it’s the SavvySystem: VA Launch Academy.) 

No more confusion about what you should do.

No more frustration as you research for hours with no answers.

No more giving up and eating an entire plate of brownies in the corner by yourself in exhaustion.

Only a step-by-step plan.

And a proven method that WORKS.

It’s the same method I used to launch my own virtual assistant business and replace my income WHILE on maternity leave. It’s the method I used to have four subcontractors working under me so I could make money while I was out playing with my kids.

Are you ready to own a business where you are in the driver’s seat?



Here is what you’ll learn in each module:


I know what it’s like to show up every day at a job you hate. I know what it’s like to stay at home with the kids, but secretly wish you could be working from home too. What if I told you that there is a way that you can make money from home, on your hours and on YOUR terms?

I’ll show you the basic structure of how to build your virtual assistant business from scratch with the “Launch From Scratch Blueprint.”


You have something unique to offer. One of the most difficult parts of establishing your VA business is realizing that you have value to offer. Yes – I’m talking to you. Do you really believe that people will pay you $30, $40, even $60+ per hour for your unique skills?

In this module, we will break down your experience and discover what unique skills you have to offer as a virtual assistant. I’ll show you what marketable skills should be next on your list to develop.


There are 1,000 different ways to package your services as a Virtual Assistant. Which way should you choose? Should you charge by the hour? By the project? Will you work on a retainer? (What the heck is working on a retainer, anyways?)

We’ll work together to package and price your services in a way that is competitive to the market, suited for your skill-set, and structured to generate consistent monthly income.


From the start of your business, you’ll want to develop a solid brand that will reflect your business. What will you call yourself? What colors will represent your biz? Should you have a logo?

I’ll answer these questions and more as we work together to develop a solid and recognizable brand for your business.


Systems work. Developing a system that is clear to you and your clients will help you streamline your processes and appear more professional.

During this module, we will develop a portfolio and onboarding system for your clients. We’ll discover the best way for you to interact and work through projects.

This is the true “nuts and bolts” of the business that you’re not going to find from reading countless, outdated blog posts! Let’s systemize your VA Biz!


In this lesson, we will set up your bookkeeping method to decide what the best process is for you to invoice your clients and receive payments. We’ll also answer all your questions about paying taxes as an independent contractor.


Let’s get your butt covered. (Legally, that is.)

I want to make sure that you’re covered in your contracts and know your legal rights as a Virtual Assistant. We’ll establish your contracts and answer your questions about negotiations and alterations to your contracts.


One of the biggest hurdles you will cross in your virtual assistant business is landing your first client. It’s scary. What will they think? What questions will they ask? Where do I even find my first client?

By the end of this lesson, if you apply the lesson you can have your first paying client. Seriously.


Here’s where you’ll learn all of the different ways you can market your business — and there’s a LOT of them! In this module, you’ll dig in and see what methods will work best for YOU, so that you can become fully booked in no time.

The Ultimate Marketing Plan is a step-by-step marketing blueprint that will help you to continue finding quality clients FAST!


What is web development doing way down here on the list? Shouldn’t my website be my first step?

Developing a website is an important part of your business, but it isn’t necessary right out of the gate. I’ve found that most SavvySystem students want to wait until they have their first client (and are comfortable they can replicate that process) before building up their site.

In this lesson, I’ll show you the various options for the design and development of your site, so you can make the choice that is best for you and your business.


Congratulations! You’re officially building a thriving VA business! Now what?

Working as a Virtual Assistant has the potential to totally change your lifestyle and present some adventures along the way. In this module, I’ll be covering some of the challenges you’ll encounter and how to plan for success!


It’s time to talk about the future of your business. There are SO many ways to grow and scale an online business (the sky’s the limit)! In this module, we outline the most common ways people scale their VA biz for growth (and more $$$). You really CAN make your business whatever you want it to be — after all, it’s YOURS!


You’ve built a successful VA business and you’re ready to OUTSOURCE! In this module, I’ll cover everything you need to know to hire your first subcontractor, PLUS we’ll help you set systems in place for ultimate productivity as you build your team.


Once you’ve completed the SavvySystem, you’ll have a virtual assistant business you can be proud of. You’ll be working on your own terms doing the work that you love to do. As you work through this course, you’ll build the foundation of a strong VA business. In this module, we’ll explore some of the ways you can build upon that foundation to scale your business beyond virtual assistance.

Want to hear what more VAs are saying about the SavvySystem: VA Launch Academy?
Check out real reviews from our students HERE!



  • Lifetime Access to the course 

Don’t worry about having to finish the course right away or falling off the wagon. You get instant and UNLIMITED LIFETIME access to the SavvySystem.

  • The VA Toolbox and Mock Portfolio Template 

Want to make sure your business is LEGAL? We’re including our VA Toolbox, which has a contract to use with your clients, a subcontracting agreement, and our Mock Portfolio Template. This is literally ALL the documents you need to start accepting clients right away!

  • Your Business Included in our Virtual Assistant Database

Get your name out there! You have the opportunity to enter your business contact information into our database that we share with business owners who reach out to us for VA’s

  • Proposal Reviews

Submit unlimited client proposals to The Virtual Savvy team and receive feedback, encouragement, and advice from one of our team members to help you add value and land clients faster!


  • Lifetime Access to the Online Community

You also get lifetime access to our SavvySystem online community, where you’ll get direct feedback from me and my team on your most pressing questions.

  • Monthly Deep Dive Coaching Calls

Once a month, we do a 60 minute Deep Dive session where we will bring in guest experts or I will teach on one specific piece of scaling your biz (you also get access to all of our previous Deep Dives!)

  • Exclusive Job Opportunities not found anywhere else!

Wonder why so many of our students find quick success? Part of the reason is because our VAs get exclusive access to job leads not seen ANYWHERE else!

  • Savvy Your Site Website Trainings For WordPress and Elementor

Learn the ropes of building your website on WordPress using Elemtor–an easy drag and drop builder that is perfect for anyone who’s not tech-savvy. This training will teach you how to set up your WordPress website and build a beautiful customized design in no time.

  • The VA Template Vault

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say to potential clients. Don’t be at a loss for words any longer with this exclusive template vault – all of the scripts and templates you need to pitch and work with clients!



  1. You’ve decided you’re ready to leap into entrepreneurship and leave the corporate 9-5. You’re ready to put your skills and experience to use and be your own boss.
  2. Stay-at–home mom life is tough. You know you want to bring some income in for your family, but you need something you can do on YOUR time.
  3. You’ve started your own VA biz, but you’re all over the place. You have no specific structure, branding, or website in place, and the clients are just not coming.

Now’s your chance to own a business where you’re in the driver’s seat.




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.


This free one-hour training combines thousands of hours of research, years of experience in growing a virtual assistant business!

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  1. Jennifer Ruth on July 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    If I start with the SavvySystem and want to later upgrade so that I have access to the SavvyVault, is that possible? What would the cost be to add the SavvyVault – and is that available for monthly payments?

    • Abbey Ashley on July 29, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      You are not able to “upgrade” to the Ultimate plan, but if you are an active SavvySystem member you can add on SavvyVault at any time at the discounted rate of $37 monthly or $397 annually. Please reach out to my team at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

  2. Jess on January 8, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Hello! I’ve registered for the SavvySystem Jan 24th launch but am a little overwhelmed as to what services to offer!!

    I come from a Recruitment and HR background and when i went through the 101 Services to Offer as a VA worksheet i didn’t feel like i had a lot of experience in many of the services (especially anything technical). There were a lot of things in the list that i have an interest but am not sure how to pick 5 or so services that make sense together.

    Would this course be for me at this stage then, or should i figure out what i can offer first before jumping in? Also, is it necessary to be across all the technical skills mentioned in the ’10 Tech Services Every VA Should Learn’ article? Should aspiring VA’s set put to learn and offer all of these?


    • Abbey Ashley on January 13, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Hey, Jess! First and foremost, please reach out my team at [email protected]! We’d be more than happy to walk you through some skills and help you determine what skills are best for YOU! Second, it is important to have a baseline tech knowledge, but you do not have to offer any services you do not want to 🙂 Best of luck to you! Look forward to chatting soon!

  3. Heather on July 20, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I thought I was enrolled in the savvy system but I see this launch that you mentioned you only offer a few times a year. I would love more clarification on this? Are these two different things?

    • Abbey Ashley on July 24, 2020 at 11:33 am

      Hey, Heather! Feel free to email my team at [email protected] at any time and we can help. We only open for public enrollment twice a year but there are a few backdoors throughout the year that can also get you in! 🙂

  4. Michelle on February 15, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Will this program provide a step by step process on your workflow process? Will you provide insight on the right systems/apps to use for client management and workload managemen?

    • Abbey Ashley on February 17, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      Hi Michelle! We give step-by-step workflows with discovery calls and onboarding processes as well as our recommendations for tools, but we always encourage students to create the processes that work best for them!

  5. Carolina on June 25, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Is the only difference between the standard savvy system and the ultimate savvy system that you get lifetime access to Savvy vault with the Ultimate system? I’m trying to see which option is best for me.

    • Abbey Ashley on June 30, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Carolina, that’s a great question! Yes, the differrence is that with the Ultimate SavvySystem you’ll have lifetime access to our SavvyVault training. The training library has over 70 courses taught by experts. You can CLICK HERE to learn more about it! (Also, it’s worth noting that we typically don’t offer lifetime access outside of our SavvySystem launch.)

  6. ProWeb365 on October 10, 2022 at 3:41 am

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  7. Vince on August 5, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Hi! I’d like to try the Savvy System Lite for now but is there a way to upgrade later to the Pro edition?

    • Jaime Nickerson on August 7, 2023 at 7:52 am

      Hi there! Yes, there is option to upgrade. Please connect with our support team by email for any questions regarding your Savvy account. hello(at)thevirtualsavvy(dot)com Thank you! – Team TVS

  8. Evans on February 27, 2024 at 5:50 am

    I have no skill but I want to become a VA, do you teach the VA skills? I have no idea what to do

    • Jaime Nickerson on February 27, 2024 at 6:48 am

      Hi there, This is a common question and the reality is that you likely have a valuable skillset already to start serving clients!! To get started, here are a few things we recommend:

      1. Download our free checklist and starter guide at thevirtualsavvy.com/checklist
      2. Join our free Facebook group with over 120k members sharing free resources and job opportunities every day. http://www.Facebook.com/groups/vasavvies
      3. Visit our blog and/or YouTube channel and use the search bar to start learning about how to get started. Here’s one called “5 EASY Steps to Become a VA with NO EXPERIENCE” – https://youtu.be/9Zi6PsgZkf0 thevirtualsavvy.com/blog YouTube.com/abbeyashley

      Rooting for you! – Team TVS

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