***Please be advised that we are
currently accepting any additional students!***
interested in starting your own Virtual Assistant/Word Processing
time we are no longer offering the Word Processing Business class
thru Universal Class however, we are in the process of revamping the
class and the class started this week.
This is an e-Class. It is a completely online self-paced course.
The course is taught year-round. The price is $29.95
Why do I charge for
If you'd like to
sign up (and pay) for the class now (space will be limited) you can do so
here. Payments are
currently being accepted by
If you are not signing up now but
would wish to be notified when the class is starting again,
email us and we will let you know when
the class starts! Be advised, however, that the first seats
will be given to students who have already signed up.
Home-Based Word Processing Business Right For Me?
In this lesson, we will review basic requirements for starting a
home-based business. Do you have what it takes? Assess your skills
to determine if you meet the minimum requirements needed to be
successful in the business support industry.
Lesson 2: Getting Started
This lesson will include some fundamentals needed to begin your
business. We will cover what you should include in your business
plan, the different types of organizational structures, selecting a
name for YOUR business, and estimated start-up costs.
Lesson 3: Putting Your Name in The Marketplace
This lesson will give you information on what materials you need and
some basic marketing strategies. Learn about slogans, business
cards, brochures, advertising, newsletters, and flyers.
Lesson 4: Operating Your Business
This lesson will focus on the day-to-day operations of your
business. We will cover calculating pricing rates, how to determine
what YOU should charge, booking appointments, keeping existing
clients, client files, SAMPLE FORMS, and tax guidelines.
Lesson 4A: Pricing a Job
After you have established your hourly rate, you may still be
stumped when it comes to giving a client an estimate especially if
someone asks you on-the-spot. Learn how to give an accurate quote to
a potential client.
Lesson 4B: Cutting Costs When You Are Starting Out
Staring anything new can quickly use up a lot of time and money. In
the beginning, you’ll probably be looking for ways to cut some costs
while maintaining a professional image.
Lesson 5: Bookkeeping Basics
This lesson will touch on record keeping, invoicing, collections,
Lesson 6: Professional Organizations and Resources
This lesson will briefly list various organizations and resources
available to the operator/owner of a home-based word processing
What will you do when the client calls for an appointment? What will