I often meet up with another VA called Rachel Brown. I’ve known her for years now and we often get together for a chat. We discuss how our businesses are doing, our plans for the future and see how each other is getting on. But when Rachel said she makes an absolute killing from minutes taking, I was intrigued and wanted to know more… loads more!
Rachel is very much a traditional PA and spends a lot of time with clients as she really enjoys the interaction and building client relationships – plus she can often identify extra work just by physically being in their offices.
One of her main services is minute taking and I couldn’t believe my ears when she told me that it’s such a highly valued, scarce and sought-after skill that she can charge £30 an hour for doing it – and that people in London charge up to £40!
Apparently loads of organisations including voluntary and community groups (Girl Guides, Brownies, Scouts and even flower arranging societies) like to have their minutes taken by an impartial PA and right to manage (RTM) companies legally need to record theirs.
The demand for minute takers is so high because hardly anyone knows how to do it!
I know many of my trainees don’t like taking minutes so aren’t offering it as a service, but I think that doing it as part of their job has just put them off and they’re missing out on a guaranteed income each month. You don’t have to do minutes every single day, but maybe just once or twice a week/month if you like.
It’s then regular work and you can rely on the income.
Rachel says the demand is so high that she could do this one task day and night. I know that no other VA in our area offers it as a service so we all pass any enquiries we get on to her. She has the local area sewn up actually and says she gets calls from all over the UK from people looking for a minute taker.
I was so impressed that a VA could make this kind of regular money from just one service that I pestered Rachel for well over a year to make a training course for me.
And she finally did gawd bless her.
About the minute taking course
- It’s been tested by experienced and new minute takers alike and then perfected based on their feedback.
- It’s perfect for non-techies who want to offer a more traditional premium secretarial skill.
- You can learn how to do it in just half a day.
- Unlike a one-day onsite course, this course is online so you can keep referring back to it time and time again.
- Minute taking never dates so whatever you learn will serve you throughout your whole career and wherever you go.
- I even tell you where to find potential clients and provide a customisable prospect email template you can send to them!
“This course is revolutionary! The information you gain with the downloadable PDFs and FAQs are priceless. Easy to follow and explanatory, this is a great course for those who have never taken minutes and excellent as a refresher for those who have. This is one minute taking course I highly recommend because it covers everything you need to know.” Valerie Hay
CLICK HERE to find out more about what the course involves, read testimonials and discover how you can rake in the money by offering it as one of your services.