With remote work becoming more commonplace, especially in the wake of pandemic-induced restrictions, demand for virtual assistant, or VA, services has increased. In a study of more than fifty career categories, FlexJobs found virtual assistant to be one of the 10 fastest growing remote career categories. In a nutshell, a VA provides remote services to professionals who need someone to support their business. A VA’s duties can include anything from answering emails to performing web development or content creation. In other words, a VA takes a huge burden off the shoulders of a busy professional.
The idea for a virtual assistant business came to Justin Nelson, a 25-year-old licensed realtor and serial entrepreneur despite his young age, during a road trip that lasted nearly a year and l took him to 135 locations across the United States where he gave speeches to real estate agents. “Talking is by far my greatest talent that I have. I love to talk and I can sell anything to any audience when the supply is right and the need is there,” says Justin. He has taught over 10,000 real estate agents how to use social media in their industry By the time Justin hit the road he was an experienced real estate agent with 5 years in the family real estate industry under his belt and dozens deals closed and hundreds of leads generated, all thanks to his mastery of social media tools.The company was originally founded by Justin’s father after the end of a long career in business. of lead generation and all the marketing turned out to be the right decision.In the sixteen months since getting his real estate license, Justin earned $360,000 in CGI, an impressive result for an agent. budding real estate.Having been promoted to a team leader at age 19, he was instrumental in growing the team to fifteen and opening an office in Colorado.
From humble beginnings with no funding, Justin created Sphere Rocket VA, a company that quickly became a leader in the VA industry through his courage, hard work and open-mindedness. He lives by his favorite quote, ““there is someone less qualified than you who does what you want to do, because he simply acted.” These traits helped Justin revolutionize the VA business. Justin, the fact that Sphere Rocket VA offers its customers two interaction models makes it unique Model #1 involves outsourcing a VA to the customer, while in Model #2 the company of Justin consults with the client on building their own team without Sphere Rocket’s direct supervision or involvement in structuring the team.In the first scenario, the client pays a monthly fee, the second model is based on a Such flexibility, according to Justin, allows his company to work with individual entrepreneurs and large corporations.
Over the past four years, Sphere Rocket VA has become one of the leading virtual assistant placement companies serving the needs of real estate and other industries. Justin is, however, more recognized in this new role among real estate professionals.
Justin’s VA consultancy has 1,400 active clients in the United States and approximately 2,300 virtual assistants. In 2020 alone, Sphere Rocket VA has connected over 3,200 real estate agents with a full-time VA for $500 per month.
As Justin’s goal is to hit the 10,000 customer mark, we hope that with his courage, innate ability to reach people, and marketing talent, that goal will soon be reached.