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Abbey Ashley Savvy System Review


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Are you a stay-at-home mom who wants to launch a legitimate money-making business? Maybe you just crave a flexible schedule and it’s time to move from full-time to freelance? The real question is, how do you start? Have you been looking for virtual savvy reviews?

This blog post is your in-depth, no-fluff review of the Virtual Savvy, Abbey Ashley, and the Savvy System. The fastest and easiest way to launch an online business.

A training course to start a Virtual Assistant business

We’ve all been there. That moment when you come across a training program that seems like the perfect resource for your business. You read the sales page and think “this was made for me! This is what I need to get my business on the map!” Then you mosey on over to the checkout page only to find a hefty fee. Your heart sinks a little. “Is it really worth that? Am I about to throw $500-$700-or even $1000 out the window?”

If you’ve been researching Abbey Ashley’s Savvy System, then you probably know this feeling all too well.

My Story

You should know upfront that I was desperate for a change when I found the Savvy System. When I enrolled in the Savvy System I was suffering from INTENSE career burnout. I felt like I was shackled to my office desk. And when I wasn’t in the office I was glued to my phone. I did not have any work-life balance.

The online world was very mysterious. I didn’t know anything about starting a home business, online courses, passive income. I was a total newbie.

When I found the Savvy System website, (it was actually called the VA Bootcamp)I didn’t take that much time to analyze what I was doing. I didn’t even think about the boatload of money I was about to spend.

All I did was watch an inspiring webinar, review the refund policy, and enroll. I used the affordable $97 per month payment plan.

And now people laugh when I joke with them about starting my entrepreneurial journey with a $3 per day investment.

Thankfully, this was NOT a scam. Everything worked out beyond my wildest expectations. But looking back, I’m not even sure what my expectations were. Like I said, I was desperate for a change. That webinar awakened something inside me. It was like my spirit screamed, “DARE TO START!!!”

Using the $97 per month payment plan meant that my little business was profitable from the first month. I found a client that paid me $175 for a service within the first three weeks.

(Update for July 2021 – The Savvy System has increased in price. I also have seen more modules added to the course. I have not yet made the time to review all the additional features and update this review.)

What is The Savvy System?

Ok—before I get into what The Savvy System is, I want to preface by stating what it isn’t. The Savvy System is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It will not make you an instant success. It will not do the work for you… bottom line: being a business owner is hard work!

The Savvy System is a training program for entrepreneurs who want to create a legitimate business offering services online.

Virtual services means you can call yourself a Virtual Assistant or anything else under the sun:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Ad Strategist
  • SEO Consultant
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Ghostwriter
  • Tech Support Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Virtual Receptionist
  • Virtual Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper

As an online service-based entrepreneur you get to decide what you will call yourself. It’s your business and you are the boss!

How much does it cost and how long does it take to finish the course?

The exact price to enroll in The Savvy System is $997. The course is self-paced. You have instant access to all the modules, templates, swipe files. There is also a private Facebook group. When you email the coaches on the Virtual Savvy team they reply to all emails within 24 hours. You can also tag the coaches in the private group.

(Update for July 2021 – The Savvy System has increased in price. I also have seen more modules added to the course. I have not yet made the time to review all the additional features and update this review.)

If I enroll in the Savvy System, can I launch my business or do I need money for anything else?

The Savvy System takes a “from the ground up” approach to building a profitable business that you can run from your living room couch. Or somewhere on the coast of The Bahamas (just saying).

If you really want to get the most out of the course, you should come prepared to invest in yourself. There are some expenses you should expect if you intend to run a business, not a hobby.

Here are the most common expenses you will have your first year as a business owner:

  • Domain name for your VA business
  • Logo design (unless you plan to design it yourself—which you totally can!)
  • Web hosting and premium website template (not necessary your first 4 or 5 months) (For Website information – please see my July, 2021 bonus below!)
  • LLC for your company (not necessary the first few months)
  • Legal or tax consultations
  • Canva Pro subscription (not necessary but saves you time)
  • Freshbooks, And Co or some other bookkeeping system
  • G-Suite Account for Email, Drive, Google Docs, etc

The Savvy System will help you understand which of these expenses is a tax deduction.

How investing in The Savvy System will help you save money & time

If your thinking about starting a small business because you want work-life balance then guess what? Nothing is more important than your TIME. Searching Youtube, Google, or Pinterest is time that you can spend with your family.

Seriously, ask yourself this question: “Who starts a small home business planning to waste time and neglect their family?”

Here’s how the Savvy System will help you save money & time:

  1. A marketing plan with an in-depth strategy for finding clients through family and friends. There is also a plan for Facebook groups and the LinkedIn platform.
  2. The tax lesson includes an overview of what the standard small business deductions are. So no need to consult an accountant in your first few months in business.
  3. Lessons regarding how to price your services and increase your rates are comprehensive. You will also be able to network with other VA’s in the group.
  4. Tutorials regarding how to create your logo, brand identity, website, and client proposals. This means that you can DIY these tasks and get them done yourself quickly.
  5. Abbey has a fully trained team of coaches that reply to emails within 24 hours. This means that you can have a coach review your client proposals – greatly increasing your chances of nailing the sale
  6. You’ll have the opportunity to earn passive income as an affiliate
  7. When business owners contact the Virtual Savvy looking for someone to hire, the opportunities are posted in the private Facebook group

How long will it take me to find clients and make money?

As I said before, this course only works if you do! Results will vary, and it will all depend on how much time you’re willing to dedicate each day. That’s exactly why you should never compare someone else’s success to yours when your lifestyle may be significantly different.

If you’re a single mom working a full-time job, you may not have as much time to invest as someone who has fewer responsibilities—and that’s ok! This course is self-paced and is meant to help you build a business that suits your personal circumstances.

Above all, you need to have the right mindset – you are building a business. Some “Savvies” a/k/a students, are able to get clients within 2 to 3 weeks, but for other students, it takes 2 to 3 months.

My opinion is that some people suffer from analysis paralysis. Or perfectionism. They hold themselves back.

Abbey is a big believer in progress over perfection. She believes you should start marketing your business from minute one… however some students ignore that advice. They wait until they have their branding, a website, and other stuff done.

Are you the kind of person that will take action and figure it out as you go?

At the end of the day, what matters is that you eventually reach your goals. Even if your pace is different from someone else’s pace.

Who is the ideal “student” for The Savvy System?

After taking this course, I believe it’s best suited for someone who:

  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit—this isn’t for the faint of heart!
  • Wants to work from home with a service-based business
  • Needs work-life balance
  • Desires a coach, hand-holding and tough love
  • Is willing to invest some time and money in setting up a solid foundation

If you don’t fit the mold for all or at least most of these traits, you might not be a good fit for the system

Who shouldn’t take this course?

Lazy people who don’t follow through, people who don’t like to work hard or can’t be disciplined, and anyone who wants an easy way to make money should not even bother with this course.

Why? Because you won’t see any results that way, so you’d be wasting your time. Being an online service-provider is not difficult in itself, but maintaining any business does take consistency.

What Does The Savvy System include?

The Savvy System includes 14 modules as well as an impressive library of time-saving swipe files, contracts, onboarding client package, mock portfolio. It’s business in a box!!!

There are over 70 class videos and the course structure is very clear. The videos are organized into 4 modules:

Savvy System Screen Shots Blog Graphic

If I listed every class, it would be far too much for this post. Here is a short highlight of just the best modules, just to give you an idea:

  • To niche or not to niche?
  • Deciding on your services
  • Packaging your services
  • Discovering your brand personality
  • Introduction to canvas
  • Your Facebook page
  • Proposal & portfolio creation
  • Onboarding your new clients
  • Marketing and organizing your leads
  • Nail the sale: Discovery call training
  • Finding jobs on Facebook
  • Mastering LinkedIn
  • Job search sites
  • How to build your VA website
  • Dealing with difficult clients
  • Asking for testimonials
  • Transitioning to high-end services
  • How to hire the perfect team member
  • Scaling your agency and becoming an online business manager

Remember, you will have lifetime access to over 70 lessons. This list was just a few of the classes in the Savvy System… just a highlight of what I think are the best classes.

ALL of the contracts and templates you need to keep your business legal are in the VA Toolbox. All the contracts and instructions have been drafted by Danielle Liss, Esq. – an attorney who is the founder of Businessese.

What does The Savvy System not include?

This is extensive training on building a VA biz, however, it wouldn’t be realistic to think that it can cover everything you need to know. Nothing is perfect. This program does offer some skill set training, but its primary focus is on how to build a VA business.

If you’re looking for training to develop your service skills, you won’t find much of that here. I recommend starting with the skills you do have, and as you build your client base invest in additional training to offer more skills if you so choose. I think the best bang for your buck would be the Savvy Vault.

The Savvy Vault is a monthly membership that focuses on helping service-providers improve their knowledge of commonly used tech tools (Dubsado, Convertkit, Zoom, LeadPages, Click, Quickbooks, etc) It also has training to help you pick a service niche (Facebook Ads Manager, Real Estate VA, etc)

This Savvy System is going to walk you through step by step on how to form your business. The Savvy Vault provides training for the technology or niche you might need.

With the combination of the two, your friends and family may think you are a genius because your transformation into a business owner will look like it was easy and effortless.

Virtual Savvy Bootcamp Review

Reading course reviews might be confusing because this program went through a name change/rebrand.

In the spring of 2019 Abbey expanded her team. She changed the name from Virtual Savvy Bootcamp (VA Bootcamp). The program is now called the Savvy System.



No more excuses – I’m taking them away! I’m passionate about helping women launch a home business. I’m passionate about helping women create a lifestyle with both:

  • financial stability
  • work-life flexibility

With all the chaos in the world, I believe that boatloads of faith, plus a pathway to financial stability and work-life flexibility will get middle-class families through this tough time.

If you sign up for the Savvy System program using my affiliate link, you will get the “Today’s Home Business Savvy VA Bundle”. This bundle is worth over $1,190 and it will be your’s fo’ free. 🙂

(You seriously have nothing to lose. The Savvy System has a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee!)

Here’s what’s included in the Fall 2021 “Today’s Home Business Savvy VA Bundle” :

  • Savvy Biz Breakthroughs: 8 Weeks of Coaching Emails from me ($100)
  • Biz Breakthrough pdf workbooks to help with your business launch and mindset ($15 value)
  • Coach on Call: Two 30-minute phone calls with me, where you’ll get 1:1 tough talk, virtual hand-holding and accountability! ($175 value)
  • WordPress 4 Page Website (Homepage, About, Services, Contact) using a Kadence Theme. This does not include your domain or website hosting fees (GoDaddy, Bluehost, Siteground, etc)**** ($900 value)

Enrolling in this course and starting your own home business is a big decision. So, I’ll just end this post with the same words I told myself – Dare to start!!!

***Please note web design schedule:

Business Building Strategy Call: Scheduled between Nov 20th – Dec 5th
Design & Collaboration: Scheduled between Dec 10th – Dec 29th
Go Live With Your Site: January 10th – January 20th

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