How Korinne Addison made over $10K starting her Virtual Assistant Business

Korinne Addison, owner of Sleek Assistant is not your normal virtual assistant. Within months, she made over $10K starting her business with no blue print or mentor to guide her.

Addison, originally from upstate NY grew up with her my mom and brother. “My mom is disabled so we never had much, but the three of us were happy,” After relocating to South Carolina once she graduated high school she moved a few more times before settling in Louisiana. In November of 2021, after working as a sales manager for State Farm for 8 years, she decided it was time for a new path.

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“As I looked into other career options, I learned so many new skills and my natural talents were easily transferrable to the virtual assistant and social media management space. I took the leap in January of 2022 and never looked back. We’re now operating with a small staff of 3 and a book of clients (though we’re always accepting new ones!) and it’s been an amazing journey,”

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3 reasons you’re struggling to delegate: •you feel like you can do it better •you’re worried it won’t get done •you don’t have anyone to pass your tasks to Listen. I get it. But guess what? Your favorite virtual assistant (me 🙂) hired her own assistant! That’s right – as business owners, certain tasks that have to get done every day become too time consuming or even distracting from the tasks that only WE can do. Find someone you TRUST to take over the more menial things so that you can focus on growing your business! Considering getting a Virtual Assistant for your busy schedule or to help grow your business? Schedule your free consultation today! I can’t wait to ✨create✨ with YOU! #virtualassistant #virtualassistantservices #virtualassistantforhire #virtualassistantlife #socialmediamanager #socialmediatips #socialmediamarketing

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Sleek Assistant offers the following:

  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creation (Graphics and Reels)
  • Email Marketing
  • Caption Writing
  • Hashtag Research
  • Content Planning and Calendars
  • Trend Research
  • Brand Support
  • Community Engagement
  • Calendar Management (Travel Personal and Business)
  • Point of Contact
  • Email Management
  • Organization
  • System Setup
  • SOP Writing
  • Copy Writing
  • Funnel Creation
  • Simple Web Design

Before she left her 9-5 she had those common jitters. What if this doesn’t work? Am I making the right choice? “For me it was walking away from a very stable, lengthy career that had me on the path to open my own agency. It was a big risk, but I wasn’t feeling fulfilled. And honestly, it was the best decision of my life,” she said.

Now she has a program to mentor other social media managers and virtual assistants. She will teach, train and mentor those who are new to the business and need structure.

You can book your Free Mentorship Consultation Here


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She also has an E-Book for sale on the ‘The Key to Consultations (eBook)‘ –

If you’ve ever been on a call and you’re thinking okay this is going great, but how do I close the deal? Then, you need to purchase her latest e-book.

The Key to Consultations (eBook) includes the following: 

  • Learning how to the structure a consultation conversation
  • Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts of closing a sale
  • You will receive 3 Worksheets that will help you prepare for any consultation
  • How to Use Effective substitutes for commonly asked questions or phrases that will better help you sell

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Q&A with Korinne Addison, Owner of Sleek Assistant provides us further insight on business strategies, keys to success and how her business grew so quickly

Q: What are your three key secrets as a Virtual Assistant/SMM? 

A: Organization, Community, Showing Up

  • Organization is key, but you have to figure out what works for you. Having a virtual to do list and physical to do list helps me stay on top of things that need to get done!
  • BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY. This isn’t easy. And things are constantly changing on social media. Building relationships with other social media managers and virtual assistants is KEY. Not only are you able to learn from and be supported by them, you’re able to share resources and referrals!
  • Show up consistently and authentically. People can easily tell when you’re not being your true self and they’re deterred. Be you and your ideal clients will come!

Q: What’s the impact you want to make with your gift?

A: When I brought my team on, it was important that they we were all young black women. I wanted to provide an opportunity to my specific demographic that they may not have gotten otherwise. Almost all of our clients are young black women as well. The impact of surrounding myself with successful, driven, hard working women who look like me has been amazing.

Q: How did the pandemic affect your business? 

A: The pandemic happened prior to my launch, but I think it drove a lot of people to social media and starting their own businesses! Thus creating clients that need our services.

Q: What’s one inspirational quote you live by when it gets tough?

A: Honestly? I remind myself that everything happens for a reason, even when I don’t understand what that reason is. I have “every moment matters” tattooed on my arm because I truly believe each one does.

Q: Where do you see you and your brand in the future?

A: I want to continue to grow my team and my client base, for sure! I launched ‘The Key to Consultations (eBook).’ I compiled my sales knowledge to teach other service providers how to take their discovery calls and turn them into paying clients! I plan to release more digital products to continue teaching what I know! I’d also love to see my 30 day mentorship program grow to a larger scale. Currently, I take up to 2 mentees a month that are ready to launch their own Virtual Assistant and Social Media Management business.


I love ALL of the services I offer ☺️ #virtualassistant #va #socialmediamanager #smm #blackownedbusiness #womeninbusiness

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