Build Your Own VA

Make small biz + solopreneurship suck less by putting boring biz shiz on autopilot 🤖

Automate your biz

You’re a creative entrepreneur or freelancer who doesn’t have enough time to be creative anymore.

Girl, I’ve been there so hard.

You just wanna create awesomeness all day erryday, but all the other parts of your business keep taking over your to-do list...and your life. 🙅🏻

You’re super excited to turn your blog or biz into an empire, but everyone keep screaming "OUTSOURCE!," and you feel like you're just not there yet.

Can't you get SOME help in the meantime?!

Sure, you have some systems set up, but let’s be real. They’re janky, not all that organized, and waste more time than they save. And you don’t even know where to begin streamlining them.

(“Workflow...what, huh?” 🤔)

And maaaaybe you have a Zapier account set up that you don't don't use.

You know you should use it more, but automation's confusing AF and you don’t wanna.


Solopreneurship has started to suck. And THAT sucks.

But it doesn’t need to.

You solo biz should make you wanna happy dance every single day. 🤗

So, what if your biz was more like this… 🔮

  • You don't have to waste your own time on those admin tasks that crush your soul (you know the ones) until you have a big team to help you out.

  • You're crazypants organized and completely on top of your biz, instead of drowning in unread emails and Slack messages.

  • The systems running your biz are #flawless (they woke up like this, they woke up like this 💁🏻)

  • And it's all managed by *easy to use* tools and apps instead of you or your VA, freeing up your time to make 👏 that 👏 money. 👏

And no, you don’t need to be a tech wiz or super geek to get it started.

To #livethedream, you need to Build Your Own VA!


Build Your Own VA is a self-paced training to help you master workflow automation apps, set your admin systems on autopilot, and say “girl, bye” to boring biz shiz once & for all! 🙌

You’ll learn how to use workflow automation tools to slay your systems, tackle your to-do list, and become a freaking queen of productivity. 👑

By the end of the training, you’ll be able to:

  • "Outsource" blog admin and promotion to grow your traffic and audience passively while you're off creating new stuff somewhere. From uploading new blog posts to sharing on social, you'll have automation on point.

  • Offload the most annoying and time-consuming parts of online business admin. Stop spending time managing your inbox to tracking your income. 💰

  • Save hours per week on client admin like onboarding and invoicing so you can spend more time on work that *actually* pays.

  • Make any two (or more) biz apps talk to each other and build supersonic chain reactions of productivity! 🤓

  • Save money on VAs by outsourcing *only* the most important tasks (like copywriting and customer service) to your human “IRL” team members. Put the low energy copy-and-paste tasks like social media scheduling on autopilot.

  • Avoid tech overwhelm, make your apps as “hands off” as possible, and learn how to use tools that work with the systems you already have. 🙌

And here’s the best part…you don’t need to use a ramalama-zillion apps to get there!

Build Your Own VA focuses on the “core four” automations apps - the most powerful ones that can help you automate anything. 🤖

Instead of using one app for email marketing automation, and another for email outreach automation, and another for client onboarding, and another and another and another…

Replace your dozens of random apps with “up for anything” unicorn tools 🦄 like IFTTT and Zapier to connect all the tools you’re already using.

Once you master these tools (and in Build Your Own VA, you master them but good 🤘), you can do more with the business tools you already have (and are already paying for).

In BYOVA, you’ll become BFFs with:

  • IFTTT: create simple, 1-step automations for your business and personal life in 2 minutes or less - no experience required.

  • Zapier: get really crazy and automate full systems and workflows (like building your own custom integrations! 🙌).

  • Alfred: launch any file or workflow from your app in a single keystroke, create custom keyboard shortcuts, and use canned responses anywhere.

  • Workflow: basically create your own iOS app without writing a single script or code (ya, really) to automate processes on your smartphone. 📱

Don't know where to start? NBD. Gotcha covered.

We’ll also talk about the strategy behind automation, so you know exactly:

  • How to perform a productivity audit to figure out what you’re wasting your time on

  • The best kinds of tasks to automate

  • When to automate and when something needs your fabulous self involved

  • Which other time management tactics to use with automation to make the most of it

All of the sudden, you’ll know exactly what to streamline and how to get back to doing the things you wanna do.

"Since setting up Zapier and IFTTT, all of my different business systems and softwares now communicate with each other, and do so seamlessly. It's as if they have been molded into one unique software for my business needs.

Working in a service-based industry, I generate revenue by working on my clients' projects, not my own. BYOVA has allowed me to save time operating and marketing my business, giving me the opportunity to take on another client without having to work longer days.

That means I earn more money without having to work more hours and, for that, I can't thank Brittany enough for creating BYOVA.

While I'm happy to save time, I've found the best part about automating tasks is not even having to think about doing them. Now I run my business and my business doesn't run me."

- Rae Targos, Productive Co.


Start building your own VA today for just $149 - aka the equivalent of 3-5 hours of working with a VA you can tolerate in the creative niche.

"Before BYOVA, I struggled with creating systems that actually worked. The systems I did have involved a lot of work on my end, which took time away from more important things.

This taught me how to think outside the box and string together different tools to create systems that ran themselves. Such a huge timesaver!

I've actually put IFTTT and Zapier to use! Using them to create systems have saved a bunch of time, which allows me to be more productive."

- Allyssa Barnes, AllyssaBarnes.com

Hayyy! I’m Brittany Berger, and I wanna be your automation angel. 😇

Without smart and automated processes, my business could not exist - it saves my ass on a daily basis.

When I started my freelance writing business on the side of my full-time marketing job at a tech startup, I had no idea how much non-writing stuff would be involved in a writing business. (Spoiler alert: it’s a freaking ton.)

Tbh, I overextended myself but good. I needed to get my shit together quick, and that didn’t leave time for learning new tools. So I figured out how to work with the ones I already knew how to use, and “hook ‘em together” to run without me.

Best decision ever.

Fast forward a month or two of hardcore wizarding, and I had sidekicks working with me at all times in all area of my new biz. The Kelly AND Michelle to my Beyonce.

I only needed to check email twice a week to hit inbox zero. My social media calendar was filled for the next three months. My client processes were automated so I could spend my side hustle time on actual client work.

Fast forward a few more months, and with all that free time I was able to relaunch my blog, build a new brand, and create and launch this course. All still on the side of my day job!

Without automation, I’d still be struggling to get my freelance biz off the ground. Instead, I run two successful businesses on the side of a full-time job and still have time for those fun things like naps and Netflix binges!

BYOVA is perfect for you if:

  • You’re a solopreneur who can’t start new projects because you’re drowning in day-to-day maintenance. 📆

  • You’re a freelance creative that stresses over landing new clients because of all the boring (and unbillable) admin involved in onboarding.

  • You’re a rockstar infopreneur whose admin has taken the passive out of passive income and made launch weeks utter hell. 💻

  • You're a VA who wants to take on more work (oh hey, retainer!) without working more hours maintaining your clients' email and social media.

  • Your solo biz is slaying so hard that your VA needs her own VA and you're both looking for any hacks and tricks you can find.

  • The number of apps and tools it takes to run an online biz makes you want to breathe into a paper bag. 🤢

  • Your systems are kiiiinda there, but they’re scattered and you’re not totally sure they’re real systems. 🤔

What's Included:

Lifetime access to all videos, lessons, cheat sheets, and bonuses (plus any future updates!)

Bonus cheat sheets for each automation app - your new time-saving best friends!

Free copy of The Productivity Power-Up Workbook, full of over 50 questions and exercises to audit + optimize your productivity

"Getting Started" workbook to plan out your biz's first automations

Free templates + shortcuts to help you save time building out and implementing your automations

Optional: When you spring for the community plan, you get a red carpet-worthy invite to the Automation Army Facebook group and monthly live coaching calls! 🙌

"I love the idea of automation tools like IFTTT and Zapier, but they overwhelmed me to the point of paralyzation because of how much they could do. Brittany's posts have made these tools accessible and applicable to my solo business.

Soon after I read her IFTTT recipes tutorial, I set one up to get a Slack notification when a client email comes in. Now, I can shut my inbox down knowing that I'll still be alerted for urgent emails. It's been a gamechanger!"

- Sara Frandina, Sara Frandina Strategies

"I have seriously learned *so* much from Brittany's productivity advice! IFTTT has helped everything that comes with scheduling and sharing a blog post a whole lot easier and less overwhelming. I never realized how much time I was spending on the little tasks, but they really add up! I'm now getting a whole lot more bang for my buck each time I publish and share a blog post."

- Krista Miller, KristaRae.co

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Frequently Asked Questions

I have a human VA. Why would I automate things?
How would you like it if you and your VA suddenly had an extra few hours a week? Automation is a win/win for both of you because they have more time to work on harder projects for you, and you're not paying them for the simple stuff a robot can do! Ta-daaaa!
I already use IFTTT and Zapier. is this course for me?
Of course! Sure, this course goes over the basics of those apps, but it's so much more. I'm handing you hundreds of automations and recipes ready to customize and start using immediately, cheat sheets so you don't have to spend hours browsing each site, and explain the more advanced features a lot of people don't even know about!
This looks kind of Apple-specific. Can I use these apps if I have a PC computer or Android phone?
YES! This course covers the "what" and "why" of automation in addition to specific tech trainings. You need to understand it before you can go downloading and setting up things. And while some of the tech trainings are for Apple-specific apps (no PC/Android equivalents exist for them yet), the majority of the tech trainings are for web apps that will work on any computer!
What's included?
BYOVA includes 6 modules, broken down into lessons containing both video and text (gotta show love to the word nerds!). Each module also has a matching cheat sheet or workbook. Plus, I'm throwing in a free copy of The Productivity Power-Up Workbook, one of my other products to help you get shit done, and a bunch of other bonuses.
How long do I have access to the course?
Um, forever. I know, it's great. After you sign up, you have unlimited access to all this goodness, and any new content that gets added to the course in the future. I've got your back. 😉
In the words of Outkast, "for ever, ever?"
For ever, ever. ("Forever doesn't seem that long until you're grown...I'm sorry Ms. Jackson!")
What if I'm unhappy with the course?
If you're sad, I'm sad. I would never want you to be unhappy! If you've gone through the course, implemented some of the strategies, and found they're not saving time, contact me through the course platform and we'll work something out.

"I have always battled with inbox overwhelm but Brittany's advice and tools recommendations about how to automate email have been a life-saver (or should I say, sanity-saver?!). The advice she shares isn't just fluff but stuff she actually believes in and uses.

Also, her ideas about tricking yourself into saving more money have alleviated the pressure and stress of paying my quarterly taxes. And we all know how stressful that can be!"

- Carrie Smith, Careful Cents

"I learned how to use the tools I was already using in smarter and more efficient ways. The automation tips alone will give me back several hours each week that I can devote to the things I enjoy doing (and not the mind-numbing, repetitive tasks that I hate).

I've known for a long time that automation could help me, but I just wasn't quite sure where to begin. Brittany gives concrete information and examples that show you exactly what to do to maximize your productivity.

I went from "This task sucks..." (and thus, procrastination) to "This task sucks... how can I automate it?" (so I never have to do it again!). I'm getting so much more done in so much less time."

- Melody DiCroce, Melody Notes

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