Horkey Handbook Reviews – Legit or Scam?

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The Horkey Handbook, found online at HorkeyHandbook.com, is a website which says that they can help anyone who is interested start their own freelance business or take their existing business “up a notch.”

This website was created by Gina Horkey, a woman who says she decided to create her own freelance career in 2014 and within six months was earning more than $4,000 per month while just working part-time.

Now she has decided to share her knowledge and experience with other people who might be interested in starting their own freelance businesses, working for themselves, and “living the life you want.”

What They Offer

Currently they offer people two different full length courses intended to help people Become a Writer, priced between $59 and $199, or to Become a Virtual Assistant, priced between $75 and $300.

However, the Horkey Handbook understands that people might not be completely ready to commit to a paid training program if they aren’t sure that a freelance career is the right fit for them and their lives.

So to help people decide whether or not one of their paid programs is the right fit for their needs, they offer three different free classes: Kickstart: Your Freelance Writing Biz, Jumpstart: Your Virtual Assistance Career, and 7 Days or Less: To Branded Website Success.

What to Consider

Though Gina Horkey describes having fantastic and fast results from her decision to become a freelance business owner, these are not necessarily the standard or even common results from freelance work. This is not to say that you can’t or won’t be able to earn money from a freelance career, but just to make sure that people understand that this is a serious and difficult undertaking.

The website does say that they provide their customers with a 30 day Refund Policy, but that’s not as simple as it seems. This policy states that this Refund Policy is only available to people who are able to successfully complete their course within 30 days and then are able to prove that even though they followed all the lessons, they were still unable to get “the expected results.”

This Refund Policy is essentially a non-policy. It’s there to make people feel more comfortable about investing in their program but there are so many limitations and requirements that it would be nearly impossible for anyone to be able to successfully collect their refund. Because of this, customers who invest in this program should proceed as though there isn’t any Refund Policy at all.

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Average Rating for " Horkey Handbook Reviews " is 3.5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.
  • I jumped in head first, booked course for wife, and paid full amount of more than AUD 700. I have always been careful in life but this is the first and last time. What a scam. Nothing of value in course. My wife completed it in one week. I dont know who are the ones giving good reviews. But whats done is done. Water under the bridge. Will ofcourse leave negative remarks on other places as well so people dont waste their money on this wait for it "SCAM".
  • Since the first day I somehow decided to jump on this rollercoaster we refer to as freelancing Gina has provided me with tools that I was able to obtain with no charge. In addition, while trying to land my first client neither one of us knew exactly how I would gain access to his email account to provide email management, after reaching out to a couple of people who told me to just call or email them should I have any questions and they would be happy to help me out; however, after reaching out and not hearing back from either one of them after 48 hours, not knowing where else to turn, I sent Gina a message on LinkedIn. Within a few short hours Gina responded and provided me with the information I had been searching everywhere for. I thanked her profusely and she replied, "No problem, anytime." This and I have not had the opportunity to take one if Gina's courses; however, I do know that there are at least a couple that I am looking forward to taking when the money starts rolling in regularly.
  • I’ve been so blessed by The 30 days or less to Virtual Assistant Success, class! In fact, I had a client before I was even finished (one of the challenges I followed through with in the class landed me my first client). I’ve found this information very useful and effective, and have enjoyed being part of the VA leads community hosted by the Horkey Handbook on FB. Not to mention the support from Gina and her staff whenever I’ve had a question or an issue. 10/10 would recommend 👌🏼
  • I completed Gina's "30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success" course in 2017. For what I was looking for, the course was ideal. It clearly set out how to set-up a writing business and how to pitch articles. The course was never intended as a substitute for having reasonable writing skills, or for coming up with story ideas.

    I continue to have access to the course material and any updates to the course, two years after I signed-up. I believe the course provides value for money.

    I recommend the course to anyone who has sound writing skills, together with ideas for articles they would like to pitch to publishers.
  • My first year of sobriety was one AFGE after another. Growth experience. Use your imagination for the other two words. I learned so much about who I was and what purpose I had in life. More than the bottom of a bottle. Awareness of the self and all of its potential.
  • Deciding to take this course quite literally changed my life. I went from starting from complete scratch after a difficult period in my life, completely unsure of my future and how I'd provide for my child, to a full-time income on part time hours and supporting my daughter and I. It is absolutely, 100% because I not only took this course, but implemented what I learned. I reached out to Gina in the beginning of my journey when I was unsure and seeking guidance, and she didn't hesitate to hop on a call with me and offer actionable advice and encouragement. Because I did so, and because she watched my business grow as a result of taking full advantage of all that the course and her community had to offer, she's been there every step of the way with my business. I've enrolled in several of her courses, and have found them all to have been instrumental in refining my skill base and growing not only my business, but my income.
    • I am in a difficult place in my life and desperately need a change. In my situation I need to make money, not spend money. I have been looking at Gina's courses skeptically. Your comment is what I needed to hear to tip the scale for me. Thanks so much for the encouragement.
  • Meredith, check out The Techie Mentor; she has free training! (Susan Mershon)
  • I agree with Amy! AND, it does not matter that the information above is a little old; it is still a waste of money and time. There is ZERO accountability and mentoring of any kind. She (Gina) was absent for a whole 30 days and all we heard were crickets. Not recommend; do your research as there are better VA courses available! They may cost a little more, but you will get more info. and help from others
    • Hey AJ! I was largely offline for 3 weeks in May dealing with a personal health issue, yes. I was still able to manage my team and the community was very active at this time. Happy to try and help if you're still struggling. :)
  • Very disappointing. This was a terrible training course, I paid in full $397 and completed it in a weekend to walk away with no information or traing that would help me become a VA. I asked for a refund and was told no, so I lost that money gained no knowledge and had to find and pay for another course. Which I highly recommend.
  • The information in this post is years out of date, fyi. :)
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