Best Virtual Assistant Courses

Find the best online Virtual Assistant Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Virtual Assistant Courses.

Learn Python: Build a Virtual Assistant

Go from basic python to creating a virtual assistant for your computer

Created by Adam Eubanks - Self Taught Programmer And Learning Enthusiast

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Students: 82308, Price: Free

Students: 82308, Price:  Free

In Learn Python: Build a Virtual Assistant In Python, you will go from beginner to intermediate level the fun way; creating a real-world application! In this course, I will teach you how to create and set up a virtual assistant for your computer. We will learn how to get data from Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha, as well as create a GUI. After that, I will regularly release new videos on other optional things that you could add to our application.

This course will help you add something fun to your portfolio and give you good practice for using python. This course is especially good for beginner hobbyists who want to learn how to use various APIs and how to apply them.

Students who enroll will be able to create a real-world, personalized application for your personal use.

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant

A first-timer's guide to hiring a VA. Free up your time, save your sanity, and focus on what's most important.

Created by Nick Loper - Entrepreneur, Author, Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation

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Students: 20528, Price: Free

Students: 20528, Price:  Free

This course will guide you through the process of hiring your first virtual assistant, starting with how to determine what tasks you can outsource, where to post your job, how to narrow down the applicants, and ultimately making the hiring decision.

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

In short, to save yourself time, money, and headache.

As a small business owner, your most precious resource is your time. After all, each minute you spend is a minute you'll never see again. A virtual assistant is an investment in reclaiming that time so you can spend your time more wisely.

You'll start by identifying your outsourcing opportunities, the tasks that someone else can and should be doing for you. After all, you need to be working ON your business, rather than IN it.

The Course Structure

The course is broken up into 8 video PowerPoint segments that follow a trusted process I have used to much success in my own business. You'll be able to get through the modules quite quickly, but there is some homework involved, including:

  • Tracking how you're currently spending your time
  • Finding which tasks you can get off your plate
  • Crafting and posting an attention-getting job description
  • Narrowing down your applicant pool
  • Testing and interviewing the most promising candidates

If you're finding yourself overwhelmed or burned out with your work, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It just takes a short investment in time to learn the basics of hiring a VA, and some additional time to train them on your process, but the long-term benefits are huge.

This course is more geared toward hiring a virtual team member for ongoing business support, rather than for a one-off project; though much of the content will be applicable to both scenarios.

The Deliverables:

By the end of the course you'll have the confidence and skills to go out into the wild and hire your first virtual assistant.

Prepare for a new era of business growth and productivity!

Virtual Personal Assistant Development (2021 Edition)

MBA in Programming and Trending Technologies: Part 9 course focussed on Virtual Personal Assistant Development

Created by Srinidhi Ranganathan - Digital Marketing Legend - India's Top Udemy Instructor

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Students: 13117, Price: $19.99

Students: 13117, Price:  Paid

These days chatbots are the talk of the town. In Facebook Messenger, you'll see them in abundance. What may be the reason behind this unexpected surge in chatbots? How did they become so popular? What are the benefits of using them? These are real questions to ponder about.

Chatbots strive to assist and scale company teams in their customer relationships. Doing that lets companies save a lot of time, which is why this approach is being embraced by top business owners. Also, provided that such bots can be put in locations such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, SMS, or your own website, the typical digital marketer has the ability to reach a wider audience. These chatbots that we are talking about are in fact - virtual personal assistants in other words.

Chatbots may seem like a revolutionary idea, but according to figures from the Global Web Index, 75 percent of internet users follow one or more messaging systems. Although data tells us that every person uses an average of 24 apps a month, 80 percent of the time in just 5 applications. This means you can hardly fire ahead of an app, but with one of these channels, you do have strong odds of combining your chatbot.

What does this new course hold for you?

This incredible course which is the ninth course as part of the super-series "MBA in Programming and Trending Technologies" will teach you about these virtual assistants, their use cases, developing virtual assistants from a practical perspective, and provide quick hints on futuristic virtual offices. What's more? You will learn about an amazing web-design tool to create websites in minutes. You will also learn to create chatbots using a cloud-based chat-bot making tool.

Enroll now and let's start booming.

Learn about virtual assistants and make one using Artificial Intelligence tools that has the ability to change the planet.

There is no time to waste.

Lights. Camera. Action. Let us do the magic.

Get ready for another mind-blowing course by Digital Marketing Legend "Srinidhi Ranganathan" and Civil MasterMind "Saranya Srinidhi".

How To Outsource Your Online Business

How To Literally Duplicate Yourself And Get More Done Using Virtual Assistants

Created by Tomer Algrably - Developer and Biz Dev

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Students: 8952, Price: Free

Students: 8952, Price:  Free

Learn How To Hire Virtual Assistants To Make Your Online Business Thrive, Have Your Repetitive Tasks Outsourced!

In this course Tomer explains exactly how to easily hire your virtual assistants, what make an employee a "Superstar" and how to hire people on a short term basis without a lot of headache.

You will learn the 3 steps to hiring a new virtual staff.

How to test a new employee to make sure they meet your standards.

You'll be given all the hiring documents you will need in order to sign your new staff.

After completing the course you will understand how to effectively track your employee's output so that you could stay up to speed on all of the tasks.

Hiring a full time VA is a must for all businesses because it will save you cost on a full time "on location" employee and will reduce your work load, what kind of tasks are we giving those employees?

- Graphic design.

- Article writing.

- Scheduling social media posts.

- Uploading new products to your eCommerce stores.

- Managing our finance.

- Booking meetings and making sure the other party arrives.

In today's competitive environment you must get an edge, and having a VA could be your edge!

Building Teams by Outsourcing Task to Virtual Assistants

The Key To Explosive Business Growth

Created by Helderberg Learning - Tactful Teaching Online, Ontime and Onpoint

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Students: 7993, Price: $19.99

Students: 7993, Price:  Paid

For small and large businesses alike, there is always a point in time when you are going to consider to outsource part of your business. This is a critical point and that is why we have put together this course.

In this course, we explore your different options in outsourcing, both for offshore as well as onshore. We also look at the benefits and challenges of each of the two types. We then also look deeper into how to onboard remote workers or virtual assistants.

No matter what kind of team you are building, knowing how to manage them effectively is directly related to their performance. Thus, we learn about strategies to build cohesiveness in a virtual team.  A tactful skill you will have to develop.

This course will give you the tools to start building your own virtual team, ready to take on business tasks for your business.

Instagram Marketing for Virtual Assistants

How to grow your Instagram account on autopilot

Created by Scott Paton - Executive Producer (42 Podcasts, 150+ Udemy courses)

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Students: 6666, Price: $94.99

Students: 6666, Price:  Paid

It’s CRAZY how many different “tips and tricks to growing your Instagram” articles and courses

are out there.

The thing is, YOU JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO LEARN THEM ALL.

Much less actually be able to use the tips and tricks.

And to be consistent enough once you find the tips and tricks that work for your Instagram.

In this course, we will show you how to have your Instagram up and running without you, where your Virtual Assistant is automated and just runs it for you.

As someone who was a virtual assistant, I’ll even show you HOW to find the RIGHT assistant, and make sure that they are actually good for you and your brand.

We’ll have a step by step process, so you can even have your VA study this course too!

This will include what you ACTUALLY need to do, not what everyone else says you need to do.

This will get rid of any need to keep reading other articles on Instagram marketing.

We’re going to cover:

Instagram Basics

- Things you need to have in your profile

- Three types of accounts you can have (Personal vs Business vs Branded)

Content Creation

- Narrowing down what content you want to use

- Developing your content strategy

- Tools you need for developing content

Different types of content

- Difference between a post, story, IGTV, and Live

- Guide to Instagram Posts

- Guide to Instagram Story

- Guide to IGTV

- Guide to Instagram Live

What your Virtual Assistant can do

- Finding the RIGHT Virtual Assistant

- Recurring tasks they can do automatically

- Working with your Virtual Assistant

And so much more!

This is how you can SET and FORGET your Instagram account so it’s completely running without you!

The Guide To Philippines Outsourcing

A beginner's guide to finding, hiring and managing Filipino virtual assistants to help your business

Created by John Jonas - Internet Marketing and Outsourcing Expert

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Students: 6180, Price: Free

Students: 6180, Price:  Free

Every entrepreneur dreams of having someone, or better yet, a team, working behind the business. However, it's not always within reach. The biggest hurdle? Costs. 

"Can I afford to hire someone full time to help me, so I can focus on my business? How?"

Yes you can, and you can do it through outsourcing. But it's not that easy. You'll be faced with more questions like:

  1. Where can I find someone hard working, skilled and honest?
  2. Do I have enough tasks for them to do?
  3. How do I pay them?
  4. How do I even manage them?

This course will answer all your questions and will give you a lot more tips on finding, hiring and managing an efficient virtual assistant.

Delegation Blueprint: How to Find & Hire Virtual Assistants

Learn how to save time, be more productive & grow your business by delegating to virtual assistants

Created by J.C. Jones - Entrepreneur & Designer

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Students: 4524, Price: $19.99

Students: 4524, Price:  Paid

Learn how to Delegate to Virtual Assistants to Save Time, Be More Productive & Grow Your Business.

  • Do you have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done? 
  • Are you stressed, burnt out, and overwhelmed by your ever-growing to-do list? 
  • Does your business run itself, or do YOU work for your business?

This course is designed to help busy people who want to achieve more while working less, free up their time and energy by learning to master the skill of outsourcing and delegating to high-quality virtual assistants and skilled freelancers on just about any budget.

Discover the Power of Delegation & Learn How to:

  • Eliminate low-value, low-priority tasks that waste your time
  • Tap into the brain-power of other people to get more accomplished in less time
  • Communicate clearly to avoid confusion and maximize efficiency
  • Grow your business and create new opportunities for yourself and others
  • Reduce stress and improve your overall experience and quality of life
  • Gain more energy to focus on what you love and what you do best
  • Maximize your overall freedom and happiness in life

By learning to master the skill of outsourcing and delegating to a virtual assistant, not only will you save countless, priceless hours, but you can also save tens of thousands of dollars when compared to hiring an in-house employee.

However, if don't learn how to delegate successfully, then you'll get stuck trying to manage your life and business all by yourself, and you'll limit your own ability to grow and achieve the next level of success.

Which is why, by the end of this course, not only will you know how to find and hire a virtual assistant, but you'll have all the tools, methods, and strategies you need to outsource and delegate effectively, including:

  • Over 3.5 hours of training broken down into bite-sized lessons
  • 50 short videos that allow you to watch in order or skip around
  • 7 key mindsets and concepts harnessed by highly-successful delegators
  • Comparisons between the 3 types of virtual assistants versus in-house employees
  • 8 of the most common time-consuming tasks to begin delegating right away
  • Over 50 example tasks that a virtual assistant can help you with
  • 5 unique exercises to help you determine which tasks you need to delegate most
  • 27 questions you can ask to help you delegate more effectively
  • A sample job posting template to help find your first virtual assistant
  • A simple yet powerful email subject line formula to use when delegating
  • A secure method for handling private, confidential information online
  • A proven method for training your assistant and sharing recurring tasks

Your Time Is More Valuable Than Money, Spend It Wisely!

This course is your time-saving roadmap to a more productive life to help you rewire the way you approach delegating so you can improve your life, grow your business, and have more time and energy for the things that matter most in your life!

Whether you're just looking for help crossing items off your to-do list, or if you want to start, grow, and outsource your business to an affordable team of skilled, virtual workers then this course is for you!

And you don't need a huge team to be more productive. You’ll learn how even one additional person on your team can double or even triple your productivity and profits.

If you ever have any questions or need any clarifications as you go through this course, feel free to reach out, and I will personally respond to any questions you might have - I'm always happy to help!

Now, if you’re ready to start working less and earning more while growing your business, simply scroll up and click the button that says "Take This Course" to get started right now.

Sign up now to take advantage of the low introductory price of just $25 before prices go up! Learn how to begin delegating to a virtual assistant and implement these proven tactics to help grow your business, improve your life, and save time so you can have more freedom and energy to enjoy the things that you love most in your life.

Cheers to your success!
- Josiah Jones

Work From Home as a Virtual Assistant

Learn how to launch your own business providing services via online technology.

Created by Tina Marie Hilton - Owner & Head Geek of Clerical Advantage

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Students: 4497, Price: $49.99

Students: 4497, Price:  Paid

Thanks to online technology, working from home is a real possibility. With the growing numbers of entrepreneurs working from home, the demand for individuals who can provide administrative support virtually via those same technologies has grown as well. Starting your own virtual assistant business is easy, but starting a successful virtual assistant business requires a bit more. This course is designed to give you the edge, sharing processes proven to help build a successful virtual assistant business.

Become a Virtual Assistant

Live Free. Work Virtually. Virtual Assistant Training.

Created by Megan Walker - Owner, Modern World Consulting

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Students: 3617, Price: $39.99

Students: 3617, Price:  Paid

Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss or being able to work from anywhere in the world? I did it by becoming a virtual assistant. I traveled to over 30 countries and all I needed was an internet connection. Both large corporations and small businesses have made the switch to seeking out virtual employees, but finding candidates that know how to do the digital tasks they need is hard.

Our "Become A Virtual Assistant Online Course" is a 5 tutorial virtual assistant training that teaches the technical skills both large corporations and small business entrepreneurs are looking for in a virtual assistant. In addition to learning the technical skills that high paying jobs are seeking, you’ll also learn how to start a Virtual Assistance business, including how to get clients and what to charge.

How to Train your Virtual Assistant for eBay Drop Shipping

Training Lectures to help you hire & train a Virtual Assistant for your eBay Drop Shipping Business! Extra Profit Videos

Created by David Vu - Serial Entrepreneur, World Traveler, Fisherman, Happiness Ambassador

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Students: 3032, Price: $109.99

Students: 3032, Price:  Paid

If you thought my first course was amazing, wait til you see how I "BRING IT" in this course! This is the follow up course to "How I made $100,000 my 1st year selling on Ebay No Inventory" and recently renamed to eBay Dropshipping Guide with No Inventory

LATEST: Course updated on May 2019 with more lectures.

No long sales letter here, this course is FOR YOU if you are a student of my 1st course and you are ready to scale your business and take it to the next level by outsourcing! I will walk you through the whole process and even help train your V.A. (Employee) for you too!

If you don't think you or your business is worth the investment, then simple; don't make the investment and don't take the course. Thousands of students have messaged me that paid a promo price on the first course say that after they completed it they would have gladly paid full price for it and even feel bad paying a discounted price because of the VALUE. This is a private course for the BEST students from my first course. Students of this course will have my full undivided extra attention :)

Learn How To Hire and Manage Your Virtual Assistants

A Complete Guide On the Necessary Tools and Mindset You Need to Build Your Online Team

Created by Tyler Phillips - Ecommerce Professional and YouTube Personality

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Students: 2971, Price: $24.99

Students: 2971, Price:  Paid

Are you tired of doing task that you know need to be outsourced? Online businesses thrive on the fact Virtual Assistants can be used to complete monotonous task that you can easily train someone else to do in a short period of time. Learn how to scale your business, train new employees, manage them, and build a team the right way. ALL FROM NOTHING! 

My name is Tyler and I have built 2 businesses that have done well over $2,000,000 in sales EACH in the past 2 years on Amazon and eBay. Without virtual assistants, none of this would have been possible. I have such an awesome team! I want to share with you how to find great employees and retain them like I have been able to do!

Must-Have Tools for Virtual Assistants

Step by step tutorials for over 30 tools that will make your Virtual Assistant business and productivity skyrocket!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 2868, Price: $39.99

Students: 2868, Price:  Paid

So you've launched your own Virtual Assistant business. Congratulations!

Now you want to know which tools will help your VA business succeed. You're in the right place! We'll go over 30+ tools to help you manage every aspect of your business: From financials to self-care, we've got you covered.

Who am I? I launched my VA business in 2012. Learn from my successes and mistakes as I share the tools that I use every day with my own clients.

Who this course is for: VA's who are new to the industry and are looking for a guide to help them choose the right tools for our trade.

What this course covers: Tutorials that show you how to set up accounts for each tool and what makes each product unique and handy. You can follow me along to create your accounts and learn the basics of how each tool functions in real-time.

Do you have a suggestion for a great tool? Write to me and I will test it out! If it becomes a favorite, I'll add it to the course!

I'm really excited to see you in the course!

NEW 2021: 

Updates on tools.

New tools (like Keeper Tax)

New Welcome Email to send clients after contracts have been signed.

Sneak peek of my latest course, "Must-Have Skills for Virtual Assistants"

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"I've signed up for previous VA courses and they were all helpful in their own way. This course, however, tops them all in my opinion. Lots of tips provided that I haven't got from other VA courses I've taken It has made me feel a lot more confident about getting out there as a fledging VA. Thanks loads Erin."

"I have taken other courses that were far more expensive and still did not get as much info as I am getting here about important VA tools. Really great class and a must-have for first-time Freelance VAs or for any freelancer for that matter."

"I am getting so much out of this course as a new virtual assistant. She explains things so well and shows you exactly how to do it. A++++"

A Beginner’s Guide to Hiring a Virtual Assistant on UpWork

Free up Your Time and Build a Lifestyle Business by Outsourcing Day-to-Day Tasks to a Virtual Assistant

Created by Adam Reed - E-Commerce Entrepreneur and Best Selling Udemy Instructor

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Students: 2251, Price: $94.99

Students: 2251, Price:  Paid

Summary:

Follow along with my Videos showing you EXACTLY how to Post a Job, Filter Applicants, and Offer a Contract to a dedicated Freelancer. You can hire people from anywhere in the world with just a laptop and an internet connection!

Outsourcing is a key element in building a Lifestyle Business designed to earn you money in your sleep, from anywhere in the world.

I've built and Outsourced two Lifestyle Businesses in the past Year alone, and I plan on building and outsourcing many, many more.

About Your Instructor:

Adam has run E-Commerce ventures since he was just 15 Years Old. With 7 Years under his belt, he's now 22 and specialises in Dropshipping. In 2016 he demonstrated his knowledge and ability in the E-Commerce field...

Firstly, on eBay, he started with £0, and was able to turn over £8000 in 8 weeks, without having ANY inventory.

More notably, in September he launched a brand new website on Shopify. Within 3 weeks he had already turned over more than £1000 in a single day, and within 3 months had already received multiple 6-Figure valuations for the website. Less than 4 weeks in to 2017, this website finally hit 6-Figures in Gross Sales in GBP £. Now with that business outsourced, Adam is spending a couple of months this year creating very detailed, comprehensive courses to teach others how to do the same.

A Word from Adam:

Now it's 2017, and I want to give back to the community that helped me grow in 2016. I'm planning a LIVE Case Study taking absolute newbies from Zero, no knowledge or experience in E-Commerce at all, right through to earning their first online income with a Dropshipping business. Then, I'm going to create some new content on how to Outsource using my favourite Freelancer Marketplace.

I have also created a dedicated Shopify Startups Facebook Group which I encourage you to Join and Participate in.

The Topics and Areas Covered in this Course include:

  • What is a Virtual Assistant?
  • Why do I need a Virtual Assistant?
  • Where can I find a Virtual Assistant?
  • An Introduction to Currency Arbitrage / Cost of Living Differences
  • Posting your first Job on UpWork
  • How to Filter Applicants using my '3-Factor Filtering Process'
  • How to Offer a Contract
  • How to Manage Virtual Assistants
  • An introduction to the UpWork Work Diary
  • An Introduction to UpWork Budgets and Payments
  • An Introduction to Trial Runs and how to Operate them

PLUS... Some Free Downloads!

  • Free Job Post Template you can use on your own UpWork Profile!

In addition, we also have a brand new Facebook Support Group for the Course.

Are you ready to change your life?

A Startup’s Guide to Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Why every startup should hire a virtual assistant (VA), answers to your questions, and how to hire and manage your VA.

Created by Rob Walling - Founder. Advisor. Author.

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Students: 1850, Price: $89.99

Students: 1850, Price:  Paid

This course is a deep-dive into hiring a VA (virtual assistant) for your startup/software company. It answers every question I've been asked about hiring a VA. I've hired more than 20 remote workers over the past 6 years.

The course is broken up into 4 parts:

Part 1: Why a VA?

  1. What is a VA and why would a startup founder want to hire one?

  2. What kind of tasks can they help with?

  3. Isn’t it faster to do things yourself (and be sure they get done correctly)?

Part 2: All Your Questions Answered

  1. Can you hire a VA part-time?

  2. Should you hire part-time or full-time?

  3. Are they paid hourly or do you have to buy a block of hours?

  4. Are there long-term commitments?

  5. What are the pros and cons of hiring someone domestic vs. international?

  6. Should you hire a firm or an individual?

  7. How do you keep a VA from making off with sensitive data, code, passwords, etc...?

Part 3: Hiring Your VA

  1. Where do you find good VAs?

  2. What does your 4-step hiring process look like?

    1. Job listing

    2. Profile filter

    3. Q&A filter

    4. Task filter

Part 4: Working with Your VA

  1. How can you ensure you aren’t being over-billed?

  2. How do you send passwords and other sensitive data to your VAs?

  3. What are the best types of jobs to delegate to a VA?

  4. What’s the best way to train a VA on a new task?

The course consists of:

  • 4 video discussions
  • Audio versions of each
  • Course notes/outline for each
  • A full transcript of each
  • A VA job posting I've used to hire several VAs
  • A sample VA training screencast & process document

Virtual Assistant: Find, Hire, Train, and Manage

Work smarter, not harder: Learn how to win the war against "Entrepreneurial Overwhelm" with virtual assistants.

Created by Nick Loper - Entrepreneur, Author, Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation

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Students: 1652, Price: $34.99

Students: 1652, Price:  Paid

Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You?

This course is for entrepreneurs who are looking for a way to take their business to the next level. If you've ever caught yourself thinking there just aren't enough hours in the day, there is a solution.

And it won’t make you go broke, either.

Virtual assistants are essentially telecommuting contractors to your business. This course covers everything you need to know about virtual assistants, including:

  • Where to find the best ones
  • How to hire them
  • Best practices for working with them on an ongoing basis

It’s taught from firsthand experience, NOT theoretical or academic fluff. You’ll learn how a talented virtual assistant can help save you time, money, and headache.

Take control of your entrepreneurial life and learn how to effectively outsource your non-essential tasks. You’ll free up hours every day to focus on what’s really important.

In the end, virtual assistants can help you lead a happier, healthier, and more productive and stress-free life.

It's possible (and I would argue essential) to unload many aspects of your day-to-day work, leaving you free to tackle the higher-level, strategic, and money-making projects that often get neglected.

Time is Our Most Valuable Resource

But it's also the resource we are quickest to waste. After this course, you may not achieve the 4-Hour Work Week right away, but you’ll be armed with actionable advice on how to get started with outsourcing. The world’s most successful people didn't get there alone; they all had help along the way.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started on your outsourcing adventure today!

Must-Have Skills (Training) for Virtual Assistants

Get training for the most frequently requested services (+ free delegation eBook and TONS of templates and scripts).

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 1136, Price: $39.99

Students: 1136, Price:  Paid

Clients are eager to hire virtual assistants who bring a wide variety of strong skills to the table. While clients (should) provide you some sense of how they like their tasks to be completed, they don't usually have the time or resources to train you on basic tasks.

That's where this course comes in. This course will train you on must-have skills and provide downloadable templates and scripts for you to use with your own clients.

This course has three main goals:

  1. To give you training on the most common tasks/requests.

  2. To give you basic training and tips on the common back-of-office things you'll need to do as a VA (think how to send clients an invoice, how to store client data securely, and even how fast you should aim to respond to client emails).

  3. To help you "standardize" your work, enabling you to work smarter and not harder.

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Calendar Management: Learn to access client's calendars, schedule appointments/meetings, best online tools, and more.

  • Inbox Management: Learn to request access to client's inboxes, send emails on client's behalf, create filters and priority systems.

  • Expense Reporting: Learn the basics of expense reporting and about some of the most common corporate expense systems.

  • Social Media Maintenance: Learn how to automate social media posts, including a mix of free and paid tools, and track metrics.

  • Research: Learn how to provide easy-to-digest comparative, data, and informational research to your clients.

  • Lead generation: Learn how to find any email and create lists of leads (or potential clients) for your own client's business.

  • Event planning: Learn how to research and book vendors and manage guest lists and budgets.

  • Travel booking: Learn to research the best flights, hotels, vacation rentals, car rentals, book with peace of mind, and check clients into travel ahead of time.

  • Photo/Presentation Editing: Learn the basics of editing photos and presentations, including the best free online tools that go way beyond Canva.

  • Making purchases: Learn the proper way to make a purchase on a client's behalf.

But wait! What if your client requests something that you're totally unfamiliar with? The double-edged sword of working as a freelance VA is that you are responsible for your own continuing education. You'll learn about strategies to help you manage tasks that are WAY above your head (without losing your clients).

We'll also cover basics about back-off-office training, like how to invoice clients, keep their data stored safely, and why you might consider end-of-week reports or weekly check-ins.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • Templates, templates, templates! Standardize your work and save yourself precious time by downloading or bookmarking my pre-made templates. Skip the "building" and start using these documents with your own clients, including but not limited to:

    • travel

    • research

    • social media

    • purchasing

    • event planning

  • Checklists to ensure you're not skipping any step for any task.

  • Pre-made spreadsheets to help you track projects, like social media management.

  • Scripts to use with your own clients.

  • A free delegation eBook to give to your clients. Delegation is a skill and not all clients are innately great at delegating tasks. If you have a client who struggles to give you tasks, slip them this eBook to help get their creative juices flowing.

Who this course is for: New to beginner virtual assistants looking for some extra training on commonly requested tasks.

Who this course is not for: Well-established VAs who have been working in the industry for several years and already have systems for these tasks in place. This course is also not for those who are looking to niche in something more specific.

THIS COURSE IS BEST VIEWED ON THE WEB (AND NOT ON A MOBILE PHONE).

More about the teacher:

I'm Erin, I've been a Virtual Assistant since 2012. Nearly 10 years later, there is still no true standardization of work across the VA industry. You technically don't need any training to become a VA, which is both a good...and not-so-good thing. It can take years for independent VAs to learn these skills and develop systems that work for their business. My goal is to help VAs like yourself skip the hard part and start working with better, higher-paying clients, faster.

Join 20,000 happy students online and start your VA journey with me today!

New Virtual Assistant Business – Your Blueprint to Launch

Launch your own VA business with this foundational course. Plan, manage, and grow your business and clients with ease!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 663, Price: $34.99

Students: 663, Price:  Paid

Congratulations! You’re ready to become a virtual assistant and run your own business. Oftentimes, taking the initial leap is the scariest step, so I applaud you for your bravery and commitment.

Although you’re ready to launch your business, you’re probably not quite sure where to start. You may be asking yourself questions like:

  • How do I launch with little or no money?

  • What tools do I need to get started?

  • How do I determine things like my working hours and ideal income?

  • How do I find my ideal clients?

  • Do I need a website or insurance?

  • Should I work under my own name or create a business name?

  • How can I prepare for self-employed taxes and what are the best tools to help me manage income and expenses?

  • What are some common mistakes that lead to new business failures (and how can I avoid them)?

You’re in luck! This course takes you all the way from “A” (determining what kind of assistant you want to be) to “Z” (how to launch and grow a lucrative VA business).

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

This course is a foundational course and is designed to be your new business blueprint. It’s tailor-made for individuals who are ready to launch their own independent business.

WHO THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR

It is not designed for already well-established VA’s or those who are interested in offering virtual assistance as a side-hustle.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

I’m Erin, I launched my own VA business in 2012. I will share the best tips, practices, habits, and tools to help you get your business up and running - today! Not only have I run a lucrative business for nearly a decade, I also have two of the best-selling VA courses on Udemy (Must Have Tools and Double Your Income).

I've taught over 16,000 happy students, and created this introductory course after overwhelming demand from my own students.

LETS GET STARTED

If you’re ready to cut traditional office ties and create a life where you control who you work with, how you work with them, and how much you charge with confidence, then this is the course for you.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop in the course!

21 Steps to Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Learn what it takes to build a success virtual assistant (or freelance) business in 30 days

Created by Amy Demone - Head Marketing Guru at Virtually Free®

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Students: 323, Price: $29.99

Students: 323, Price:  Paid

The virtual assistant industry is booming. With the appeal of working from home, and ditching the 9 to 5 growing, it's no wonder that people are quitting their jobs to become virtual assistants. However, times are changing, and in order to build a sustainable business, it's important that you get the essential foundations down. In this course, you will learn the foundations you need to grow a thriving virtual assistant business that will allow you to live a life of freedom from a cubicle.

Week#1: Mindset

Week #2: Business Foundations

Week #3: Marketing

Week #4: Client Experience

Week #5: How to Get More Clients

Double Your Virtual Assistant Income with a Niche Skill

Reached an Income Plateau? Here’s a Step-By-Step Plan to Make More Money!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 286, Price: $34.99

Students: 286, Price:  Paid

As a VA, you’re selling your time and expertise. So if you’re maxing out all of your available time with client work, you’re making as much money as you can, right?

Not by a long shot.

The secret to making great income as a Virtual Assistant is "specialization." The riches are in the niches, and in this course, we'll identify a high-paying and in-demand skill that you can offer right away to bring in more income.

Although this course is presented from a Virtual Assistant point of view, the lessons within are great for any freelancer who wants to identify a skill that's in demand and worth top-dollar.

**READ WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING**

"Wonderful course, full of valuable information for growth. Thank you!"

"This course was amazing! Super helpful and I love the energy!"

What this course covers:

Together, we'll learn how to research and identify in-demand skills for VA's that are hot and will help maximize your income. We'll brainstorm services that you can offer now and access scripts to help you increase your rates (without burning any bridges).

You can get through this course in one-sitting and start implementing strategies to offer highly specialized skills today! In addition to lifetime access to course lectures, you'll also have access to:

  • a writable PDF to help you track and filter out high-paying skills,

  • a writable checklist to track in-demand services,

  • scripts to help introduce your new skills and rates to current (or new) clients.

Who this course is for:

VA's who want to earn more money and reach high-paying clients by offering a specialty, in-demand skill.

About the instructor:

I'm Erin, and in 2012, I was a burned out VA. I was frustrated because I assisted clients nonstop during the week, and capped how much money I could make. I had a choice: I could either continue to charge standard hourly rates and work full-time hours or I could specialize in an in-demand skill and make more money than I ever imagined.

Choosing a high-paying skill changed my business. Today, I offer my clients specialty skills like conference curation and event production. These high-paying skills allow me to make more money without working with a full client-load and I'm very excited to share how you can do the same for your own business.

I can't wait to see you in the course!

How to Become a Virtual Assistant

Resources, templates & training to launch & grow your business fast!

Created by Deborah Snell - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 260, Price: $29.99

Students: 260, Price:  Paid

Learn how to start and grow a successful Virtual Assistant business, so you can work from home and have more of a work-life balance!

I've taken my 10 years of experience as a corporate PA and Virtual Assistant and packed it into video trainings, workbooks, plug in + play templates and resources to get your business up and running ASAP.

I'll take you through the process of how to choose your services, how to decide on an hourly rate or package rate, how to discover your brand personality and design your branding, how to find and convert clients consistently, all of the legal & financial business essentials, setting up your organizational systems and how to track and reach your goals.

Modules include:

Choosing your services

Setting your prices

Creating your brand & logo

Choosing your business name

How to get clients fast

Business essentials (legal & financial)

Working with clients

Setting goals for growth

BONUSES:

  • Done-for-you client onboarding system (Trello)

  • Lead & outreach tracker

  • Client outreach email templates

  • Proposal template

  • Discovery call & Kick-Off call templates

  • Branding board template

  • Pricing & expenses calculators

After taking this course, you'll be more than ready to start finding and working with clients!

If you have any questions at all, just let me know and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

I can't wait to see you in there!

Deborah

Outsource to a Virtual Assistant: Systems, Hire & Manage

Outsource to a virtual assistant (10+ hours a week) and do more of what you love. Practical outsourcing advice.

Created by Scott Stockdale - SEO Executive, Outsourcer & Podcaster

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Students: 154, Price: $59.99

Students: 154, Price:  Paid

Outsource to a Virtual Assistant - A Straight Talking Guide to Doing More of What You Love.

If you've ever wanted to outsource tasks for less than $5 an hour, giving you more time to do the things you love, this course is for you. You can expect a comprehensive A-Z guide covering everything from creating systems, hiring a virtual assistant, streamlining processes, managing a VA, and so much more. This course is straight-talking, extremely practical, and will save you both time and money.

I've been working with a virtual assistant for over 7 months and she works 10+ hours a week for me. Just like you, I started with no previous experience, and I realised I didn't have enough time in the day to do all the tasks for my top 10 rated podcast. Now, I manage a freelance virtual assistant based in Vietnam and spend my time on more valuable activities, such as creating this course and seeing family and friends. I didn't initially plan to make an outsource to a virtual assistant course but it's so highly requested by people I meet that I decided to put all my knowledge in one place and to help you master outsourcing basics!

I know outsourcing to a virtual assistant can be intimidating, but I'm here to tell you it's just following a recipe. This course gives you step by step instructions, and before you know it, you'll be managing multiple remote assistants. I'm so excited to teach you all about how to outsource to a virtual assistant and to share my passion with you!

After taking this course, you will:

  • Spend more time doing the things you love

  • Outsource tasks to a virtual assistant based in South-East Asia for less than $5 an hour

  • Know which systems, documents, and tools can help you on your outsourcing journey... And where to cut costs

  • Post a job that attracts quality candidates

  • Interview & hire your first virtual assistant

  • Spend less than 1 hour a week managing your virtual assistant

  • Pay your VA in their own country's currency without spending loads on fees

  • Onboard your virtual assistant & set expectations

  • Save a couple of hours a week or 10+ hours a week by working with a virtual assistant

Whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or professional, this course will give you everything you need to outsource to a virtual assistant. Take this course today and change your life for the better by doing more of the things you love!

This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Common Virtual Assistant Interview Questions (and Answers)

10 Common Questions & Suggested Answers to Win Clients, Close the Deal, & Make Money. Comes with FREE Delegation eBook!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 141, Price: $19.99

Students: 141, Price:  Paid

This course is PACKED with gems to help you find, pitch, and land clients with a high-success rate. Exploratory calls with clients are a crucial (yet often overlooked) part of being a VA.

What you'll learn:

Basically...everything you need to help you close deals and look good!

We start by learning about various methods for how to actually find and pitch clients. Included in that section are scripts to help you find the right wording and an exercise to help you find your authentic voice (which by the way, is really handy when it comes to marketing your services).

Next, we’ll cover the 10 most common interview questions that clients ask when you hop on the phone with them. Not only will we answer those questions together, but you’ll learn invaluable skills along the way like how to find your niche services, set boundaries with your clients, and close the deal.

Not only can you use this course to prepare for your own interview, but you can also use these questions as guidelines if you need to lead your own interview. Not every client you interview will be great at asking questions, so you can flip the script, and knock their socks off by guiding an informed conversation.

What's included:

  • A script to ask for referrals

  • A script to perfect your LinkedIn Headline and Summary

  • A writable PDF to help you find your core (niche) VA services

  • A script to send to clients immediately after your interview (including a contract to close the deal and sign your client!)

  • An eBook ~Delegation Blueprint  ~ full of key insights, best practices, and suggested tasks to help your client get started.

BONUS: This course also includes a FREE DELEGATION BLUEPRINT. Occasionally, you'll have an exploratory call with a potential client who doesn't *quite* know what they need help with (or how to delegate to you effectively). The downloadable blueprint is the perfect eBook to send to clients who may need some extra hand-holding.

How to Find Your FIRST Virtual Assistant Clients

Find clients that you love working with, and who love working with you!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 136, Price: $29.99

Students: 136, Price:  Paid

Once you decide to start working as a Virtual Assistant, you face your real big challenge: Finding your first client(s).

This course will help you explore your ideal client, discover their challenges, where they "hang out" online, and how you can land your dream clients through a variety of tried and true methods.

*This course is comprised of some videos with my face, some presentation slides, downloadable resources, external articles (to showcase real-world examples of some of the content), and written content.*

Module 1: Define your ideal client.

In this module, you'll create a client avatar and brainstorm your dream client's demographic and psychographic traits. This will help you understand who may make a great longterm client; one you love working with and one who loves working with you.

We'll also explore where your dream clients hang out online and (once we find them) how to extrapolate their challenges. Understanding their unique challenges will help you tailor your pitch.

Module 2: Define your SOPs

In this module, we'll write out your "SOPs," or Standard Operating Procedures. It's a great opportunity to shape how you want to run your business, when and how often you work, how often you get paid, etc. It's also a crucial step to take before you can pitch clients.

Relatedly, we'll also take some time to explore your "why." Exploring your purpose, your passion, or your reason for working as a VA is a great way to use it as a lens for finding future clients. If they don't align with your "why," they might not be a great fit for you.

Module 3: Rehearsing your elevator pitch.

Now that you know who you want to target, what challenges they face, and how they align with your vision of your business, we can use your brainstorm pieces to put together your elevator pitch.

We'll cover a pitch formula to help, and from there, you'll craft the perfect pitch. We'll also practice pitch delivery! Because you could be the most capable VA in town, but if you don't have your pitch down, you risk losing the sale.

Module 4: The clients

It's time to get you some clients! In the last module, we'll discuss 4 methods for putting your pitch to good use. Learn the best ways to pitch, the best way to ask for referrals, and how to turn those recommendations into real clients (and more income).

BONUS FEATURE

I've included a BONUS 15-minute "mini course" that will help you craft the perfect LinkedIn headline. Having a great headline that's SEO rich will help you attract your dream clients on the platform. Having this in place after you've perfected your pitch is a great way to land clients on a new platform.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Hi! I'm Erin Booth, and I help experienced Virtual Assistants, like you, find your niche and grow your business.

With over a decade of experience doing high-end travel, social media marketing, calendar management, qualitative research, conference curation and event production, I feel like I've done it all.

Now, as your Virtual Assistant Mentor, I get to share all of my best tips and tools with you.

Join over 22,000 happy students on Udemy!

See you in the course!

How to Smartoutsource Your Virtual Assistant

Delegate, be efficient and achieve more in life by doing less- smartoutsource your virtual assistant in the Philippines

Created by Arianne Symmes - digital media publisher

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Students: 116, Price: $19.99

Students: 116, Price:  Paid

The Global Business Outsource Processing industry is experiencing tremendous growth. Due to global economic conditions,  many companies have chosen to outsource tasks and operations to remain competitive in the global marketplace. For some startup individual entrepreneurs it is still a new challenge- outsourcing overseas. In this course we shall focus on how to smartoutsource your virtual assistant from the Philippines.  

Why the Philippines? The Philippines has become a top outsourcing destination by hundreds of global companies for virtual assistants for many good reasons such as: low labor hourly rates, english proficient workforce with neutral accent, western culture affinitity and the filipino people's dedication to work , flexibility to adapt to other cultures and work conditions- all combine to ideals of a great team collaborator.  

The following were the top 10 Philippine global business outsourcing companies in 2010 that earned millions in dollar revenues : Accenture, Convergys, Teletech Customer Care, JP MOrgan Chase Bank, Stream International Global Services, Aegis People Support, Sykes Asia, Sitel ,Telephilippines, Telus . Also in 2011 , the Philippine BPO industry  earned 11 billion US dollars. 

If you are a startup entrepreneur you too can take advantage of the same opportunities these big companies have chosen through outsourcing .  

 Here are the main course topics we shall be covering to help you.

1.What is outsourcing? what is offshoring?

2. What is a virtual assistant?

3.The five reasons  why you should outsource ?

4. The Factors and events  that led to global outsourcing

5. Rise of Philippine business outsource processing - number one in voice , number two in non-voice-  a 25 US billion dollar industry in the Philippines  by 2016

6. Types of virtual assistants you can hire

7. Where and how to find your virtual assistants fast in the Philippines

8. Guide to interviewing and training your Philippine virtual assistant

9. Do you choose a company, agency or hire direct?

Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA)

Step-by-step guide to starting a home-based Virtual Assistant business

Created by Liyana Dhamirah - Entrepreneur, Founder and Author

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Students: 98, Price: $39.99

Students: 98, Price:  Paid

Imagine being able to work from the comfort of your own home, ​doing what you love best, and making money at the same time.

Via VA-SG Academy, you can now learn how to do that with ease!

Introducing... our course:
The Beginner's Guide To Starting Your Home-Based Virtual Assistant Business

Through this course, you will...

✅ Be able to decide the kind of Virtual Assistant service suits you best
✅ Have a step-by-step guide to setting up your VA business
✅ Learn about the tools of the trade to use for a smooth VA journey
✅ Get insider tips & tricks for marketing and getting your first client

Learn about the processes involved in creating your own Virtual Assistant service from the comfort of your own home.

Who is this course for?

This course is especially designed for people who have home-based responsibilites. Whether you're a single mother, stay-at-home mom or dad, this course gives you a great insight into how you can earn money while working from the comfort of your own home... that too by providing a service that YOU already know and love.

This course is also great for travel-lovers and people who dream of working from anywhere and anytime!

This detailed-oriented course is for those of you who are ready to take the plunge ​from having minimal income to becoming your own boss!

About the trainer...

VA-SG was founded by and is currently spearheaded by Liyana Dhamirah, a mother of three, who infuses her experiences and expertise from the lean start-up movement to strengthen VA-SG’s offerings to cater to your needs. Liyana is also a published author of her autobiography, Homeless.

Happy VAs!

"I would say being a Virtual Assistant is similar to working as a company's personal secretary, but remotely. I have picked up a lot of valuable skills and experience, thank you Liyana for the chance to work as a VA!" - Cui Ling

"Not only that I have picked up skills on data entry, admin and secretarial duties, I was also nurtured by Liyana  on how tasks should be done diligently virtually. She has shown her passion and has educate me via assignments to be done with fulfilment. Her patience and big heart to help single mothers to work from home was one of the best opportunities given to me." - Sofie

How to Work from Home as a Virtual Assistant

The Best Course to Equip You to be a Successful Online VA

Created by Sheridan James - The VA University

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Students: 66, Price: $19.99

Students: 66, Price:  Paid

This is the most in-depth and informative course you will find online ANYWHERE to become a VA, or earn an income working from home.

We add new content every single week and as it's already a deep dive into what you need to know, we add even more information as new and great programs come out to the market.

This course is perfect if you want to set up a strong, profitable Virtual Assistant business.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate, with a strong focus on social media skills, as this is an area 95% of clients want you to know about.

Created by highly skilled and experienced VA's to help you start your business or side hustle, we guarantee this course will give you the tools, tips and tricks essential for today's VA and remote Executive Assistant.

How to Grow Your Virtual Assistant Business Sustainably

Grow your business with simple but effective tips, plus pitfalls to avoid!

Created by Erin Booth - Virtual Assistant Mentor

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Students: 63, Price: $19.99

Students: 63, Price:  Paid

There are lots of great courses that help VA's set up their business from the ground-up, but many of them miss the essential skills it takes to keep your business in business.

That's where this course comes in.

This course is NOT for beginners. If you are new  to Virtual Assistance and have not yet set your rates or found clients to work with, do not take this course.

If you are an already established VA who has been in business for at least 1 year and are ready to take your business to the next level, then keep reading!

You’ll learn crucial skills to ensure long-term success, like:

  • The right way to prioritize your highest earning tasks or clients

  • Productivity and energy hacks

  • How to market yourself

  • How (and why) to build your own VA network

  • How to fire a client without burning a bridge

This course also comes with:

  • A worksheet to help you identify your ideal client, their pain points, and how to use those pain points in your marketing materials

  • A worksheet to help you identify your greatest revenue-generating tasks and/or clients

  • A live spreadsheet to capture and share crucial details about your clients.

**What other students are saying about this course**

"This course tells you how to run your business the smart way without hitting pitfalls that will surely derail your enthusiasm and confidence. Learn from her example. It will save you time and money. A couple of stand out lectures, batching and 80/20 rules. Great advice for a new mindset. Thank you, Erin!"

More about the instructor:

I'm Erin, a high 5-figure freelancing VA who wasn't always so lucky in business. In 2011, I started an in-person concierge company and learned the hard way that without the right skills to ensure you're focusing your energy on the right clients or marketing effectively, businesses can close (ahem, as mine did).

In 2012, I launched my fully remote VA business and, using these skills, maximized my income and transformed my business. If I can do it, so can you.

Business ESL: Administrative Tasks for Virtual Assistants

Scheduling Appointments & Politely Responding to Customers

Created by Derek Postlewaite - Social Studies & ESL Teacher

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Students: 55, Price: $19.99

Students: 55, Price:  Paid

Are you interested in improving your business English skills when interacting with clients and customers?

This course is designed specifically for intermediate to advanced English language learners who work as virtual assistants or customer service representatives. By enrolling in the course, you will...

  • Speak and write in a professional, business-friendly manner to clients and customers

  • Learn the steps and components of a successfully scheduled appointment
  • Utilize vocabulary that clarifies your responses to customer inquiries and client requests

  • Write brief, clear & specific introductions to prospective clients & customers

    As a bonus, enrollment grants you lifetime access to all (7) of the video lectures, plus the supplemental resources, including email templates that you can use to capture professional and polite business English phrases that will help you score the job or contract that you've been wanting!

    How to set up as a Virtual Assistant: Beginners Essentials

    Discover how to start a business that lets you live the life you want

    Created by Jen Taylor - JET Virtual Assistant

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    Students: 51, Price: $24.99

    Students: 51, Price:  Paid

    Learn how to build a Virtual Assistant business up around your existing commitments so you decide to work when and how it suits you and your lifestyle.

    I have designed this course to save you precious time Googling 'How to Become a Virtual Assistant' and watching hours of YouTube videos

    I am taking my seven years experience as a qualified trainer and six years experience as a VA and giving you the first steps you need to take to get set up and operational as a Virtual Assistant.

    Put a stop to the overwhelm of information out there, with my comprehensive step-by-step approach

    Topics covered

    • Analysing your skills and finding your niche

    • Building your credibility to attract top clients

    • Marketing your business to engage followers

    • Setting fees that earn you your worth

    • Managing your workload across multiple clients

    • Insurance, legal and financial considerations

    Bonus resources included in course fee

    • Planners

    • Trackers

    • Social media tips

    • Social media plans

    • Fees calculator

    • Links to websites I use for design, branding, client leads and a negotiated discount on VA insurance

    Student Testimonial

    "I've enjoyed completing this course. It is well presented with helpful content and fitted around my schedule for learning. Jen has a lovely engaging quality and friendly screen presence which makes the course easy to engage with. Her journey is inspiring and demonstrates the possibilities of developing a freelance career. As someone who has not been self-employed before it was extremely helpful to hear Jen's journey to acquiring clients, especially as she needed to be as flexible as possible to suit her family's needs. As a result of working through this course, I feel that I could now start on this journey as the content and guidance has given me the confidence to seriously consider an online career."

    About the trainer:

    I'm Jen and I started out as a freelance Virtual Assistant in 2015 - search for JET Virtual Assistant.

    From an events background originally, I worked as a trainer in the hospitality industry prior to becoming a Virtual Assistant during my second maternity leave when I couldn't get the sums of salary vs childcare to add up!

    I have worked for dozens of clients in that time including a Dental Marketing Consultant, a private scanning clinic, child sleep consultants and a Covid-19 scientist.