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How to become a Virtual Assistant?
Ultimately, Amanda is a Business Coach who specialises in supporting Virtual Assistants or those who want to join the industry.
Therefore, if you’re wondering “How to become a Virtual Assistant?” or if you wanting to have any of the following opportunities in your life:
- Be your own boss – first and foremost you are a Business Owner, you happen to sell admin support services.
- Greater flexibility – work and family life in alignment.
- Run a successful business.
- A portable career – the ability to work whenever and wherever you want.
- Be a military spouse who wants to accompany military personnel on frequent assignment changes without having to give up their career.
- To have a wide ranging role – supporting multiple clients meaning that every day is different.
- To always be learning something new – business doesn’t stand still.
- Having the ability to take control of your own life and your career.
On this site, you will find the answers to the exam question “How to become a Virtual Assistant” and you have, the support you need to create your own awesome and authentic VA business.
What you get if you train with Amanda?
You see, you already have the skills and experience – I coach, mentor and train you to set up a VA Business – I effectively give you the tools you need to become an “Awesome VA” – a VA who is authentic and empowered. But if you want to know more – here are just some of the highlights of working with me:
VACT graduates added an extra £12,798 onto their turnover, compared to VAs without any training. Source: UK Virtual Assistant Survey v6 – for more information please visit: www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk
Study at your own pace all of the Virtual Assistant training courses can be delivered face to face and supported by online technology (but with a personal slant)
UK-based VA training courses learn how to set up a successful VA business
Receive expert guidance training created by VA’s for VA’s
Get support and inspiration from other great VA’s – my communities support each other in their set up.
You can complete your training, get set up and launch whilst you are still working!
What you also get when working with me is something you don’t find with any other VA Training Provider in the UK and that’s the personal touch. The program and the support you receive gets personalised to each person undertaking the training.
There are a lot of VA training and coaching courses out there, with so many of them being impersonal and fully automated courses. You get sent a vast array of information and left to do with it what you can (sometimes nothing). The information is cribbed from snippets they have picked up here and there, then cobbled together from what they learnt on their training courses, perhaps prepping you on the general tasks and skills that are required to become a VA. Your questions go unanswered, you feel unsupported and you are left floundering. Not good!
Well when you work with me – it’s the complete opposite, I am here with you inspiring, challenging you and supporting you to be an “Awesome” VA Business Owner.
The DIY VA Mastery Course covers everything from business strategy, and tools and technology, to client management and marketing, to financial planning and working with associates. PLUS all the content is broken down and delivered in 6 easy to digest modules.
Build your VA business with the support of a Coach / Mentor who will help you to avoid the costly mistakes and, in a non-judgemental way, boost your confidence levels to achieve what you thought would be impossible.
The VA Help Desk is a group coaching program, it offers a sense of community that’s not found when it’s just you and a Mentor working one on one. An affordable way of working with me on a regular basis.
The VA Training Academy® offers a range of business development workshops on crucial aspects of working as a Virtual Assistant. Mini Courses, Webinars, Work Books, PDFs and Guides.
The VA Mastermind (also known as a peer advisory board), in this group – the agenda belongs to the group, and each person’s participation is key. There is a synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to the VA Mastermind Group.
Praise for our Training Courses and Mentoring
The VACT Blog
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