As part of the VA Training Academy®, the VA Help Desk is a group coaching program, that offers a sense of community that’s not found when it’s just you and a Mentor working one on one.
Join me in the VA Help Desk.
I know what it is like to be a VA at home, trying to build and grow the VA business, when really all I wanted to do was brainstorm issues with other like minded VA business owners, instead I felt isolated.
Often you have left your corporate job / job in the ‘real world’ to set up on your own in order that you have a ‘better work / life balance’. But the reality is very different when you spend all day working ‘IN’ your business supporting clients and then have to find the time to work ‘ON’ your business to build and grow it.
It is highly likely you have the great transferrable skills of being a PA or an EA but don’t know how to position those skills to attract the right clients to your VA business.
The systems that you implement for your clients are not there in your own business and so your business growth slows.
Does any of this sound familiar? Do you know what I understand.
Running your own VA business can be hard work, there is so much to do supporting clients to earn an income. It can feel like we are permanently juggling or walking a very fine tightrope and one small knock, well it doesn’t really bear thinking about – does it?
I often describe a Virtual Assistant as someone who is used to be in service we are so used to someone asking us to fix something and us doing it that to suddenly have to learn and implement the running of our business takes time, effort and energy.
You may be feeling overwhelmed or as if you don’t know which direction to turn to next.
The original idea behind becoming a VA was so that you had a work / life balance and you don’t feel as if you do. You are supposed to be able to manage running a business and having a life. If you have other responsibilities, like a day job or family or both it can feel harder again.
I totally get how you are feeling I felt like this too and so do most other business owners, not just VAs. So please, be reassured you are not alone.
Let’s be honest here, the VA industry is virtual and there is no-one sat opposite you or in the next office to ask questions of, bounce ideas around, or even share your experiences. So whether you are a new VA or an experienced VA who wants to take their VA business to the next level, working with a mentor and a peer group can help you get to the next level in your business.
As part of the VA Mastery Course, I offer a group private support group and the VAs who are part of that describe it as a great caring, supporting and sharing knowledge place. I have been asked to replicate this group environment for others and so the VA Helpdesk was created.
The VA Help Desk is an affordable way of working with me on a regular basis, but is aimed at established Virtual Assistants.
With a group program, our members can support one another, gain insight into other business models, and get advice in real time from people who have been there.
Need a shoulder to cry on about struggling to find a client or losing that all important contract you will have them. Would you like a few cheerleaders as you prepare to step outside your comfort zone for a new service offering, FB ad or networking event you will have them. Have a success that you need others to congratulate you on but no-one in your non-VA world really understands you will have them. A group coaching program offers all that, and best of all, with a community of like-minded members, the help and support is actually, well, helpful.
Here’s another win for group coaching programs: the price.’The VA Help Desk’ is an affordable way of working with me on a regular basis. It is £450 per annum or £37.50 per month.
That’s the equivalent of spending £1.23 on your and your business! I reckon you are worth that don’t you?
What Do You Get As A VA Help Desk Member?
There are 4 main elements to your membership:
In addition you also get:
- Private, one-on-one coaching with Amanda Johnson so you can get solutions relevant to you.
- Instant access to online training materials that cover different aspects of running your VA business in the form of webinar videos, PDF documents and templates.
- Monthly group live training calls and get the summary notes for each call.
- Access to one free face-to-face workshop per annum as part of your membership.
Each month, a new training webinar will be uploaded into the Membership site; when these are guest webinars they will also be run live and Members will be able to ask questions of the presenter.
In these classes, you will learn game-changing skills, tip and tricks from experts in all areas of the business that you can apply to your own business but also that of your clients.
These training webinars are aimed at stretching your knowledge, skillset and developing your business. So they will cover things like: goal setting, marketing, from social media to blogging and SEO; client management, services, product launches and PR to networking, to name just a few.
Actionable Practical Work Book
Each of the Training Webinars come with work books and checklists, all with actionable, practical activities, giving you step-by-step ideas with examples to put into practice immediately in your VA business. These are all focused on business growth.
Resources and Bonus Section
In the Resources and Bonus section, I will share some helpful lists, guides, videos, audios covering mindset, productivity, social media and marketing tips as well as anything else I think will help.
Keep checking back, you never know what you might find here!
You will love the ‘secret’ members only Facebook group – I’ve designed it as a place where you can brainstorm, ask for support and feedback, share ideas, celebrate your successes AND do business.
This is the place where we will run occasional challenges and do activities that stretch our businesses.
In the Members only group you can work directly with me, as well as network with other VAs trying to grow their business. Have questions? We’ll answer them.
Are you ready to invest in your VA business? I know I am, so let's do this together.
You can pay annually or monthly – whichever suits you better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the VA Help Desk for?
The VA Help Desk is ideally for established Virtual Assistants who are looking for peer support.
I have done the VA Mastery Course is this for me?
This is a natural progression from the VA Mastery Course and should be seen as continuous professional development.
Do I have to have trained with VACT in order to do the VA Help Desk?
No, a lot of my members have trained with other Virtual Assistant Trainers and come to me to fill in the gaps in their knowledge.
Is the VA Help Desk a course?
No, the VA Help Desk is made up of a combination of monthly training webinars and calls, practical actionable workbooks and a private support group of like-minded Virtual Assistants.
Can I pay monthly?
Yes you can pay monthly – ideally – I look for commitment from you for 12 months, as it will allow me to get to know you and understand your business better.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes, you can cancel at any time – your membership will cease at the end of that payment period. At that point your access to the support group and learning materials will be revoked.
Why is the Support Group on Facebook?
Currently the Support Group is on Facebook but this is always being reviewed. Currently Facebook is the preferred method due to the accessibility of the platform to so many Virtual Assistants.
Do I have to be in the UK?
No, this is available to Virtual Assistants globally. However, where the training materials talk about pricing, this is in GBP however the theories are relevant irrespective of location of the VA,
I am not sure if this is for me or not - what should I do?
Before making any investment, you need to check if I am the right Coach for you – so please book a Build and Grow free call by clicking here or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.