I often get asked what courses you can go on to become a Virtual Assistant and which ones I would recommend.
This depends on your current skillset. You need to be pretty computer literate to be a Virtual Assistant. If you need to improve your general computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, as a first step I’d recommend going on a software training course or teaching yourself by using resources on the internet.
If you’re already have good software skills and are comfortable with computers, structured VA training programs are available that help you actually set up your business. They’ll cover things like how to set up your website, what services to offer, rates to charge, how to quote, how to deal with clients, how to find your niche and how to market your business.
They also give ongoing feedback and support during the program so you can ask questions and keep motivated as you go along.
If you’re interested in a VA Training Program I can highly recommend the one run by Kathie Thomas. I’ll be straight with you and say I haven’t been on it myself, because I didn’t feel the need to when I was setting up my business. I’m not saying this to brag or anything, I just had good computer skills, practical experience and a good sense of setting up a business and what I wanted to do.
But if I was setting up a VA business today and wanted to go on a Training Program, I would go on Kathie’s because she was one of the founders of the VA industry and has 13 years of experience in the field.
It’s a 10 week program which includes weekly email lessons with homework, live online sessions with an opportunity to ask questions, and unlimited email support. You also get lifelong access to a support forum.
Kathie is also offering a special deal for Christmas, so you can get started in time for the New Year.
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