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VA-Specific Resources

VA-Specific Resources

Job Boards & Directories

  • International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) – the only trade association that I recommend! Member benefits include RFP service (business owners submit RFPs), free mentoring, online summits/live summits, Expert of the Month and other educational opportunities, coffee chats, and more!
  • Nina Feldman Connections – a resource and referral network, this service is for highly-skilled service providers. Once you sign up, Nina matches you up with business owners (you pay a finder’s fee).
  • Virtual Biz Connect is a one-stop shop to find and connect the right virtual support professional and business owners via a directory.
  • VA Matchmaker by Yvonne Weld. Join her network of VAs and get matched up with a qualified business owner. This service is free to you.
  • VANetworking – Tawnya Sutherland is an industry veteran and the founder of VANA, one of the premiere online companies specializing in serving virtual assistants with resources, training, and a job board.
  • – a very popular forum serving new and seasoned VAs alike. They offer an RFP service for members.
  • We Are Virtual Assistants – a thriving community site offering information, job postings, and advice to virtual assistants. You can join for free.

Specialty Training Courses

  • VA Business Essentials: Kickstart your VA Business in Six Weeks or Less is my signature online training course that comes with a side dish personal support.
  • Infusionsoft Training with Jama St. John Bryan – 8-week live training program that covers everything you need to start supporting clients in this very popular CRM system.
  • OBM Academy – The Online Business Manager Academy is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know to take your administrative, operations and marketing skills and thrive as a high-end virtual support professional.
  • OBM Free Starter Kit – Thinking about becoming an OBM? Check out Tina Forsyth’s free Online Business Manager STARTER KIT Video Series!
  • Social Media Manager – Social media management is the perfect skillset to learn if you are just starting out. Social Media Pro is one of the few training programs I recommend. Everyone that I know of who has gone through their training has told me it’s top-notch.
  • Subcontracting – Are you struggling to make a name for yourself within your industry? Whether you’ve considered becoming a sub-contractor for an established team or you are hearing about subcontracting for the first time this course may be the answer you’ve been searching for! Exceptional Subcontractors can help you create the business presence and income you deserve. (I’ve always said that subcontracting is a GREAT way for you to get your foot in the door and my friend Sue Kramer-Harrawood makes it really easy in this comprehensive e-course!)
  • VAClassroom has many training programs such as internet marketing, social media marketing, product launch support, digital publishing specialist, Infusionsoft, and many more. Highly recommended!
  • VACT – training courses for the UK-based virtual assistant by my fellow military spouse, Amanda Johnson.

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