You will learn how to become a virtual assistant, including: what a virtual assistant does and how to provide virtual assistant services, how to develop your skills to succeed in a virtual assistant career, how to get hired for a job as a virtual assistant, and how to start your own virtual assistant business and get clients.
What Happens in the Virtual Assistant Certificate Course
The Virtual Assistant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant ). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
The Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Virtual Assistant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
Introduction to Virtual Assistance
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Services Provided by a Virtual Assistant
Benefits of Being a Virtual Assistant
What a Virtual Assistant Does
Choosing Your Niche
How to Do a Client Consultation
Understanding Your Clients’ Learning Style
Evaluating Your Performance
Managing Your Time and Productivity
Setting Policies, Processes and Procedures
Working with Strategic Partners
Getting Hired for Subcontract Work
Who Hires Subcontractors
How to Find Telecommuting Opportunities
Starting Your Own Business
Creating a Business Plan
Working with Support Staff
Choosing Your Target Markets
Selling Your Services
Meeting with a Prospective Client
What Is Included in the Virtual Assistant Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Virtual Assistant Certificate Course package includes:
Registration for the Virtual Assistant Certificate Course
Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
(Optional) 2020-2021 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Virtual Assistants for only $2 per month
Downloadable Virtual Assistant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
(Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant (e-book edition)
The one thing I wish I had known before I started my virtual assistant business was how amazing being an entrepreneur and a business owner can be. I wish I had done this sooner. It has allowed me the freedom to choose to do what I want, for who I want, when I want.” – Kate Kerans, Kerans Virtual Assistance (Kate is one of the VAs who share advice in the guide)