Course Overview

A virtual assistant (VA) provides a variety of administrative, specialist, or creative support services for small businesses and busy professionals or entrepreneurs who lack time or budget to hire an in-house staff. Since the job of a VA is often all-encompassing, having just a skill or two is not enough to standout from other hopefuls.

Our Virtual Assistant Certification offers you the unique opportunity to learn about the principles and techniques in building a successful career as a professional VA. Learn about what virtual assistance is and the skills necessary to excel in the trade. You’ll also know the roles commonly performed by VAs and how you’ll find one that complements your skills. The course will also teach you how you can start your own VA business and effectively get clients along the way.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access to quality course content and materials for 12 weeks
  • Seamless compatibility across all devices and browsers
  • End of module assessments to test your knowledge of the covered topics
  • Access to dedicated online support throughout course duration
Course Duration

To provide maximum flexibility, there is no specific deadline of completion for this course. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go. Take note that the aforementioned learning hours is just an estimate. The duration to complete the entire course still depends on your learning pace. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go.

Course Certification

Upon completing the Virtual Assistant Certification, you will receive a certificate of completion from Skills on Projects. This certificate will be in PDF format and will be sent to the email address you have used on sign up. No additional fee will be charged to secure this certification. Use it to boost your CV and grow your client base in no time.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: Exploring the Career of Virtual Assistant
    • The Meaning of Virtual Assistant
    • Advantages of Working as a VA
    • VA Skill Requirements
    • Candidates for the Job
    • What Awaits Virtual Assistants
  • Module 2: Formulating a Good Business Plan
    • Why the Need For a Business Plan
    • Let’s Get Started
      • Goal and Objective Setting
      • Executive Summary
      • Company Analysis
      • Customer Analysis
      • Competitive Analysis
      • Marketing Plan
      • Operations Plan
      • Management Plan
      • Financial Plan
  • Module 3: Fundamentals of Business Registration
    • Tips for Business Naming
    • The Process of Business Name Registration
    • Different Legal Forms of Ownership
    • Licensing Obligations of a Business Owner
  • Module 4: What Constitutes a Good Virtual Office
    • Choosing the Virtual Location
    • Must-Have Furniture
    • Necessary Virtual Office Equipment
    • Useful Software for Virtual Assistants
    • A Need for Home Insurance
  • Module 5: Useful Tools for VA Business
    • Joining Virtual Assistant Organizations
    • Attending Virtual Assistant Conferences
    • Essential Online Tools for your Business
  • Module 6: Tools for Data Organization
    • Learning About Text Editors
      • Notepad
      • Wordpad
      • TextEdit
    • Microsoft Word 2013: An Essential Word Processor
      • Creating and Opening Documents
      • Saving Documents
      • Enhancing Text and Characters
      • Formatting Paragraphs
      • The Use of Bullets and Numbers
      • Utilizing Headers and Footers
      • Style Selection
      • Spelling and Grammar Correction
      • Inserting Graphics and Pictures
  • Module 7: Data Management and Protection
    • Microsoft Excel: A Powerful Tool
      • Defining Spreadsheet
      • Cell Selection
      • Data Entry
      • Saving a New Workbook
  • Module 10: Virtual Service Enhancement
    • Levels of Organization in the Human Body
      • Performing Self and Skills Assessment
      • Making a Competitive Analysis
      • Identifying Fields of Specialization
  • Module 11: Establishing the Cost of Services
    • Cost Estimation for Services
    • Setting Service Charges
    • Client Payment Process
    • Ways of Getting Paid
    • Importance of Bookkeeping System
  • Module 12: Business and Service Promotion
    • Determining Your Target Market
    • Forming a Business Image
    • Excellent Business Advertisements
  • Module 13: Online Marketplaces for Your Business
    • Upwork: Former Odesk and Elance
    • Worker as a Service Marketplace
    • Exploring the Website of Guru
    • Craigslist: The Online Classified Ads
  • Module 14: Social Media Integration in Your Marketing Plan
    • The Need for Social Media in Business Promotion
    • Purposes of Social Media Marketing
    • How Innovations Affect Businesses
    • Social Media Statistics
  • Module 15: Online Communities as Marketing Tools
    • Building Relationships Through Online Communities
    • Online Community Advantages to Business
  • Module 16: Time Management for Task Efficiency
    • The Art of Time Management
    • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Managing Tasks by Means of Prioritization
    • Excellent Client Communication
  • Module 17: Achieving a Balanced Life
    • Crafting Schedule for Work
    • The Significance of Family Time
    • Balancing Personal and Business Life
  • Module 18: Getting Ready for Business Growth
    • Increasing Skills and Services Offered
    • The Skill of Task Delegation
    • Hiring Low Cost Assistance
    • How to Work From Anywhere
  • Module 19: Observing Ethical Values in Business
    • Maintaining Business Ethics in Place
    • The Issue of Confidentiality
    • Excellent Work Practices
    • Unethical and Illegal Practices to Avoid
  • Module 20: Agreement Templates
    • Independent Contractor Agreement Sample
    • Sub-Contractor Master Agreement Sample
    • Project Specific Agreement Sample
  • Module 21: Document Templates for VA Business
    • Non Disclosure Agreement Sample
    • Website Privacy Policy
    • Marketing Letter Sample
    • Sample Flyer

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

Want to be a Successful VA?

Our Virtual Assistant Certification is what you need to familiarise yourself with the industry and earn skills that will help you establish a successful career as a computer savvy home-worker. Enrol now!

Price: $299