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In my popular DIY VA course, I not only show you how to set up and run your own VA business but I hold your hand throughout the entire process and do everything in my power to help you succeed.
With lifetime access, the course also comes with a private trainee-only group where I focus heavily on mindset to ensure you become a confident and decisive business owner.
So, stop thanklessly slogging your guts out working for someone else and do exactly the same tasks on your own terms... and keep all the money!
This section covers how to analyse your career history and assess your skill set so you can work out whether you already have a niche and what your services should be.
This covers what you should charge, how to invoice and get paid, setting up a business bank account, data protection (GDPR), tax and insurance. Basically all the legal stuff!
I show you how to create your own flexible, working calendar so you can happily manage your training, personal and work commitments without dropping the ball or going insane.
It's important to thoughtfully consider and establish your personal brand. From deciding on your company name and logo, to what you should write on your website.
This detailed section covers how to land your first client and promote your business. You also have complementary access to my Ultimate Marketing course.
I show you how to effectively run your VA business once you've set up. This includes managing clients, their work and expectations and how to stay motivated going forward.
Containing job postings, Q&A sessions, a buddy up scheme, a book club, challenges and local meetups. I also give you weekly personal advice and feedback on your progress.
Are any of your other downloads and courses included in the course?
Yes, you get all my smaller downloads and templates as well as my Guide on How to Get Clients and free access to the Ultimate Marketing course and the Beginners WordPress course.
You do NOT get the minute taking, pricing or newsletter courses (or any legal docs), but you do receive exclusive discounts on all of them.
Do I need to have been a PA to do the course?
My own background was actually hospitality and events so, although I had basic admin skills, I'm living proof that you don't need advanced secretarial skills. A VA is a freelance administrator however so you do need to already have organisational and admin abilities - just like you would need artistic ability to work as a tattoo artist for example.
Does the training cover how to do social media and tech stuff?
No, because there are as many types of VAs as there are types of business. The course shows you how to use the skills you already have to set up and then find clients.
Do I have any direct support from you?
Yes. I'm always on hand to answer questions in my trainee-only Facebook group, I hold monthly live Q&A sessions and provide personal advice and feedback via the weekly 'Coffee Morning' post. Trainees can also contact me directly if they are struggling with anything specific.
What else happens in the Rock Stars Facebook group?
Loads of things! There's the Friday 'Coffee Morning' I mentioned (trainees post how they're getting on and I record a weekly video with updates, advice and feedback), a monthly 'Buddy up' where members partner with each other, a quarterly business book club and regular local meet ups. Also, any work enquiries I receive are posted in the private group and members regularly post jobs and associate opportunities.
That group sounds great! Can I join it without buying the DIY VA course?
I'm afraid not but many working VAs have actually bought the course just so they can get direct access to me and because they are interested in the group features and work opportunities.
How long does it take to complete the course?
It’s hard to say how many hours on average it will take because it depends on how much time you have or want to dedicate to it. Some people are up and running within a few weeks and others complete it over the course of a few months alongside their full-time job.
Does the course expire and do I have to do it within a set period of time?
No to both questions. You have lifetime access so you can start the course whenever you like and dip in and out of it whenever you want. You can whizz through the course and get clients within a couple of months (many people do), but you are free to take as long as you like.
Can I speak to any of the trainees before I buy
You can indeed. You can read trainee case studies on my website and see video testimonials on YouTube. You can then either contact each VA directly via their website link and/or via my open VA Handbookers Facebook group.
Do you offer any payment plans?
Yes. If you click any of the pink payment buttons, you'll see the options available to you. I have trainees from all over the world and you can see how much the course will cost in your own currency by visiting xe.com.
How do I access the course once I've bought it?
The course is hosted on a private courses website. Once you click to buy, you'll immediately receive an email with your login details so you can instantly access the site and start working through all the sections. Check your spam folder if you don't receive your login details within an hour. The login email will go to the email address you use to buy the course.
Can I do this course if I don't live in the UK?
Yes. There are people from all over the world already on this course as the training is not dependent on you being in a specific location. The course focuses on how to set up a strong foundation and how to find clients.
Can I see what lessons are included in the course?
You can indeed. Just click on one of the big pink buttons and you'll be taken to the website where the course is located. There you will see payment plan options and all the different sections and lessons.
I have a few more questions...
No problem. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away.
(Some of these are anonymous as the trainee doesn't want their employer to know they are setting up their own business)
"It's 3 years today since I bought your DIY course and how things have changed since then! Best decision ever. Started the course in the September, left full time work in the December and now have 3 members of staff and a thriving VA business! I think I love you a little bit." 😘 Charlotte Souber
"Ok, I have to say it, I don't care, sue me (I now have insurance lol). If you're procrastinating on whether to buy Jo's course because you're worried it won't give you everything you need for the price.. stop it. Stop it right now. I'm over halfway through the course and already feel loads more confident about it all. I had all the wobbles you're probably having now, but everything is coming together, I have tools I didn't even know I needed and I'm on course for starting up my business very soon. I'm hyped up and in a real 'bring it on' mood, and you could be too if you just take that leap!!" Kate Thornton
"When I bought Jo’s DIY course I have to admit it was a “close my eyes and click” moment. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a VA but I wasn't convinced… until I signed up. Within half an hour of receiving my login details and welcome email I knew I'd made the right decision. The way Jo writes makes you feel like she's there in the room with you, talking you through every stage (and telling you off when you start to doubt!). She immediately instills confidence."
"A huggggggeee!! Thank you, the DIY course is amazing!! Not only does it teach you the skills required but also changes your mindset (in the most amazing way). It is just what I needed. I am nearly 70% through it and I have signed two clients, it’s bloody great! So if you are thinking about purchasing it, DO IT!" Laura Cooke
"I've completed Jo's VA course and would highly recommend it. It's like Jo is holding your hand through the whole process of setting yourself up to be an amazing Virtual Assistant - just give it a go. When you buy the course you have access to it for life and Jo is always there to help." Janet Zoller
"The only course I can and would recommend is Joanne Munro's. Joanne's passion is clear as well as her experience, resources and the VA Handbook community is really the best I've yet to come across." Tracey Appiah
"I love this course. I bought it at full price 18 months ago and thought that it would take me a while to recoup the money... it didn't. Once I had started, it took me around two months to get everything I had invested back. Remember it is an INVESTMENT, not an expense. With lifetime access, it means when I need to refresh my process or get a kick in the pants, the Facebook group is there and the course material is on hand. Please make today the first day of your real VA career!"
"If you are on the fence about taking this course, jump off and DO IT. The amount of education, support and resources it offers is staggering. I was scared about spending the money (any money!) at the time, but am ever so grateful I did." Karen Fouts
"I followed Jo’s course to the T – I knew this was my time to shine and I wasn’t about to waste my money. Within days of completing the DIY course and publishing my LinkedIn profile I had my first client. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I already had a return on the money that I’d spent and it had only taken 6 weeks! "The course is invaluable. Now that I have completed it and I have my business up and running with more clients than I financially need, I would advise anyone to invest in the course. You'll get a very quick return on your investment." Sophie Khaksari"
"When I was contemplating the idea of becoming a VA I was given Jo’s details and told to look at her website, and I am so grateful to that person. Jo has amazing and free guidance on her site, however I decided that her DIY course was the one for me and that I needed to be told what to do. I love that Jo is so direct and has a strict no BS policy, she says it as it is but you know it comes from the heart. There is so much continuous support and guidance given, which is not only just by Jo but our little VA community too. Every time I meet a fellow VA The VA handbook or Rock stars come up in conversation and I would always recommend Jo’s service’s.Thank you for being such a great support to all the VA’s out there Jo!" Alison Newcombe
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