VA Resources

Here is a collection of great Virtual Assistant resources I have come across from trusted sources in the VA industry. Know of a great resource that should be added to the list? Contact me today.

**These are merely recommendations as we at VA Mommy do not personally represent or endorse the  following. Please do your due diligence before purchasing or using any product.**

VA Business Startup Resources:

  • Virtual Assistant Startup System* – A great system created by VANA founder, Tawnya Sutherland, and one I personally used to help start my business.
  • Virtual Assistant Consulting & Mentoring – Through my own company I offer consulting sessions and mentorship packages for VAs of all levels. As someone who has been in the business since January 2005, I know my way around and have been through it all.

VA Certification/Education Coaching Resources:

  • Virtual Assistant Consulting & Mentoring from Megan Barber 
  • REVA Academy- Real Estate Virtual Assistant Training for new and veteran VAs created by myself and 2 colleagues
  • VA Classroom* – Fantastic training on everything from internet marketing to social media. I have used their programs many times.
  • Virtual Assistant Training
  • VA Training Club - Spearheaded by the great Erin Blaskie
  • IVAA Education – Provides exams for certification in VA niches and core competencies

VAClassroom.com Social Media Program Certification


VA Templates & Forms:

  • Virtual Assistant Forms – By Anna Baron
  • Startup Business Forms* – A great set of business forms for any Virtual Assistant, brought to you by the Administrative Consultants Association.
  • Virtual Assistant Startup Forms and Templates - Brought to you by Elite Office Support

Virtual Assistant Associations and Networking Resources:

  • IVAA – International Virtual Assistant Association – One of the larges VA trade organizations. Being a member of IVAA includes numerous benefits including a ListServ, Forum, Certifications and more.
  • VANA - Virtual Assistant Networking Association – One of my favorite networking places on the net with the forums that has an endless source of great information and great, supportive users.
  • Virtual Assistant Forums – A great community of new and old Virtual Assistants. Be sure to check out their awesome cost comparison calculator.
  • VA Hub*

Virtual Assistant Directory
Virtual Assistant Books:

  • Systems of a Successful VA eBook *- By “SystemsChick”, Kristi Pavlik. A great tool to help teach you how to document your business processes from lead intake to new client processing. Great for new and seasoned VAs alike.
  • Entrepreneurial Freedom- A Fabulous book and workbook done by Jeannine Clontz and Lauren Hidden
  • The Virtual Assistant’s Guide to Marketing – By Michelle Jamison
  • The Virtual Assistant’s Guide to the Multi-VA Business eBook – By Michelle Jamison
  • The 2-Second Commute- By Christine Durst and Michael Haaren
  • The Virtual Assistant’s Guide to Landing 12 Clients in 12 Months – By Doreen Patrick
  • VA Secrets Revealed!* - By Alyssa Gregory

Virtual Word Publishing - Online Bookstore

Website Building Resources:

  • Dreamhost* – The web hosting company I use personally with many affordable hosting plans and the “One-click Installs” that make using WordPress and other platforms super easy.
  • Moonfruit* – Build a new website for free, or upgrade for more features with some of their other plans. Their template designs are fantastic.

Business Startup Resources:

  • US Small Business Administration
  • Inc.com Small Business Resources
  • IRS Small Business and Self-Employment Resources

Business Forms and Templates:

  • Business Plans – Great tools for business plans and sample business plans for any business.
  • DocStoc – A great source for forms and templates for any business need.

Recommended Business Books and eBooks:

  • The E-Myth Revisited – By Michael Gerber — Changed my whole outlook on my business.
  • Creating a Thriving Business The Series – 2 great eBooks that help you to create and manage your business to success

Other Great Resources:

  • Virtual Assistants Info Center – A great resources site by Virtual Assistant, Michelle Colvin.
  • Nina Feldman Connections- A comprehensive site with resources for VAs on pricing, time, marketing, operations.
  • Expense & Time Worksheet- again, brought to you by Nina Feldman
* = Affilliate Links. This means that VA Mommy receives some small compensation if you decide to purchase any of the products from the above affiliate links.

 

 

 

 

** Megan Barber and VA Mommy does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the recommendations above. This is merely a list of resources available to Virtual Assistants. Please do your own due diligence before purchasing any product. **