Today, we’re going to be taking a look at one of my personal favorite subjects – Virtual assistants!
I usually write about Virtual Assistants from the Small Business Owner perspective and how I couldn’t live without my VAs anymore 😉 But today’s post is taking the Virtual Assistant perspective. Read on for my review of the VAClassroom University.
Virtual assistants are extremely popular in today’s lean, mean small-business world. The world of virtual digital assistants has been growing at a rapid pace in the last several years – estimated at nearly $750 million in 2015! As technology continues to increase and it becomes even easier to hire virtual assistants, demand is only expected to grow.
As demand grew, so did the competition. Back in 2007 I remember the word Virtual Assistant always made people go ‘huh, you mean like a robot?’ It just wasn’t very common to work with someone virtually. Of course now, 10 years later, everyone and their uncle works with a VA.
However people are still hestitant when it comes to decide who to hire. I recommend the people on this list, hat tip to Melissa Ingold for making that resource available. You see, when choosing a Virtual Assistant it’s just like choosing a coach. There are sooo many to choose from, which doesn’t make the process easier. The one thing that will help you be among the chosen ones though is a certification!
That’s a great question – with an easy answer! VAClassroom is the single best service that I know of for training virtual assistants. After all, they’re the ones who trained me, more than 7 years ago!
After I earned my certification long time ago, I became a huge advocate for this service. I’ve never gone through a training program that’s more intuitive, cost-effective, and informationally-dense – the amount you learn from VAClassroom about starting your own business is easily worth 10x the price of entry. In fact I know many people who went through the certification at the same time as me who now run very successful businesses.
VAClassroom University intakes new students three times per year, in September, January, and May. If you’re interested, features of the program include:
I can safely say that I love VAClassroom University, and I can highly recommend the quality training provided by Craig Cannings, the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer.
I proudly call Craig a friend, and his responsiveness to students, incredibly deep knowledge of the VA field, and wonderful, positive attitude make him one of the best teachers anyone could ever hope for.
On the picture there’s me and him on a video call chatting about LinkedIn for VAs 😉
So whether you’re interested in becoming a certified VA or just trying to keep your skills sharp in today’s competitive market, VAClassroom University is the place you want to be.
I’m a LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor and help you convert your presence online into paying customers. I’m also the creative brain behind the LinkedIn Challenge, an event that has helped 1700+ people so far to improve their knowledge about using LinkedIn for business. I live and work in beautiful Switzerland and have helped hundreds of clients from all over the world breathe life into their LinkedIn profiles. I also work with local companies here in my little country to increase their visibility on this powerful professional platform. And finally it’s no coincidence that my business is called Simplicity: I’m known for my simple, no-nonsense Swiss efficiency, mixed with a good dose of Californian ‘yes we can’ attitude!
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