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Where to get VA education

 

When it comes to educating yourself on becoming a virtual assistant, there are many routes you can take. The option you choose may be based on the time and money you are able to invest in training at the moment. With so many choices, you are bound to find something that will work to teach you more about being a virtual assistant.

There are many online and offline colleges that offer courses to train you to become a virtual assistant. The Internet also offers a variety of certifications you can get related to becoming a virtual assistant. Taking classes related to office skills will further you education and allow you to offer several different sources.

If you prefer to go a more affordable route, there are a number of websites online that offer free information on how to become a virtual assistant. You can read many articles on starting your own business, what services to offer, and how to gain clients. Having a certification is not necessary if you have the proper training from other materials.

Joining a virtual assistant network can also beneficial in educating yourself on performing this job. Many other VA’s are located in these places, and they readily share their knowledge based on their education and experience. You may be able to find a mentor in one of these communities, who can help you get your own start in the business.

On the Internet, there are several training guides on the topic of being a virtual assistant. There are also mini workshops that are less intensive than certifications and college courses. However, these are generally created by other VA’s, so can gain a first hand look at what it takes to be in this field.

About Stephanie Watson

Mom | Wife | Virtual Assistant | Content Strategist
Stephanie has been working from home for over 20 years as a virtual assistant, template bender, and content writer. She's currently transitioning to business coach. You can learn more about her at her website http://www.barrypublishing.com.

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