how to become a virtual assistant

the online course

Do you want to be able to work flexibly around your family?

Are you tired of the constant push and pull on your time?

Is employment affecting your health?

Perhaps you are stressed, or have a chronic health condition, that is impacted by the strains of 9-5.

Are you burnt out as an employee and see no way out, unless you take a huge pay cut?

Would you prefer to be doing something you enjoy for all those hours a week?

If you can relate to any of that, then I think it’s time you made your own rules and create the working life you want, the one you deserve, as a Virtual Assistant.

Being your own boss, running your own business, on your terms gives you the chance to live a healthier, happier life.

Quite a bold statement, right?

Well it’s what I’ve done. I had no financial backing, I’m a single parent, I have a chronic disease and yet I made it work, and so can you!

With my help, I give you everything you need to start and run your own successful virtual assistant business with solid foundations.

My tips and advice are tried, tested and implemented in my own VA business, so you can be sure everything I share will work.

Are you ready to create the working life you want?

Come on then, join me.

Registration currently closed, but why not book a Power Hour with me?

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But why not book a Power Hour with me?

Course modules, delivered weekly, include:

  • Finding Your Reason
  • Identifying What Services to Offer
  • Identifying Your Target Market (Ideal Clients)
  • Identifying Your Niche
  • Choosing Your Business Name, Branding and Social Media
  • The Business Owner Mindset
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Your Hourly Rate
  • Getting Started with Marketing (inc, local PR)
  • Your First Client

In addition, you'll also get:

  • Free signed copy of my book, How to be a Virtual Assistant
  • Personal support from me in a private Facebook group
  • Invitation to join the Private Members’ Club for continued growth and support
  • Access to other experts and successful VAs for support
  • 40% off all other courses, excluding Facebook Ads and Power Hours
  • Certificate of completion

Read what others say about working with me:

Before working with Catherine my business was pretty non-existent. Despite being a PA with over 30 years of experience; I was reluctant to really go for it in terms of starting my own VA business. I had done a little Associate Work and had the odd Ad hoc client. But I wasn’t sure what to do or how to go about it. Now, I have a small but growing list of regular clients, a website, a strategy and support. Also, Catherine gets personally involved to answer every question. She is a bit of a ninja in that regard! I don’t know how she does it! But she does. I would not hesitate to recommend working with Catherine in any regard.


Virtual Assistant

Catherine is down to earth, honest and funny; but more importantly she is a VA who is very good at what she does.

Since working with Catherine, I have and I am continuing to learn loads, I feel more focused in all areas of my business, and my confidence is forever growing.

However, my biggest achievement so far has been meeting my initial goal of earning what I did when I was in full time employment. This has happened a lot quicker than I envisaged and Catherine’s continued support and guidance have certainly contributed to me achieving this. I am now very excited to see how my business develops.


Virtual Assistant

Since working with Catherine my business has thrived! Her tips & advice are second to none and work so well. I feel so much more confident as a business owner and my client base has increased as a result of it all.


Virtual Assistant

How to be a Virtual Assistant ~ The Online Course

Written and delivered by me, Catherine Gladwyn – Delegate VA ~ Virtual Assistant, award winning bestselling author of How to be a Virtual Assistant

If you can’t find your perfect job.

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Click here for a list of FAQs and what you can expect from my VA courses.

How is this different to other courses?

I’m still a VA, so my advice and tips are relevant in today’s business world. I am still taking on new clients regularly, I have grown my own business and I continue to champion the VA industry so my course will enable you to have a strong business model from day one.

I’m also a qualified lecturer, and passed my Cert Ed in 2001.

Also, this course is guided, you’re not left to do it alone. 

Can I leave my job at the end of it?

I don’t know. Everyone’s circumstances and financial needs are different.

I also don’t know how hard you’ll work.

I will hold you accountable and provide everything you need to start your own business, but I don’t know whether you’ll be earning enough to leave your employment at the end of the 12 weeks – and anyone who promises you can is a fibber!

Will legal and accounting stuff be covered?

No. I’m not legally trained and am not an accountant (I am a qualified bookkeeper), so for that reason I think it’s misleading and dangerous if I was to advise on anything that takes years of reading, studying and ongoing learning.

I may, in the future, collaborate with someone on these areas, but until that time I will only recommend all course delegates seek professional advice from only qualified individuals in the country they operate from.

Will I get 1:1 support during the course?

It’s not included in the course price. All support will be within the private Facebook group. Asking questions enables others to learn, so everyone is encouraged to ask questions in there.

I always create a supportive environment and my philosphy is; if you’re thinking it then at least one other person will be too! So ask away.

If anyone does wish to work 1:1 with me then I always have my Power Hours.

I've read your book, will this be different?

Yes, much different. You’ll get support from me in a dedicated private Facebook group and the modules will not duplicate the chapters of my book.

Why didn't you write this course earlier?

Because I was trolled and bullied by another VA trainer so wanted to avoid her getting upset, and avoid any more stress – I have Addison’s disease and stress can kill me (she knows that too!). But, as I embarked on my second round of neurosurgery, it’s reminded me that this is my life and I can do what the hell I please – just like you can!

award winning bestseller how to be a virtual assistant

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