5 Virtual Assistant Courses Every VA Needs to Take

by
Alexa Kowaltchuk
Published:
March 6, 2020

Whether you want to learn some new skills or brush up on some old ones, keeping your skill set sharp and current is essential to your success as a Virtual Assistant. Having a strong foundation of skills that align with your various clients’ specific needs will make you stand out in an increasingly competitive space.

Virtual Assistant Courses

The Virtual Gurus Academy is the online learning resource of The Virtual Gurus – Canada’s largest virtual assistant company. The Virtual Gurus Academy is the premier online academy designed for both new and established Virtual Assistants. Courses are tailored specifically to Virtual Assistants, with specialized curriculum for VA professionals in different industries. These courses are designed and instructed by experts in their fields who have personally worked as Virtual Assistants.

All courses are taught on a user-friendly platform and learning can be completed at whatever pace you choose (perfect for those with busy schedules and multiple clients on the go).

We personally asked our VAs about their favourite courses from our Academy and here are their top 5 picks for courses every Virtual Assistant needs to take.

Virtual Assistant Courses

Virtual Assistant Bootcamp 1

This 5-hour course is a comprehensive beginner’s guide to the essential skills Virtual Assistants need to develop and fine-tune to succeed in the competitive virtual workforce. This course covers administrative essentials, web platforms, SEO and basic social media, autoresponders and landing pages, and automation techniques. Build a strong foundation of these skills and launch your career as a Virtual Assistant with absolute confidence.

How to Run Highly Effective Virtual Meetings

Understand the ins and outs of conducting meetings with clients in a virtual setting. Virtual meetings can often be more challenging than those executed in person, due to the lack of a traditional office structure and the culture surrounding it. Learn how to create streamlined, highly productive, and effective processes for each meeting with every type of client.

Social Media Manager

You will walk away from this course with the knowledge, skills and systems in place for success as your client’s social media manager. You will learn the secret of the three E’s and the psychology behind the marketing. AND, you will master how to create content, how to organize it, and how to schedule it effectively.

Graphic Design Fundamentals

Unleash your creativity and learn to communicate effectively with your audience through the power of design. Understanding the fundamentals of graphic design will help you to communicate your client’s brand and vision with clarity and effectiveness. This course is for those who want to polish their social media presence, documents, presentations, blog, website and eNews letters. You will learn all about design elements and principles, typography, colour for print and web, design techniques, and what tools are best for your clients’ tasks.

How to Build a Powerful Client Intake System

In this course, you will learn the steps and systems for making a powerful client intake process. The intake process is a client’s first contact with your Virtual Assistant business and is the path that you follow after you have attracted a potential client. Learn how to create superior client experiences that will impress leads and potential clients even before they start working with you. Master how to build a client intake system and process that works for you and will attract high-quality clients to boost your business.

Whether you want to explore new skills or build upon your existing skills, taking courses to expand your knowledge as a professional Virtual Assistant will help you to position yourself strategically in an increasingly competitive space. Unleash your potential today and visit The Virtual Gurus Academy to learn all about the courses we offer.

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Alexa Kowaltchuk

Alexa is a social media and blogging guru with a severe case of the travel bug. For the last 3 years, she has been travelling across the world while working as a digital nomad. When not busy writing and creating content, she is out discovering new cheeses to add to her next cheese board.

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