When you become a Virtual Guru, you’re not just starting a ‘new gig’ as a virtual assistant: you’re joining a community of passionate like-minded folks who want the freedom to create their own schedules and access to a variety of opportunities to apply their skillsets.
You have access to four pillars of community resources:
Let’s dig into what Support means at Virtual Gurus first.
Upon completing your onboarding and software training course, you’ll receive an invite to join Slack, our communication platform that gives you instant access to your fellow virtual assistants (VAs) on public channels, as well as the ability to Direct Message peers and your Virtual Gurus management team. You’ll be encouraged to introduce yourself (and if you have furry coworkers, you’ll most likely be asked to share a picture!) and you’ll have instant access to hundreds of VAs if you run into any questions or need further assistance. You may be working in your fuzzy slippers in your home office, but you’re never alone.
Our monthly Coffee Chats give you an opportunity to learn from our experienced “been there, done that” virtual assistants as well as start to put faces to names with your fellow Gurus. Ask questions, or just stay to socialize at the end with others in small breakout rooms.
Members from our Talent & Community team will regularly check in on you throughout your journey to see how you are feeling, how you are balancing your workload and whether you need any additional support. You can think of our Community team as a “Camp Counselor” with an open door policy if ever need to discuss a concern or share feedback.
Every month the Virtual Gurus management team nominates a VA that has gone above and beyond to delight our clients. The selected VA receives a cash bonus as well as recognition on our social media channels. This is just a small way we like to say thank you!
Our Client Success Management (CSM) Team is in regular communications with our clients and regularly request feedback on our services. If one of your clients gives you a glowing review, a member of our CSM team will share that testimonial on our Slack channel and you’ll receive a cash bonus on your next paycheck. Keep up the great work on your clients and your efforts will be recognized!
Virtual Gurus launched the Virtual Gurus Academy as a global platform for virtual assistants who want to strengthen their skills and learn from other experienced virtual assistants. The Virtual Gurus Academy provides self-paced learning courses to expand your skills and earning potential with today’s most important professional development options.
Active Virtual Gurus VAs receive a personalized 30% discount for all Academy classes.
Join us for monthly Lunch & Learns on topics related to improving your skillset and/or wellness. All sessions are recorded so you can easily view them later on your own time.
Virtual Gurus has partnered with Livelii to provide discounted group health, dental & life insurance benefits for Canadian-based VAs. Livelii is proud to be a Canadian, woman-led organization that advocates, aggregates and provides access to services and products designed specifically for the self-and non-traditionally employed.
Using Virtual Gurus’ exclusive VA discount, Single plans are less than $100/month and Family plans are less than $200/month. Sign up is easy, and there is a 3 month wait period before your 12-month coverage is activated.
We plan on exploring options for U.S.-based VAs in 2022.
We offer discounted rates to professional services such as legal, notary and insurance providers through our perk partnerships. And we’ll have more on the roster for 2022!
Great people like to work with other great people! If you refer a friend and they become a Virtual Guru, you’ll receive a cash bonus. Likewise, if you refer a client, you’ll also receive a cash bonus. Spread the word and we’ll spread the love (or moola in this case)!
Phew, what a list! And our Community team is only just getting started! In 2022, we plan to roll out recognition when you achieve those monthly billable hour milestones, expand our partnerships perks roster, as well as launch an interactive community portal to assist with onboarding and continuous knowledge sharing.
We hope you’ll join our growing community of virtual assistants! To learn more about becoming a VA, please visit our Become a VA page here.