121differenceWe have currently 2 different levels of membership.  Basic Membership and our flagship, Premium Membership.

Our Basic Membership Subscription is for those who need help with training and basic marketing.  If you know what you want, what your will do and just need a hand up to learn the skills you need to get started, this membership level will suit you.

Our Premium Membership, on the other hand, is for those who want to build their own unique business that suits them personally.  This level of membership includes personal one-2-one mentoring and coaching.

All One2one Temps services are included as part of your premium member subscription. As a VA Partner you pay a weekly or fortnightly subscription  and gain access to all our programs, services, training and support (details here) at no extra cost to you.  This also includes free job leads through vaplacements.com

To Get Started

Irrespective of what membership you join under, our aim is to support you as you start and continue to grow your business.  We believe in collaborating with you to find the best solution for you as you build a business that you love and are proud of.

We really are one2one!

To help us tailor our services to the direct needs of our members we follow the critical success factors for running a successful business  as our guide when developing professional development activities.  We also canvass our members to find out what areas of business or current issues they find challenging and design webinars and resources to around them.

whatmakesavaThe Profile of a successful Virtual Assistant

Successful virtual assistants effectively manage their cash flow, have defined a target market, created an effective marketing system, delegate when required and have a simple organizational structure.  They automate where possible and find the work/life balance they need to support their chosen lifestyle.

Critical success factors for virtual assistants:

  1. Cash Flow Management
  2. Accounting records and Compliance with legal requirements.
  3. Marketing/Sales system that includes passive and multiple income channels.
  4. Planning/delegation skills
  5. Time Management

It may take you some time to become competent in all of the above areas because this is a journey and every individual brings something different at the beginning.  However our services are designed to help you build these success factors into your business as your confidence and performance grows.  

The following Training Needs Survey will help you identify areas to work on initially.

Take our Training Needs Assessment

Virtual Assistant Training:

Cash Flow Management:

We provide you with a range of templates and training to help you set your financial goals, develop a budget and raise invoices to make sure your income is predictable.  We can also introduce you to a suitable accountant who understands how virtual assistants work.

Accounting Records and Compliance:

We provide you with suggestions and advice on what to ask your accountant, ATO directives and some resources to help you ensure that you are meeting all your legal requirements.

Marketing/Sales System:

As part of our structured marketing education program we help you define your target market and the services you will offer to them.  We then help you set up multiple channels of leads into your business.  Our program also includes help with the structure of your website and setting up engagement tactics as well as social media support and training.  We provide support to you on an individual basis in regards to marketing strategy and then give you access to courses that help you implement the tactics in your marketing plan.

Planning/Delegation Skills:

Chances are you haven’t been in a situation previously where you have had to delegate and manage others.  We help with setting up your business in a way that you will obtain the most benefit.

The very first step in setting up as a virtual assistant is to decide:

  1. what you will do,
  2. who you will help and
  3. how you will help them.

Armed with this information you can start to effectively find the clients who will benefit most from your services.  Our mentors help you one-2-one with this basic planning and design and we have an online course that you can complete at your own pace and from your own home.

Time Management:

Your time is already stretched and when you start your business it will be even more so.  We provide you with our Managing Time, Stress and Learning course.  We also help you one2one with ideas and suggestions on how to make the most of the time you have working on and in your business.

Finding Clients:

While our main aim is to train you to run an independent successful virtual assistant business, we also understand that initially finding clients can be rather daunting.  We believe that your support and training needs to cover the time when you will accept your first client (at the very least).

For this reason we have established www.vaplacements.com This VA Search and Directory attracts clients from everywhere and from a range of different industries and needs.  As part of our program, you will have access to our advertised jobs and access to resources and training on how to attract prospects and how to convert them.

Monthly Webinar Program:

Each month (at the very minimum) we hold a live webinar that is recorded and the recording is made available to members as a learning kit with added resources.  Our members make requests on topics and we arrange everything else.   Examples of topics are   Earn What You Are Worth, Motivation Techniques, Getting WordPress to Work for You, Creating the perfect lead magnet…..just an example of the range of topics being presented.

Technology:  

Our ability to deliver services to our clients depends on technology.  As a previous national IT Centre Manager for a large organisation, I understand all too well the challenges of being dependent on technology that isn’t well supported.  

We provide the following to our members; Domain name, website hosting, wordpress install and training to build your website; Website engagement guide and checklist;  online courses and resources as well as a list of software to address the remote delivery issues.

These are all included in your subscription as well as many other services and solutions. 50+ page handbook chock full of resources and guides to make sure you are on the right track.  Our list of technology has been tried and tested by us and we are confident in our judgement.

Personal Mentoring and Support

A one-2-one support structure – a Virtual Support Consultant will provide you with a personal level of support (daily if needed)   Although we provide help with a website, member handbook and several other written and recorded resources, we also provide you with personal support to ensure you take full advantage of all our services.  You will also become a member of our closed skype and facebook groups where you can interact with other virtual assistants with different levels of experience and expertise.

Finding your Ideal Clients and Identifying your Niche:  

We take your Marketing very seriously which is why we have developed several programs to help you create the right marketing strategy for yourself and your business.  It all starts with your exit strategy and where you want to be in 10 years time and we work back from there to create defined annual/quarterly and monthly goals.  Our flagship is the Marketing Education Course for Virtual Assistants which was developed in conjunction with a marketing expert.  This course consists of 6 modules and is included as part of your premium subscription. The 6 modules includes:

  • Planning, Positioning, Promoting, Pricing, Increasing Sales, Retaining Clients.

This is tailored to the VA industry and was developed by a qualified Marketing Consultant with over 15 years experience in all facets of marketing and our CEO, Liz Parker (+30 years experience and training).  You will have access to prework, video sessions and post session activity templates that will help you develop your own marketing plan.  A mentoring session at the end of each module will ensure that you have the correct approach for your niche.  An additional program that looks at online marketing and generating leads is also offered.

Continual Training and Development:  

Online training opportunities – ranging from media training to time management, stress management and sales techniques. A full online business guide that is packed with resources, guides, contracts and templates. An online course website packed full of recorded webinars and other opportunities.   A live monthly webinar on a current topic.

We have tried to cover all eventualities with our services, but if there is something you need all you have to do is ask – after all that is our name One2One.  We provide you with personalised training and draw on the extensive skills and experience of our team to do so.