How long is the course?
The course will take 10 weeks to complete, if you do the weekly lessons during the week they arrive.
What kind of time commitment can I expect to give to the course?
There will be weekly lessons to read and exercises to carry out. It is anticipated that approximately 3-5 hours a week will be required to undertake the course. If required I can be available for time on Skype (needs to be booked) but emails will always get a response if you’re unsure of something.
When will the class start?
The first program delivery took place on 10th July 2006. Students are welcome to join any time and their first lesson will arrive within two days after their application and payment is processed.
What is the cost for this coaching program?
$675AUD, $245 a month or $74.50AUD a week!
Payment may be made in whole, in 3 x monthly payments, or 10 x weekly. Fill out the registration form and further information will be provided before you need to make a commitment and pay for the course.
Payment may be made by: Cheque, Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Paypal or Stratapay. The course won’t be started until payment has been received and processed.
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What if I don’t want to do the training course but would like some coaching instead?
This may apply to those who have been operating for some time but don’t feel they’re getting anywhere and want to get to the next level with their business. You can elect to buy time blocks, email me what you need to cover in advance (to give me time to assess my answers and what’s needed) and then we chat via Skype, phone or web conferencing room. Each person’s need is different but we would work with half hour blocks of $75AUD per half hour or $120AUD for an hour.
Do I have to leave my job to get started?
I’ve had a few enquiries along this line so thought it good to add my response here. No, you do not need to quit your fulltime job to get started, and in fact, I would not advise it, unless you have some other income stream and were able to do without your current wage for a period of time. Building a business takes time and it will not happen overnight. It is reasonable to expect that you could do client work during the evenings and weekends – not all clients need things to happen right now (although many think they do, the reality is they often don’t as long as they know the work is being done and soon).
However, as your client base and work starts to grow you might consider moving from a fulltime job to a part-time job, to give you more hours in your own office, with the goal of going fulltime at some stage. I was fulltime in the first 12 months, but not all have that same experience, for many it’s around two years. It’s good to set a goal and to focus on it to get things happening.
I notice you’re in Australia and I’m not, is that a problem?
No, it isn’t. It doesn’t matter where you are or where I am, what matters is that you have the skills and capabilities for being a Virtual Assistant and that you need the guidance and training to get started. This course is entirely virtual so as long as you can read and write English and understand what is needed then you are eligible for the course. The course is designed for English speaking/writing Virtual Assistants, irrespective of their location.
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Once enrolled and booked into our online training course, any payments made are non-refundable. Any subsequent payments received during the course of the online course are also non-refundable. As the program is clearly outlined on this site and what your expectations should be for the program, it is expected that you are aware of your work and personal commitments before you enroll. In the event that something unforeseeable has arisen, you may choose to defer the course for a period of up to 1 year (12 months) from date of notification should something occur that will delay your being able to complete the course within the first six months.