Articles on becoming a VA that is. I’ve noticed an explosion of articles on different publications promoting how ‘easy’ it is to become a VA. Have a computer, have internet connection and voila! You’re a VA! If it were that easy, we’d all be doing it! 🙂
There also seems to be a growing number of courses to do, to learn how to become a VA and I encourage you, if you’re planning to take this path, that you do your research and assure yourself that those providing the courses have got the credentials to do so. This means some years of experience behind them, perhaps accreditation through one of the VA certifications out there, and maybe even membership of a recognised coaching organisation. Participation in a VA network or two wouldn’t go astray either. It’s important that those teaching you the ropes, have ropes that are connected, so to speak!
There are a number of established VA sites that list the courses, networks, certifications, etc available in the industry and these are worth visiting and monitoring as you build your knowledge for developing a VA business. Some of those sites include these below:
This is not to say that these are the only sources and there are many creditable sources out there – I just want to encourage you to do some research – good practice for your new VA business – clients will have you doing research for them sometime! 😉 KMT