Choose your own work schedule, your rates, and your clients.
Learn exactly how to make $3000/month of recurring income.
Get promoted on our VA Directory and matched with clients who need you!
will train you HOW to identify your specialized VA skills, how to attract the right clients, and how to set up your packages and prices that will set you apart so clients happily pay for your services!
PLUS, finish your certification and get listed on our Directory and get matched to clients so your business can grow faster!
Step 1: Learn VA skills.
Step 2: Choose a focus.
Step 3: Make recurring and stable income!
Step 4: Own your business and own your life!
1. How to make sure your VA business is set up legally
2. How to sell your services as packages and how to set up your prices
3. How to set up marketing for your VA business, including how to build a website and how to use social media to get clients!
4. How to navigate the common platforms that VAs need to know to be successful:
You'll receive one-on-one coaching to help you make $3000 of recurring income per month!
Learn the exact skills needed to set up your business and become a successful VA, while still being a dedicated homeschool mom!
Meet lifelong friends whose hearts are at home, but who also want to build a business!
The VA Academy will show you how to nail down your specialty, set up recurring packages, and make money per month instead of per hour! You'll learn how to build an agency by hiring a team, how to set up project management systems, and how to sell packages for $1000/mo to get to $10K per month and beyond!
"In the VA Academy, I am broadening my skills and very quickly found my first client! Before the VA Academy, I struggled with where to start. I’m so grateful for the guidance that I have received-- I literally have the steps to take. Now that I'm in the VA Academy, my confidence has grown. When I have a question on how to do something for my client, Jen and her hubby have been so helpful in finding the answers. I followed the game plan set out and worked through step by step. If you're considering joining the program, do it!! Follow the steps and you won’t regret it."
"The VA Academy showed me how to set up my business, taught me the skills needed to start helping busy business owners, and most importantly encouraged me that what I was doing was worthwhile and needed!"
"Jen and the Never Along Coaching team didn't miss a single detail with The VA Academy. Not only is every process smooth, the transitions seamless, but the Academy is also cleverly designed. When completing VA training challenges within the program, you are also completing necessary components crucial for your business! Talk about working smarter, not harder!"
"In the VA Academy, I feel more confident in the decisions that I need to make as a business owner. I also feel that I'm part of a community that supports me and encourages me, making a difference in my perspective. Before the VA Academy, I struggled with having someone that I can trust to share my dreams and questions. I also didn't have someone who truly understands my vision and to keep me accountable. Now I feel more encouraged and have a clear vision. More confident."
"It is possible! Don't give up! I NEEDED a job but after 13 years home with my boys the idea of going to work outside the home left a bad taste in my mouth (and sent my anxiety skyrocketing). I had a 4-month window to get my business up and running. I registered for the VA Academy immediately after my initial call with Jen Hickle. I hit the ground running and conquered challenge after challenge. In just 2 months, I got 2 clients in the niche I chose! (They both said my social media posts were what drew them to me!) Dreams and prayers do come to fruition. Keep pushing forward step by step. Let this amazing group and our fearless leader support you as you make your dreams of being able to work from home and still be a full-time presence to your family a true reality!"
How to Start Your VA Business Legally
How to Price your Services
How to Find Clients that value what you do
How to Manage Your Schedule
PLUS: The VA Website building course where you learn exactly how to build your own website so clients happily hand over their credit card for recurring monthly payments to you!
Goal Success Classes: learn how to set up systems to manage your time, juggle your tasks, and avoid procrastination.
And, BONUS 1: Free or Almost Free Ways to Market Your Business (When you don’t have much time or money). Full of ideas on how to get clients, both for YOU and for you to help your clients!
BONUS 2: How to Sell Your Services Without Feeling too Salsey! Learn exactly how to package and price your services, without feeling yucky in the process!
Coaching, Curriculum, and Community
Private coaching sessions with Jen
Monthly group accountability calls
Monthly Marketing Masterclasses
Your success depends on the work and effort that YOU put in. You can easily be up and running within a month if you work hard. As soon as you complete 5 Challenges, we will begin promoting you on our Directory!
Homeschooling already gives you so much freedom! You aren't bound by the school or bus schedule. You can be available for your kids when YOU choose. Being a virtual assistant means YOU choose when you work and which tasks you do for your clients. YOU are in control of your daily and weekly schedule! The two go together like chocolate and peanut butter!
There is so much information online that it is time-consuming and overwhelming to sort through all of it! The VA Academy guides you step-by-step so you aren't wasting any time. Our community gives you 24/7 encouraging support, so you aren't alone on an island figuring it out alone. And, best of all, we promote your services so you will get clients FASTER than if you try to do it alone.
Awesome! You'll get to jump to our Advanced Concepts Calls, which will help you choose a specialty, create packages that sell, and make a steady income of $3000/month. You can also join the Achievers program for more one-on-one coaching.
Usually service-based businesses need to hire a VA. They are busy doing the work of the business: they are seeing patients, clients, teaching, coaching, etc. They don't have time for bookkeeping, admin, social media, creating graphics, or editing their website. They need an assistant for data entry, spreadsheet management, emailing clients, or getting tasks done. That's why they will hire YOU!
3 monthly coaching sessions, all recorded if you can't make it live.
Step by step learning at your own pace.
3 private coaching calls, scheduled when you choose throughout the 6 months of your program.
You have 3 days to check out the program. If you watch all the trainings and decide that this is not for you, we will stop your payments and you will not be charged again.
Most videos are only 5-10 minutes long. Easy to watch between homeschooling, cleaning, or rocking the baby.
In the Academy, you'll learn HOW to get clients on your own, using networking, your website, and social media. You will also be matched to clients after you demonstrate your VA skills!
Most members spend about 5 hours per week learning their skills and building their marketing. Once you get clients, you can work as little or as much as you choose!
VAs can charge between $20-$100 per hour, depending on your skills and abilities. The more specialized you are, the more you can charge.
You will need internet, a laptop, a smartphone, and a place to work. This can be in your bedroom, dining room, or in a spare bedroom. Even on your couch if you're comfortable! Most software or apps are free to start! You may want headphones or a nice chair eventually. You may already have everything you need to begin!
As with any business, there are tools you can invest in to make your life easier. But nothing is required to begin. You can build your website for free and website hosting is very inexpensive (around $5/month). As you grow, you can choose to invest in the Pro version of software, but nothing is required at first!
You will need to spend about $75 in start-up costs to complete the personality assessments, so we can match you with the best clients!
No, this is not an MLM or a networking marketing program. We do not take a percentage or cut of any of your profits. You are creating your own business as an independent contractor.
How quickly you sign on clients depends on how quickly you work the program. Most VAs get their first client within 2 months. The harder you work, the more successful you will be. Some VAs take longer, if they are working full time or have very small children at home.
Plan on working on your VA business for about 5-10 hours per week. After you work through the lessons, you'll shift that learning time into working time as you get clients. As you work through the program, you'll figure out how to make this work with your schedule and your family, which is great preparation for working with your clients!
Yes! Absolutely. We have Members in Canada and Mexico. We will work with you to ensure that you are set up legally and correctly for where you live.
No, we do not. You are an independent business. We make money from the tuition from the Academy. We are not an agency and we are not in the middle between you and your clients.
Yes. You can work as quickly as you want to because you get all the trainings as soon as you enroll. You will not be held back or feel behind. Everyone works at their own pace! If you are already a VA, you can skip the redundant lessons and jump to whatever is applicable to where you are!
Yes! All of our trainings are on video and you can watch when it works for you! All of our live sessions are recorded and you can watch on your own time!
YES! The best tools will help you build your business in the best way! You can use a desktop computer, but a laptop will give you the flexibility and freedom to work from anywhere! Having a Smartphone is essential, too! If you don't have a laptop, either a Mac or PC will work. You don't have to break the bank- get a laptop for about $400-500. Almost all of your work will be online so make sure you have good internet!
What sets the VA Academy apart is the personalized coaching. Most programs are a "membership," like Netflix, where you work through the overwhelming vaults of information on your own. We use a RoadMap, so you know exactly what to do next. You also get private coaching sessions (which most programs do not offer to VAs) which tailors the whole experience to YOUR strengths, personality, and background. You will feel cared for and supported in a very encouraging environment!
Yes! Being a VA isn't about fitting yourself into a box. It's about building a box around your life! You can work when the baby sleeps, when Grandma has the toddler, in the middle of the night, on weekends, or whenever you have a little bit of extra time. If you know you need to do SOMETHING alongside being a mom, you probably love a challenge and love learning. This program and being a VA is a great option. You can keep learning and growing as your kids get older. And you can research while they play, nurse, or nap.
Yes. The VA Academy will give you the foundation to increase your clients and increase your prices.
If you want to hire team members and sell packages and make more money, you will want to upgrade to the Achievers Program.
You don't have to, but MUCH of our training utilizes the tools of Facebook and Instagram, both for you and your clients. You can modify for yourself, but be aware that we do believe that there is benefit from using the connections on line.
YOU get to decide! There is complete freedom and flexibility when you own a VA business. You set the hours, you set the rates, you choose your clients, and you choose your services.
In the VA Academy, you'll get help determining which services you should offer and how to set your rates so you're not just guessing.
You can work in the morning, at night, or even on the weekends! One hundred percent up to you and what your clients want.
You do have to be disciplined to own a business like this! You have to be self-motivated and organized to make it happen.
"I had my Virtual Assistant business for almost 3 years when I reached a point that I just felt overwhelmed. I didn’t know my niche and basically I was providing every service that the clients would ask. I found myself tired, and stressed. I wasn’t enjoying my work anymore. After only 2 coaching sessions with Jen, she helped very quickly to narrow down my niche. She recognized immediately what are my strengths, and how I should map out my next steps. Jen’s energy is beyond explainable. Speaking with her made me feel that I can reach all my goals! Besides the coaching sessions with Jen, I was very happy to find more services that I really needed: Jen helped me with the copywriting of my website and Chris created my new website, which looks great! I received an access to different pre-recorded trainings which were very interesting to watch – I learned and discovered some new information that I could use in my business. In short, Never Alone Coaching has everything a business owner would need: friendly faces, support, quick understanding of what a business owner needs, access to lots of information, and much more!"
"Absolutely the best career coaching I've had so far! Jen Hickle is extremely modest, but her course itself (coupled with her nearly weekly live group meetings) has set the bar for me! Not to mention her spirit is just something you don't see in this business. I've not only grown my skills, but I've grown as a person because of her. I CANNOT recommend investing in this course enough, I promise you won't regret it!"
"The Never Alone VA Academy has been such a blessing! They understand the challenges of being a homeschooling mom, wife, and business owner while giving me practical skills and tools to grow my business. I have been in the program for a year now, and they have been with me from day one. From getting my LLC set up to booking clients, I have expanded my skillset and they have been able to match me up with some great clients! Being in a group with like-minded women has also provided great support and friendships from the other VAs. I highly recommend this program!"
"Jen and the Never Along Coaching team didn't miss a single detail with The VA Academy. Not only is every process smooth, the transitions seamless, but the Academy is also cleverly designed. When completing VA training challenges within the program, you are also completing necessary components crucial for your business. Talk about working smarter and not harder. Jen and team have found the key to fluidity and efficiency, while delivering a top-quality product. And just as their name suggests, you will never be alone. With multiple monthly group coaching calls, you will get your questions answered or that morale boost you've been looking for. If you're contemplating becoming a virtual assistant, Jen and the Never Alone Coaching team will exceed your exceptions with the detail and hard work they have put into The VA Academy!
I enjoy working with Jen and the Never Alone Coaching team, because you are truly never alone. Whether it's the VA Academy Facebook group or the group coaching calls it seems there is always somewhere to turn for that boost you need or that question answered. I appreciate the effort that has been put into the courses and challenges. Your passion is clearly displayed throughout the Academy.
So far, I have been highly impressed with the level of thought and detail I have seen throughout various stages. I have been very pleased and appreciate the conciseness of The VA Academy.
Thank you for offering such a valuable product to stay-at-home moms. I'm so grateful for the knowledge I'm gaining that will further my business ventures!"
"Being introduced to the VA Academy offered by Never Alone Coaching has been the best thing! Not only are the challenges fun and exciting to complete, but the support that is given to you along every step of the journey is simply wonderful! And you get to meet so many amazing people with a variety of interests and skills, all at different stages of life, which makes connecting with the group such an incredible place to learn and grow! If you're anything like me (creative and wanting to learn something new), talk to Jen! She is so helpful in answering questions and guiding you in taking the next step! "
"Working together has not only brought me more income but has brought less stress and more joy to my life! Jen is simply fantastic and always seems to know just what to say! Before joining the VA Program I was stressed about my upcoming maternity leave ending. The thought of returning to my corporate job and not getting to spend as much time with my babies left me heartbroken! I didn't think I could have it all... working part-time, from home, creating my own schedule, and still spending as much time as I wanted with my kids. God opened this door for me at just the right time! Working with Jen (and Chris) has been amazing!!! They're both so knowledgeable, and encouraging! I'm so grateful that I can now make money while working from home, and having the flexibility to create my own schedule. I'm not missing out on my kids' milestones! I have less stress in my life, and I know that Jen's there whenever I have questions. I ask lots of questions. I participate in the group calls, and individual strategy calls. I've completed several trainings/challenges in the VA Academy. I utilize the VA Facebook group to ask questions, and get to know other VAs. If you are thinking of joining this program, take the quiz and see if being a VA would be a great fit for you! It's a wonderful program, and you'll have an amazing coach by your side the whole way, plus a community of like-minded VAs to connect with! It can change your life!"
"The VA Academy has very thorough videos with the information explained clearly. Jen is great on the coaching calls and very knowledgeable and encouraging. Her VA Rachel is always helpful, prompt and so approachable for questions and concerns. This has been a big step outside of my comfort zone into an area of dealing with fears and lies. It’s exciting to be learning and accomplishing something so great all the while still being the wife and mom I want to be, not having to brush any of my priorities aside."