The VA Academy Hub

Welcome to your VA Academy journey! 

We are so happy you are here!
If you have any questions along the way, please email¬†[email protected]

Please also ask your questions in the Facebook group! It's likely that if you have a question, someone else has the same question! (It’s a private group. No one who isn’t in the group can see what you ask or comment, even if you see it in your newsfeed.)

We are happy to assist you along the journey! Your success is our success!

Jump to Upcoming Calls

First Steps

  1. Complete the Starting Point Form
  2. Complete the Strength Assessment
  3. Print the Welcome Packet and put it in a 3-ring binder.
  4. Update your Settings and profile here. (You can always go here if you need to update your card or address or email.)

Next: 

  1. Watch the Core Training videos in the Member Center.
  2. Set up a place to work from home (this can be in your bedroom, a spare room, in the dining room, or in a corner of the kitchen. You can even buy a portable desk on Amazon and keep it in the family room. Also check out this less expensive option.)
  3. Mark your calendar for our upcoming coaching calls!
Mark Your Calendar!

Begin working on your Challenges!‚Äč

1. Go to the Member Center to start working on the Challenges. 

2. Refer to the Roadmap for instructions about your Challenges.

3. After you have completed 5 Challenges, you can get listed on the Directory!

4. After you have completed 7 Challenges, you'll be certified as a VA!

Links to tools to use:

  1. Canva (Start with a free account. Upgrade to Pro when you can.)
  2. Squarespace website (pricing)
  3. Website hosting (included in price of Squarespace)
  4. Website domain (usually between $1.99-$11.99 every other year to renew the domain)
  5. Google Workspace for email, calendar, Google Drive, Google Sheets ($6/mo)
  6. Slack (free)
  7. Honeybook for invoicing, task management, billing, client inquiries, scheduling calls ($16/mo)
  8. Facebook Personal Profile (free)
  9. Instagram Business Profile (free)
  10. Calendly for scheduling calls, optional (free)
  11. Todoist, optional (free)
  12. Asana (sign up for the free trial to compare with Todoist)

Upcoming Calls:

July:

  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 1:00 p.m. Central, Mentor Call with Ethan Hickle
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Tuesday, July 16th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen: How often should you update your website?

August:

  • Tuesday, August 6th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Tuesday, August 20th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Mentor Call with Ethan Hickle¬†
  • Wednesday, August 28th, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen

September:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen
  • Tuesday, September 24, 1:00 p.m. Central - Mentor Call with Ethan Hickle

October:

  • Wednesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Wednesday, October 23, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen
  • Tuesday, October 29, 1:00 p.m. Central - Mentor Call with Ethan Hickle

November:

  • Wednesday, November 6, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Tuesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen
  • Tuesday, November 26, 1:00 p.m. Central - Mentor Call with Ethan Hickle

December:

  • Wednesday, December 4, 1:00 p.m. Central - Q and A call with Jen
  • Tuesday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. Central - Marketing Masterclass with Jen
  • Wednesday, December 18, 1:00 p.m. Central - Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen
  • No Mentor Call (Christmas Break)

Call Descriptions:

  • Q and A call with Jen: Come and ask any questions about your business, clients, goals, or self-confidence!
  • Marketing Masterclass with Jen: submit your website, marketing, Canva images, etc, for feedback!
  • Mentor Call with Ethan: Come learn from a mentor in our Academy! Different topics every month.
  • Website Wednesday with Chris and Jen: Learn everything you need to about websites-- for you or your clients!

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