So you want to be a VA

Ready to become a virtual assistant? This is everything you need to get started.

**Updated for 2018!!**

Are you ready?
It's time to work from home doing what you love.
  • Do you love a challenge?
  • Does everyone in the office come to you for an answer?
  • Are you feeling restricted by your current role, but don’t know what to do?
  • Would you love the challenge of running your own business?
Let me show you how
My name is Liz and I was "Boss Lady" behind Australia’s premier virtual assistant business, The Virtual Assistant.
In 2015 I sold the business to one of my fabulous VAs to focus on providing a quality training course for those looking to enter the industry.
So you want to be a virtual assistant is a course focused on building your business, finding your ideal clients and standing out from the competition.
You already have the skills a virtual assistant needs!
  • You’re switched on, not afraid of technology and know how to find the answer to anything.
  • No matter where you've worked, you've been considered an integral part of the business.
  • You’re ready for a change… and I’m here to show you how.
So you want to be a VA doesn’t just cover the basics. With this course, you’ll receive hours of in-depth training and guidance, all based on my experience working as a successful virtual assistant.
You’ll also get access to a range of templates that I developed specifically for my business so you can hit the ground running.
You’ll learn how to:
  • complete the essential requirements of starting your own business
  • find the niche that you will thrive in
  • market yourself without feeling shy or sleazy
  • secure your first clients – and have them coming back for more
  • manage the process from sale to invoice and beyond
  • plan for your future – including emergencies
  • expand your business (if you want to build an empire!)
  • and much more.
Learn at your own pace in our on-demand classroom. You’ll have access to all the materials (and any updates) for a lifetime!
Your journey to becoming a virtual assistant begins here.

Your Instructor

Liz Pulo
Liz Pulo

I’m Liz Pulo (that’s me to the left looking fancy), and I’m the owner and founder of So you want to be a VA, and was previously "Boss Lady" behind The Virtual Assistant.

I’ve been a virtual assistant for several years. My employment background is pretty varied – I’ve done call centre work, call-out IT support, eLearning… I even had a stint at LEGO doing logistics and order management, and worked in an ice cream factory as an office manager (and did plenty of “taste testing”.)

When I worked at the ice cream factory I was convinced that I wanted out of the normal 9-5 “daytime” environment. I had a short stint as a pastry chef apprentice (which didn’t quite suit me either!), before I found out about virtual assistance.

To my surprise, I’d already been a virtual assistant for some time… I just had no idea that it was a thing you could charge for! My friends and family can attest that I’m a helper and an organiser. Outside of my normal work, I was (and am!) always helping my friends and family with their side projects, getting things organised, updating websites and so on.

But when I came across a website about virtual assistants, I realised it had a name, it was a real ‘thing’ and that I could make a living from it.

I joined The Virtual Assistant as a licensee and generalist VA, and by the end of the year was approached to take over the business in it’s entirety. Never one to turn down a challenge, of course I said yes. The Virtual Assistant had 10 virtual assistants as licensees as well as myself.

In 2015 – coinciding with an offer of remote employment by my favourite client – I sold ‘The Virtual Assistant’ business to one of my fabulous VAs, and set about creating a course for those who wanted to be a virtual assistant but didn’t know where to start.

Being a virtual assistant – no matter what you specialise in – is hard work, but I believe that achieving success is absolutely possible, and my business – and current career – is proof of that.

I’m looking forward to helping you start your business!

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this a requirement of becoming a virtual assistant?

There are no “requirements” to becoming a virtual assistant – as a virtual assistant you operate your own business, and can provide a great number of services.

What this course does is help you set your business up in the way that suits your goals, and distills years of experience into clear, easy to understand format.

Will this course teach me administration skills?

No. This course will cover some absolute basics of customer service and administration, however this course is based around you bringing your brilliance to the table — that is, your current skills and talents.

This course shows you how to take those talents and turn them into a profitable business.

I don’t want to do administration. Will this course suit me?

This course will suit anyone wanting to run a service-based business – whether that be in administration, web design, copywriting or something else entirely.

What if I’ve already started my business? Will I still get something out of it?

If you’re looking for some direction in your business, or need a little help, you’ll absolutely get something out of this course.

The course is built around starting from scratch, but you can apply any of the exercises to your current business to change your direction or create a new path.

Do I have to complete the course all at once?

Not at all. You’ll have access to all the course materials, including any updates, for a year after purchase. You’ll have the option to extend your access after this time as you need.

If you wanted to sit down and cram it all in, you could get through everything in a couple of days, but we recommend taking the time to go through everything slowly and reflect on the exercises.

Can men become virtual assistants?

Absolutely! There is no doubt that currently women outnumber men in this industry, but there is no reason why you can’t be a virtual assistant – no matter your gender.

Do you offer payment plans?

No — I recommend saving up and paying for the course when you can. It’s available all-year round, so there’s no reason you need to go into debt for it.

Will I get one-on-one coaching for feedback?

Not at this stage – unfortunately I just don’t have the time to commit to one-on-one feedback sessions, however if you have any questions or need a hand with something, just drop me a line and I’ll help you out the best I can!

Why did you drop the price?
I used to sell this course for $349 - it was a part of my business model to generate an income from the sale of this course. But in late 2016 I realised that I was in a position now where I could afford to lower the price and allow as many people as possible to access this information. The information hasn't changed or being altered - it's the same quality information as always. And I'm still here to answer questions. But it's at a much better price point for you.

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