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Well hello there! Welcome to the most collaborative & supportive organisation, training academy & community exclusively created for online business owners, VAs & freelancers like you.

 

We’re so very glad you’re here. At VIP VA we are proud to be a leading organisation passionate about pioneering the setting of industry standards, training and nurturing new business owners into the industry, accrediting and helping businesses find the safe pair of hands they need to be more profitable.

I’m Charlotte Wibberley, and I founded VIP VA with the aim of changing the face of the VA industry, supporting the global VA industry as it grows and helping you be the VA business owner that you want to be.

VIP VA also helps business owners to understand how to get the best out of working with their VA as well.

If you want to become a VA or are a highly skilled VA looking for accreditation & professional development, then VIP VA is for you.

Choose one of the options below, and see how you can be part of the VIP VA community. Whether you’re starting your VA business, growing it or building your own skills, we’re here to support you.

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Start Your Business

Start one of our industry-leading training courses and build your successful, flexible, profitable online business on your terms.. 

Grow Your Business

Coaching and training to help you achieve your goals and reach your next level. VIP VA trained VAs earn more, do more and be more.

Showcase Your Business

Anyone can be a VA, but to be a successful one? That takes courage and experience.  Gain accreditation and be known as the best in your field.

Build Your Team

Build your own team from within our pool of experts.. Collaborate and network, learn and cross-refer. Building your team has never been easier as part of our community.

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Eat the frog – how to be productive with a lengthy to do list

It’s not unusual to find yourself aimlessly scrolling through Social Media, browsing news sites or feeling overwhelmingly compelled to hoover your keyboard when you are faced with a to-do list half a mile long, or an email in-tray with hundreds of messages demanding...

What to do when a client isn’t the right fit for you?

As freelance business support professionals we work really closely with our clients, and whilst having the skills to support them is one thing, we also need to gel with them. There is nothing worse than working with a client who can’t connect with, or whose...

The dark side of the industry

Life as a Virtual Assistant or Freelancer isn’t all kittens and rainbows and cupcakes. You know it and I know it. Running your own business is hard; long hours, lack of IT support, challenging customers, a non-existent work-life balance – these are all things that can...

Meet the team: Charlotte Wibberley

Meet the Team – this week, we’re learning a little more about Charlotte Wibberley, CEO and founder of VIP VA. As well as leading VIP VA, Charlotte is also an Online Business Manager, Facebook Ads Strategist and Infusionsoft (Keap) Certified Consultant.  She...

What to do with misfit clients?

Are you finding it hard to find customers you work well with? The kind of customers who have a working style and ethos that reflects your own? The kind of customers who appreciate your unique skillset and trust you to carry out the best work you can for them? I’m sure...

Is it ever ok to work for free?

I’ve seen a huge amount of debate recently on the topic of working for free in VA or Freelance roles, and whether or not it’s a good or bad thing.  Here at VIPVA we work tirelessly to ‘elevate’ the perceptions of the Virtual Assistant Industry (both from within...

VAs – Stand out from the crowd!

The VA community in the UK and internationally is growing at an incredible pace; more and more people are finding that they can use their skillset to help individuals and businesses without ever having to set foot in their offices…which is amazing! VAs can essentially...

How to take on a great Associate VA

In my opinion, every VA needs a great associate VA in their life! For those who don’t know, an associate VA is essentially a freelance member of your team, helping you to take care of your clients by carrying out work on your behalf.  In the majority of cases, the...

Stuck on something to say?

So many VAs that I speak to say that one of their marketing goals is to write a regular blog to attract potential customers to their website, but the vast majority just don’t get round to it, either because they are up to their eyeballs in work or because they just...

How can I grow my VA business?

Once you’ve built a solid virtual business, it’s natural to think about how you want it to grow and develop over the next few years.  Some VAs are keen to develop their team and extend their customer base, whereas others want to work more efficiently and actually...

Charlotte makes my life so much easier by finding me the VAs I need with the skill sets I need. 

I took on my first VIP VA last year with Charlotte's help. She helped me sort out what I needed and sent me a short list of properly insured, suitably qualified candidates. I picked one who has been helping me ever since.  

I am now working with 4 VIP VAs!

So much easier than trying to find out from each individual VA what s/he really does know - saved me hours at a particularly busy time in my business.

Annabel Kaye

KoffeeKlatch

I would highly recommend the VIP VA Nurture Programme to any aspiring VAs. There’s such a lot of information out there on setting up as a VA and starting your own business – the Nurture Programme takes it all and consolidates it into manageable, bite-size chunks.

You may, like me, have experience working as a corporate EA, but setting up your own VA business is a whole other thing. Charlotte Wibberley ‘virtually’ held my hand the whole way and I’m now fully set up with client enquiries coming my way! The support from the VIP VA community is also totally invaluable - with monthly Nurture Calls, expert VAs on hand to give advice and reassurance and the FB groups to network with your peers.

The Nurture Programme helped direct my time and energy and as a result, I’ve set up must faster than I anticipated. The programme also helps to ensure you follow industry best practices by having the correct legal and operational requirements in place to function as a reliable and reputable business.

A superb and highly professional programme, it will add great value to your business!

Kitty Fairbarn

Aspen VA Services

I am often asked by new or aspiring VAs for my insight into how to get started and always suggest that, before they do anything else, to find VIP VA to connect with Charlotte and the amazing community she has created. I was introduced to VIP VA very early on in my VA journey and it made a profound impact on my business and general mindset over-night. Charlotte is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in leading the way on transforming the VA industry and raising both the profile of VAs but also the standard that clients should expect. As a member, I am privileged to have even more access to Charlotte's laser-like business coaching, master-class tutorials on anything from GDPR through to imposter syndrome, there are client matching opportunities and incredible discounts on services, plus I get to chat, collaborate, share success and ask for guidance/support with some of the most inspiring, collaborative, intelligent and professional business owners I have ever encountered - I display my VIP VA accredited member's badge with pride and honour.

Lucy Messaritis

Founder, Nixon Executive Support

I engaged Charlotte and VIP VA to help me find the right VA for my business. Having used a VA previously and not had a great experience, I was looking for…

  1. expert advice on where  to even start looking for the right VA
  2. a way to shortcut the process – I didn’t have the time to be wading through lots of CVs – I wanted a shortlist already devised for me
  3. the safe knowledge the people I was speaking to had the skills I required
  4. help gaining clarity on what exactly I needed

Charlotte and VIP VA helped me to do all of those things!  The service was prompt, thorough and I found my perfect VA within days, not weeks!

I would highly recommend using VIP VA when searching for your next VA – I know I’ll be back to look for my second VA soon! Kate Barrett

Shine A Light Media

Working with VIP VA is already making a dramatic difference to my business and wellbeing! I found the whole experience of switching assistants very easy thanks to Charlotte and the team. I was delighted to be connected with the perfect match as my right hand woman. I would highly recommend. Grace Kelly

City Girl Confidence

Although I’ve previously declined to join any other VA organisations, when I heard that Amanda Slack and Charlotte Wibberley were setting up VIP VA, I decided that I wanted to be a part of it from the outset. The key thing for me is the excellent online peer support – the job can be quite solitary, working in a remote office and sometimes not seeing anyone for several days. Sometimes I also need guidance and advice from other VAs, both new and old, as to how to go about solving a particular issue, whether it’s technical or resource-related. Hopefully I’m able to help others myself too. It’s just great feeling part of a community that’s focused on quality and support. When I’m looking for new top class Associate VAs to join my team, VIP VA will be the first place I’ll search! I highly recommend VIP VA. Clare Clarke

CC Professional VA

I have recently completed the awesome Nurture Programme with Charlotte at VIP VA.

I can whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone considering the transition from PA to VA.

The content is concise and engaging and Charlotte is very responsive to any enquiries you may have.

You will feel fully supported and ultimately ready for your next entrepreneurship challenge.  

Jennifer Corcoran, FEPAA

My Super Connector

Where do you go when you want a VA to trust with not only your passwords, your business relationships but your professional reputation? I wanted a quality VA, a partnership with someone genuinely interested in my business. When I enquired within my lovely groups, VIP VA’s name was mentioned by a few people so I got in touch. They asked about who I am and what my needs were and then made suggestions on the VAs who would be a great match for me. I am delighted with their carefully chosen VA. Thank you Charlotte & VIP VA! I will be recommending your VIP VA matching service as often as I can. Suzanne Bourner

Human Driven Business

Charlotte found me my fabulous VA in the middle of last year and I couldn't be happier!  If this is what today's Virtual Executive Support is providing then I'm game! It's been a life line for a small business like mine

You can't pretend to know everything as a CEO and I don't need a diary manager or travel organised. Its business management support and the different areas social media, PR, research and crunching data (turning into something more meaningful), website support to name but just a few items that they have worked with me on.

Safe to also say I'm a nightmare to work with at times. I'm often on the road or at meetings or working non stop and they are very patient with me and this is valued a lot.

If you ever get a small business owner in denial about what Virtual support can provide and why it's worth it - send them my way, I'll put the record straight!  Thanks VIP VA.

Victoria Darragh

CEO, EPAA

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