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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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What should you expect to pay your VA?

The UK minimum wage for individuals aged 25 and over is currently £8.21 per hour[1], with the living wage (calculated from evidence about living standards in London and the UK) currently set at £10.55ph in London and £9.00ph everywhere else in the UK[2].  As a...

Insurance – what do VAs need?

If you are running a business – ANY business – you need to make sure that you and your customers are adequately protected. We live in an era when someone purchasing a hot drink can take legal action against the vendor if they don’t receive adequate notification that...

How to pick the right VA coach or trainer for you

Finding a coach or trainer to help you with your VA business can be a challenge.  There are many great people out there and it can be hard to differentiate between what people offer. But when you find a great coach, magical things can happen.  A great coach...

Entering awards – vanity exercise or business necessity?

Last year, Meg Bell of Clockwork PA entered her first ever awards process. She self-nominated for 2 Virtual Assistant of the Year awards in the North West PA awards and The Manchester PA Awards. Here she tells us about the internal struggle to enter the awards in the...

Protecting your energy & staying sane!

Protect your energy - stay sane as a small business owner! It is said that ‘the first sign of madness is talking to yourself’ – I doubt many of you would consider yourselves mad but I know from talking to freelancers that most of us talk to ourselves!   When we...

VA – a way of working, not a profession

As the VA industry grows, so does everything that the term encompasses. When we are employees we often think about ourselves as working in a profession, but what is a profession? According to the English Oxford Dictionary...

10 Tips To Help You Change Direction In Your Business

  We've all heard the saying that 'nothing in life ever stands still', and the same is more than true when it comes to our businesses.   In our blog this week, VIP VA Member Allison Christie of Tick the List shares her tips for how to pivot and change...

VA lessons learned – a letter to my former self

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give yourself all that valuable wisdom you have amassed  in your time as a business owner? VIP VA member and super VA Louise Crockett does exactly that in her guest blog for us talking about her key learnings, mistakes...

How to successfully apply for freelance work

With the VA market growing and more businesses realising the potential benefits that come from using the services of a virtual assistant, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd.  In her guest blog, VIP VA graduate and member talks us...

My first year running my VA business

Ever wondered what the first crucial year in business looks like as a VA?  VIP VA Member Alex Hughes of Auxilium Admin shares her journey over the last 12 months... "As I have recently celebrated my first Business Birthday, I have taken some time recently to...

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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