Looking to Set up Your own Virtual Assistant Business?
In my DIY VA course, I not only show you how to set up and run a bulletproof VA business, but I support you through the entire process and help you avoid all the mistakes I made when I first started out.
You receive lifetime access and a fantastic trainee-only group where I focus heavily on mindset to help you become a confident and decisive business owner.
The course has created well over 1000 Virtual Assistants, many of whom now run agencies, and will take you from admin whizz to VA superstar quickly and painlessly... it's also loads of fun!
What Do You Want From Your Life?
"I want to achieve my full potential."
"I want to learn new skills and meet new people."
"I want to be in charge of my own time and destiny."
"I want to be paid at a rate that reflected my skills and worth."
"I want the freedom to make the most out of life and enjoy it."
"I want to show my kids that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.”
"I want the flexibility to do what I want when I want!"
"I want to be able to work around my young family."
"I want to have a feeling of control and freedom."
"I don't want to worry about how to fit that thing called 'life' around the 9-5.”
"I don’t want to look back one day and say “what if...?"
"I want something for me."
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These answers were given my members of my community. I don't know what your reason is, but I do know you want something more from your life or else you wouldn't be here.
I also know that if that something is to set up and run your own Virtual Assistant business, my DIY VA course will make it happen for you.
Voted For By You
Big thanks to everyone who voted for me. You're actually the real winners because you wouldn't have voted for me if you didn't feel my DIY VA course was worth every penny.
It is my absolute honour to help you go from admin whizz to kickass Virtual Assistant.
MY FLAGSHIP DIY VA COURSE COVERS:
WHAT TO OFFER AND TO WHOM
Videos and exercises on how to analyse your career history and assess your skillset so you can work out your niches and what services to offer.
FINANCIAL & LEGAL STUFF
This covers how to invoice and get paid, setting up a business bank account, contracts, data protection (GDPR), tax and insurance. Basically, all the legal shizz!
HOW TO MAGIC MORE HOURS
I show you how to create your own flexible, working calendar so you can easily manage your training, personal and work commitments without dropping the ball or going insane.
DESIGNING YOUR BRAND
It's important to thoughtfully consider and establish your personal brand. From deciding on your company name and logo, to what you should put on your website.
MONEY & PRICING
Pricing can be awkward but this section makes what and how to charge for your newly-discovered skillset and hard-earned years of workplace experience super easy.
MARKETING & FINDING CLIENTS
This detailed section covers how to promote your business and land your first client. You're also given free access to my Endless Clients Marketing course.
MINDSET & FUTUREPROOFING
I also show you how to manage clients and ensure the survival or your new VA business. Including how to stay motivated, managing your workload and auditing your activities.
+ DOCS, CHECKLISTS & DISCOUNTS
You receive a plethora of free guides, templates and checklists as well as exclusive discounts on the legal contracts and policies and all of my other courses
+ PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
This trainee-only group provides a monthly live Q&A, job opps, a buddy-up scheme, group discussions and personal advice and feedback on your progress.
+ ENDLESS CLIENTS MARKETING COURSE
You also have complimentary access to my Endless Clients marketing course with step-by-step methods on how to land new clients and replicate the ones you most enjoy working with.
In addition to a trainee-only group with monthly Q&A sessions and other activities all carefully designed to make you a bulletproof business owner, the DIY VA course comes with many other bonuses.
The Endless Clients Marketing Course
Marketing is a huuuuge subject - you didn't think I was going to leave you to tackle it alone did you?
12 Example LinkedIn Summaries
This is to help you create a standout profile and ensure you're head and shoulders above the rest.
Guide on How to Get New Clients
This is my most successful method of landing new clients and it works for me nearly every single time I use it.
10 Example Prospect Emails
Once you've found your ideal client, you're going to need some tried and tested ways to contact them.
Client Consultation Guide
This is to make sure that you come across professionally and turn prospects into shiny new clients
Client Onboarding Checklist
Next, you'll want to smoothly onboard that shiny new client with this handy checklist and welcome email!
Six-Month Business Audit
This is to make sure your hard work doesn't go to waste and your business remains strong and profitable.
Exclusive the course
Discounts on my Other Courses
Rock Stars receive exclusive discounts on all of my other courses as well as priority access to new products.
20% Discount on Legal Contracts
Everyone else has to buy two or more docs to receive a discount. Rock Stars get 20% off even if they only buy one.
TOTAL BONUS VALUE =£332
I work full-time and have children, will I have time to complete the course?
The majority of my trainees have children so the answer is definitely yes. You complete the course alongside your job (so you won't be "risking" anything) and then you make the jump when you have enough clients.
At first, you will be running both side by side but I provide a customisable calendar exercise to help you fit everything in. I appreciate that life can sometimes get in the way so your lifetime access means you can take as long as you want to.
My confidence has taken a hit over the last few years, will the course help with that?
The great thing about the course is that your confidence will grow simply by working through it - just look at the testimonials below if you don't believe me!
Because you have support from me and the rest of the group (which is full of graduates of the course who are now successful business owners), you will make fewer mistakes which will increase your confidence even more.
How is the course delivered?
Most of the course is written content but there is also a smattering of videos and exercises. For example, I provide a walk-through screenshare video on how to work out your skill set and you're also given a workbook to complete along with a skills questionnaire to help you figure out your niche and which services to offer.
Do I receive any direct support from you?
Yes. I'm always on hand to answer questions in the Rock Stars trainee-only group. I hold monthly live group Q&A sessions and provide personal advice and feedback via a weekly 'Coffee Morning' post. The other group members are incredibly supportive and will also jump in with personal advice.
What happens if I get stuck?
Occasionally I see a trainee who I think might be getting themselves in a tangle - this is nearly always because they rushed ahead or skipped a section. If this is the case I usually contact the trainee directly to set up a call and get them back on track.
It's my job to help my trainees succeed and I take that job very seriously.
How long does it take to complete the course?
It’s hard to say with certainty because it depends on how much time you can dedicate. Some trainees are up and running within a few weeks but most complete it over the course of a few months alongside their full-time job.
I would say the average time between starting the course and being up and running with clients is around three months. Slow and steady wins the race though so you can easily complete the course and set up your VA business with just a few hours per week.
How do I access the course once I've bought it?
The course is hosted on a private courses website. Once you click to buy, you'll immediately receive an email with your login details so you can instantly access the site and start working through the lessons.
Check your spam folder if you don't receive your login details within half an hour. The login email will go to the email address linked to your payment card.
Is the DIY VA course for UK people only?
Not at all. There are people from all over the world in the group as the course focuses on how to set up your business, how to find clients and then how to expand and develop as your business grows.
Can I see what subjects are covered?
Sure. If you click on one of the big pink 'Enrol Now' buttons, you'll be taken to the website where the course is located. There you will see the titles of each lesson in the course outline.
Can I pay in instalments?
To make the course more accessible, there are four payment plans available. Just click one of the pink 'Enrol Now' buttons and choose the payment plan that works for you.
I have a few more questions...
No problemo. Just email me at support(at)thevahandbook(dot)com and ask away!
"A huggggggeee!! Thank you, the DIY course is amazing!! Not only does it teach you the skills required but also changes your mindset (in the most amazing way). It is just what I needed. I am nearly 70% through it and I have signed two clients, it’s bloody great! So if you are thinking about purchasing it, DO IT!" Laura Cooke
"It's an absolutely brilliant course, I'd recommend it to anyone starting out as a VA, plus the support group that goes along with it is hugely valuable!" Karen Birch
"I honestly would not be in this position with my business if it wasn't for the DIY Course - and to know I have lifetime access and that Jo updates the course content regularly is just such awesome value for money. Being part of the trainee-only group is like having a huge encyclopedia of VA knowledge at your fingertips with cheerleaders telling you "You've got this" when you're having a wobble. I honestly feel this course has given me more in terms of specific business learning, mindset and work approach than any number of years did at University! It's meant that I can do the work I love, and make a living from it whilst also having a flexible lifestyle to be present for my young children. Thank you Jo for everything you do in the VA world, for your honest, gritty and down-to-earth approach. For saying it how it is so we can all get real and crack on with the job in hand!" Becky Horsfall
"Ok, I have to say it, I don't care, sue me (I now have insurance lol). If you're procrastinating on whether to buy Jo's course because you're worried it won't give you everything you need for the price, stop it. Stop it right now. I'm over halfway through the course and already feel loads more confident about it all. I had all the wobbles you're probably having now, but everything is coming together and I have tools I didn't even know I needed! I'm hyped up and in a real 'bring it on' mood, and you could be too if you just take that leap!" Kate Thornton
"I've loved Joanne's mentorship through her DIY VA course program. She provides a lot of free resources and encouragement, as well as a model to create a business with the confidence and support of a community of fellow VAs. I find her resources to be professional and concise without the chaos and loud sales pitches other models offer. Her course is affordable and easy to navigate, digest and complete. Joanne's commitment to helping Virtual Assistants thrive is evident in the quality of the program and community she's created. I highly recommend!" Beth McGee
"I so appreciate the course you have built. I really worried it would be created in a dumbed-down way. It is not. I feel myself growing and maturing as a person and a business owner with the lessons and interactions. I Love being in the Rock Stars, my business is exploding, I'm busier than I've ever been and making more money than I've ever made. It was the best money I've ever spent in my entire life. Thank you enormously." Alexandra Evans
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your course. It has totally inspired me. After 20 years of teaching and coming out of the other end feeling totally drained, I feel like I’m getting my spark back. I have a long way to go but at least I’m on my way. I have loved your course and I think you might be my new superhero 😊." Shelley Randell
"All I can say is - DO THIS COURSE! It’s fantastic, full of all the information you need and discounts galore. There are several courses within this course, so it really is great value for money. If you are serious about becoming a VA and setting up your own business, this will guide you through the process in a simple and fun way." Gemma Woolford
"I’m not even halfway through and am already about to sign my first client.The course helps organize your brain by allowing you to follow a format that alleviates the stress of feeling like you’re going it alone without any guidance. It’s awesome!"
"This course has been a shining light. Completely logical and comprehensive, it gave me the practical tools to set up and, more importantly, find clients. This course will save you valuable time and increase your confidence tenfold." Laura Coyle
"When I bought Jo’s DIY course I have to admit it was a “close my eyes and click” moment. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a VA but I wasn't convinced… until I signed up. Within half an hour of receiving my login details and welcome email, I knew I'd made the right decision. The way Jo writes makes you feel like she's there in the room with you, talking you through every stage (and giving you a talking to when you start to doubt!). She immediately instils confidence."
"I've completed Jo's VA course and would highly recommend it. It's like Jo is holding your hand through the whole process of setting yourself up to be an amazing Virtual Assistant - just give it a go. When you buy the course you have access to it for life and Jo is always there to help." Janet Zoller
"33.33% through the DIY course - so much great stuff covered and actioned already I can't believe it! I feel so much more focused with a clear directionforward🙂. Now I'm stopping to make sure I've done everything properly before going on - in the right order of course." Becky Follett 😉
"It's three years today since I bought your DIY course and how things have changed since then! Best decision ever. Started the course in the September, left full-time work in the December and now have 3 members of staff and a thriving VA business! I think I love you a little bit." 😘 Charlotte Souber
"I love this course. I bought it at full price 18 months ago and thought that it would take me a while to recoup the money... it didn't. Once I had started,it took me around two months to get everything I had invested back. Remember it is an INVESTMENT, not an expense. With lifetime access, it means when I need to refresh my process or get a kick in the pants, the Facebook group is there and the course material is on hand. Please make today the first day of your real VA career!"
"I was taking some time to reflect on my business and how far I've come over the last few years, and I just wanted to drop you a message of appreciation. Your DIY course contributed massively to my success. I've been at full capacity for 2 years and even took on an associate last year, which has been going great. I always get enquiries from VAs, just starting out asking me for advice, and I ALWAYS direct them to your site and the DIY course. Thank you for everything." Martina L
"Signed 2 new clients and have a call with another one next week. Now I have far too much work so have calls with potential associates all lined up and booked for next week too. Got loads of the DIY VA course completed - the marketing email templates 💯 work 😁. And I even managed a cheeky day off on Wednesday!" Susan Jane Randles
"This time last year, I was just about managing on an (average) PA/Administrator salary. I was doing all the things I enjoyed, but I was still restricted. This month, albeit I have clocked more hours, post-tax I have taken double my old salary. I cannot believe that I am only 6 months into my journey. Since the start of the year, I have been on 2/4 planned holidays/remote working trips this year and I have taken on an associate. I absolutely love what I do, thanks to the support of Jo and my Rock Star buddies and this is only just the beginning. I think no matter what your current work situation. If you can make time for the course, implement the actions and give 100%,you are guaranteed a return on investment." Tom Lingard
"If you are on the fence about taking this course, jump off and DO IT. The amount of education, support and resources it offers is staggering. I was scared about spending the money (any money!) at the time, but am ever so grateful I did." Karen Fouts
"I followed Jo’s course to the T – I knew this was my time to shine and I wasn’t about to waste my money. Within days of completing the DIY course and publishing my LinkedIn profile, I had my first client. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I already had a return on the money that I’d spent and it had only taken 6 weeks! The course is invaluable. Now that I have completed it and I have my business up and running with more clients than I financially need, I would advise anyone to invest in the course. You'll get a very quick return on your investment." Sophie Khaksari
"When I was contemplating the idea of becoming a VA I was given Jo’s details and told to look at her website, and I am so grateful to that person. Jo has amazing and free guidance on her site, however, I decided that her DIY course was the one for me and that I needed to be told what to do. I love that Jo is so direct and has a strict no BS policy, she says it as it is but you know it comes from the heart. There is so much continuous support and guidance given, which is not only just by Jo but our little VA community too. Every time I meet a fellow VA The VA handbook or Rock stars come up in conversation and I would always recommend Jo’s services. Thank you for being such great support to all the VA’s out there!" Alison Newcombe
"She will kill me for saying this but I owe my new-found confidence and my wonderful new business to Jo and her DIY VA course. I ABSOLUTELY wouldn’t have done this if it wasn’t for her. She’s a businesswoman, a mentor, a coach and a teacher and I am so glad I found her site. If you’re in doubt, lacking in confidence or just going off track and need a supportive push in the right direction then take the course, you won’t be disappointed!"
"I am just nearing the end of the course and have to comment on how well structured it is. The no-nonsense step-by-step approach is perfect for my busy brain and Jo's witty way of writing had me laughing out loud at times." Jenni Sampson
"The DIY VA course is an incredible tool for anyone looking to start their VA business. The resources and training provided are extremely thorough and Jo covers every topic you could ever imagine. Following completion of the course, Jo even took the time to offer me some invaluable tips to help me improve my website. I could not be more grateful. Jo is an incredible trainer for aspiring VAs and I would highly recommend her courses and training." Morena Marchetti
"Although I was certainly a late starter VA, it took off brilliantly and I have luckily got enough work. Feels so great one year on, so anyone at the startup stage or contemplating, definitely yes you can do it! It's thanks to everyone's support in the Rock Stars group and for Jo's brilliant DIY course." Caroline Tooley
"I remember buying the course during a special offer and I honestly wouldn't be where I am now without it!I was in full-time employment at the time so I worked through it during the evenings and weekends. I secured my first client before finishing the course and left my job within 4 weeks. Two years later, we are still working together. I often dip back into the course when I need a reminder or a template etc. It's been two years now and I've learned so much. It's hard work and it is challenging but it is the best decision I ever made. I have no regrets. It was worth every penny!" Debbie Gauntlett
"Thank you so much for putting together this amazing course. I’ve found the information it contains invaluable, not to mention the Facebook group, the book club and your constant communication. It really feels like value for money and don’t know what I would’ve done without it." Jo London
"I’ve got my head down working through the DIY course and I am loving it. I think I read every one of Jo’s blog posts before signing up for the course and therefore I feel all the information I am going through now is really sinking in. Even though I read lots prior, the way the course is structured makes much more sense now! I have gained so much more confidence this week by doing the course and it has reaffirmed that I have made the right decision in going self-employed with my valuable experience. I had the basics regarding my services and potential clients but now I have so much more detail. Imposter syndrome has diminished this week!" Lea Clinton
"The course is fantastic! I would have spent ages going around in circles if it wasn't for the structure of the course" 🙌🏻Helen Tovey
"The VA Handbook kickstarted my journey into the VA world back in 2018 andI’m still reaping the rewards of doing the DIY course (which I still refer to) and being part of Jo’s VA Rock Stars Facebook group. There’s honestly no aspect of VA-ing not covered by Jo’s resources and Facebook groups. They’re my go-to for any conundrums before I look anywhere else. Jo’s availability within the group regardless of how big it gets is admirable too. She has created safe solid spaces that stand apart from many memberships, thanks Jo!" Irene Nambi Kafeero
"I bought the course just over a month ago and it has been worth every penny so far. There's no better incentive to stop procrastinating than knowing you've just invested your hard-earned cash in something. It feels great to be working on my own thing and taking those first few steps from employee to business owner." Michelle Wright
"I launched my business last September, I did a Facebook post a week later and I waited for all the clients 😂😂..... of course, nothing happened, so I started posting more, but I really didn't know what I was doing. With the many lockdowns and two small children, I was really struggling. I had one regular client and nothing else. In March this year, I bought Jo's course. It gave me structure, guidance and confidence. Around the same time, I started networking. In the next couple of months, I got a couple of one-off projects and some associate work. As we approached the summer I was feeling more and more determined, but with little childcare, I was happy to sit tight for the summer holidays... but instead, I signed several clients, my associate work came through and I am now excited to say I am where I never thought I would be! Buying Jo's course was a make or break for me. I was lost and disheartened. I'm not now! I often refer back to different bits in the course and am grateful to Jo". 😊 Michelle Payne
"Although I have been self-employed and working from home for several years, doing the DIY VA course really opened my eyes to things that I hadn't thought of doing/getting, that were essential in order to be a professional VA. If you're thinking of becoming a VA Joanne guides you (in fact she holds your hand) throughout the process and you get access to all the resources for life. Amazing lady." Janet Zoller
"My confidence has grown significantly and imposter syndrome has reduced immensely. I don’t think I could have done this without the support of Jo, the VA Handbook and of course, the modules I have done in the DIY course. All the information and tools guided me through every step of setting up to launching. The VA handbook, this group and the Handbookers are my bible. All I can say is, I am loving being a VA! It is the best decision I have made in years." 😁 Lea Clinton
"I really love the live Q&A sessions as Jo is full of great advice but also to feel part of a community of like-minded people with the same goal. Knowing you have that support network when struggling with something is so important. I feel the fog has been liftedafter a chat with Jo. I am re-focused, re-energised and had the 'light bulb' moment now knowing who my ideal client is. Thank you 🙏. Even though I have finished the course, it's a constant resource to revisit, which is invaluable."
"I can certainly recommend Jo's DIY course. I finished it in around a month and have had loads of work as a result. The information is structured, relevant and bang up to date. You won't be disappointed. I didn't know where to start in the beginning as there's so much information out there but once I started the DIY course I was completely focused on what I needed to do. You also have access to a private Facebook group where we trainees hang out and share our knowledge and best practice. It's absolutely worth the money."
"It is the best VA course out there. Everything in it is beneficial, and Jo and the Rock Stars support is second to none." Ann Hunt
"Totally worth the money! There is so much info out there and it becomes overwhelming. With Jo's course, you'll be a VA before you know itbut with all the best advice and support. I couldn't have done it without her - or if I'd done it on my own I would still be trying to set up. (I started 5 months ago and have loads of clients). Go for it, you won't regret it!" Lianne Kenny
"Fabulous is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about this training course! The training is abundant with best practice advice and tried and tested techniques to take you from thinking about starting your own business to being up, running and earning. Jo has worked with professionals in many fields and she's incorporated their expertise which covers every aspect of business start-up in a no-nonsense, step-by-step approach."
"If you're keen to stop wasting time and have Jo give you a step-by-step process on how to set up your VA business (with MORE support and LESS overwhelm), and you know you'll benefit from surrounding yourself with like-minded business owners, I highly recommend you invest in this course and become a Rock Star. The Rock Stars consists of new, aspiring AND established VAs around the world, and the community is both inspiring and supportive. I hope to see you there. Your future self will thank you for it!"
"I do love being a VA, I spent so long thinking about it and half-heartedly for years before really going for it. If your heart is in it and you put in the effort you can make it work. Thank you to Jo for your amazing course and support. I love being my own boss and if the sun's out I can go out and enjoy it and then work in the evening when it's dull!" Jill Hartery
"I've today finished working through the final sections of your course, and am feeling confident and excited to get going. I found your section on LinkedIn particularly helpful. I also re-read the section on niches today and found so much valuable information in there that I needed to take note of and remember going forward. Your course and your website, blogs, Facebook page etc. have all been amazing." 🤩Wendy Meyer
"I set up really quickly and in the right way with Jo's help. Otherwise, I think it would have taken me ages and lots of avoidable mistakes along the way. With the course, I felt ready and confident to take on clients. Six months after setting up and I have loads of work coming in!" Karen H
"Jo's DIY course material is worth the cost in itself, but the 'valuable extras' you get areINVALUABLE!"Yvette Fulton
"I am in various VA groups and a common theme is people asking how to get clients and how to start their VA business, etc. And as much as I would love to signpost them to Jo's website and courses, I am not allowed to (no promotions in the groups) but I really want to! Because when I first started out, I knew nothing too. But things I never thought of... things that you will need at a later date, she has it covered. Jo has so many years of experience and she shares it with us for free on the blog posts, and in-depth in the DIY VA course. Two years down the line, it has made such a difference.It's like investing in a great business coach, you find some bad coaches and you get your fingers burnt then you come across a great one and you cannot believe how much they help and support you and your business." Naina Clayton
"There is no doubt I would still have become a VA without the support of Joanne Munro and her fantastic group of Rock Star VAs but I KNOW I would have made a lot more mistakes along the way and I would not have built up an amazing network of VAs to support me and my growing business." Michelle Dowsett
"Jo recognises the fact that a lot of her VAs-in-training are detail-orientated over-thinkers, and because she totally ‘gets’ this, she helps you cut through the crap and concentrate on the task at hand, one step at a time (IN ORDER! 😉). I’m not even through the second lesson and my head is so much clearer and focused already. I also find myself looking forward to my ‘development’ time, it helps continue the sense of purpose I had when I had that light bulb moment. I can’t recommend it enough." Claire Chatterton
"Joanne's DIY VA course was amazing and so incredibly helpful to get my business started. It made it so easy to check off all the things I needed to do to hit the ground running." Kylie Preston
"For others wanting to do the DIY course (and I say this truly from the heart) if you're overthinking it, worried or even scared to take the plunge... just do it.. you'll never know if you never try. You will be on an absolutely wonderful ride and there is endless personal support in the VA Rock Stars group. Even now I still get value from the DIY course." Rebecca McLachlan
"In all honesty, buying the VA course was the best thing I ever did."Jasmin Cooper
"This course really does set out everything you need to do clearly. Before doing it I had a jumble of ideas and was getting nothing done. But whilst the course is amazing, I found the most valuable thing was the membership of Jo's Rock Stars group where you really do get every little query answered. If you think the Handbookers group is good, come and join the Rock Stars. You won't regret it."
"I bought Jo's DIY VA course and it's been great. It's taken me from the possibility of making a bit of money doing a bit of admin to a business owner, confident in my skills and ability to help others. It's easy to understand and Jo supports and helps you throughout. Getting this course was the pivot point for me." Francine Mason
"I did a lot of Googling, came up with this thing called virtual assistance and discovered the VA Handbook. I immediately bought the course and now in my 50s, I've got a second career. So I would say to anyone who's fed up with corporate work, do it, you can. I needed to get to a really low place in order to quit and start my VA business but I found the light at the end of the tunnel to be Jo's VA DIY course. I can't recommend it enough - it enabled me to focus and re-energise." Judi Evans
"The biggest thing for me is that not only do you get the training (which includes how to get clients) and a hell of a lot of support from the group, you also get a lot of mindset stuff that helps massively with things like pricing. I've even picked up work directly from the group too, as people sometimes share work if they've got too much on or it's not their skill set. I'd only invest in the course if you're 100% serious about setting up a business. But if you are, and it sounds like you'd make a great VA, then I'd recommend it.It was the making of me."
"Jo really knows her stuff and teaches us in a way that is straightforward, honest and practical." Sarah Ibrahim
"FAN MAIL! I've just completed section two and am bloody loving your DIY VA Course. It's like a great TV series you don't want to end!"
"I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finished Jo’s DIY course. It gives you an excellent framework to work against while encouraging you to set up your business to reflect YOU. It’s so satisfying to know that everything from my branding to my website has been carefully thought out in line with everything I want to achieve in my business. For anyone thinking about buying the course, I’d say DO IT!! Excellent value for money and I don’t know what I would have done without it." Lynne Lumsden "WOW!! Joanne's DIY VA Course is off the hook!I'd been dithering for a year and bought this course and it's the kick I needed. It really covers absolutely everything, has improved my productivity and my confidence. I always knew I could be a VA with my experience and knowledge, but running my own company and motivating myself with a couple of children was my big concern, but Joanne's can-do, no BS attitude is inspiring and contagious! I'm well on my way to totally owning this. Thanks Jo." Tracey Appiah
"Just do it. Don’t pontificate thinking about it. You will learn so much, a clear roadmap about setting up your business, a supportive group, coaching, being able to stay up to date and much more. I only wish I had done this earlier. If you are serious and want your business to work I would definitely recommend this course." Sandra Moran
"It's totally worth it. I started on the free stuff but there is so much I felt like I was drowning in info. Buying the course was following a path and all the extras are worth it, especially the live sessions, 1-2-1 chats, the invaluable encouragement and support from the other Rock Stars, the discounts for the other courses, legal docs etc. Be like Nike!" Tracy Alexander
"I am coming up to my first business birthday and I couldn’t have done it without doing this course... it set me on the right path. I love the VA life." Suzanne Whiteside
"Joanne is an amazing VA trainer...I should know, I trained with her before switching to my coaching business. I will always be grateful for the business fundamentals that she taught me." Suzie Flynn
"I followed the VA Handbook website for a long time. I subscribed to Jo's newsletters and then I eventually bought the course - it has been a game-changer. The DIY VA course is an A-Z of business start-up. It's so resourceful as you exchange ideas and help each other go through the journey like a family or sisterhood! I have 3 children and it took me forever to set up but I'm glad I did it. Part-time salaries are c**p and I charge £30 per hour and have clients who pay it!"
"I have wanted to start my own business for a couple of years now. As a single mom to two kids, I hate being away from them all day! I started the VA course last night and just WOW!! I have no words. Best course I have ever seen. I love how it starts with adjusting your focus to becoming a business owner! Thank you for letting me be part of such an amazing group!" Sarah Pulliam
"Woo Hoo!!! Just 4 weeks from finishing the DIY course and I have got my first client. Only a small task to start with but he is thinking long term and full support as we get to know each other ... so excited! Thank you so much Jo, as we all know, your course rocks!!" Rosemary Wooding
"This is an extremely well thought out and informative course for anyone who is considering becoming a Virtual Assistant. There is so much information, advice and templates that I can't see how anyone could set up without it, to be honest. You're not left alone either and I know that if I have a question I can ask Jo at any time in the trainee Facebook group. This is my VA bible!"
"The course will certainly help you drill down into all the important stuff such as your ideal clients and niche etc. I took the course and still use it to refresh and improve on things. I've gone from strength to strength since taking the course, I am now much clearer and more focused than I have ever been and my business has thrived because of it." Victoria Lofthouse
"It’s a step-by-step approach to going from unemployed Mummy to business owner with clients. I don’t see myself being an employee ever again. I feel very fortunate and very happy. You don’t get a certificate at the end of it or a graduation ceremony, but you do get your own business and the chance to live your life on your own terms." Fay B
"Buy it, you won't regret it. I bought it and I can't tell you how valuable it is. I constantly refer back to it. If it wasn't for Joanne Munro I don't think I would have launched." Caroline Tooley
"This course is fabulous! When I decided to become a VA I didn't know where to start but this helped me focus on my strengths, look at the services I can offer and how to approach potential clients. Jo genuinely wants people to succeed." Raakhee Stratton
"I signed up for the course and I haven't looked back, it's the best thing I ever did. I've got two kids and I love the flexibility to be able to do what I want, when I want. It's changed my life. So if you're thinking about becoming a VA, don't overthink it, just do it." Sam Wilkinson
"It's a no-brainer. The support is second to none and I never would have had the courage without the course. Since completing the course, I have not looked back. The flexibility that comes from working for yourself is great and for the first time, I have been able to spend a lot of time with my daughter during the school holidays. My daughter made a comment to me the other day and I quote: “You seem so much happier now Mummy”. And I think that says it all!" Emma Conway-Hyde
"Finishing the course was a huge sense of achievement, it has been invaluable - having gone through each section at a good pace and in order, has given me the best start for my business,I feel focused with a sense of self-beliefand ready to hit the ground running - as well as some nervous excitement!" Sophie Alexander
"Everyone should buy it!It's crazy to know that since I bought the course this time last year, I've quit my job and have now been happily freelancing since April! Buying the course gave me the courage and another reason to quit and do my own thing. I promise you won't look back if you work hard at it." Sophie Mason
"Without this amazing course and the support of Jo, the Rock Stars group and my new VA friends I would NEVER have summoned the courage and strength to build my own business. There have been ups and downs, and I have made mistakes, but I can honestly say that I will never go back to being an employee. If you are thinking about doing this, stop thinking and just do it. Make it work for you. If I can do it, anyone can." Deborah Hoult
"You so need to sign up for Jo's DIY course. It's EXCELLENT!I've learned so much, have my first client and haven't even finished the course yet. Jo is so friendly and helps you every step of the way. She's covered all the bases and then some for starting a VA business (and making sure it thrives). So stop what you're doing and buy the course now!" Naomi Neita
"I took my leap of faith about two weeks ago and now I'm motoring!! You can go at your own pace and I have to say the course has given me oodles of confidence too. I love the style, the content is all very relevant and it really does prepare you to launch your business. What are you waiting for... go for it!" Emma Levings
"The training is written in a very conversational manner – it feels like Jo is actually talking to you. There's information to read, videos to watch, work to complete, lots to think about, lots to challenge your thinking, and above all, it’s fun to do. I’ve really enjoyed doing this training and I’ve learned a lot more than I bargained for along the way. This training would be a true asset to anyone looking to start their own VA business and comes with my heartfelt recommendation."
"This course and this path in my life have been one of the smartest things I've ever done. Jo and the Rock Stars Facebook group have been my constant guides. I've now been doing this full-time, exclusive of any other employment for about a year and a half. I support myself and my three kids. It is a lot of work, it is NOT a 'get rich quick' scheme, but it is absolutely real."
"The course was an excellent investment in my future and I had recouped the cost within my first week of working. I love being a VA, it’s interesting, varied, and I love running my own business. I am definitely happier which automatically makes everyone around me happier." Laura C
"I couldn’t wait to get going and I did the course during nap times and in the evenings and ticked off everything on the checklist just one month after starting it. For me, it was life-changing. I’m happier, I’ve made new VA friends and I feel like I’m ‘Sadie’ again rather than just Mummy. I can’t ever imagine going back to being an employee. It’s also a bloody bargain for all of the guidance and support you receive – I’d never have been a VA without doing this course." Sadie Finch
"I started the course at the beginning of June and completed it mid-August. So far I have three clients and I’m leaving my full-time job next week. I am beyond excited and thrilled that I have been able to get clients so quickly. Everything is so different now. My outlook on life is far more positive than it has been for years. I have just EIGHT DAYS to go and I am a full-time VA! Jo’s course content really is amazing and I honestly cannot recommend it enough." Jo Lewis
"For anyone sitting on the fence about signing up just GO FOR IT! I did the course last year and launched my business in July when my youngest was 9 months old. Seven months later I'm at capacity and about to take on my first associate. If I can do it anyone can! The Rock Stars support group is fantastic and having access to so many experienced and other newbie VAs is invaluable. Plus you get first dibs on any work offers that come to the group. So what are you waiting for?!"
Money Back Guarantee
The only way you can decide if this course is for you is by being on the inside, not the outside. So if you sign up and decide it’s not for you, as long as you let me know within 14 days and you have completed less than 20% of the course, just ping me an email and I'll give you a full refund.
Because if you're not happy, I'm not happy.
Because I've always been acutely aware that I came with an unknown expiry date, and that I would spend most of my life at work, I spent YEARS searching for a job that made me happy.
It got to the point where I started to feel afraid I'd never find it, but then at the grand old age of 38, after countless cr*ppy jobs, I did.
I became a Virtual Assistant and Mondays were never the same again.
I also discovered that working for yourself is infinitely better than slogging your guts out to make someone else rich, and this is why I'm absolutely fanatical about helping other people enjoy what they do for a living.
Every VA says their only regret is that they didn't start sooner, so if you really do want to be your own boss, then enrol in the course today. You get immediate access so you can start working through the content right away.