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Virtual Assistant




Human Resources Management Specialist

Program Overview

Become a Virtual Assistant

You will learn how to become a virtual assistant, including: what a virtual assistant does and how to provide virtual assistant services, how to develop your skills to succeed in a virtual assistant career, how to get hired for a job as a virtual assistant, and how to start your own virtual assistant business and get clients.

What to Expect

The Virtual Assistant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (Guide to Become a Virtual Assistant ). This course is self-paced, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Virtual Assistant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Virtual Assistant Certificate you will earn from USILD

Introduction to Virtual Assistance

  • What is a Virtual Assistant?

  • Services Provided by a Virtual Assistant

  • Benefits of Being a Virtual Assistant

What a Virtual Assistant Does

  • Choosing Your Niche

  • How to Do a Client Consultation

  • Understanding Your Clients’ Learning Style

  • Evaluating Your Performance

  • Managing Your Time and Productivity

  • Setting Policies, Processes and Procedures

  • Working with Strategic Partners

Getting Hired for Subcontract Work

  • Who Hires Subcontractors

  • How to Find Telecommuting Opportunities

  • Job-Hunting Materials

  • Interviews

Starting Your Own Business

  • Creating a Business Plan

  • Financial Matters

  • Working with Support Staff

Getting Clients

  • Choosing Your Target Markets

  • Marketing Tools

  • Marketing Techniques

  • Selling Your Services

  • Meeting with a Prospective Client

  • Client Contracts

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