Frequently Asked Questions

Asking questions is a great way to get the answers you want. You will be surprised to know how many people have the same questions as you do.


Q: What is a Virtual Assistant?

A: A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an individual who has their own business and assists other business owners remotely with a variety of tasks. They also often work as part of a team or subcontract to an agency.  They work from home, although some co-share office space with others. 

Q: What do I need to become a Virtual Assistant?

A: Many people think that it’s easy to become a virtual Assistant.  The truth is that it’s just as hard to start your own VA business as it is to start any business.  You need to understand why you want to become a Virtual Assistant and then spend time researching this industry.  You will need to invest in a course, like the VA Kickstarter course we offer here in the school.  You will also need a lot of determination and a good support network like our Facebook Community to help you through the steps and process of getting setup.

Q: Where do I find clients?

A: First, you need to setup your Virtual Assistant business before you think about finding clients. It’s important to have all your systems & procedures in place first.  Then, consider joining Facebook Groups where your ideal client hangs out and start actively posting questions, tips and information that supports your ideal client and addresses their pain points. You need to build and nurture relationships with your ideal client first. 

Q: How can TVAFS help me?

A: The Virtual Assistant Finishing School (TVAFS) was established with a mission to help new and aspiring VA’s get all the information, training and resources they need so that they can build a business they love.

We offer coursesfree & paid resources; weekly newsletters; blog postsmentoring and a Facebook community.  All these are great tools that we have put in place to help you getting started & beyond because we know how hard it is to find the right information when you first start out.