Resources for Virtual Assistants

With so many resources on web for Virtual Assistants, we thought we'd make things easier for you by highlighting the productive groups and proven programs we recommend and support.

Professional Associations & Directories

The Association of Virtual Assistants

The mission of the Association of Virtual Assistants strives to be the most trusted source of information in the VA industry. We promote a high standard of excellence within our Association, which not only benefits current and future virtual assistants but those we serve - the client.

The International Virtual Assistant Association

The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the role and function of the Virtual Assistant.

The Canadian Association of Virtual Assistants

Professional association providing education, training, information, resources, community and certification for Canadian Virtual Assistants.

Find out about our exclusive member benefits, our extensive resources and learn about how CAVA will contribute to your local networking and marketing efforts.

The Global Alliance of Virtual Assistants

Whether you are an established Virtual Assistant or a ‘newbie’, GAVA has everything you require to start or expand your business as well as all the support, networking and resources you need; locally and virtually. Find out about our exclusive member benefits, our extensive resources and learn about how GAVA will contribute to your local networking and PR efforts.

Be My VA

An International Directory listing Virtual Assistants from around the world. Our primary vision is to connect entrepreneurs and business leaders with Virtual Assistants.

Training Programs & Online Communities

Freelance University

Develop the right skills and confidence to build a thriving VA Business with a little help from the community leader in skills training for Virtual Assistants and Freelancers.

FreelanceU offers a library of more than 80 key courses to learn the skills you need, when you need them, conveniently and on-demand.

Expert VA Training

Step-by-step guidance to build a successful virtual assistant business from the ground up directly from one of the most successful Virtual Assistant coaches in the industry, Kathy Goughenour. 

The Virtual Savvy

VA Mentor, Abbey Ashley, helps savvy starters launch and grow their VA biz to 5k months and beyond! Abbey's courses are the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the industry and, in addition to great training, introduces you to a thriving online community of like-minded Virtual Assistants. 

VA Networking

Since 2003 VA Networking has been the Market Leader in the Virtual Assistant Industry for educational training, networking, mentoring, exposure & most importantly client connections. If you are a service provider then you’ve just found access to all the resources you’ll ever need to start-up and sustain your business. 

VA Insiders

The VAinsider Club is made up of both new and veteran VAs that truly care about the success of their business and the VA industry, as a whole. VAinsiders understand that creating a solid and successful business takes the support of others and the VAinsider club is providing that support for them. The VAinsider club has become a place where members can get answers to their questions, celebrate their successes and just “hang out” with likeminded business owners in a fun, collaborative and exciting way.

Savvy School

One of the leading Virtual Assistant training programs in New Zealand, Savvy School's coaching and training program can help you start your VA business from the ground up, or can help make your current business grow and thrive.

Your VA Mentor

As Tracey D'Averio made her way through the phases of her business from 2005 until now, she always thought that she would love to put together resources that would be helpful to other VAs, so that they might get here faster than she did, along a smoother road. 

Other Facebook Groups

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Our Favorite Tools

CRM & Project Management


Designed exclusively for today's Virtual Assistant, Adminja automates your client plans, status reports and tasks, effortlessly tracks your time, and captures every last detail so nothing falls through the cracks.

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QuickBooks keeps everything organized in one place, so you’re tax ready all the time. Easy-to-read reports and dashboards deliver accounting insights to help you make smarter business decisions. 


Freshbooks is an all-in-one small business invoicing and accounting solution that ensures accuracy, proves compliance, prepares easy to understand financial reports, and helps you make smart choices for your business.

Wave Accounting

Wave’s easy-to-use accounting software can connect your bank accounts, sync your expenses, balance your books, and get you ready for tax time. Start taking control of your finances today with the best accounting software for small businesses.

Payment Processing


PayPal Commerce Platform helps make it easy for your customers to pay any way they want from almost anywhere. Let them pay now, pay later, or offer global and local payment options. 


A complete, easy-to-use payments platform, engineered for growth with fully integrated payment solutions to support any type of business.

Systems Automation


Easy automation for busy people.

With Zapier you can connect more than 2000 of the most popular online applications, move information between your apps automatically and focus on your most important work. 

So, are YOU running your Virtual Assistance business,
or is your business running you?

Give Adminja a try today and learn how hundreds of Virtual Assistants around the world are organizing, automating and growing their Virtual Assistant business with Adminja.