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What if you could...

  • Work remotely

    Have a business that allows you to work from home (or anywhere!), and travel as much as you want.

  • Set your work schedule

    Decide when you work and be in charge of your own working hours and schedule.

  • Prioritize YOU

    Do work you enjoy, work with clients you love to work with, and start prioritizing you and your family.

Hi! I'm Vivian...

A few years ago, all I wanted to do was quit my job to go travel...

I started freelancing as a Blog Writer and Virtual Assistant in 2016 to make a little extra cash on the side. A few months later, I quit my 9-5 desk job to go travelling around Europe. Today, I make 6-figures a year working from my laptop as a virtual assistant.

I wholeheartedly believe that anyone else can do what I do. So, I built this online course to coach others who want to start on their VA journey, and to teach YOU exactly how to start and scale your business the same way I did.

Becoming a virtual assistant allowed me to...

...Quit my 9-5

...Work from ANYWHERE in the world.

...Scale to a 6-figure income.

...Become the CEO of my own business.

...Set my own hours and schedule.

...Start living a life that prioritized ME.

Without having to sell things online, invest thousands in inventory or ads, or have a huge social media presence!

All you need is a laptop, wifi, and the willingness to put in the work to build your business.

I turned my 7 years of experience as a VA into a self-paced online course.

In the Virtual Freelancer Academy, you'll learn:

How to make money as a freelancer and VA.

How to set up a legal business.

How to turn your current skills into a freelancing profession.

How to build a brand.

How to research your target client.

How to create and optimize a freelancing profile.

How to build a website and portfolio to market yourself.

How to package and price your services.

How to calculate your rate. 

How to  find & onboard clients.

How to grow your business social media.

What to look for in a service agreement or contract.

How to write a proposal.

How to build a welcome pack.

How to run discovery calls.

How to manage clients, set boundaries, and raise your rate.

How to deal with taxes and bookkeeping.

How to scale to a full-time income.

...and much more!

Not only will you learn how to set up your business and find clients...

The Virtual Assistant Professional Bootcamp will also teach you HOW to do the job! In VAPB you will learn:

What are the day-to-day tasks I do as a VA.

The most high demand skills needed to be a VA.

How to do general admin for your clients.

My favourite spreadsheet and Excel tricks to maximize productivity.

How to use the most common bookkeeping systems.

How to do light project management.

How to use e-mail marketing systems.

How to help create and manage online courses.

How to use the most common online softwares and tools used by my clients.

All the technical training you need to be a modern VA.

...and much more!

Bonus Expert Lessons

I've assembled a team of bad-ass experts from the USA and Canada to bring you 3 AMAZING bonus expert guest lessons!

VFA's new EXPERT guest lessons from lawyers and accountants will help you take the "scary" out of "scary legal and tax stuff", and teach you everything you need to know when it comes to legally setting up your business and dealing with taxes (US and Canada)

For those in the USA, a guest lesson with California-based tax attorney Braden Drake, on the legal and tax basics you need to know when setting up your business including contracts, insurance, business structure, and more!
A guest lesson from my own accountant, Kelly Tuohey, CPA, CA on what you need to know about preparing for taxes, business expenses, proper invoicing, and MUCH more to make sure your business is accounting-savvy!
A guest lesson from Canadian lawyer, Corinne Boudreau, on how to create a strong legal foundation when starting your freelance and VA business. Learn about your legal setup, contracts, privacy policies, NDAs, and much more!
I interviewed one of my highest-paying clients to learn about what they look for in a VA, what convinces them to hire someone, and their tips for new VAs who are starting out. Get inside the mind of your ideal client!

Current Students

Here's what my current students are saying!

“As someone who has taken the full VFA, there is no way anyone wouldn’t learn ABSOLUTELY everything they needed to become a successful VA with your course. And a successful VA at the very minimum. Because really with what I’ve learned I could end up “virtually” anywhere!”

Kelsey D.

“I’m almost done the course, and I’ve already lined up two discovery calls! First is on Wednesday! Was able to get these thorugh this VA Instagram I setup while still working on the course. [Two weeks later, she sent an update] Just sent my first contract!! We’re starting with some email management/ organization along with going through her client list and making a master email list for future newsletter!!”

Samantha M.

“Thank you so much for such an awesome course! Thanks to your help, I was able to book 3 clients only 8 days. This morning I woke up to my first five-star review!”

Karen T.

“Your VFA course provides so much valuable content – you really do get your money’s worth!”

Rachel L

“It's been a month since I completed your course and guess what... I landed my first client! There's so much value, knowledge and expertise in this course. There was one activity of yours that made me realize how much value I can provide as a VA and I was honestly shocked when I went through all of my work experience in the past years. Without a doubt, everyone can learn from this course. The tools, knowledge, and resources are there for you. You just need to commit and do the work. Thank you Vivian for putting this course together. No regrets with this purchase! And I'm looking forward to the day I land my 2nd and 3rd client!”

Khrystyne Chezelle

“This course gives you everything you need to get started. As someone that needs to have everything planned and feel like I know what I'm doing, this course does all that for me. It answers all of my questions and it makes you believe in yourself a little more. I love how it's not just what needs to be done but how you can turn skills that you didn't think were big into something and make you confident in it! ”

Destiny Wilson

“Ever since I found you, you've continuously given me the confidence I've needed to believe that I can take on more on the side and I'm ever so grateful for you. I hope you know how much value you give to others :') and if you haven't heard this enough, please always know you have people who's lives changed because of what you've offered/given! ”

Janine Orcullo

“Before joining Vivian’s course, I was very lost on where to start. Thanks to VFA, I have gained so much clarity on how to start and how to shape and structure my business and skills. Vivian is also very responsive to my concerns and questions, and makes this journey believable and possible for anyone. Thank you, Thank you!!”

Laura Cabrera

“Already landed a client!! And got my asking price. So freaking excited! ”

Miranda G.

“I just got hired by a firm!! Thannnkkkk you!!!!!”

Jasmina B.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Learned the essential skills you need to be a Virtual Assistant, including virtual administration, social media management, content creation, task and project management, working with bookkeeping systems, light data analysis in Excel, and much more!

  • Created a brand of your own, a website and portfolio, an UpWork profile, your service packages, your own proposal, your invoicing process, a social media presence, and everything else you need to increase your chances of landing high-paying clients. AND you will have gained a complete understanding of how to run and market your business.

  • The essential knowledge you need to set up your business legally, prepare for tax season, do your own bookkeeping, keep track of expenses, understand contracts and know what to include in them, and protect yourself legally.


Here are some common questions about freelancing and the course:

  • Who is Virtual Freelancer Academy for?

    If you're a SAHM and want to start a service-based business that you can run from home. If you're looking for a side gig to make extra income. If you're an office professional or someone with a 9-5 job that can be done from a computer, and you're looking to leverage those skills into a freelancing business. If you're resourceful and have taught yourself skills that could be sold as services to clients (for example, administration, social media, web design, bookkeeping). Anyone with a drive and desire to control their own time and income potential. Anyone who wants to earn a living without having to join the corporate rat race.

  • What is Freelancing? What is a Virtual Assistant?

    A freelancer is a self-employed person who is not committed to one company, one business, or one employer. Instead, you offer services to clients independently. This means that you have complete control over your earning potential, your working hours, and how much or how little work you take on. Also, you have control of how fast you grow in your career, as opposed to depending on an employer to decide when you are ready for a promotion. A Virtual Assistant is a type of freelancer that focuses on administrative or executive tasks. There are different types of virtual assistants with different specializations. For example, I am a Marketing Virtual Assistant.

  • Is this course for virtual assistants only?

    No, the strategies I teach can work for any freelancing profession including accountants & bookkeepers, social media managers, creative freelancers, office professionals, data analysis and more. I, myself, have freelanced as a virtual assistant, social media manager, blog writer, and marketing manager.

  • I have no prior freelancing or virtual assistance experience. Is this course still for me?

    Absolutely! I walk you through every step of starting your freelance business, from finding your niche, packaging your services, coming up with a price, finding and onboarding clients, running client interviews, and even moving to full time.

  • Is this course for Canadians only?

    No! There are two lessons in the Legal and Money module that are Canadian-specific (business registration and taxes). However, the rest of the content is applicable to anyone else!

  • How long is the course?

    There are 7 modules in each course. However, it is self-paced so you can go as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • How long do we get access to the course?


  • Are there any refunds?

    As with most online courses and digital products, there are no refunds. So, make sure to ask any questions you might have before enrolling! You can email us at [email protected].

Meet VFA Student, Jen

New mom who is now making $50/hr as a freelance VA working from home

Current Students

More from past students!

“I was 4 months postpartum when I was having anxiety about returning to work (even though I had at least 8 more months) - YAY Canadian parental leave. I came across Vivian's tiktok in August 2022 and she showed how different life could be. I've never bought any online courses before so I was hesitant to invest in it. Vivian's Virtual Freelancer Academy hit the nail with setting up the foundation. You can't skip this! You need to do a deep dive on what you are offering because if it isn't clear to you, as she mentions, it won't get the attention of your intended clients. That being said, it's also ok to just start with something and evolve from there. She does a great job at walking you through the basics and providing different additional points of view. The fact that you can interact with other students and even get feedback from her... is the cherry on top. It took me much longer than I wanted to complete the course due to the sore point of imposter syndrome but when I finally got past my fear, I went all in. It is now 2024 and I'm so grateful to be able to have the choice to stay home when I want and maximize the time with my little family. Thank you, Vivian.”

Jen P.

“I am so excited, and I wanted to share with you that your course has brought me here landing my first client in less than 2 weeks! Thank you! It was just a dream to work remotely 2 weeks ago and now it’s becoming a reality! [A week later, she sent an update] I am 2 for 2! If everyone writes proposals the way you teach us in your course, I think it might be a guarantee! I’m so excited to get the ball rolling, or that the ball is rolling! How exciting! Yay!”

Gina H.

“What I liked the most about these modules is that you are showing us some practical ways (through the use of examples) that we can set up our social media/branding, how the money and legal issues work as a freelancer, and how to use specific programs that will be especially helpful for our businesses. I also appreciated how the examples showed us exactly how we can learn a particular skill.”

Shriva P

“Vivian you have honestly inspired me to leave my profession as an educator. I bought your course about 2 weeks ago and I honestly feel so confident about the decision I’m making. This is truly a course that’s worth every penny!”

Steph G.

“Just landed my second paid client and I couldn’t have done it without the help from your course! THANK YOU!”


“Before I even finished the course, I technically got my first client! I’m SO excited I could cry!!!”

Sailor D.

“Vivian’s course is not only super informative, but it is also well-designed, easy to understand, and very practical. I used the strategies Viv recommends and started receiving interest within a week of starting the course!”

Karen T.

“I was just offered my first VA job this morning!! I have prepared for a career in medicine the past 10 years and never imagined being able to live so freely until stumbling upon your content. So grateful for the shift you brought to my life. ”

Zara W.

Ready to build something of your own?

It's taken a LOT for me to go from an overworked desk-dweller to a 6-figure earning virtual assistant.
I tried everything from doing online surveys to dropshipping, affiliate marketing, blog writing, influencing, and more.
Nothing, except being a freelance virtual assistant, was profitable and easy enough to allow me to live the life of freedom I have now.

If you have zero clue on how to start, or if you've tried before and failed, or if you simply want to copy the strategies I use, that's what I'm here for ;)

Join hundreds of other VFA students and learn how to become a virtual assistant the RIGHT way, from Day 1.

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The content provided in this online course bundle is for information purposes only and is not advice. We in no way make income promises or guarantees of any kind regarding financial outcomes or potential income based on your use of the information contained in this course bundle, since the results come from the work you do. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] prior to enrolling as there are no refunds.