VA Kick Starters

6 week programme for ambitious newbie VAs!
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Take your business from start up to set up with our 6 week mentoring programme for ambitious newbie VAs!

Our Kick Starters is a programme for new VAs, designed to support and guide you through those nervous and tricky early stages of your business journey, from registering as a sole trader to getting your first client.

I have recently completed the Kick Starters 8 week mentoring course and I can honestly say it was one of the best investments into my business that I have made! I have been set up as a Freelance PA for around two and half years but I was looking to change the direction of my business and to start working more remotely as a VA.

My main barrier to doing this was knowing where to start as there is so much information out there and so many different training courses. Kick Starters set the foundations to providing me with all the information that I needed in a very straightforward and easy to follow programme that stopped me running off in all directions like a headless chicken! It also gave me the confidence to know that I was operating in a compliant way using all the best processes and resources. I think by far though the best feature was the support that you receive from Holly as your mentor.

Holly was always available throughout the course and the weekly drop in zoom calls were so helpful to check understanding and ask any questions. I made some lovely VA friends whilst completing this programme and I am very glad that I get to continue working with them all through the APVA membership / community, the support that they all provide is invaluable.

Kate Llewellyn

APVA graduates earn at least £2,000 more than any other UK training course and at least £6,000 more than VAs with no training.

Source: UK VA National Survey v8 2017 – SVA

Are you looking to get started with your own VA business but LITERALLY have no idea where to start?


Perhaps you are overwhelmed with all the information out there?

Or confused as to which 'expert' to learn from?

Sometimes, if can be that you are ready to get started, but you just don't have the funds to invest in a VA course right now...


Well, the really great news is that you don't have to.


It is possible to gain access to experienced, accredited support to help you get your VA business off the ground...and it doesn't have to cost ££s!


Our APVA Kick Starters 6 week programme gives you JUST this.

Access to your own mastermind of people in the SAME boat, and guidance from our expert trainer to hold your hand along the way. 

Over 6 weeks, we'll cover off the essential must-have things you need to think about before and during starting your business, and help you map out what the next steps are for you and your new venture.

We'll even give you some AMAZING bonuses (shhhh, you have to stay til the end...) and a unique discount off our industry-leading courses and membership if and when these are right for you. 

I’d read everything I could find on how to be a virtual assistant and joined all the facebook groups, but somehow still hadn’t got going – Kickstarters was exactly what I needed to get me over the starting line!

Having all the tasks broken down over 8 weeks made them less daunting and the weekly sessions over Zoom were really useful. Holly is a great tutor who knows her stuff and she’s really helped me on my VA journey.

If you’re looking for something to get your VA business up and running, then I recommend Kickstarters.

Helen Taylor

When I joined the APVA kickstarter group I was petrified and felt overwhelmed about setting up my business!

However, in JUST five weeks with its ongoing support together with a huge source of information from the APVA the group has helped me overcome my fears and given me the confidence to push forward with my launch. It’s scary but sooo exciting!

Thank you Charlotte, Holly and the wonderful group of newbie VA’s for all your support!

Tamsin Aldridge

Sign up to APVA Kick Starters today and gain instant access for as long as you need the support…


As an APVA Kickstarter you will get access to:

Access to our online programme with weekly homework & tips

Support from a dedicated APVA member who is on hand to answer your questions and offer advice and guidance

A chance to build a network and community of new VAs to support each other

EXCLUSIVE bonuses to aid you on your business journey

Discounts off of our industry leading training courses and membership to support you going forward

Access to exclusive job and associate opportunities to help you get your first client

Optional Add-ons

We have partnered some amazing people to offer you some optional add-ons as part of Kickstarters.

Eco-Niche Add-on Kit - £49.00

We’re delighted to announce a new add-on option for our Kick Starters - ‘How To Niche In The Eco-Friendly Industry’.

A growing number of businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs are now reducing their environmental impact or tackling the climate crisis head on.

Those places want to hire capable, skilled people, who are passionate and driven.

By becoming a freelance Virtual Assistant in the environmental niche, you will immediately become incredibly valuable and sought after. 

Choose the Eco-niche add-on at checkout or get in touch after purchase. 

“Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.”

Norman Vincent Peale

When I first joined Kick Starters I was at the stage of searching for clients.

My mentor has been amazing with answering any questions I have had, especially when imposter syndrome has set in, which has been so valuable to my confidence.

I would highly recommend joining Kick Starters, the group is so friendly & supportive!

Angela Bottger

When I joined APVA KickStarters the only thing I knew was that I wanted to be a VA. I was all over the place and didn't know where to start. Today and after almost 6 weeks I can say I know exactly what to do.

The support has been absolutely amazing. There's no such thing as stupid questions, all questions are valid...just love it.

Will easily recommend the Association to anyone that needs support on becoming a VA. Can't thank you enough for all your support!

Paula Marques

Kick Starters has been amazing for me.  I have been looking to get back into work since having my son but wanted something flexible and to work for myself. Kick Starters has now guided me through setting up as a VA business, I feel confident knowing I have the right knowledge and right systems in place to provide excellent support to clients and now have more of an idea of who I want to be working with.

The tips every day have always helped motivate me and the Zoom room drop in sessions have been invaluable. The community inside Kick Starters is fantastic as we are all in the same position and everyone is there to help each other.Thanks to the knowledge I've been given from Kick Starters I have now landed my first client and am looking forward to building up my business!

Lyd Calvert

Got questions about joining Kick Starters? We’ll answer them!

I want to sign up, but I can’t pay in full – are there other options?

We understand that the course, although essential for your business success, is an investment.  That’s why we offer both pay in full options and pay monthly options to spread the cost and make things more manageable.

If I sign up for the mentoring, can I defer starting?

The mentoring programme works best when a group comes together to support each other through the same progress journey – with this in mind we would encourage you to sign up only when you are ready to start.

What happens at the end of the mentoring programme?

At the end of the programme, when you are ready, you will be able to progress to full APVA membership and accreditation at a discounted rate, which is what the vast majority of our mentees do. If you decide not to, you can either continue as a Kick Starters member or cancel.

Can I share Kick Starters with my friends?

We would love you to share with as many people as possible! The best way to share is to sign up as an affiliate so you can earn a commission off their sign up too.

How much time do I need to dedicate to this?

The mentoring programme is Facebook Group based and designed to fit around your current work/life commitments.  Obviously you get out what you put in, so we would recommend you make the effort to interact in the group daily and join as many live sessions as possible!

What do we cover? 

We cover everything you need to start your business, from insurance and websites to mindset and networking.