Start your own business...
and change your future!
Enrollment is now closed. Join the Waitlist!
Do people ask you for help with their phone, computer, or other technology?
Are you patient and creative?
Do you love organizing and improving systems?
Would you love a job where YOU control the hours you work and you can work at any time of the day??
Have you always wanted to start your own business?
This is for teens ages 15-19 who:
Love learning new things
Want to own their own business
Don’t want the burden of college debt
Want to work from anywhere
Want to help small businesses succeed
Want to be mentored in their God-given gifts
Who are eager to learn and improve their skills
Want career coaching
Want to learn practical skills for business and marketing
What you’ll learn:
- How to start your company legally
- How to set up your own bank account
- How to invoice and get paid
- How to build your own website
- How to communicate with clients
- How to manage your tasks
- How to use social media for marketing
- How to navigate common business websites so you can speak your clients’ language
- How to find your specialty in business
- How to charge for your services
Students learn at their own pace.
Video lessons include:
How to build your own Website
How to sell websites (and make good $$)
Basics of graphic design
How to price and sell your services
How to set up your own packages
How to get clients
How to create Reels and TikTok videos for businesses
The Teen Track is $1500.
After 6 months, receive on-going support for just $97/month.
Students learn with pre-recorded video lessons and get support and guidance on our live Q and A videos.
Students can pre-submit a question or ask questions during our live sessions.
Students earn private coaching sessions as they make progress!
You'll Also Receive:
Free or Almost Free Ways to Market Your Business (When you don’t have much time or money). Full of ideas on how to get clients, both for YOU and for you to help your clients!
How to Sell Your Services Without Feeling too Salsey! Learn exactly how to package and price your services, without feeling pushy in the process!
Goal Success Classes: fight procrastination and learn how to set goals and achieve them!
The Doors are now closed.
Enrollment opens a few times a year!
I loved that you can work at your own pace and add your own ideas and creativity in every assignment. The VA Academy really helps you find the areas you shine and supports you in building those skills as a unique individual. Jen Hickle, and her assistant Rachel, are there to answer any questions and do a great job in mentoring the students. These two amazing women fill you up with love while helping you reach success in your own VA career. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!
Thank you again to Jen for all the help and feedback. I am especially thankful for your guidance in helping me realize the potential my "simple" and "meaningless" skills had.
Also, another big thank you to Rachel for all the help with my many questions and helping work out any tech issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is so much information online that it is time-consuming and overwhelming to sort through all of it! The VA Academy guides you step-by-step so you aren’t wasting any time trying to figure out how to start your business or learn VA skills. Our community gives you 24/7 encouraging support, so you aren’t alone on an island figuring it out alone. And, best of all, after you complete the program, we will promote your services so you will get clients FASTER than if you try to do it alone.
3 group monthly coaching sessions, all recorded if you can’t make it live.
Work Together study time, to keep your accountable and moving forward!
Step by step learning at your own pace.
3 private coaching calls, earned the longer you stay in the program.
You have 3 days to check out the program. If you watch all the trainings and decide that this is not for you, we will stop your payments and you will not be charged again.
Most videos are only 10-20 minutes long. Easy to watch between homework or other activities.
In the Academy, you’ll learn HOW to get clients on your own, using networking, your website, and social media.
Plan on 5 hours per week of homework. Once you get clients, you can work as little or as much as you choose!
VAs can charge between $20-50 per hour, depending on your skills and abilities. The more specialized you are, the more you can charge.
No. We are teaching teens to start their own business. We do refer clients to them, but we are not in the middle and do not take a cut.
You will need a laptop, a smartphone, and a place to work. This can be in your bedroom, dining room, or in a spare bedroom. Even on your couch if you’re comfortable! Most software or apps are free to start! You may want headphones or a nice chair eventually. You may already have everything you need to begin!
We have an upside down classroom: all learning is done online with pre-recorded lessons. The live Q and A sessions are usually at 1:00pm central, but are always recorded to watch on your own time. Private coaching calls are scheduled by you, around your schedule.
You will need a laptop or desktop computer. An iPad may be frustrating. Internet access is also needed.
As with any business, there are tools you can invest in to make your life easier. But nothing is required to begin. You can build your website for free and website hosting is very inexpensive (around $5/month). As you grow, you can choose to invest in the Pro version of software, but nothing is required at first!