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The VA Academy Hub


Your Hub of Information for the VA Academy

1. The Welcome Packet: Print and place in a 3-ring binder so you have a printed version of all this information:

Welcome to the VA Academy Packet (9)

2. The ChallengesClick here. Save this Google Doc to your computer. This document accompanies all of the videos in the Member Center. 

3. Log in to the Member Center and save your password:

4. Join the Facebook group:

5. Fill out the Starting Point Form:

6. Watch this Orientation video!

7. Complete the Strength Assessment:

8. Schedule your first Strategy Session. (Link will be provided when both forms are filled out.)

9. Create your workspace. Clear a desk, table, or space in your bedroom where you can work!

10. Watch the Core Training Videos. Login: 

11. Begin working on your Challenges! When you finish a challenge, fill out the Challenge Form here:

12. Get Listed on our Directory when you have completed 5 Challenges. Your gold stars will indicate the challenges you have completed, so clients can hire you based on your skill and qualifications! See the Directory for examples of what your bio should look like.

13. Mark your calendar for our upcoming calls! Upcoming calls are all listed here.

14. Add the VA Calendar to your Google Calendar:

15. Need more coaching calls? You can book a bonus call with Jen at any time for $100: 

16. Questions? Email

Which tools will you need?
Canva (free account; $13/mo when you upgrade to Pro)

Squarespace website ($16/mo)

Website hosting (included in the $16/mo with Squarespace)

Website domain (usually between $1.99-$11.99 every other year to renew the domain)

Google Workspace for email, calendar, Google Drive, Google Sheets ($6/mo)

Slack (free)

Honeybook for invoicing, task management, billing, client inquiries, scheduling calls ($16/mo)

Facebook (free)

Instagram (free)

Calendly for scheduling calls, optional (free)

Todoist, optional (free)

Laptop (between $300-500 for a basic PC)

Computers we recommend:
Option #1:



How to hook up an extra monitor so you can work with 2 screens:

Your Success Path: where to focus

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