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Newbie VA MiniClinic

This class will walk you through all the steps necessary to start and rock your very own VA business – from the ground up.

Topics covered will include:

Unit 1: Taking a Skills Inventory
Unit 2: Choosing a Niche
Unit 3: Choosing a Business Name and Setting Up a Legal Structure for Your Business
Unit 4: Creating a Marketing Plan
Unit 5: Setting Up Your Web & Social Media Presence
Unit 6: Finding and Working With Clients






This 6-week class will walk you through all the steps necessary to start and rock your very own VA business – from the ground up.

Topics covered will include:

  • Unit 1: Taking a Skills Inventory
  • Unit 2: Choosing a Niche
  • Unit 3: Choosing a Business Name and Setting Up a Legal Structure for Your Business
  • Unit 4: Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Unit 5: Setting Up Your Web & Social Media Presence
  • Unit 6: Finding and Working With Clients

Check out the infographic below for more info regarding the what and why of each section:

Each section will include a text and/or video lesson with links to additional reading and resources on that topic. Assignments can be uploaded right into the course platform and will receive individualized feedback from the instructor to help your progress and succeed in your own unique business. I’ll also have live Q & A “Office Hours” for members of the clinic so you can get your questions answered and move past any challenges. In addition, all course students will have access to a private Facebook group for current and past members so I can follow your progress, even after you finish the course. In the group, you’ll get to know your clinic classmates and become best “biz buds” rooting for one another’s success. This will be a great chance to practice your networking skills too and make lifelong contacts who may have specialties that complement what you do — or who may know someone who knows someone in desperate need of your services!

I’m super excited for this program because I really love helping newbie VAs set up their businesses to not only survive, but thrive. And of course I can only give so much help in the free group because I have to make money too (or I wouldn’t be able to keep doing this important work).


This will be a win/win and an amazing opportunity for new VAs — and anyone struggling to get off the launch pad — to benefit from all my expertise. Chances are, if there’s a mistake to be made, I’ve already made it and if there’s a struggle to be had, I’ve already worked through it.  So why go through all of that yourself when you can learn from my lessons and merrily skip past those mistakes? Kickstart your VA career being set up for success by joining the MiniClinic today! And I’ve added these 6 Bonuses for those who sign up today.


If you’re ready to sign up, click on “Take This Course” and let’s go! If you’ve still got questions, you can check out the FAQs about the program below or Contact Me. As soon as you sign up, you’ll get the link to join the private group on Facebook as well as the link to the members-only area on this site for the MiniClinic participants and you can begin taking the course right away. This course is self-paced and you get immediate access to all of the lessons and resources, so you can move through it as quickly or as slowly as you need to.

Note: This course IS limited to a certain number of participants at any given time, which allows me the space to provide detailed personal feedback. If you see the Take This Course button above that means it is currently available, so act fast – once spaces are filled you will need to sign up for the waiting list and wait for a space to open up before you can take the class.

FAQs about the program

Who is Galena? How is she qualified to teach this?

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2004 from the University of Maine and then went on to earn a Master’s in Adult Education in 2007. I worked in various sales, customer service, and admin jobs and gained a wide variety of experience for 10 years before starting my VA biz. Seven years ago I was in a car accident and had a near-death experience that changed my worldview completely. I decided that I was no longer going to work away from my family and struggle just to make ends meet while my employers were bringing in record profits!


I worked successfully as a VA in many different capacities for 5 years before deciding that I just had to help other moms and wantrepreneurs to achieve the same success. So many people out there are struggling just to achieve the dream of being an entrepreneur. Using the knowledge of adult learning principles I gained when taking my master’s degree, I began working 1:1 with women (and a few men!) from all around the globe, helping them craft the career of their dreams.


With my analytical brain and keen editing eye, my knack for using technology to solve problems as well as my firm belief in continuous improvement, I can be the one to help you achieve your dreams too. As a trainer, I am full of good humor, honest but gentle, and exceedingly persistent at holding your hand through and over the obstacles you may face. I know a lot about most topics that will help you succeed as a VA but I’m also apt to point you to a resource or another person if I think you need help in other areas. No one person can know it all and knowing where and how to seek help when you are struggling is half the battle.

Is this another one of those “How I made 100K in 5 days” scams?

Absolutely not. You may notice that there are no income claims on my site like the ones that are flashing on other similar websites and I generally don’t talk about income unless someone asks. Why?


It’s a mix of your unique skills and talents (which I can show you how to improve), how well you’re able to promote yourself (which I will teach you) and a little bit of luck too. Anyone who claims you can make $x in X days by following their course or program is a bit presumptive in my mind. What I do is give you all the tools, tricks, and systems to set you up to make as much money as YOU possibly can on YOUR time schedule.


But if you follow my advice and do the assignments and read/watch the materials in the program, you may very well find success comes a lot easier than it would on your own. 🙂

If I don’t make 100K in 5 days will you refund my money?

No. Again – it’s up to you to do the work. What I will do is try my best to help anyone who is struggling.


I like to keep my customers happy because reputation is everything in this industry. With that said, I’m putting a lot of time and effort into this so please don’t buy the course and then ask for a refund because you went a little crazy on Amazon. 😀

What will the group/activities consist of?

Each unit contains resources (including reading material, videos, links, tools, and tips) on the topic of the week. We’ll also have a unit assignment and quiz. You must complete the assignments and quizzes to proceed to the next level in the course because each section builds upon the last. The assignments aren’t just busywork – they all involve creating something useful and actionable that you can use in your VA business.  It could be taking a skills inventory, deciding on a niche using the worksheets and guidance provided, getting your business license, coming up with 3 options for a logo and sharing to get feedback etc. You can share your progress on assignments in the group or privately to me, your choice. When we meet each week, you can talk about your progress towards the assignment and stretch goals as well as talk about any struggles you’re having and we will help you work through those issues as a group. I will critique all deliverables and help you go from bad to good to better to best. You can ask me any questions on that topic (or any other you are struggling with) during the weekly Q & A sessions – I’m an open book! By the end of the course, you should have completed all of the elements required to start your VA business and be ready to launch.

What if I haven’t decided on a niche/services/ideal client or just in general don’t know what I’m doing yet?

That’s fine! That is what the course is for!


This is what I do every day.  I may seem overwhelming at first but I’ll break it down into smaller more manageable steps and then I’ll help you walk through each of those the steps one at a time. With that being said – 6 weeks to launch a VA business is  a pretty accelerated pace so if you don’t have at least a few hours a week to devote to the challenges or if you’re the type of person who likes to think and rethink and backtrack rather than taking action steps to move forward, this may not be the right course for you at this time. I can hold your hand, but I can’t drag you forward. The decisions are yours to make. 🙂

Do I have to be an absolute newbie to benefit from the course?

Not necessarily. If you already have a niche, logo, and business name (or have some start on these) but you’re just not getting the results you want with your VA business, you will still benefit from this course. There may be things you have missed about the process of creating these that were crucial or maybe you are in need of a rebirth/rebranding. If you’ve already started your biz but just can’t seem to find clients or get your name out there, you will get a lot of benefit from this course.

How long is this available? How many spots?

Because we’ll be working so closely together, the group will be limited to a certain number of participants at any given time, on a first-come first-served basis. Anyone who wants to enroll after that point will have to be on the waitlist for the next class.  The good news is, if you see the Take This Course button above, enrollments are still open.  


Act now because when the seats in the class are gone, they’re gone!

What’s the cost?

The normal price for the six week class will be $297 because I want to keep this affordable for the newbies while still recognizing the value of my time. If you truly want to take the class, but can’t afford that, let’s talk. I may be able to arrange a split payment option for you that will allow you to pay as you move through the course.



  • You’re ready to fast-track your VA business to launch
  • You’ve been wanting to start a VA business for some time now but you’re really not sure how to go about it
  • You’ve tried to start a VA business in the past but you’re just not getting any traction
  • You’ve started up a VA business already but have a feeling there are some things you are missing due to inexperience and you need a mentor/accountability buddy
  • You’ve just found out about VA work and want to make this lifestyle choice for yourself but you aren’t really sure exactly how to get started
  • You’re still working a 9 to 5 job but you dream of being your own boss and you have at least a few hours here and there to seriously commit to doing the work
  • You aren’t afraid of taking massive action towards living the life of your dreams – even if it seems a bit scary at times
  • You’re open to both giving and receiving constructive criticism



  • You haven’t decided whether or not to start a VA business
  • You are happy with your current career or client base
  • You already have a thriving VA business with a niche, logo and branding that’s working well to attract new clients
  • You don’t like sharing your work with others and don’t care to receive feedback
  • You don’t have time to log on and follow through with the work
  • You aren’t ready to grow, change, and become massively successful


If that first set describes you, I would LOVE to have you in my course and help you move past your struggles into success. [If you’re not sure whether this is for you – reach out to me and let’s talk about it.] Sign up now before the course fills up! See you there!! <3 <3 <3

Note: I’ve added 6 Bonuses to the course for those who sign up today.

Course Curriculum

Section One: Getting Started
Unit One: Skills Inventory 1 week
Unit 1 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit One Quiz 00:30:00
Unit Two: Choosing a Niche 1 week
Unit 2 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit Two Quiz 00:30:00
Section Two: Putting Yourself Out There
Unit Three: Choosing A Business Name and Getting Legal 1 week
Unit 3 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit Three Quiz 00:30:00
Unit Four: Marketing Plan and Logo 03:00:00
Unit 4 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit Four Quiz 00:30:00
Unit Five: Claiming Your Web and Social Media Presence 03:00:00
Unit 5 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit Five Quiz 00:30:00
Section Three: Preparing for Launch
Unit Six: Finding and Working With Clients 1 week
Unit 6 Assignment 30, 00:00
Unit Six Quiz 00:30:00

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  1. Excellent course

    Prior to beginning the course, I did a lot of research on how to become a virtual assistant and be successful. Many of them seemed like a scam to me until I came across the VA Assistant Clinic fb group which I later learned abt the 1st mini clinic 6 wk course. The course has been soooo helpful, and lots of information is shared throughout. There is no such thing as silly questions, and feedback is given from the instructor and peers within the class. I finished the course feeling very confident, and can’t wait for my VA business boom thanks to the mini clinic course!

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