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Our coaching and training program can help you start your VA business from the ground up, or can help make your current business grow and thrive.

Enjoy the freedom to work from anywhere!

With technology, it is now more achievable than ever to start your own virtual assistant business from home.

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Starting a new business can be daunting and with so much to think about we want to make sure you're doing things the easy way, not the hard way.


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With everything set up, you're ready to secure your first client. Clients are the lifeblood of your business and there is a key strategy for finding them.


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In these uncertain times, it's now more important than ever to come together to connect, adapt and find creative ways to grow your VA business and thrive.


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Our blog is packed full of free resources, downloads and videos providing you with tips and tricks to get your VA journey started.


Having independently created highly successful VA businesses of their own, Jo + Sam have combined their decades of knowledge and experience to show aspiring VAs around the world what it takes to launch and grow their very own in-demand Virtual Assistant businesses.

 We were both once in your shoes. 

Wanting to start a new business from home. 
Feeling a little bit scared, a little bit excited and really overwhelmed.

It took time, the right mentors and a ton of hard work for us to create thriving businesses that gave us the freedom, flexibility and control we hadn't even known we were craving.

It was hard, but we bloody well did it. Not only that - we did it really well.

And guess what? You can too!

We muddled through alone, making mistakes along the way (some were doozies!). But you don't have to - because you've got a secret ingredient... us!

We're so thrilled to be sharing all our tips, tricks, secrets and lessons we've learnt along the way.

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Courses and Resources for Virtual Assistants

With a increasing number of businesses working from home, the demand for Virtual Assistants is growing. Learn how to start and scale your VA business with our online training and personalised coaching.


Get help along your virtual assistant business journey with access to a jam-packed online content library - checklists, video training, worksheets, resources, posts and more added every month.

Ask questions, join the community and get support inside the members-only Facebook Group.


$27 NZD

Get step-by-step guidance to finding clients - that actually works.

In this training, you’ll discover how to get your first client by tapping into the network you already have and how to find clients even if you're introverted and would prefer to poke your eye out than go to a networking event.


$97 NZD

Get lifetime access to all of the 2020 VA Summit session recordings!

You may have missed out on attending the live event, but you can still catch up and view our incredible lineup of 15 expert speakers discussing everything you need to know about launching - and growing - your VA biz.



/ Young Business Person of the Year 2015

/ Founder of New Zealand’s leading virtual assistant agency, Strictly Savvy 

/ Virtual Assistant Coach

With no money, a six-month-old baby and a dream of a balance of freedom, control and flexibility, I founded my own virtual assistant business in 2012.

Although, to be honest, back then I didn't actually know what a virtual assistant was!

It didn't matter.

Full of excitement and ready to make my mark on the world, I hit the ground running.

Within a few months, I actually had to start hiring to keep up with the new clients signing on. At one stage I was hiring two at a time!

Then came the struggles.

I was often running out of cash, because clients weren't paying, or my hires weren't I ended up not paying myself.

Fast forward a few years and I have a whole new approach to running my business.

I've learned the hard way and unfortunately spent hundreds of thousands of dollars doing it!

However, now my VA business, Strictly Savvy, is New Zealand's leading virtual assistant company.

Today I employ over 15 tech-savvy assistants, and have the freedom to choose where and when I work.

It took time, the right mentors and a ton of hard work to create the life I wanted for myself and my family. With a great team and by surrounding myself with successful people, I created my dream life. 

So, if you're struggling with how you'll split your time between a business and your family, don't worry!

It can absolutely be done - you just have to be smart about how you set up your business to work for you, and not the other way around!

I'm thrilled to have you here so that I can share with you all the secrets that I've learned. 


/ Founder of the Virtual Assistant Network of New Zealand

/ New Zealand’s most in-demand freelance virtual assistant, My Girl Friday Ltd 

/ Virtual Assistant Cheerleader

How did I get from a being a barely holding it together some days stay at home mum of two, to becoming one of New Zealand’s most successful freelance virtual assistants?

How long have you got? Haha.

I’m what I like to call an ‘Accidental VA’.

When my youngest was only a few months old I started helping out an old friend with some of her admin work.  One thing very quickly led to another and I found myself juggling half a dozen clients. 

I had no business plan, no online presence and absolutely no marketing experience whatsoever.  But hey, I wasn’t going to let that stop me!  I decided to forge ahead and somehow make it happen.

It wasn’t until I was designing my logo that I realised I didn’t know what my business was exactly.  What was my job title going to be?

Google came to the rescue and provided me with a term I had never heard of … ‘Virtual Assistant’.  Who would have thought it right?!

So, with very little fanfare, in 2016 I officially launched My Girl Friday.

Without even realising it I had discovered my dream job.  The freedom and flexibility it has allowed me is something I will never give up. 

I knew early on that I didn’t want to expand my team.  I’m very happy as an independent/freelancer. 

But it can feel quite lonely going it alone which is why in 2019 I launched the Virtual Assistant Network of New Zealand

The VANNZ is my passion project – bringing together like-minded Kiwi VAs, raising the visibility and profile of the VA community, and providing our members with a safe place to connect and support one another.

And now I can take that passion one step further with the Savvy School!

Honestly, nothing beats the privilege of cheerleading our community on to launch and grow successful VA businesses and to become the fabulously successful business owners I know they can be.


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