Helpful Resources

The path of a successful virtual assistant will include continuous learning of skills and software.  Below are a few of the software, classes and programs that we personally use or recommend.

industry training courses

This program at REA University provides students with the PRACTICAL information and HANDS-ON training that can be immediately applied to working with real estate professionals. The PREA certification program charts the pathway to becoming a Professional Real Estate Assistant.

The classes listed on this page are not taught, designed or delivered through The 30 Day VA.  In some instances, we may received a fee for promoting these classes. 
Rest assured, The 30 Day VA ONLY recommends resources from reputable companies.

Books

Workshops and Tools

Whether you want to learn how to design a logo or an e-book or simply learn how to create effective yet impactful computer graphics, The Complete Graphic Design Diploma Bundle will help you experiment, explore and grow as an artist. From teaching you new design ideas to sharing the latest techniques in the selection of the right typography, image editing, masking, rendering 3D models, animation, and custom layouts, this graphic design course will provide you with the framework to kickstart the creative process and generate novel concepts for a successful career in graphic and web design.

Hosting, Domain and SSLs

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HostMonster is one of the older hosting games in town, getting individuals and businesses online since 1996.

WordPress Tools

As the team behind 5-star free plugins like WP Smush image optimizer, Hummingbird performance booster, SmartCrawl SEO and Defender security, WPMU DEV is giving WordPress superpowers to users around the world. Members have access to dozens of services, including managed hosting, performance, security, SEO, Multisite plugins, marketing tools, and more – all with 24/7 live support. Join the hundreds of thousands of WordPress developers and site owners that swear by our products and services. There is no other community quite like it, and best of all, giving us a try is easy and free.
The name says it all. The Most Popular WordPress Themes In The World And The Ultimate Visual Page Builder Join 701,600 Empowered Web Design Professionals & Business Owners

Email Marketing

ActiveCampaign gives you the email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools you need to create incredible customer experiences.

Everything you need for email automation, forms and landing pages! ConvertKit provides the tools that help your grow your audience, connect with your true fans, and earn a living by selling digital products and services online.

ActiveCampaign gives you the email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools you need to create incredible customer experiences.

Business Tools

Premium Office apps | 1TB OneDrive cloud storage | PC/Mac Download

Adobe Creative Cloud | Entire collection of Adobe creative tools plus 100GB storage|12-month Subscription with auto-renewal, PC/Mac

Store and access files from anywhere. Store your files in one safe place and access your files from your computer, phone or tablet. Any changes you make will sync across your account.

RoboForm securely stores all of your passwords and logs you in with a single click (or tap). Save time entering personal and billing information with AutoFill for long web forms.

Keeper is the top-rated password manager for protecting you, your family and your business from password-related data breaches and cyberthreats.

Accounting

Award-winning financial software designed for entrepreneurs. Truly understand and manage your income and expenses. Track everything and connect to other Wave products such as payroll, payments, and invoicing.

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Standard helps you organize your business finances all in one place so you can be more productive. Stay on top of invoices, manage expenses and get reliable reports for tax time.

TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions & credits you deserve, so you’re confident you’ll get your maximum refund.  Seamlessly import your QuickBooks information to save valuable time!  You can also opt for audit support to protect you and your business.

Online payment processing for internet businesses. Stripe is a suite of payment APIs that powers commerce for online businesses of all sizes. 

I have personally quit using PayPal to receive payments due to their ability to freeze accounts as well as the fact that they always side with customers who file disputes.

Stripe’s fees are comparable to PayPal and your money is secure.

From retail to restaurants, Square has the tools to help anyone start selling online. Create a free online store that syncs with your inventory and social media to help you sell right away.