Email Mentoring Bootcamp Programme


Due to our busy work commitments with our primary businesses, we have taken the decision to close down VA Success Group as we don’t have the time to dedicate to any more Virtual Assistants.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has become a valued member of our community and we wish you continued success with your virtual assistant business.

Thank you,

Emma & Justine


Is it time for a real push to transform your business from hum drum to high flying?

Do you want honest and informed answers to your questions and advice about your business goals and issues?

Whether you are an aspiring virtual assistant wanting to start up your own VA business or an existing virtual assistant already up and running, it can be so overwhelming going from employee to business owner.

There is so much you have to sort out to start and grow your business – setting up your office, what you’re going to charge, how to get clients, what to do at networking events, completing the work as well as running your own business.  As well as all these common questions:

  • How do you successfully transition from employee to being the boss?
  • Is the market saturated with virtual assistants?
  • How can I sell my services when there is so much competition out there?
  • What are the essential skills needed to set up the business?
  • What skills and services are in demand?
  • Should a virtual assistant provide general or specialist services?
  • How can you stand out from the crowd of other virtual assistants?
  • Are sites like Elance a good place to find clients?
  • How can I get results from social media and make sure it isn’t a time waster?
  • How can I gain confidence in networking when I’ve never done it before?
  • But I’m an introvert, how can I  possibly do networking?
  • Do I need to do pushy sales at events?
  • What are the different types of networking events available and which should I do?

This mentoring programme was designed with virtual assistants like you in mind.  We know what it is like to start and grow a successful virtual assistant business as well as running other businesses and being a busy mum!

BUT, imagine what it would be like if you could get the support and answers you need to make your business dreams a reality

What if you took on one new client per month, what would life be like for you and your family now?

With our Email Mentoring Bootcamp Programme, you can get a step by step plan on starting your business, personalised strategy to attract only your ideal clients and the answers to all your questions.

Why should you listen to us?

The VA Success Group is run by us, Emma Walker and Justine Curtis, who are both experienced, leading virtual assistants running our own well established and successful VA businesses. Through the VA Success Group, you have access to over 10 years entrepreneurial knowledge at your finger tips and you will learn all the insider secrets of running a premier VA business from two of the industries foremost experts.

We love what we do and are passionate about the VA industry and that includes helping the VAs of the future get off to a flying start.

Emma Walker started her virtual assistant business in 2005, which specialises in helping coaches, entrepreneurs and home-based businesses concentrate on the money making activities within their businesses with full PA support.

Having established her VA business, Emma was keen to share her knowledge and wrote her first e-book, ‘So you want to become a Virtual Assistant’. She felt there was a gap in the market for information relating to starting and operating a business, especially a virtual assistant business.

In 2010, Emma created the Mumpreneur’s Mentor as a way of helping mumpreneur’s succeed in business through a variety of products, tools and resources designed to help clients go from idea to business, the easy way!

Emma fits running her businesses around her young daughter and growing family. Being her own boss has allowed Emma to devote extra time to her daughter, and to watch her grow and develop into an amazing little girl, who is the inspiration behind everything that she does.

Justine Curtis is the founder and chairman of The UK Association of Virtual Assistants (UKAVA). The UKAVA was formed in 2005 to fill a void in the virtual assistant market. Virtual assistants were becoming more and more in demand as small businesses and sole traders flourished but there was no real association where prospective clients or existing and new virtual assistants could go for information, advice and recommendations.

What the industry needed was a one-stop shop for both potential clients and virtual assistants alike – the UKAVA was born and has gone on to become the number one resource for Virtual Assistants wishing to advertise their services to potential clients, and for potential clients looking for their perfect business partner.

Justine is the author of the first book published in the UK on the subject of “Setting Yourself Up As A Virtual Assistant”. Available in paperback from or as an eBook download from

Justine is also the founder and Director of My Virtual Assistant Limited. My Virtual Assistant is a flourishing virtual business support service, rapidly expanding through a network of licensees across the UK, providing virtual office support, personal assistance, secretarial, business support and administration services to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Justine has been interviewed as an expert in her field by BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, CNBC Business Magazine and the London Evening Standard and is proud to be able to pass on the benefits of her vast experience of the VA role to aspiring and progressive VAs as a Co-Founder of the VA Success Group.

Why is this mentoring programme via email?

When you’re just starting out or already running your business, it can be hard to schedule a weekly or monthly call as things always come up – and you want to be busy doing client work!  With email, it doesn’t matter what time you want to ask your question, you just send your email, sit back and wait for the answer…and then take action.

What do I get in this mentoring programme?

This is a personalised one on one 30 day mentoring programme which will answer any of your questions relating to starting and growing a virtual assistant business.

It’s personal – we will be looking at you and you alone over the 30 days.  What are your issues? We’ll be giving you the answers so you can move forward.  You won’t be dealing with any other coach or mentor; you will work directly with Emma or Justine.

Daily questions – we’ll communicate Monday through Friday through a private email address for 30 days.  You send your question through each day and we will respond with feedback and suggestions for you to implement.

No sugar coating – we believe in a no nonsense approach to coaching and mentoring so be prepared to hear the truth, even if you don’t like it.  We don’t see the point in paying a coach or mentor who isn’t brutally honest with you so don’t expect an easy ride – you want fast results right?

How does it work?

We like to let all our clients know exactly what the process is to start working with us so that you know what to expect.  This is a 30 day programme that will start as soon as you click the ‘order’ button; here’s what will happen after that

1.  Pay for the Email Mentoring Bootcamp Programme
This is quite an important step so please don’t miss it out!

Once you have paid, you will be redirected to a specific website page with all the information you need to get started…including the private email address of either Emma or Justine (depending on who has been assigned as your mentor) so that you can ask your first question.

You will also receive an email to make sure you get the details, together with a Client Questionnaire document that needs to be completed – please complete and return this document in full before sending through your first question as this gives your mentor a better understanding of you and your business.

2.  Let’s get talking
After you have sent through your answers to the Client Questionnaire document, you start asking your burning questions.

Each day, you send your mentor (Emma or Justine) one question and we will reply with feedback each day (we reply Monday through Friday) for you to implement.  You take action, we move on.

If you don’t send through a question, we won’t chase you so make sure you get the most out of this practical mentoring programme.

We do have to set some ground rules though

We want you to be crystal clear on some of the rules to avoid misunderstandings.  Please read these carefully before proceeding:

1.  Only one email per day. Each day you may post ONE question for your mentor to answer. If you ask more than one question, then we’ll only respond to the first one. Due to the nature of this program (literally, *personal* training where we take the time to look at your specific situation) we cannot answer more than one question per day. Plus by asking too many questions you will become overwhelmed and confused. Our goal is quick implementation.

2.  Holidays and weekends are rest days. We will take the weekends off, and any major UK holidays that may arrive during our mentoring programme term.

3.  The content is up to you. We don’t have a set “curriculum” that we’re going to work through. There isn’t a checklist to make our way down. What we cover is completely up to you. You ask any questions you want, and we’ll answer them.

4.  If you ask crazy questions, we’ll give you crazy answers. Please don’t ask any silly questions. What we’re trying to accomplish here is improving your specific business strategically and profitably. We can only do that by asking questions that are realistic.

5.  Get your question to your mentor by 1.30pm GMT so that we can answer it by 3.00pm GMT. If you send your question in later than this then we can’t guarantee being able to reply the same day – we have to respect each other’s limited time available and remember that Emma and Justine have their own businesses to run as well as Emma being a busy mum and Justine a (wicked) step mum.

6.  Work at your own pace. In order to see great results, you need to take action but please do so at your own pace and what is comfortable for you. Some people love to implement immediately, others need more time – just do what is right for you.

7.  There are no excuses and absolutely no refunds for laziness – be willing to work, take action and you will see results!

Are you ready to begin?

So, how much does this coaching program cost?

We like to keep things simple so we’re offering this 30 day mentoring programme at the super affordable investment of only £247.

That means you can get personal coaching from Emma or Justine for 30 days at the low price of only £247.

Remember, this programme is limited to a small number of ambitious virtual assistants … so reserve your space now!

There aren’t any payment plans or monthly payments – just one low price. Pay it in full now and then concentrate on getting your questions answered.

Along the way we will also be adding in some unadvertised bonus items, resources or tools to help you boost your business forward…but we’ll keep that between ourselves and our Email Mentoring Bootcamp Programme clients!

Some ifs and buts…

I’m just starting out and don’t have much money to invest in training or mentoring
You don’t have to spend loads of money to build your business, but you do need to be smart on where you spend it.  Imagine what it would be like to find out what works, what doesn’t work and exactly where to focus on spending money from someone who has already been there.

As your personal mentor, Emma or Justine will be your guide through the information overwhelm showing you exactly what you need to know.

I’ve no time to spare as I’m a busy mum
So are we, so we’re well aware that you have even less time to waste. There are lots of ways to fit building and running a business round the kids, and this is something we will address straightaway.  Just remember that there is a solution for you.

Can I pay by credit or debit card?
Yes, you can pay by credit or debit card using PayPal – just click the Add to Cart button to get started.

How will I take part in the mentoring programme?
Once you have paid, you will be redirected to a specific website page with all the information you need to get started…including the private email address of either Emma or Justine (depending on who has been assigned as your mentor) so that you can ask your first question.

You will also receive an email to make sure you get the details, together with a Client Questionnaire document that needs to be completed – please complete and return this document in full before sending through your first question as this gives your mentor a better understanding of you and your business.

You then send through your first question!

Do you offer in person mentoring?
If you really do want an in person experience, please take a look at our VIP Intensive Days which are available to a limited number of seriously ambitious virtual assistants as this may be just what you need to take your business forward.

Do I need a PayPal account to buy from you?
Not at all, you can use PayPal with your credit or debit card without needing an account.

As one of our private mentoring clients, you get:

  • Personal mentoring from Emma or Justine for 30 days
  • Your questions answered with honest straightforward advice
  • Personalised plan to take your business forward
  • Emma or Justine as your champion supporting you in your business
  • One off package, so no long term or ongoing commitment
  • We are active VAs and entrepreneurs running our own successful businesses
  • This is your chance to build a successful AND profitable VA business

As this is a one to one individual service, we can only take on a very limited number of virtual assistants at any given time in order that we can provide a high level of support and guidance for each of our participants. Book your place now to avoid missing out!

There are NO REFUNDS available for this mentoring programme. We cannot and do not guarantee you’ll make any money as a result of this coaching as individual results depend upon the individual’s effort, situation, application and other intangibles that we have no control over. We will work together for a period of 30 days after your purchase date.