How to become a virtual assistant

Learn the skills you need to live the life you imagined!

About the course

If you’ve done any research into remote work, you will undoubtedly have seen virtual assistance as a suggested pathway into this world.

Perhaps you’ve recently decided to start working online and the role of a VA seems like an interesting stepping stone that you want to know more about.

If you want the flexibility and power to decide where you work, when you work, what projects you work on and who you work for, then you have come to the right place.

Learning outcomes

Assess your skills and potential offering, set prices and packages.

Explore ways to find clients, and build an outstanding portfolio.

Learn how to structure your business, navigate legalities and onboard new clients.

Develop strategies for effective marketing of your services.

Discover organisational tools and software to keep you organised, productive and efficient.

Understand all the steps necessary to build an effective online presence to gain credibility and attract potential clients.

About the format

Study at your own pace! The course material is delivered 100% online and accessible whenever and wherever you are through our Nomads Skillshare Community portal.

In addition, you can choose to join us for 10 hours of live sessions to dive deeper into the course material, get all your questions answered by experts, and cowork with your fellow aspiring digital nomads.

Upcoming live sessions: Available soon

Are you ready to learn new skills and boost your professional growth?

Self-paced course

$ 245
  • 10 hours online content
  • Community learning
  • Buy 1 Give 1 Scholarship

Self-paced + live training

$ 495
  • 10 hours online content
  • Community learning
  • Buy 1 Give 1 Scholarship
  • 4 live sessions (2.5h each)
  • Recordings of live sessions
  • Assignments

About the scholarships

Buy 1 Give 1 Scholarship!

The goal of our Nomads Skillshare courses is to support global citizens to learn new skills while at the same time empowering local communities to do the same.

For every course you buy, we give a scholarship for a self-paced course to a less privileged student so they can upskill along with you!

Learn the skills to live the life you imagined and help others do the same! 🌀 


From empowered global citizens



About your instructors

Tarek is a social entrepreneur with an MBA with honors from New York University and a career of working at top organizations like Goldman Sachs. In 2013, Tarek left the corporate world behind in an effort to explore the actual world. Throughout his nomad journey, he travelled to over 100 countries, ran 25 marathons and supported social causes all around the world.

In 2018, Tarek launched Nomads Giving Back! with the vision to inspire you to give back to the communities you call home away from home. 

In 2020, Tarek and his team launched Nomads Skillshare!, a learning platform & community empowering you to learn the skills to live the life you imagined! Tarek has many years of experience helping people advance their professional journeys.

The platform now includes courses designed by experts with years of success in their respective fields!

Nicole is a Virtual Assistant from Germany, she has been successfully running her own VA Business since 2018. She has a degree in Biology (B.Sc.) but found that working in a lab was dependent on her location, this is not what she wanted for herself. So she decided to make a change!

After some preparation, she decided to come to Bali for a solo travel adventure. Nicole made some enriching connections and was really intrigued by the Digital Nomad way of life. Nicole started thinking that her possibilities of working online, and finally came across Virtual Assistance, 3 months later she started up her business alongside her full-time job. Instagram Marketing is her Niche! But now she focuses on Instagram Content and E-mail marketing for Personal Brands only. 

Nicole and Tarek met in 2019. Tarek was fascinated by how much she loved the mission of Nomads Giving Back!. Also, she was very connected with the local community in Bali and she immersed herself in the Culture of Indonesia and Bali. Now with 3 years of experience as a VA Nicole is offering support to other aspiring Virtual Assistants and with Nomads Giving Back!, sharing her vast experience and knowledge.


Self-paced course

$ 195
  • 10 hours online content
  • Community learning
  • Buy 1 Give 1 Scholarship

Self-paced + live training

$ 395
  • 10 hours online content
  • Community learning
  • Buy 1 Give 1 Scholarship
  • 4 live sessions (2.5h each)
  • Recordings of live sessions
  • Assignments
  • Internship opportunity


Skillshare With Impact Program

No, you can enter the program without any knowledge of the course curriculum. We will teach you everything you need to know!

The next live training will be scheduled shortly. Join the waitlist above to get notified.

All sessions will be recorded and made available to you after.

The goal of the scholarship program is to give back to local communities that we call home away from home, no matter where that is.

If you know someone who can benefit from a scholarship, please refer them to our scholarship program! and help spread the love!

You’ll have unlimited access to all course material for one year!

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Coming soon! We’re working hard to get this ready for you. Stay tuned.


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