Benefits of Membership
A Bustling Private Facebook Group For Connecting With Your Fellow Canadian VAs
Sure there are many VA organizations you can join, and even though CAVA is the only one you really need to belong to, we won’t discourage you from joining any of the others out there. But, sometimes we can’t find the help and support we need anywhere else.
Our membership is now made up of more than 400 Canadian VAs.
When you have questions about your HST remittance, whether you should go with Bell or Rogers for your ISP, or want to chat about the latest episode of The Dragon’s Den, the best place to go is to your fellow Canadians via our Facebook Group.
- This is where alliances and referral networks are built.
- This is where you combat those feelings of work-from-home-isolation.
- This is your water cooler.
- This is your lifeline!
A Listing For Your Business In The CAVA Member Directory
When someone in need of a VA comes to CAVA website, the first thing they do is browse our member directory. Businesses are searchable by local and my keyword/service/skill. You are given the opportunity to list detailed information about the services you provide so you can be found in searches. Many of our members are getting contacted by clients directly for work.
Access to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Because CAVA is the only organization in existence for Canadian VAs, we receive many RFPs from entrepreneurs looking for help from people like YOU! We vet our postings before we publish them, so you will never see a posting looking for a $5/hr VA here. These requests are delivered to members via email and posted in our private member Facebook community. Getting just one client via RFP will often pay for your annual membership fee at CAVA.
Access to CAVA Webinars and Expert Interviews
At CAVA you get access to lots of different training – we have a library of audios, webinars, and we also host weekly Facebook Live trainings. CAVA members are invited to attend these events for FREE! We strive to provide training about what you want to learn.
Member Discounts on Training
CAVA Members get 10% off trainings from CAVA owner Tracey D’Aviero’s Your VA Mentor. CAVA members also get special discounts or member rates for online and live events.
CAVA Mailing List
When you join CAVA you join our mailing list. You’ll receive invaluable tips, solid recommendations, and other industry information and opportunities to help you grow your practice.
LegalShield Group Benefit Plan
LegalShield offers a reasonable monthly payment for access to lawyers when you need them. We have negotiated group rates for CAVA / GAVA members.
We have a new insurance partner, a broker who has taken the time to learn about the VA industry and what we do, and the kind of basic E&O coverage we need, to secure us a great policy at a great annual rate.
Exclusive discounts for hotel and car rental booking and FREE event planning services (conferences, meetings, reunions, etc.). You will find details within the member dashboard for this service.
Other CAVA membership benefits include:
- FREE Web Hosting for six months & Domain Registration (through our partner EA Hosting)
- A member logo, for you to display on your site.
- Attend information teleclasses hosted by guest speakers in the industry and other business experts.
- Discounts on VA training and coaching programs.
- Access to the latest and most up-to-date information on software and tools to help you effectively run your business.
- Invitation to local in-person networking events.
- Access to our extensive Knowledge Base, Resource Area and Library which includes hundreds of web resources, forms, articles, books and items you can use in your business.
How much will all this cost you?
Everything you just finished reading about – the whole kit ‘n caboodle – is going to set you back $97 per year. Yes you saw that right. CAVA membership is yours for $97 per year.
Exclusive access to our RFP system ALONE is worth more than a yearly payment of $97 – retain one client and your membership has paid for itself!
This is one of the most cost effective ways you can possibly market your VA business. For that $97, your business is listed in our directory, you will be networking with VAs all over the country, notification of new RFPs, and regular training videos and resources are provided by email and in the CAVA Facebook group. You really can’t go wrong with this monetarily tiny investment.
Ask about our premium membership! For a small annual premium, you can be listed as one of our featured members all over our website. Premium members also get a private coaching call and other benefits throughout the year.
Introductory Membership – $35 quarterly
If you’re still exploring the idea of becoming a VA we have a special 3 month membership that allows you to see what CAVA has to offer. You won’t be listed in the member directory and you won’t get access to our RFPs, but you will have access to the private Facebook group – that alone can prove to be invaluable. There are many benefits of full membership that won’t be available to you but you will get an opportunity to appreciate how important it is to become fully involved with CAVA.
Are you ready to join us?
We would love to have you as CAVA’s newest member.
All you have to do to gain access to all member-only areas of CAVA is Join Us.
As a Canadian Virtual Assistant, this will potentially be the best and most important $97 investment you’ll ever make. (That works out to just over $8 a month!). Of course there are other options too…check ’em out and decide which option is best for you!!