TOP Resources

A curated list of my favourite tools, courses, books and freebies

We are often asked what tools we use to run VACT Limited and so here are the primary ones we use on a daily or weekly basis.

Grab the Freebies


VA Start-Up Checklist

Learn how to set up a Virtual Assistant Business with ease. Stop the mindless googling and endless procrastination

Top Tips for Success

Learn from some of the best Virtual Assistants, they all understand what it takes to build and grow a successful VA business.

Competitor Analysis

Learn why and how I want you to look at those who others might feel are your competitors to ensure you stay ahead of the game.



Business Tools I use and endorse

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Business Basic Tools

Policy Bee

We’re really pleased to have teamed up with professional insurance broker PolicyBee. And since that means 10% off your professional indemnity insurance, you’ll be pretty pleased too!  For a quick online quote visit, or call a jargon-busting adviser on 0345 222 5370.


I have recently moved to Practice as a CRM to manage VACT and in short I love it!  It has the ability to schedule appointments, send contracts, conduct onboarding, invoicing, take payments, private message clients and be a pretty awesome client management tool. Great for VAs or their clients!

Use the code VACT to get 50% off your first two months of Practice. Or VACT1 to save on an annual plan.


Minutedock is the time tracking software that I recommend – it is not free but I have found it to be the best time tracking software for Virtual Assistants.

Read the Blog

I have a very popular blog on this subject – that you might want to read.


Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.  It has both a free and paid for version.


OMG this tool is amazing, you can add a live chat to your website and talk with your website visitors in real-time, or use the messenger mode and reply to messages at your own pace.


Missinglettr turns each of your blog posts into a 12 month social campaign, which is then dripped out to your social channels. What I love is that I can create content that is drip fed throughout the year to drive traffic back to my website – thereby keeping a blog post alive much longer.

Stock Photos and Websites


With Haute Stock’s stock photo subscription, you can quickly create gorgeous graphics for your brand that reflect your vision. You can browse through collections and filter through photos to find that one shot that captures exactly what you were looking for.

Styled Stock Images

Perfect affordable images for attracting female entrepreneurs.  Unlimited stock photo downloads for a monthly membership fee or purchase a one off lifetime membership.

Viral Marketing Stars

Do you struggle to come up with graphics for your social media?  I know I do.  I invested in the Viral Content Club with Katya and OMG – my life is so much easier with this resource. You will want to check it out – that’s for sure. 

WP FiddlyBits

WP Fiddly Bits provide friendly, reliable WordPress support UK. WordPress maintenance, installation, fixes and custom WordPress design for a variety industries.

Happy Hearts Websites

Happy Heart ‘Ready Made’ Websites are available in 6 layouts and fully customisable to any colour, simply add your own images and text and get your new WordPress live!


ConvertBox enables you to launch personalised offers, lead capture forms and segmentation surveys to the right visitors at the right time with the easiest, most powerful on-site engagement platform.

Recommended Additional Training Resources

The Membership Guys

The Membership Academy is the leading training community for membership site owners.  It’s a membership about memberships! The Academy is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of planning, building, running and growing a successful membership website.

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Society of Virtual Assistants

I recommend and encourage all Virtual Assistants based in the UK to join the Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA).  VACT are on the Approved VA Trainers List.

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Ultimate Publicity Rockstar™ Bundle

With the Ultimate Publicity Rockstar™ Bundle from Simone Sauter you get everything you need to get featured in prestigious magazines and podcast shows so that you build your brand, get visible everywhere, build instant trust and authority, grow your audience fast, and reach new clients with ease.

Freelance University

If you are looking for technical trainings to enhance your VA business, you are going to want to check out the 80+ specialised certifications and courses.

Tomorrows VA

Expert Microsoft and 365 training courses designed specifically with VAs, PAs and EAs in mind. 


Click the image below to be taken to the relevant training pages. 


Join the VA Help Desk

 Designed to be a safe, judgement free zone for all Virtual Assistants.  It doesn’t matter if you are a new VA who has questions about getting started or an experienced VA who wants to check something out.  The space is your place to ask questions, receive support, motivation and guidance.


On my bookshelf

I have a recommended booklist saved on Amazon – these are some of my favourites to help your business.