Q. How can I learn more about IVAA and the benefits for joining?
Take a look at the video available on our home page under the “Thinking of Join IVAA? heading.” This video outlines all the member benefits available by joining IVAA. Also, take a look at the Join Now page to get an idea of which benefits are available for each member category, as well as the Member Services page to see a short description of each of the benefits. If you have any additional questions, please contact our membership department.
Q. What membership options do you offer?
We offer three different membership categories to fit your specific needs: Regular, Trial, and Student. Note that all are individual memberships; we do not offer company, group, or institutional memberships. To compare the benefits each membership offers, please refer to the Join Now page. For a more complete description of each category, click here.
Q. Who is the Regular Membership for? What are the benefits of this membership?
The Regular Membership are for those Virtual Assistants who are currently engaged in operating a VA practice, as well as those who are just starting out. This membership may also include owners or presidents of multi-VA or team VA businesses. (Note: IVAA does not have company memberships; each member of your team must have their own IVAA membership.)

For a full listing of benefits and a comparison of benefits available to the different member types, please visit the Join Now page.

Q. Who is the Trial Membership for? What are the benefits associated with this membership?
Trial Membership is for those who want a chance to explore what IVAA has to offer before committing to an annual membership. It gives you a taste of some of our more popular benefits to help you make a decision about upgrading to the regular membership. For rates and specific details about the Trial Membership, visit the Join Now page on the site.

For a full listing of benefits and a comparison of benefits available to the different member types, please visit the Join Now page.

Q. Who is the Student Membership for? What are the benefits associated with a Student Membership?
IVAA offers a Student Membership category for those people who are currently going to school, such as a college or university, in preparation for starting a business as a virtual assistant. This is a six-month membership that gives students access to a number of our member benefits, including educational activities and preferred partner discounts. To join as a Student Member, please visit our Join Now page.

For a full listing of benefits and a comparison of benefits available to the different member types, please visit the Join Now page.

Q. I'm convinced. How do I join the IVAA?
Visit the JOIN NOW page and click on the membership type you are interested in to get started.
Q. I just joined the IVAA. Where do I start?
We think that you will find the IVAA community to be very helpful and supportive of each other. Below are a few things we would suggest you do upon joining:

  • Attend one of our New Member Orientations. These are held once a month and provide an overview of the IVAA website and the benefits IVAA offers to our members. Check the Calendar on our website for dates and times, and to register.
  • You might want to think about attending our Monday Coffee Chats to get some information about the industry. These are held every Monday at 10:00 a.m. or 5:00 pm ET and are open to both members and non-members. They are very informal and the topics depend on whatever the group wants to talk about that evening. You can register by going to the calendar on our website at www.ivaa.org/calendar.
  • Attend our Educational events:
    • Expert of the Month – Each month IVAA presents experts on requested topics for the opportunity to continue learning and expanding your knowledge.
    • Peer Discussions – These monthly sessions connect you with other IVAA members who focus on specialized skills or serving niche industries. Share ideas & best practices, brainstorm, and network with your peers.
    • Resource Recess – These webinars are intended for members to learn a skill in 3-5 steps – new skills to help you with your business – or to learn about a special niche business.
  • Think about becoming a Volunteer for IVAA. IVAA is primarily a volunteer-run organization with many people giving a little bit of their time each week or month in the different departments, such as Membership, Member Benefits, Web Team, and Events. You can meet and work with other virtual assistants, show others the skills that you have to offer, or learn a new skill, such as moderating webinars.

For more questions related to getting started with IVAA, please visit our Getting Started FAQ.

Q. I received an email stating my membership is going to expire in 30 days.
This notification is to let you know that your membership expiration date is getting near. As noted in IVAA’s Terms of Use that you accepted when joining IVAA, all members are set to automatically renew their membership and payment will be charged to the payment method that you used to join IVAA.

If you do not want to have your account on auto-billing, please contact the Membership Dept. from our Contact Us page.

Q. I just got a “Renewal Reminder,” where do I renew my membership with IVAA?
This notification is to let you know about the upcoming auto-charge payment on your account. As noted in IVAA’s Terms of Use that you accepted to when joining IVAA, all members are set to automatically renew their membership and payment will be charged to the payment method that you used to join IVAA.

If you do not want to have your account on auto-billing, please contact the Membership Dept. from our Contact Us page.

How can I upgrade from a Trial Membership to a Regular Membership?
In order to upgrade, please contact our Membership Dept. from our Contact Us page and you will be provided with a link to an order form that you can use to submit your payment.
Q. How do I change from annual to quarterly or semi-annual payments, or vice versa?
Please contact our Membership Dept. from our Contact Us page to make this change.