The business building program for online service providers who are ready to make big impact, big money, and big dreams come true.

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In a Nutshell…✨

The Virtual Excellence Academy is THE business building course for both beginners in the online space and those who are ready to raise the bar and are tired. Tired of applying to fruitless low-paid gigs on Upwork, tired of working the 9-to-5, tired of working without the reward of your ideal lifestyle. We teach you the stuff that’ll set up you with strong foundations for long-term business success, whether you want to work from home or travel the world!

The Virtual Excellence Academy has proven to be the best investment I’ve ever made – Fernanda Delgado

Who is the VEA for? ⛱️

From its humble beginnings as ‘The VA Starter Kit,’ the Virtual Excellence Academy has matured into an industry-leading program. It’s been crowned the #1 choice globally by eBiz Facts, a respected review platform, and it’s won the trust of members in 150+ countries. Originally designed to solely serve virtual assistants, we quickly realized the vast potential of our extensive curriculum and business insights. Our members have embarked on diverse and fulfilling digital journeys, thanks to what they’ve learned here.

We consider  “Virtual Assistant” an umbrella term. Call yourself what you like; if you assist, or intend to assist, people or businesses virtually, the VEA is your lifeline.


The VEA equips you with a comprehensive toolbox of skills, technical understanding, and a growth-oriented mindset, all while providing a lively community and exclusive job opportunities from awesome, vetted clients looking to hire from the best.


Freelancers, whether web designers, copywriters, or project managers, will not only enhance their digital service skills but also gain invaluable business intel, enabling them to level up their offerings and thrive in the company of a bountiful network.


You can stand under our umbrella. With a treasure trove of tech and professional insight, you’ll gain the know-how to excel in your client-focused role, helping you shape exceptional client experiences, and ensuring your digital operations run as smooth as butter.

Inside the Academy…




Everything you need…

… and nothing you don’t.

The  Virtual Excellence Academy, the ultimate destination for digital service providers to not just find their footing, but to truly THRIVE. Our program is laser-focused on delivering value, with no filler content. We provide you with precisely what it takes to excel alongside a vibrant community that’s got your back every step of the way.

Over the years we’ve uncovered a clear pattern: most service provider businesses fail due to poor business planning. This program focuses heavily on the business side of things. Like how to find, onboard, communicate with, and keep high-value clients, how to price your services, set boundaries, and market your services in an innovative way.  The VEA’s dedicated support community is where you’ll find endless inspiration, exclusive job opportunities, and friendships that’ll be by your side at every stage of your career.

This program is not only packed with everything below, but it’s also updated to include important additions as and when they become necessary, often by popular demand from our thriving community, at no additional cost to you!

hours of video lessons

scripts, templates, and checklists

guest industry expert trainers

hours of bonus video content

What’s Inside? An Overview…

This is a mere snippet of what’s inside this self-paced, lifetime access program!


How to optimize your workspace to allow for productvity


Swipe files for VA contracts and terms & conditions

How to leverage AI to get ahead as a VA in 2023 and beyond


Learn how to conduct your first conversation with prospects


How to create engaging content for your business


Training on how to gain immediate visibility as a VA

How to talk money with prospects with guest expert Jade Jemma

Discover skills you already have and can get paid for

Learn how to effectively onboard new clients

Tool that helps you come up with 2000 content ideas in 10 mins!

Learn project management and CRM tools


How to effectively use Google Apps for business


A list of 75+ of the best Facebook groups to help you get visible NOW!


Graphic design tools and skills module

All the best resources for specialized areas (e.g. copywriting)

Learn how to make your clients LOVE you and never leave

Access to our best productivity hacks

Access to our match-making directory and exclusive job listing for students only

Learn the three best ways you can price your services

Learn the DNK pricing method that wins the client every time


Learn how to track your time and produce beautiful reports

A whole module dedicated to overcoming fears in business


LIFETIME access to all content INCLUDING all future updates and additions

Exclusive access to lifetime support community at no additional cost

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Core Values

...aka what makes us different?

Diversity & Inclusion

As a fully woman & LGBTQIA+ led team, we 're naturally doing the damn work to ensure a safe space for all and doing our utmost to elevate the voices of oppressed groups.

Fair Pay Advocacy

We don't subscribe the narrative of 'how much can I get for my money by exploiting those less privileged'. We're about creating standards of excellence across borders.

'Embrace Your Weird'

It's our motto. You can even get the T-shirt. We train VAs from a place of acceptance of self, all quirks included. Clients regularly come to us seeking unique, confident VAs.

Meaningful Community

Co-working, retreats, difficult conversations, friendship and more. We provide a sanctuary in our VA support community where everyone matters and connection thrives.

What VEA Members Say…

The Virtual Excellence Academy has proven to be the best investment I’ve ever made.

Signing up for the 5 day VA challenge and later enrolling in the Virtual Excellence Academy has proven to be the best investment I’ve ever made.
It gave me the clarity and confidence I needed to start the online career I always wanted. After finishing the course and despite this Covid-19 world crisis, I managed to sign up my first contract with a big client.

Hannah is an amazing mentor and her VA training program is simply the best!

Fernanda Delgado, Virtual Assistant

I'm already matching my income a few months down the line!

My contract as an employee didn’t get extended due to the pandemic so it gave me the kick up the butt I needed to take my business full-time and I’m already matching my income a few months down the line!

Elise Velkeneers, Virtual Assistant

The Virtual Excellence Academy, changed my life in less than two months!

I was a nomad teaching English online when I lost almost 80% of my students because of the pandemic. I didn’t know how to survive the next month when I found Hannah’s 5-day-VA challenge on Google. I signed up, and after only one week, I had grown so much and came out of my comfort zone. I even made some dear friends there. The investment I made after that, signing up for the Virtual Excellence Academy, changed my life in less than two months! I am now a fully booked Virtual Assistant, already made the money back, and no more worries about making it through the next month.

Wiebke Uhlendorf, Virtual Assistant

The Virtual Excellence Academy transformed my life.

Working as a freelancer for over a decade I was searching for how to take my career to the next level. Taking the 5 Day VA Challenge, and joining the Virtual Excellence Academy was an absolute game-changer for me. During a pandemic, I was earning more than ever and the clients keep coming. Without a doubt, this course was an incredible investment! Hannah is a spectacular mentor, the Inner Circle is the best community I’ve ever been a part of and the Virtual Excellence Academy itself is extremely thorough in offering all the information you need to keep started in a fast and effective way. There’s no better VA course out there!

Stephanie Desquarre VA
Alicia R Thomas, Artist & Virtual Assistant

I started out at zero income and am at $2000 a month now on a retainer.

It all came about from the original 5 day challenge in March. I followed through on sending out facebook messages and emails to people in my network asking for feedback on the new services I was offering. It worked out that one person responded saying they were opening a new company and launching a new product and could use all of the services I was offering!

Amber Daughn, Virtual Assistant

You never feel alone or in the dark.

Easily one the greatest investments you could make if you are looking to make the jump to virtual assistance. Hannah is a fantastic mentor and she’s created such an amazing network that you never feel alone or in the dark.

Thom Knight, Virtual Assistant

The VEA provides all the tools you need to start and grow a successful online VA business – even if you have no idea what you’re doing and are starting at square one. Team DNK does an excellent job explaining all the common technical tools you’ll need to be aware of as a new VA in a way that is easy to understand and not anxiety-provoking. The modules are self-paced, so you can take as little or as much time as you need to complete the VEA and have a new business at the end! You’ll also gain access to an incredibly supportive community of people who are interested in seeing you win and will encourage you along the way!

Marissa Price, Business Strategist

The Inner Circle

Forever support, no additional fees - ever!

When you invest in the Virtual Excellence Academy, in addition to best-in-class training, you also gain exclusive and unrestricted access to our incredible membership community, The Inner Circle. This access isn't just a perk; it's a career accelerator, opening doors to unique job opportunities, and a forever network of fascinating people to collaborate and share all the highs, lows, and everything in between with. Inner Circle members are highly regarded in the online business space - so much so that we have a steady stream of exclusive jobs posted by entrepreneurs for you. By joining you will gain an expert reputation and will reap the rewards of being part of a tight-knit, safe, inclusive, and fun community - for the entirety of your career.

This kind of resource is priceless, but if we had to put a price on it, we'd definitely charge in excess of $100 per month. With regular Ask-Me-Anything sessions, educational events, job opps, and more, it would be a fitting price, we put our all into ensuring our members are unequivocally supported. As a VEA member, you get this $1200 additional value every year, after year, after year... Some of our longest-standing members continue to reap the benefits of this community and consider it their business "home" 8+ years later.

What goes on in the Inner Circle?

Job listings from reputable clients looking to work with you
Exclusively sourced (by Hannah) job opportunities with high-quality clients
"Ask me Anything" sessions with Hannah every 2 weeks
Your questions answered, day and night by the community and team
Weekly Coworking with your Inner Circle peers
Random challenges & initiatives to further your career
Periodic additional live coaching with Hannah
Monthly self-care sessions with Kim
An intimate community to rely on throughout your career
Zoom socials - student organized digital conferences
Daily motivational themes
The most relaxed yet productive family of VAs to support you always

Exclusive Job Opportunities

To make the Inner Circle and Virtual Excellence Academy experience even more epic, Team DNK make it their priority to bring exceptional jobs to the community on a regular basis. We have a thorough vetting system to ensure that only great clients who value the work of our wonderful members are able to post their job roles. You won't have to find yourself fighting to prove your value or being asked to work for free, none of that nonsense here. We look after our crew! 

AMA & Educational Sessions with Hannah
Every two weeks you get the opportunity to ask Hannah anything at all! These sessions are not only educational in nature, but often a really fun occasion for the group to come together.

Hannah is really an open book so not only do we cover VA and freelance business topics, but also the ups and downs of working for yourself. It doesn't get more real than over in the Inner Circle. Some classic Q&A moments: random hot seat invites from Hannah, Hannah falling in a lake live and cartwheel challenges!

Weekly Co-working

The coolest thing about the Inner Circle is our members! They really take ownership of this community like no other. A recent addition to the group is the occurrence of digital co-working. This has proved wildly beneficial for many members who are getting way more work done with an extra layer of accountability. That's the fun part of being in this group, it's ever-evolving to meet the needs of members at any time.

Monthly Self-Care/Community Care Sessions
Our resident Self-Care Coach, Kim Gorchs, conducts beautiful, relaxing and restorative self-care workshops for the Inner Circle community. We know that when you become a business owner, it's easy to neglect your physical and mental health while you move forward with excitement. We have always encouraged a holistic move into a career by design, and in order to fully embody this notion, Kim jumped on board and people LOVE her sessions. Expect yoga, meditation, breathwork, and plenty of different techniques to help bring you into balance.
The Presidency

Inside the Inner Circle we have an optional fun and educational experience for students. Members can nominate themselves, or another, for the 8 week Inner Circle presidency. During their presidency, the elected candidate has full reign to implement fun initiatives for the group, to support their peers and gain invaluable community management experience - resulting in a testimonial from myself and a platform from which you can make yourself known for collaborations and opportunities! The presidency makes for a unique, collaborative community where no one is left behind and there's alway a new fun thing to do for the group! 🙂

And you get ALL of this at no additional cost. EVER. 

The VEA really is a community-first endeavour, and we've ensured that the power of the group is accessible, so no monthly fees like most other programs out there.  There's endless opportunity in having this network, from referrals, collaborations, and access to experts to answer your questions every step of the way.

And that’s just the community…what about the course?!

Virtual Excellence Academy Full Curriculum

The VEA is more than your standard course. It’s a community, it’s a collective, it’s a holistic approach to your career and lifestyle design. It’s filled with all the actionable steps, tools and tech training you’ll need, paired with real connection, ongoing support for years to come, exclusive job opportunities, fun initiatives to inspire, educate and shake you out of a funk when needed, it’s shared celebration, and it’s an elevation to a league of online service providers that is second to none. Clients come to us looking for excellent VAs, freelancers and online service providers, and by becoming a VEA member you’ll become just that.

Welcome & Orientation


Welcome Video (2:57)
Overview & Outcomes
How to Use This Program
Inner Circle Community Road Map
Never Miss an Inner Circle Event 🥳 (1:32)
My Commitment Contract

Module 1: Workspace Setup


Introduction (0:46)
TEMPLATE: An Easy Daily Planner (6:03)
Tech Specs
Digital Decluttering Action Steps
TOOL: Google is Your Friend – Part 1 (18:03)
TOOL: Google is Your Friend – Part 2 (15:23)

Module 2.1: The Foundations - Your Business


Your Who, How, and Why (3:08)
Explore Your Why
Identify Your Existing Skills
Your Ideal Client & You
Naming Your VA Business

Module 2.2: The Foundations - Your Legal Business Setup


Introduction & Pointers
General Legal Structures for Guidance
US Specific Business Structures (Video + Notes) (44:20)
Should you have a business bank account?
Your Tax Obligations

Module 3.1: Get Visible - Set Yourself Up for Success


PART 1: Set Yourself Up for Success
Create Your Portfolio
Optimizing Your Personal Profiles
Why You Need a Facebook Business Page (2:56)
Create Your FB Page (19:19)
TOOL: Canva & Mobile Responsive Cover Image (10:06)
TEMPLATE: FB Page Cover Template & How to Use it
Sourcing Shareable Content

Module 3.2: Get Visible - Start Interacting


PART 2: Start Interacting
Introduction to Relationship Marketing
TEMPLATE: Introductions for Impact
75+ Facebook Groups to Grow Your Biz (1:12)
TEMPLATE: Reaching Out to Your Existing Network
Practice Your Declaration on Real People
BONUS: LinkedIn Tips with Sami Gardner (36:59)

Module 4.1: Client Communications - Before Your First Client


PART 1: Before Your First Client
Introduction (1:52)
Essential Tools for Client Communication
TOOL: Calendly – Book Meetings Effortlessly (14:56)
TOOL: Zoom Deepdive with Monika (18:25)
TOOL: Start Slacking – The Best Tool for Day to Day Communication (22:37)
TOOL: Video Check-Ins with Loom (10:40)
Discovery Calls – What, Why & How (5:15)
ACTION STEPS: Discovery Calls
PRACTICE: Ideal Client Discovery Call Challenge
3 Simple Ways to Land VA Clients Right Away
Get the Client – Sales & Pitching Like a Pro with Jade Jemma (29:58)
ACTIONS STEPS: 10 Things That Can Hold You Back from Landing Clients
BONUS: How to Avoid Job Scams
BONUS: How to Start Your VA Business When You’re Still in Full-Time Employment

Module 4.2: Client Communications - You Got the Client - What Now?


PART 2: Congrats: You Got the Client – What Now?
Your Client Onboarding Steps
TEMPLATE: Swipe Files – Contracts & T&C’s
TEMPLATE: Email Template Pack for Difficult Conversations & More
TOOL: Sign Contracts Online with HelloSign (13:45)
TOOL: Secure Password Sharing with Lastpass or 1Password (35:04)
TOOL: Time Tracking with Toggl (7:49)
TOOL: Project Management with Trello (17:00)
TOOL: Project Management with Asana (21:30)
TOOL: Project Management with ClickUp (33:34)
TOOL: Digital Organization with Notion (11:31)
TOOL: Dubsado – A CRM for Virtual Assistants (58:53)
How to Establish Healthy Boundaries
The WOW Factor: Client Retention Strategies
BONUS: Client Perspectives (57:50)
BONUS: When Should You Leave Your Full-Time Job?

Module 5: Money Matters


Three Pricing Models (7:37)
The DNK Pricing Strategy To Win Clients Over
TOOL: The Hourly Base Rate Calculator
Your Skill Level Should Reflect in Your Rates – Benchmarks
Getting Paid Made Simple (8:11)
TOOL: PayPal Invoicing (7:19)
TOOL: Stripe Invoicing (7:20)
TOOL: Canva Invoicing (4:33)
Alternative Payment Processors & Invoicing Options

Module 6: Networking & Job Applications


Networking Know-How for In-Person Events
Applying to Remote Job Posts as a Freelancer/VA (Audio)
Applying to Job Advertisements on Social Media (Audio)
Your Immediate Network aka The Pool Method
Create Your Digital Business Card (2:06)

Module 7: Content Creation & Marketing for Online Service Providers


Introduction (0:23)
What Is Content and Why Is It SO Important? (1:01)
The 3 Content Commandments
On Topic: Discovering YOUR Best Topics
The Content YOU Need to Be Creating
Staying Current: Newsjacking
Authority Content & Repurposing
TOOL: Content Batching with Buffer (14:18)
BONUS: Content Repurposing Template with Beck Power (2000 Content Ideas)

Module 8: Tools & Resources


Copywriting and eBook Tools & Resources
Graphic Design Tools and Resources
Audio/Podcasting Tools & Resources
Video Tools and Resources

Module 9: Graphic Design for VAs


TOOL: Canva Deep Dive with Monika (48:28)
TOOL: Introducing Adobe Photoshop with Alicia (13:31)
TOOL: Introducing Adobe Illustrator with Alicia (12:12)
Graphic Design Resources
BONUS: Extended List of Free Stock Photos
BONUS: How to Identify Any Color on Your Screen Quickly! (2:16)
BONUS: How to Quickly Identify Any Font on a Website (1:11)

Module 10: Uplevel Your Career


Add-On Income Streams for Online Service Providers
Affiliate Marketing
Product Creation
OBM vs High-Level VA
Uplevel With Automation
TOOL: Zapier aka Automation (17:21)
TOOL: Airtable aka Data Management (26:06)
The AI Advantage: AI Foundations & Using ChatGPT to Supercharge Your Productivity

Community & Exclusive Jobs


Join the Inner Circle
DNK Exclusive Job Opportunities FAQ
DNK Matchmaking Guidelines PT. 1 Applications
DNK Matchmaking Guidelines PT. 2 Connections
Make Money with DNK

Get Your DNK Badges & Certificate


Get your DNK approved Virtual Assistant Badges
Certificate of Completion

BONUS: Livestream #replay Vault


LIVE DNX CONFERENCE TALK by Hannah Dixon: How to create success as a service provider by embracing your weird and ignoring what everyone else is doing (29:28)
How to Build an Instagram Page that Turns Followers into Clients
Tips to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile with Sami Gardner
3 Simple Client Retention Strategies for Freelancers
Pop-Up Resume Overhaul with Taylor Lane
Hiring Your First Virtual Assistant Intelligently & Ethically
The Power of Personal Branding with Conni Biesalski
Starting Your VA Business from Scratch – What You DO and DON’T Need (59:31)

BONUS: Rapid Breakthrough Therapy with Denise


PART 1: Full Rapid Breakthrough Therapy Session (103:35)
PART 2: Rapid Breakthrough Therapy 21 Day Meditation

BONUS: The Fear Mastery Set with Nicole


Introduction (0:48)
The Science of Fear (8:53)
Overcome Your Fears: Mind Journey
Overcome Your Fears: Conquer Your Fears Journal Instructions
Overcome Your Fears: Conquer Your Fears Journal
Resource: Meditation Apps

BONUS: Self-Care with Kim Gorchs


Why Self-care?
Coming Back to Your Why: Self-Care Session (83:47)
Self-care session vault

Tools, training and templates aplenty🥇

Become a Certified Virtual Assistant🥇

On completion of all Virtual Excellence Academy modules, we’ll award you with our your very own DNK Certified Virtual Assistant certificate. This is a powerful way to showcase to your clients (or potential clients) that you’re committed to your craft and have a support network at hand. Once you join the VEA, you’ll also have access to DNK Approved VA badges you can use on your website, portfolio, or social media!

7500 euros a month! 👇

I started my journey to become a freelancer in 2017. I have learned not to undersell myself in that time and by June 2019 I started making €7500 a month on a six month contract that has already been renewed twice I am feeling very valued by the company I work with and it feels much more like a partnership than a classic employer-employee relationship. It has also given me soooo much freedom to work from wherever I please The DNK community is very valuable to me!

Veronika Schustek

Hannah’s course is well thought out and the approach is professional as well as being friendly and supportive so that everyone feels comfortable enough to take the leap. I think there’s a lot of noise out there but this is a bankable bet if you’re looking to get started.

Claire Coombes

This community is like family to me. I don’t feel at home in any other group anywhere near how I do here. It’s exclusive enough that we can all get to know each other – and the varied expertise and knowledge are amazing – and everyone is willing to share and help out with questions whenever needed! I think the live Zooms are really great too – we get to do yoga together, watch a movie, play Jackbox games, do marathon coworking sessions, and decluttering sessions with fantastic Spotfity background music while we work. I’m not sure how Hannah does it all, but this group is A++ all the way! ❤

Ren Caldwell

Life transformations! 👇

By providing us the tools, the energy, explanations, examples of clients expectations and a clear understanding of the digital nomad world, the Virtual Excellence Academy has helped transform my life in a very short time.

Stephanie Desquerre

Go Pro!

Upgrade to the Virtual Excellence Academy *Legacy Edition*


The Legacy Edition is ALL of our VA business building programs bundled together at a very attractive price point. See everything you get inside then scroll down to see pricing options!

You can purchase the Virtual Excellence Academy as a standalone course, or you could power up and get everything we have to offer in one neat package with over $400 in savings!

🏆 Virtual Excellence Academy $900

Of course:
The big show-stopper, our Virtual Excellence Academy and all it entails as detailed on this page 🙂

🛠️ WordPress Kit $349

Build your own VA website with this step by step course from Hannah & Monika. Includes the Divi theme ($249 value alone) and equips you with the skills to offer web support to your clients! Win win!

🎙️ Podcast Management Kit $299

This is a brand new and very extensive course and it is going to be an absolute hit. Podcast VAs are in DEMAND!

💎 Client Experience Masterclass $99

The stuff that not enough people are talking about. How to create a killer experience with ample touchpoints to dazzle and delight your clients, and keep them coming back for more!

📄 Contracts+ Bundle $120

Making your life easier with 3 variations of contracts for different payment scenarios. We have a service sheet that can work as a quick way to showcase your offers to potential clients and a proposal template too!

📈 Sales and Marketing Mastery Workshop $49

Learn the difference between sales & marketing, various avenues to market your business based on your niche and some important sales tips. One of our most popular classes to date!

🎯 Niching Masterclass $49

Ahhh niching, the thing we all struggle with at some point. This in-depth masterclass will go through all the reasons why niching is important then some strategies to niche like a pro!

🗣️ Facebook Networking Bundle $35

Includes an extensive ebook covering insider tips on how to use Facebook to build a bountiful business network which gets you more leads, referrals and money!

♾️ Lifetime Support – PRICELESS

Our Inner Circle is where it’s at.
Gain lifetime access to Q&As, community, support and fun on your VA journey –  the whole way!

Packages & Pricing Plans

The Virtual Excellence Academy

The signature program! 2,4 and 6 part payment plans available.

Lifetime access to all learning materials and updates in the Virtual Excellence Academy
Lifetime membership to the Inner Circle (PRICELESS)
30+ Videos, 9 Modules
Discounts on future DNK products, events and experiences
BONUS 1. Get Clients Now Course ($179 value)
BONUS 2. Rapid Breaththrough Therapy 21 day program ($1500 value)
WordPress Kit
Podcast Kit
Sales & Marketing Mastery
Niching Workshop
Contracts+ Bundle
Client Experience 101
Twitter Mastery
Facebook Networking Guide


The Legacy Edition

Everything you need & more! 2,4 and 6 part payment plans available.

Virtual Excellence Academy signature course 🥇($1100)
Podcast Management Kit full course ($299)
WordPress Kit full course ($349) + Divi ($249 value)
Lifetime membership to the Inner Circle (PRICELESS)
BONUS 1. Get Clients Now Course ($179 value)
BONUS 2. Rapid Breaththrough Therapy 21 day program ($1500 value)
Contracts+ Bundle ($120)
Client Experience 101 ($99)
Sales & Marketing Mastery ($49)
Niching Workshop ($49)
Facebook Networking Guide ($35)
Lifetime access to all of the included courses and workshops
Discounts on future DNK products, events and experiences
Twitter Mastery

$1.900 $1500


Fully booked! 👇

My life completely changed for the better when I joined. I signed up at the very last moment and could feel that it will be an important moment, but I could never anticipate how many awesome people I will meet, how many new things I’ll learn or good it feels to build an authentic business.

In just three months, I was fully booked for my services, and got a good client through Hannah’s matchmaking service too. So glad to be here!

Andreea Alina, Virtual Assistant

Location Independent! 👇

The VEA helped me change my life: from a 9-5 employee to fulfilling my dream of becoming a digital nomad and entrepreneur.
I’m now one year in the VA business, and I have learned so much on the way in this course and with our DNK community, from breaking self-imposed barriers to how to start a business and manage it successfully.

Hannah is a true-blue business mentor who skips the fluff and gives you not only the tools to succeed but also an engaged and supportive student community, so you can never feel lonely and overwhelmed as a VA. I’m now confident to recommend this course to anyone who wishes to create their own online business – so come join us!

Ioana Conchintoiu, OBM

Also fully booked! 👇

This Virtual Excellence Academy has everything from a-z to get you up started and on your way to a successful VA career. Sure you can do it on your own, but why when you have this stellar community, all the tools and resources in the kit and did I mention the awesome community you get to be a part of to bounce ideas off of, get suggestions and opinions. I have never felt more supported in any group.

Hannah has a super laid back approach that hammers results. I only learnt what a VA was days before jumping into the challenge and here I am with 6 clients on my way to being a fully booked VA in 3 months!

Brittany Rossi, Virtual Assistant

Self-care FTW! 👇

The DNK community is the single most supportive and positive online community I have ever been part of, it’s invaluable!

In the last few months I have learned what type of business I really want to build for myself and the VEA and community has given me the tools and the confidence to help me achieve this.

Hannah and her team are super approachable and supportive. I love that they encourage you to be your ‘weird’ self and address the importance of self-care and mental health too.

Dee Blaak, Virtual Assistant

Ideal client! 👇

What I love about the VEA Community is the sharing and support of like-minded people. I joined after the 5-day VA challenge and got connected with my ideal client through the matchmaking service. It truly is a match! 🙂

Celeste Ramsay, Virtual Assistant

Building a team! 👇

I love this community because I can ask questions and get helpful responses. I’ve also collaborated and hired some of the best VAs from this group!

Simone Johnson, Diversity & Inclusion Coach

No experience, no problem! 👇

I had no relevant online experience before joining this course and found the training to be very thorough, the mindset work to be extremely helpful (honestly the most helpful part of all) and trust me when I say, you WANT Hannah and team DNK to be a part of your journey to VA-dom. 🙂

There are job-opps popping up left, right and centre in the community. I actually landed my first retainer client 3 short weeks after signing up through one of the Inner Circle exclusive job-opps.

Naomi Chapman, Virtual Assistant

Take a sneak peek of what’s inside


At DNK, we are committed to your continued success and want you to feel confident about your choice to invest in this program. 

Here are some common questions we receive regarding the Virtual Excellence Academy. You can always contact us for anything else at support@digitalnomadkit.com.

What are the requirements for this course?

A laptop, WiFi connection, and desire to become a VA with a thriving business! This is a beginner-friendly endeavour, and yet, if you are a more experienced VA, you will too find thriving support along with advanced tools and knowledge. Come as you are and grow with us 🙂

When can I start accepting clients?

Essentially you could get started as soon as, well, now, and we recommend it! This course will help you realize your existing skills and empower you with the tools, tech and know-how to get paid for them now!

What if I need extra support?

Our support community is full of amazing VAs who are at the ready to help newbies, along with myself and guest trainers. If you need one to one help I am available to provide one-off sessions at a reduced rate fee for members. 

Can I enroll in the VEA and upgrade to the Legacy later?

Absolutely, but it is important to note that the Legacy bundle pricing may not apply and the likelihood of the value increasing in the future is high as we continually add new training resources.

Are there any age restrictions?

All ages are welcome here, we have people from ages 15-72 currently! If you have the desire, we have space for you.

How is the course delivered?

You’ll gain access to your own learning portal where all your course materials are held. There is also a private Facebook community where our VA family hangs out day and night. This is a self-paced course and you have lifetime access to all content. People often refer back to course content throughout their career as needed.

We strive to ensure our programs are accessible and use a range of learning modalities: audio, video, text-based. We include closed captions and transcriptions for all audio/video materials.

Meet the team 🤓

Monika Rabensteiner (she/her)

Monika Rabensteiner (she/her)

Tech & Design Wizard & Technical Tools Coach

When I don’t work as a graphic-web-tech person and train people in courses like this, I’m a geek extraordinaire, streamer of many video games on Twitch, and human to my puppy Yoshi. Fangirl fact: I pride myself on being the very first person to enroll in the VA Starter Kit! 🎮


Alicia R. Thomas (she/her)

Alicia R. Thomas (she/her)

Creative Copywriter & Graphic Design Coach

I’m a multi-disciplinary creative with a penchant for writing, music, and visual art of many forms! When I’m not wordsmithing, teaching design, or planning another journey to Japan, you can catch me drawing, going to concerts, gaming, or binging the latest anime.🍙

Kim Jennifer Gorchs       (she/her)

Kim Jennifer Gorchs (she/her)

Project Manager & Client Happiness Lead

I’m your customer support champion & thrive on bringing structure behind the scenes. Fun Fact: As a Manifesting Generator (yep, I went there) I have many passions – promoting “Self-Care for Remote Workers” & getting lost in sci-fi books being only two of them. 🪐

My life changed when I joined the VEA. I appreciate that’s a cliché, but it’s true for me. The course gave me the tools, the support and the drive to actually do something I’d considered and procrastinated about for a long time.

In a short time I was able to generate a good income, achieve a healthy work-life balance and gain some amazing friends in the process. That was 3 years ago and I’ve never looked back, I love the community and would not hesitate to recommend the VEA and the Inner Circle to anyone!

Neil James, Virtual Assistant


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Design as a VA

I am really happy that I took the leap and I kind of regret I didn’t do it earlier. Hannah’s course changed my life, I finally quit my job and I am now working from home, or from wherever I want. A year ago this was a dream. 

– Gabriela G Valdez

Hannah covers EVERYTHING you need to know to get the ball rolling. I now have 7 clients, I am booked out and it is all thanks to the VEA that helped guide me, and provided me with the information I needed to get everything set up.

Brittany Rossi

Need a contract? I open the Virtual Excellence Academy. Need some directions about anything? Open the Virtual Excellence Academy. Need support? Open the group page. It’s my daily go-to. Thanks Hannah!

Meg Rouje

Who is this course and community for? ✈️👩‍👦🧠👩🏻‍🦽🏝️🏳️‍🌈

I’ve designed this course especially for you if:

  • You feel trapped in a soul-sucking 9-to-5 with no reasonable alternative to quit with peace of mind
  • You’ve quit said soul-sucking job (congrats!) and you’re exploring the different paths of self-employment
  • You’re a stay-at-home parent who wants a career that allows you to spend more time with your kids
  • You’re living with neurodivergence or disabilities that standard jobs just don’t accommodate for
  • You’re a travel addict (hello friend!) looking for a legit way to earn a substantial income from anywhere in the world
  • You want a role that allows you to explore your multitude of interests and has endless career growth opportunities
  • You’re ready to forge your own path in the face of job scarcity and low wages in the offline job market
  • You’re just damn excited about running your own remote VA or freelance business because you crave…
  • Community and connection and consider yourself an out of the box thinker


If this is you, you are in the right place. Get yourself enrolled and involved below 👇

Packages & Pricing Plans

The Virtual Excellence Academy

The signature program! 2,4 and 6 part payment plans available.

Lifetime access to all learning materials and updates in the Virtual Excellence Academy
Lifetime membership to the Inner Circle (PRICELESS)
30+ Videos, 9 Modules
Discounts on future DNK products, events and experiences
BONUS 1. Get Clients Now Course ($179 value)
BONUS 2. Rapid Breaththrough Therapy 21 day program ($1500 value)
WordPress Kit
Podcast Kit
Sales & Marketing Mastery
Niching Workshop
Contracts+ Bundle
Client Experience 101
Twitter Mastery
Facebook Networking Guide


The Legacy Edition

Everything you need & more! 2,4 and 6 part payment plans available.

Virtual Excellence Academy signature course 🥇($1100)
Podcast Management Kit full course ($299)
WordPress Kit full course ($349) + Divi ($249 value)
Lifetime membership to the Inner Circle (PRICELESS)
BONUS 1. Get Clients Now Course ($179 value)
BONUS 2. Rapid Breaththrough Therapy 21 day program ($1500 value)
Contracts+ Bundle ($120)
Client Experience 101 ($99)
Sales & Marketing Mastery ($49)
Niching Workshop ($49)
Facebook Networking Guide ($35)
Lifetime access to all of the included courses and workshops
Discounts on future DNK products, events and experiences
Twitter Mastery

$1.900 $1500


International Community

The folks over in the Inner Circle have formed amazing friendships and professional collaborations in a short space of time – and they’re waiting to welcome you in!

In the past year alone, I personally met with DNK Virtual Excellence Academy students 15 times – and that’s not counting the student-led meetups across the globe that occurred without me (how rude haha). From Budapest, to Bangkok, Mexico City, NYC, Lisbon and beyond – we’re sprinkled all over the globe. If adventure calls you, there will be someone to share the experience with. 

If you’re after real, actual people to support you on your VA and Freelance journey – but also people you could have hangouts and vacations with as you delve into the nomad space, we are your people. The DNK crew like to have FUN!


Your Mentor, Hannah Dixon

Hannah Dixon is a Virtual Assistant Coach and Recruiter, and Creator of one of the largest and longest running VA training platforms. She’s trained over 30,000 VAs who go on to work with top entrepreneurs and thought leaders. On the flip side, she also provides a done-for-you recruitment service for entrepreneurs looking to hire ethically and intelligently. As a queer and neurodivergent leader, she seeks to set the record straight on what success can look like for others who experience the world through underrepresented identities.

Hannah focuses on creating standards of excellence in the remote work space with regards to ethical pay, diversity, and creating meaningful communities. Her highest value is freedom and she believes that everyone deserves a career that can give them personal freedom and flexibility to lead a life they want, not one that is given.


After 15 years of continuous travel, she’s a staple in the digital nomad scene and has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, The James Altucher Report, iNews, Thrive Global and numerous other media outlets and stages on travel and entrepreneurship.

Video description: No words, video montage of Hannah around the world, speaking, hanging out with VEA alumni, hosting retreats, all to the sound of rock and roll music. Volume down if you are easily startled 😉

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The level of knowledge I gained is amazing. I love the fact that you get all of the resources and tools you can use in your work (doesn’t matter what branch of business you are in tbh, there’s everything) and you can always go back and go through it again. The lessons are updated every once in a while so you can be sure that you will always be up to date with the latest “trends” in VA business. Job opportunities are also available and shared with everyone, so that’s a plus as well. This is definitely a whole package of information that you will need to start your VA business and something you can always come back to. It is so clear Hannah put her heart and soul in the VEA and along with the Inner Circle group it will daily give you energy and motivation to learn, work hard and enjoy life.

– Dina Bralic

Last year I did three Virtual Assistant challenges, but the only one that got me to enrol on their course was Hannah Dixon’s one! I don’t like spending money, but this one was well worth it. Hannah and her team have created great content to help new VAs like me understand better this world, what tools are required, and more importantly shed the ’employee’s mentality’. All of this with good humour thrown in! I particularly liked the CV makeover video. It was one, if not the best, I have ever watched. Also great the Canva and Photoshop ones. I don’t know about other programmes, but I found the Rapid Breathwork module very powerful and certainly something different from the usual professional course. In general, the VEA offer continued support and guidance on whatever VAs struggle with. Another vote for me was the accepting and welcoming (and fun!) atmosphere. All genders are accepted, all ‘brains’ are accepted. I also love that the VEA supports ethical pay for VAs regardless of their location. All in all, it’s a great community where you can also make good friends.

Antonella DiFranco

For a long time, I wanted to find a way to build a lifestyle and business that allowed me to be location independent. I had looked into virtual assistant work but didn’t really understand what it was and what kind of service I could offer. I had never worked online and don’t consider myself a super-techy person.The VEA really helped me find clarity and direction. It opened up a world of possibilities that I’d never really thought about! Three months later, I now work on a regular basis with 2-3 awesome clients and have a few leads on potential projects!

– Myriam Houari

I purchased the VA Starter Kit about 11 months ago, after my 2nd 5-Day VA Challenge (my first had been about 3 years before, I believe). The first time I took the challenge, I had some mental health issues which didn’t really allow for the courage or dedication to make it work. However, this 2nd time I was ready, though I surely didn’t feel like it. I loved the VA Starter Kit! It has taught me the best practices in the VA field and in entrepreneurship, which I still implement today. Today, when I’m expecting to be fully booked by next week and have already had 3 successful discovery calls in the last 3 weeks. I don’t think I would have managed to launch my own business without it. Or it would have taken me years to get to where I am now. The community in the Inner Circle is amazingly supportive, and I have also picked up a lot from them. I also got my first paid gig from the group, and it’s a client I still work with today. Everything in the VA Starter Kit is extremely well-structured and clearly explained. I don’t know what’s my fav part, maybe the contracts because I completely loathe legalese, and it spared me the work :p

Cathy Ghita

There’s hundreds more reviews like this, and we’re overjoyed that so many people trust us on their learning journey. Hannah and team look forward to welcoming you soon.

👏 Virtual Assistance Transforming Lives

At Digital Nomad Kit, we harness the power of virtual assistance and freelancing not just for the freedom and flexibility they offer for travel and family time, but more crucially as a means to break poverty cycles and overcome adversity. Our mission is to democratize these life-changing opportunities, enhancing lives with essential digital and self-leadership skills. In collaboration with MaNaBu Movement, backed by government bodies, our Youth Virtual Excellence Academy focuses on empowering at risk youth in Eastern Europe. Every enrollment in our programs directly contributes to accommodating up to 100 young people per year. We're committed to paving pathways for everyone, everywhere, to rise and thrive in a global landscape.