We teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers
We teach you everything you need to know to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers.
An Online Business Manager is a virtual based support professional who is responsible to get the right things done, at the right time, in the right way and by the right person. Business owners look to hire an OBM when they simply cannot grow their business anymore being the only one in charge. In order for them to take their business to the next level, they need to pull themselves out of the day-to-day management activities and let someone else take the lead. ← That’s where the OBM steps in.
Earn well, live well, doing work you love, from anywhere.
Freedom, flexibility and a thriving career, on your terms.
Freedom, flexibility and a thriving career, on your terms.
Break Free from the Grind. Gone are the days where a '9 to 5" job is the only option for a secure and thriving career.
Remove the cap on your income earning potential by providing the in-demand professional services that business owners are desperately in need of.
Take control of your livelihood, make a great income and build a business that suits your lifestyle and goals!
...ALL THIS WITHOUT THE GUILT OF HAVING TO SACRIFICE YOUR LIFESTYLE GOALS FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS
Build a secure and sustainable business, where you do the work you love, with clients that you choose.
Small business owners are in need of and willing to pay for online business management skills and leadership.
Schedule your day the way you want. Be available for the unexpected and all of life's most important moments with a free and flexible lifestyle.
An Online Business Manager helps business owners manage and grow their companies. OBMs oversee the day-to-day activities of online businesses, including planning & managing projects, leading team members, and developing & streamlining operational systems. We make sure the right things get done at the right time by the right people.
Since 2009, the Certified OBM® program has been widely recognized as the leading authority for training leaders in Online Business Management. Expertly designed and delivered, the Certified OBM® program empowers and equips students with everything they need to succeed in today's digital economy, regardless of their background.
1. Develop Your Skills
Learn everything you need (both hard and soft skills) to succeed as an in demand Certified OBM®, all from the comfort of your home. Delivered 100% online, our live training classes, daily coaching sessions and hands on projects provide you with the cutting-edge training and support needed to become one of the best!
Module 1 is a deep look at the world today and why Certified Online Business Managers are in more demand than ever. Despite the many challenges that our world has faced since early 2020, online businesses have been flourishing and are requiring a higher level of support. Likewise, as more traditional 'offline' business are forced to come online and work remotely their need to hire online expertise has sky rocketed.
The #1 thing that a business is looking for when they hire an OBM is leadership. They want someone to take charge, to plug into the bigger picture of the business and turn goals into plans and to lead the team on execution of the plan so that goals become reality. Developing your leadership skills and really owning your role is the key to becoming the rockstar OBM that business owners want to hire (and will never want to let go!)
Planning answers two simple questions: 'Where are we going?' and 'How are we going to get there?' As the OBM you are keeper of the plan - taking your client's bigger picture goals and helping to lay out and prioritize actionable plans. Many businesses are 'flying by the seat of their pants' before they bring an OBM on board, and are hungry for the focus of a solid plan.
As the OBM you are in charge of the team - from finding and hiring the right people, through to daily management and support of the team. The lessons in this module will teach you how to structure an online team, where to find the best people, how to hire and effectively lead to get the most from your team members.
Today's growing businesses know that processes are necessary for sustainable success - and they know they need help to create them! The lessons in this module will teach you how to centralize, effectively create systems, how to document processes and how to create an SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) guide for online businesses.
It's one thing to create a plan - it's another thing to execute on that plan! As the OBM, you are working with your client and the team to ensure that 'stuff is getting done' and progress is being made towards the established goals. You are also keeping an eye on metrics and the key numbers that reflect where things are on track (and where they might be off track.)
As we lovingly like to say, the first 90-days with a new client will make or break you. When you come with a solid plan for the first 90-days and are ready to lead, you will hit the ground running and have a client who never wants to let you go. (Likewise, if you flounder during the first 90-days you may find yourself run ragged and risk losing the client you worked so hard to get.)
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In this module we turn the tables and talk about YOU - what kind of business do you want to build? What do you want to offer? Who are your ideal clients and where do you find them? Now that you've got the OBM skillset under your belt it's time to build the business of your dreams!
At the end of this module you will be clear on your OBM Offer, Pricing and how to effectively enroll your ideal clients. (This module will prepare you for the 90-Day OBM Professional Business Builder Program that is included as a bonus with your Certified OBM® program tuition.)
Upon completion of the training outlined above, you will have the opportunity to participate in Certification Week and apply to become a Certified OBM® with the International Association of Online Business Managers.
Certification Week is a process of being able to demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as on Online Business Manager.
With successful completion of the Certification process (as evaluated by our Certification Committee) you will be awarded the credential of Certified OBM® and become a member of the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM). You'll receive a one year exclusive membership in the IAOBM. This is included in your program cost and gives you ongoing support, continuing education training and access to hundreds of other Certified OBMs through a high engagement community.
Be sure to check out "Live the Life You Love Bonus" section below to see all the additional bonuses you'll receive as a bonus for enrolling with the OBM Institute.
2. Launch Your Business and Sign New Clients
We'll help you launch your OBM business and sign your first (or next) client, WHILE in the program! Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur adding a new stream of income to your offers OR you are brand new to business ownership, we provide you with personalized private coaching, done for your materials and hands on support as you launch your new business!
3. Receive a Professional Designation
During the program, you will attend Certification Week through the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM). Upon successful completion of Certification Week, you'll receive the "Certified OBM®" and "Certified Online Business Manager™" designations. These designations are granted exclusively by the IAOBM and are considered to be the most respected and sought after designations in Online Business Management today. These designations set you apart in a busy marketplace, giving you instant credibility as a trusted professional.
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Once Certified, you'll receive a one year exclusive membership in the IAOBM. This is included in your program cost and gives you ongoing support, continuing education training and access to hundreds of other Certified OBMs through a high engagement community.
Upon completion of the training and Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to participate in the IAOBM Certification Week. Certification Week is an opportunity to demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as a Certified Online Business Manager. You will be evaluated by the IAOBM Certification Committee and upon successful completion, be awarded the credential of Certified OBM®.
Certified OBM® and Certified Online Business Manager® are registered and/or pending trademarks of the International Association of Online Business Managers (IAOBM) in the U.S. and around the world. Upon successful completion of (1) your training program (provided by an accredited training partner), and (2) Certification Week, you are awarded the designations Certified OBM® and Certified Online Business Manager® and given permission to use them as outlined by the IAOBM.
4. Grow & scale your business with our exclusive bonuses
We've included everything you need to become a highly trained Certified OBM , successful business owner and designer of a life you love.
Schedule a time to learn more about becoming a Certified OBM® and to learn more about the exclusive OBM Institute bonuses that are included in your program fee.
In Part 1 of the Certified OBM® program, you will develop the skills you need to become an Online Business Management expert. Our comprehensive and rigorous curriculum ensures you have the needed and most in-demand hard skills that business owners expect you to know. In addition, you'll also develop the soft skills needed to confidently lead (and coach) the client, the team and the business to increased strategic results and sustainable growth.
Next, you'll have the chance to participate in the International Association of Online Business Managers "Certification Week". A once in a lifetime opportunity that is designed to give you unshakable confidence in your new career. Once Certified, you'll join the ranks of the best trained, highest skilled and most respected Online Business Managers in the world. You'll gain exclusive access to a vibrant community of mentors and peers, receive ongoing professional training and more.
The need for high-quality online support professionals is growing at lightening speed, but many extremely talented women still struggle to get traction in this busy market. With our proven roadmap and high-touch mentorship program, you will launch your business and sign high value clients, while in the program. We help you properly position, package and price your unique brand and services so that you can get paid what you're worth and have a waitlist of ideal clients to choose from.
LEVERAGE THE SKILLS YOU ALREADY HAVE TO SET YOURSELF APART IN THE MARKETPLACE
GAIN INSTANT CREDIBILITY WITH THE ONLY RECOGNIZED Accreditation IN THE INDUSTRY
FOLLOW OUR PROVEN ROADMAP TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
ENROLL YOUR IDEAL CLIENTS INTO SERVICES YOU LOVE DELIVERING AND GET RESULTS!
Master THE IN-DEMAND SKILLS BUSINESS OWNERS ARE WILLING TO PAY A PREMIUM FOR
People have been leaving their jobs in record numbers for the chance to launch a business that allows them both the flexibility and security they desire.
With record numbers of new business owners, competition is increasing. This is why it is important you "stack the deck" in your favor with the right training, the right accreditation and the right support.
If you're naturally organized, love a good project, solve problems like nobody's business and would love to run a sustainable and in-demand business of your own, then perhaps it's time to become a Certified Online Business Manager™.
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"From my first phone call with the OBM team to post-certification, I've been so impressed, educated, guided and mentored by the best-of-the-best. They've been responsive, helpful and encouraging throughout the entire process and I know I'm walking into my new venture as prepared as I could possibly be due to them. As someone who is typically a skeptic, I encourage you to place your trust in the hands of the OBMI team, be a sponge and absorb everything you possibly can."
You already know how to get things done and make things happen! We'll teach you the rest. Clients need the in-demand skills and services Online Business Managers provide, and are willing to pay for them.
And now, more than ever before, business owners are in great need of people with these specialized skills. If you've been waiting for that perfect moment, to make the tap into online business ownership, then that perfect time is right NOW.
Kim, Certified OBM®
Enjoy the freedom that comes with online business ownership. Schedule your day the way you want and be available for the unexpected and whatever adventures life brings. Freedom and flexibility at is best!
Professional women, just like you are finding ways to make the shift from corporate career to successful online business ownership so they can finally have the freedom, fulfillment, flexibility, family time and financial resources they desire.
Since becoming a Certified OBM®, I've gained so much confidence in what I bring to my clients, I continue to grow my leadership skills, and my business, as well as my clients' businesses have soared!
Having the certification has also helped with my credibility because people know the level of training Certified OBMs receive is top notch!
More importantly, I'm home every day with my family, I attend my kids' activities and school events, and I feel like my business has been built around my life instead of the other way around!"
~Jennifer, Certified OBM®
This program is a big step which is why we make this decision risk free. Enroll with confidence. If this program does not meet your expectations, you may request a refund within fifteen (15) days of your acceptance into the program or prior to the release of the second module (week two) of the program, or whichever comes first.
The OBM Institute is the premiere organization dedicated to the training, certification and business development of Certified Online Business Managers.
Our rigorous training program, designed by a team of 7-Figure Business Owners, Certified OBM® professionals and Adult Learning and Instructional Design experts, equips our students with everything they need to succeed in today's digital economy, regardless of their background. Our grads get results and because of this, they are highly sought-after, in-demand and and have become the "go to" professionals for online business management.