SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
SVA was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry - it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with over 1,600 members. Our aim is to help virtual assistants set up and stay in business by encouraging and supporting one another whilst promoting best practice in the VA industry.
Being run by actual VAs rather than those who get their income from coaching or specialist services, we're able to give real advice about issues that frequently crop up - how to get more virtual assistant clients, what equipment virtual assistants use, how to deal with client issues...
"Caroline, who runs the fabulous Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA), is the very reason why I became a VA in the first place, after reading her article in the Office Secretary magazine"
"The SVA has been a constant source of inspiration and information. It has been my pleasure over the years to welcome new VAs aboard, and to meet up with some of them."
"The Society of Virtual Assistants is an excellent resource which helps new & existing VAs, the support & advice I have received since joining them back in 2006 has been invaluable."
Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry
Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants
Maternity Leavers – Soozi Baggs Enter the Competition I quite often get asked about being a VA by new mums hoping to start up whilst off on maternity leave… if I am feeling nice I explain why it’s not a good idea, (otherwise I just laugh!). But nevertheless the attraction of being a VA to…Continue Reading...
“So what do you do as a job?” Since becoming a full-time V.A. in January this year I haven’t quite worked out a satisfactory reply to that question. So what do I do? Data entry, creating websites, researching CRMs, testing software, social media management, event planning, project planning, everything planning. Well, I do it all.…Continue Reading...
Hiring Your First VA – Outsourcing Masterclass When I hired my first VA, I made mistakes – BIG mistakes. It took me hours and hours and hours to set her up. It seemed like I was wasting time by explaining how to do stuff, and it would be quicker if I just did it myself. …Continue Reading...
Virtual Assistant Myths Here is our presentation from Office* 2017 – this year for the first time incorporating the PA Show and the VA Conference and Awards. Many thanks to John Palmer and the BeMyVA team for inviting me to present and launch the UK VA Survey data collection appeal! We had a really interesting…Continue Reading...