We’re on the last push for the UK Virtual Assistant Survey – if you haven’t filled it in, please do it now!
We’ve had a few queries via email this month on paid directories and how to know if you’re picking a good one. We’ve done a quick article on paid directories and a couple of top tips!
UK VA Survey – why it’s important!
Many moons ago when I started my business, there wasn’t much information about the industry – the only info you could get was by phoning up individual VAs and hoping they would share their rates with you! I spent the next 2 or 3 years fielding similar enquiries from newbie VAs… And who could blame them? They needed this info for their business plan, they only knew one way of getting it. Now I just direct them to the survey and they can download it for a nominal fee.
For myself as an established VA, I like to be able to benchmark my business against the average – am I charging enough? What services could I offer to get more clients? Is there an industry trend I should be picking up on? I get to “nose around” inside the typical VA business without having to trespass on anyone’s actual business.
We’re very nearly at the magic number which will make the research statistically valid – we must get 10% of the total industry and a fair number of the people on our list will be newbie VAs or non-active VAs who aren’t eligible to take part – don’t assume someone else will do it, we need EVERYONE to take part!
Take Part – click here>>>
Could everyone who is part of the SVA Approved scheme please double check they are on the list:
If you don’t appear there, please re-apply for membership via this form. Please don’t apply unless you are able to fulfil all the criteria BEFORE applying. We’ve had a couple of people notice that they’ve dropped off the list – we’d hate for you to miss out!
Virtual Assistant article in FT
Well done Martha Christie – a great article that appeared in the FT last month. It’s a good one for those prospects who are concerned about it not being a proper working arrangement. This article proves that all sorts of reputable companies are now utilising VAs:
If you have an event you’d like listed on https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/events/ just let me know! It’s free and we’re happy to list anything which will help VAs in their businesses.
This month: VA Success Group are running a free call on marketing and the North London VAs are organising their Xmas party plus there’s the usual #AdminChat Tweet ups on Thursday evenings – pop over to https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/events/ for more details!