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Society of Virtual Assistants News: November 2013


We’ve got some cool stuff going on this month – freebies, training, collaboration… Keep your eyes peeled!

And this week is the launch of the UK VA Survey for 2013 – get yours in now!


VA-2013-72dpiEach year we take a snapshot of the UK’s VA industry and ask you to fill in this survey – in order to make it statistically valid, we need 10% of the industry to fill it in… Which doesn’t sound like a lot until you consider that we have a lot of people on our database who aren’t active VAs – newbies, those who have retired, someone who has maybe forgotten they’ve subscribed!  Please do take 15 minutes to fill this in – and in return we’ll send you a free summary report when it’s published.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART.

Book Review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

This is going on my recommended reading list for all female business owners – I was really that impressed with it.  Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook kept on getting asked how she got to those dizzy heights “…as a woman” – she’s researched the problem of women in the workplace extensively – with some surprising results!

In fact I’m so impressed by this, there’s a chance to win it!  Winners must be UK based and will be drawn at random on 30th November 2013.

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The Get Clients Now Course

We’re running a little 30 day marketing session based around Get Clients Now (if you haven;t got this book, Get The Book Now!!).   Places are strictly limited to 12 people and we’ll be running the sessions online/via phone conference (Thursday evenings 7pm-8pm) – one session each week.   You will need a copy of the book to take part.

There’s no fee, as we aren’t using a trainer to run these sessions – just peer to peer support! SIGN UP HERE

Christmas competition

We’re putting together a Christmas competition to give one UK VA a very merry Christmas… If you have a goodie you would like to donate, please get in touch.  In return, we’ll give you a mention and link back to your site.

Email us here.

What have we been up to this month?

Marketing Friday – Our weekly marketing ideas continue…

Get ideas to blog with – Some monthly tips on what to blog about this month.

Top Tips For Outsourcing – Our series continues.


If you have an event you’d like listed on The Virtual Assistant Diary – just let me know on email info@societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk! It’s free and we’re happy to list anything which will help VAs in their businesses.

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This month: VACT taster days in Yorkshire, Social Media Training, Marketing teleclass with VA Success Group, and National Freelancers Day on the 21st!

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