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Society Of Virtual Assistants Newsletter: June 2014

Hi there,Virtual PA-233

Just back from the rather awesome Northern VA Collaboration…What a brilliant day, and so nice not having to trek all the way down south for it – Newcastle is practically Scottish anyway!  More stuff from the event here and date for your diaries for next year: Sat 25th April 2015!!

I have rather a lot of congratulations this month:

  • Congratulations to the Regional VAs of the Year: Joanne Hawkins (Northern Region) and Heather Greig (All-Ireland Region).  Good luck for the finals in November at the VA Conference!
  • Congratulations to Diane Murray who won The E Myth in our book competition – this month we are giving away Emma Jones’ part-time working bible “Working 5-9“.
  • And big congratulations to PA Life Magazine who recently got shortlisted for a top publishing award.

Off the back of my Blog Award success, I’ve also launched a fun product for all you bloggers out there… And I have some freebies to give away – see below!


Win “Working 5-9” – Emma Jones

One for someone who wants to earn a part-time income but needs to keep their job.  This book goes through 50 different ideas on how to make money working outside of traditional office hours, including being a virtual assistant.

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I have a copy right here up for grabs…ENTER for your chance to win!

BlogspirationAnother great freebie…

Fresh off being shortlisted as in the UK Top 10 Digital/Tech Bloggers, I’m launching a little project designed to help people come up with blog topics and write more regularly… Blogspiration!

This follows on from our Blogspiration posts on here, it will email you 5 ideas monthly for what to write about on your blog along with some useful tools for generating ideas and some personalised suggestions for your blog.  We’ve priced this at £20 for the year, but since it’s a new concept, we need some guinea pigs to give us some feedback – I have 5 subscriptions to give away!

Enter details here

What have we been up to this month?

Win a book – This month we’re giving away “Working 5-9”

International Year of the Secretary/Assistant – Our series has a little freebie this month – keep your eyes peeled on the website around the 23rd!

OMPA Presentation: 21st Century Working: A slideshare of the 21st Century Working presentation from Office Management and PA show… Some of the graphics aren’t working on the slideshow but should give you a download of all the tools and tricks I shared!

How many hours do I need to work?  We bust out the research on how many hours you need to work as a virtual assistant.

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Can a computer replace a real VA? I rather cheekily put the latest “virtual VA” to the test…


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

Coming up:

23 June: Your chance to grab a IYOTSA freebie, the role of technology in your success! More news soon…

26 June: – Marketing as a VA.  Free teleseminar @ 8pm with Justine Curtis and Emma Walker on starting as a VA

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