Society of Virtual Assistants Newsletter: July 2014

Hi there,Virtual PA-233

My inbox seems to be overflowing at the moment – I apologise if I’ve been a bit tardy getting back to anyone!  I had a really good newbie question about researching the VA industry.  I published my response because it was so relevant to so many VAs starting out.

And I’ve been attempting to be a bit more organised with my wardrobe… Now anyone who knows me, knows that I usually look like something the cat dragged in, but this Project333 seems to work.

And we had a really good response to changing our SVA Premier subscription so it forms more of a course and a guide around the site… EDIT: This scheme has now been replaced with SVA Premier Instant Download – please see VA PRODUCTS page.

Angela Dawson and I are also wondering if there are more established VAs out there who would like to band together?

Finally congratulations to Lyndsey Gilchrist, my co-founder of SVA, who had her third little boy this week! Mum and Baby Lewis are doing well!


BlogspirationFreebie Time!

Last month we offered 5 VAs the chance to get some Blogspiration – well done Sarah Begley, Karina Bailey, Michelle Smith, Rosie Brent and Carol Nourse who will be getting our Blog Tips each month plus some personalised suggestions for their chosen niche!  If you would like some Blogspiration click here to buy @ just £20.

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We’re also still running our competition to win Emma Jones’ book “Working 5-9” too… Closes 31 August 2014.

And we had a really good response to our IYOTSA freebie for Social Media Success with Ginny Carter of MarketingTwentyOne.  If you forgot to download it, there’s still time – deadline 11 July!

And… (I’m beginning to think I don’t do anything but give stuff away!!!) there’s also a freebie Ebook from Digital Dragonfly “The Ultimate Guide To Technology for Virtual Assistants”.

What have we been up to this month?

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

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Technology for VAs Really interesting piece of research, and best of all it’s free!

How much research should I do before starting as a VA?  Great question from a newbie this month.

Join Angela and Caroline in their marketing quest – We know what we’re supposed to do, but need a kick – is that you too?!

From the archives:

How many hours do I need to work as a virtual assistant?

Can a virtual VA replace a real person?

A picture tells 1000 words – don’t use stock shots on your virtual assistant website

Berni’s alternatives to meetings for VAs


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

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Coming up:

17 July: VACT Taster Session, London.  Join Carmen Macdougall to discover the 7 important actions to take, step by step, in just 3 hours, to becoming a successful Virtual Assistant and the 7 biggest mistakes to avoid your business from failing. Cost: £37 – discount if you book before 8th July.

24 July: Start Your VA Business FREE CALL 8pm.  With Justine and Emma from VA Success Group. If you are asking yourself: Can I replace my full or part time income as a Virtual Assistant?  Can I start while still working part time? Can I fit it in around my children? What is involved in setting up as a Virtual Assistant? You need to dial in to this free call.

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