Posts by Caroline

The Never Have I Ever Game – For Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistant games: Feel free to share – our new game for virtual assistants: Never Have I Ever! 0 = REAL VA 1-5 = ESTABLISHED VA 6-19 = NEWBIE 20 = Are you even a VA??? By the way – it’s not the only game SVA has… If you would like to try out the…

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Price increase letters

Virtual Assistant Pricing

Over the years we’ve been asked for examples of price increase letters – each VA business is different and you will know your clients best, but here’s a few ideas about how you can increase your virtual assistant rates without alienating the clients. Why raise your virtual assistant rates? Firstly, remember that your clients will…

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Virtual Assistant Rates: Should I lower my VA charges?

Virtual Assistant Pricing

It’s the eternal battle… Income vs High Rates.  If you have carefully crafted your virtual assistant rates to reflect your experience, your costs, the quality of your work and your ability to continue in business, can you afford to work for less?  Should you work for less?  (Still struggling with calculating your rate?  Check out…

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Virtual Assistant Scam

Every virtual assistant’s nightmare – a con artist for a client, stiffing you on payment or (worse) ripping you off by emptying your bank account! Some of these virtual assistant scams have been around for years, some are more modern – as Emma’s story below shows. Emma’s Case Study:  Don’t get hit by frauds &…

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Sales Letters for Virtual Assistants

sales letters

We get asked for sales letter advice all the time…  One of the reasons I tend not to give out advice on it is because 1) Sales letters have a very poor return (usually 1%-5%) and 2) Because each business will have a unique personality which needs to shine through in their marketing. Having said…

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Expand Your Virtual Assistant Team

Expand Your Virtual Assistant Team

About Caroline Caroline has been a Virtual Assistant (VA) since 2004 in her business, Virtually Sorted. With a background in music and advertising, she worked in the creative industries for over 10 years, both in London and Glasgow. Trying to avoid wearing a suit every day, Caroline switched into entrepreneur mode and has never looked…

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Get Virtual Assistant Clients Now!

Get Virtual Assistant Clients Now

About Caroline Caroline has been a Virtual Assistant (VA) since 2004 in her business, Virtually Sorted. With a background in music and advertising, she worked in the creative industries for over 10 years, both in London and Glasgow. Trying to avoid wearing a suit every day, Caroline switched into entrepreneur mode and has never looked…

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Specialist Niches: Stefanie Vanjo-Carnell of Bravo Services – Tradesmen HR Specialist

As part of our Specialist Niches section, we’ve spoken to VAs who have unusual or specialist niches.   Your Name?  Stefanie Vanjo-Carnell   Name of your business? Bravo Services Describe your unusual niche? Bravo Services is Office Administration and Business Process Management/Improvement consultancy for sole-traders and small businesses such as tradesman and recruiters. How did…

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Volunteer for SVA

We’re looking for virtual assistant volunteers to help with a number of Society of Virtual Assistants projects over the next 2 quarters of 2018.  If you are able to donate some time to helping us, we’d be very grateful. It’s a great way to expand your portfolio of work. Where possible we want to give…

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WordPress Launches Campaign To Help Promote Positive Mental Health

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WordPress has launched a new campaign #PressForward in order to help promote positive mental health within the Word Press Community. Word Press is one of the most popular website and blog management platforms available today. Currently, around 30% of the websites and blogs online use it as their content management system of choice. The service…

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