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For years, I’ve run SVA as a sideline to my own VA business…  I don’t charge for the time I spend on it, it saves fees in terms of different bank accounts/accountants/CRMs etc.  However it’s become clear that in order to access some of the funding we’re entitled to, we need a more formal basis.…

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Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the doors of the UK’s virtual assistant businesses? Well now you can find out, without going undercover or utilising subterfuge… Each year Society of Virtual Assistants collates a series of questions that build into a snapshot of the VA industry. The report itself is full of info…

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Buying a virtual assistant franchise

Buying a VA Business – Virtual Assistant Franchises If you are serious about expanding your business, you might look at buying a VA business to expand rapidly.  These deals can be an excellent way of expanding your client list, owning a ready-made business, and a shortcut to SEO supremacy…  But they can also be extremely…

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Happy International VA Day 2020 #IVAD #InternationalVADay To all the VAs across the globe, in these strange times, here’s to the future: To the clients who have realised flexibility gives their business strength To the businesses who now accept virtual working is the future To the newbies, joining our industry in difficult times at the…

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minimum pricing for virtual assistants

Pricing for Virtual Assistants: Time and again we see people bemoaning the fact that they don’t get paid enough as a virtual assistant.  Or and this one annoys me if I’m honest) someone mentions their hourly rate, and another VA comes on to the forum and says “Well any REAL virtual assistant wouldn’t charge less…

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Stuck for social media ideas? We’ve created a social media cheat sheet for VAs because we know you guys struggle with blank pages! Hundreds of posts you can download and use in your business. Filter them for your biz. Adapt them. Add pictures and videos. Schedule them! What’s on SVA’s social media cheatsheet? So what’s…

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legal protection

COPYRIGHT: I’ve been asked a few questions recently from VAs about how to protect your brand, website domains, copy which you’ve written etc. from plagiarisers. I thought I’d put down a little HOW TO guide, as it applies to all businesses, not just virtual assistants. As usual, this comes with my very own disclaimer; if…

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Firstly, I wanted to stress that every VA I’ve spoken to this week has lost work because of this crisis. We are all feeling the pinch. Covid-19 is not only a health crisis, but also an economic one. You haven’t done anything wrong, you aren’t a “bad VA” if you’ve lost clients, it is just…

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VA Business For Sale Established 2016 providing traditional EA/PA type support including: email/diary management  small amount of bookkeeping (No HMRC MLR needed) Simple HR admin support The business has 5 or 6 regular clients invoicing 100 hours/week @ £25/hour, so it would suit a team environment. Clients are based around London/Cambridge/Midlands mostly and the business…

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A timely reminder from Monica of UR Virtual Assistant Services has reminded me I need to give you download instructions for our SVA logos. SVA is free to join and has a “Community Member” badge which you can display on your website linking back to our site. To download this, right click “SAVE AS” and…

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5 things VA clients need to know

Insider tricks for getting the best out of your virtual assistant 5 things VA clients need to know: We’ve seen those insider tips from Cabin Crew and Dentists… Little tips and tricks to make sure you get the very best service.  Virtual Assistants are no different, there are a few small things you can do…

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