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Choose the best virtual assistant course

Virtual Assistant Training – what to look for If you’re a newbie VA, one of the first things you’ll look at is finding the best virtual assistant course.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends who think I’m being unreasonable,…

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The Longest Ever VA Business Set-Up?

The Mourne Mountains In 2005 I found myself living at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Ireland with my husband and children who were then 4, 12 and 14 years old.  Of course, having a young family and moving away is always a difficult time and I wanted to do something other than applying…

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Book Review: Maternity Leavers

Maternity Leavers – Soozi Baggs Enter the Competition I quite often get asked about being a VA by new mums hoping to start up whilst off on maternity leave… if I am feeling nice I explain why it’s not a good idea, (otherwise I just laugh!).  But nevertheless the attraction of being a VA to…

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Becoming a new VA

“So what do you do as a job?” Since becoming a full-time V.A. in January this year I haven’t quite worked out a satisfactory reply to that question. So what do I do? Data entry, creating websites, researching CRMs, testing software, social media management, event planning, project planning, everything planning. Well, I do it all.…

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Looking with fresh eyes at your online presence

marketing for virtual assistants

Website marketing for virtual assistants – on page effectiveness! Seth Godin’s break through book was called “The Big Red Fez” – this was perhaps the first of thousands (possibly millions by now?) of online marketing books, but the lesson it teaches is one of such simplicity that it remains a universal truth.  The premise is…

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***Closed for Christmas***

It’s time to don my Santa hat instead of my SVA one – we close the site down for a couple of weeks…  No new registrations or emails will be dealt with until Friday 7th Jan 2017. And you never know Santa’s little Eves may be at work whilst we are off!  Have a very…

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COMPETITION: ‘How to be a PA’ by Maria Fuller

Another cracking book landed on the SVA desk – one for the EAs amongst you! A practical “how to” guide with real life examples of office scenarios, top tips and the nitty gritty of practical skills needed to organise busy executives.  “I identified a huge gap in the market.  Many books are available which focus…

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SVA Premier: The VA Course for UK Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistant Course

Virtual Assistant Course – Virtual Assistant Training Since 2009 we’ve run the SVA Premier programme to help VAs who want to fast forward their business by getting access to commercially sensitive or insider information.  Initially we developed this as online webcasts and password protected blogs, but five years on, we’d covered most subjects and it…

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Book Giveaway: The Bluffers Guide To Your Own Business

Those lovely people @ The Bluffers Guide gave me a copy of this to give away… A really fun read and great present for those you are encouraging into the world of self-employment!  (Great present for start up clients too!) Click here to ENTER PRIZE DRAW. Usual rules – you must be based in the…

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