Recommended Reading

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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Note on the Approved Virtual Assistant listings

I’ve had a fair few emails recently from newbies asking why they can’t sign up and get straight on the SVA directory… Well here’s why: When we started SVA, we did it with the collaboration of a number of VAs, and our strength has always come from sharing our experiences, joining together and working with…

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Note on the Approved Virtual Assistant listings

I’ve had a fair few emails recently from newbies asking why they can’t sign up and get straight on the SVA directory… Well here’s why: When we started SVA, we did it with the collaboration of a number of VAs, and our strength has always come from sharing our experiences, joining together and working with…

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Becoming a VA – the Good, the Bad and the Useful!

Anyone who has ever Googled ‘how to become a Virtual Assistant’ will have been faced with a plethora of blogs, articles and even whole websites selling the ‘freelance lifestyle’ – being your own boss is en vogue in 2016 and it can be tempting to think that compared to working 9-5 a la Dolly Parton,…

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