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A day in the life of Alexandra Lewis, a Virtalent VA

Alexandra Lewis has over 10 years’ experience working as a PA in the property industry. Alongside her full-time job, she started to branch out, offering her services to property clients who were looking to improve their business operations. Once she caught the VA bug, she quit her full-time job and never looked back. She is…

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To Do Lists and Procrastination - Sharon Stephen

We were delighted to have Sharon Stephen, thepersonaldevelopmentcoach.co.uk, who specialises in working with women entrepreneurs in the creative industries on Friday to help with our procrastination and list planning session. As I explained, the background to this was a post we shared which had a phenomenal response on our Facebook group, the Map of Procrastination…

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IR35

IR35 for virtual assistants – what does it mean? Essentially IR35 stems from highly paid IT execs forming a Limited Company to get paid via dividends instead of doing PAYE tax, so not only were they paying less tax overall on their “self-employed” earnings, they were also able to claim expenses of running the company…

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booking travel as a virtual assistant

If you book travel for clients, there are a few issues which you need to be aware of. It straddles a variety of different areas, and our advice at SVA is either: Use a specialist travel agent who is able to do the bookings for you. Just do the research and send the client the…

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building your virtual assistant business - becoming a virtual assistant

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 or some virtual assistant training.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends…

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Mumpreneur Virtual Assistant - mums in business - baby

Generally I don’t talk much about being a mumpreneur virtual assistant – mostly because “mumpreneur” makes me cringe, but also because there’s really no reason why any of my clients need to know that I have kids. It has zero effect on the service. I have 2 kids – the youngest has just started school…

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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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The work-from-home workforce is growing year after year. And considering that 91% of employees say they feel more productive when they work remotely, there’s good reason to believe that trend will continue. As businesses adjust to investing in remote employees, they’ll create more opportunities for virtual assistants. Of course, working from home does not come…

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