Virtual Assistant Industry

Is “virtual assistant” going out of fashion?

The USA tends to be about 5 years ahead of us here in the UK when it comes to the virtual assistant world… (Check out the history of the virtual assistant! https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/2013/07/08/the-history-of-the-virtual-assistant-2/) But one trend I’ve noticed is that increasingly VAs are distancing themselves from the term “virtual assistant”.  A variety of words are now…

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So you want to be a subcontractor virtual assistant?

(Or how much a VA’s virtual assistant gets paid!) “They’re paying HOW MUCH for a virtual assistant subcontractor???”  Yes, the outraged exclamations on Facebook Groups for a subcontract virtual assistant job this week raised a lot of eyebrows…  But you know, the virtual assistants doing these subcontract jobs aren’t necessarily doing the same job as…

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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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Typing Gold – or those little things which make a big difference!

Dictation, audio typing, transcription Back in 2004 when I started my virtual assistant business, digital dictation was just starting to take off.  We occasionally got the odd cassette tape delivered, but more and more dictation was being emailed.  Over the years, our clients have asked us for various tweaks to the system – and for…

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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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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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Office* – Virtual Assistant Myths!

Virtual Assistant Myths Here is our presentation from Office* 2017 – this year for the first time incorporating the PA Show and the VA Conference and Awards.  Many thanks to John Palmer and the BeMyVA team for inviting me to present and launch the UK VA Survey data collection appeal! We had a really interesting…

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Virtual Assistant Franchise – or buying a VA Business

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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