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Planning a conference?

Our good friends over at Trinity Conferences have joined with SVA to help virtual assistants organising conferences or events.  They have set up a specialist team to deal with VA enquiries, just email: VAhelpline@trinityconferences.co.uk There are plenty of things to consider when organising a meeting or conference. The following will give you an idea of…

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A day in the life of… A Rural Virtual Assistant

Carole Meyrick, Office Stuff – www.office-stuff.biz Age: Over 21! I was born in London of Scottish parentage, and spent my first 18 years in Le Havre, France.  The family moved to Scotland in 1971 where I completed my secretarial education before heading south to Brighton where I married and lived for 15 years. 

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Looking for VA Experts

As part of our Specialist Niches section, we’re looking for VAs who have unusual or specialist niches. Are you the UK’s best property assistant? Do you work in a strange environment that has its own rules which you struggle against? (slow broadband??) Perhaps you specialise in something really off the wall like Linda Price, Patty…

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Do you have a speciality?

As part of our Specialist Niches section, we’re looking for VAs who have unusual or specialist niches. Are you the UK’s best property assistant? Do you work in a strange environment that has its own rules which you struggle against?  (slow broadband??) Perhaps you specialise in something really off the wall like Linda Price, Patty…

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To Niche or Not To Niche!

These days, everyone seems to be an expert.  The dictionary definition is: Expert: a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority. But it seems to be bandied about at the drop of a hat, especially in the online community.  I am not, and have never claimed to be, an…

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Unusual Niches: Scott Valdez, VIDA Select

The last in our series of unusual niches – this one comes from across the pond and it struck me as being a really big growth area!  If you would like to feature your own specialist niche, please get in touch. Your name & age? Scott Valdez, 26 years old Business name? VIDA Select, LLC…

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Unusual Niches: Linda Price, Tailor Made Funerals

In the second of our series on specialist VAs, I’m pleased to introduce something which truly had me gobsmacked. I was almost convinced this was a wind up and Lyndsey Diamond or Marj @ Secretary4Hire were falling about laughing, but it’s really true and is an amazing business idea, demonstrating that being specialist pays! Your…

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Unusual Niches: Sara Gill, Officebird

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring unusual niches that VAs have developed to establish themselves in the market.  Having a niche makes you unique.  And (just like with designer clothes) being unique removes price barriers which apply to the normal market.  So it’s a great way of making more money too. This…

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