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Pricing for Virtual Assistants: Value vs High Rates

By Caroline | 20 April, 2020 |

Pricing for Virtual Assistants: Time and again we see people bemoaning the fact that they don’t get paid enough as a virtual assistant.  Or and this one annoys me if I’m honest) someone mentions their hourly rate, and another VA comes on to the forum and says “Well any REAL virtual assistant wouldn’t charge less…

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Social Media Ideas for VAs

By Caroline | 3 April, 2020 |

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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Social Media Strategy Document for Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 2 December, 2019 |

This one is a little gem of a document for guiding you through the social media jungle… Basically it contains a list of questions to establish where you are now with your social media presence, a few leading enquiries to find out where you want to get to, and some ideas on what to do.…

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How to Write a Great Virtual Assistant LinkedIn Profile

By Diana Nadim | 20 November, 2019 |

IntroductionThe quality of your LinkedIn profile can present a thin line of whether you land the job of your dreams or miss out on golden opportunities. To get the most out of your virtual assistant career and stay open to new, amazing job positions, it’s important that your LinkedIn profile is on fleek. According to…

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Minimum prices for virtual assistants

By Caroline | 6 September, 2019 |

Ah, the thorny issue of rates! We get asked all the time about minimum prices for virtual assistants; whether those charging low prices are devaluing the industry; how we can support people who do charge low rates etc. Why doesn’t SVA simply declare a minimum price for Virtual Assistants? We get asked why we don’t…

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All in one website package

By Caroline | 30 August, 2019 |

A big part of getting your VA business up and running is getting a website live – and this is generally a very steep learning curve for most VAs, as they’ve never had to build a website, deal with hosting etc. (Am I speaking in tongues? If so, check out our dummies guide to websites!)…

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Website Cookies: Me want cookies!

By Caroline | 5 August, 2019 |

Website Cookies: So we’ve just about got everyone up to date with ICO’s GDPR guidance… and along comes an update on their cookie guidance.  (I’ll admit – I grimaced!). https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2019/07/blog-cookies-what-does-good-look-like/ Not least because we had to make some changes to our own cookie notices! Effectively the new cookie rules are: People visiting your website have…

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Do I need an office address as a virtual assistant?

By Caroline | 20 May, 2019 |

We had a few people recently asking why they need their full mailing address as part of the SVA Approved process… There’s quite a few legal obligations which mean you MUST have a contact mailing address on your website: Why virtual assistants NEED a proper mailing address https://www.gov.uk/online-and-distance-selling-for-businesses – so if you are selling products/services…

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LinkedIn Profile Success

By Caroline | 11 April, 2019 |

LinkedIn is the most effective social media platform for marketing virtual assistant businesses*. So beyond connecting with everyone you’ve ever worked with, how do you attract more business? LinkedIn Profile Success Tips Well, your profile will pop up when someone searches for specific phrases. How do you make sure that you are using the right…

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Virtual Assistant Directory Advertising – is it worth it?

By Caroline | 8 February, 2019 |

We’ve had a few virtual assistant directory sites pop up offering advertising recently. I typed out a long response on whether I thought it was was using these on one of the Facebook groups and thought it was worth posting here too: Why not use a Virtual Assistant Directory? Over the years we’ve had VA…

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