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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA was formed in 2005 by a group of 7 Scottish virtual assistants who wanted to improve the reputation of the industry - it quickly mushroomed into the largest organisation for UK based VAs with over 1,600 members. Our aim is to help virtual assistants set up and stay in business by encouraging and supporting one another whilst promoting best practice in the VA industry.

Being run by actual VAs rather than those who get their income from coaching or specialist services, we're able to give real advice about issues that frequently crop up - how to get more virtual assistant clients, what equipment virtual assistants use, how to deal with client issues...

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Testimonials

"Caroline, who runs the fabulous Society of Virtual Assistants (SVA), is the very reason why I became a VA in the first place, after reading her article in the Office Secretary magazine"

Angela Dawson
www.theadmindoc.co.uk

"The SVA has been a constant source of inspiration and information.  It has been my pleasure over the years to welcome new VAs aboard, and to meet up with some of them."

Carole Meyrick
www.carolemeyrick.com

"The Society of Virtual Assistants is an excellent resource which helps new & existing VAs, the support & advice I have received since joining them back in 2006 has been invaluable."

Heather Greig

www.vpa-ni.co.uk

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Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

How To: Offer Audio Typing as a service

By Caroline | 3 August, 2010 | 7 Comments

If you are hoping to step into the world of audio typing, we have everything you ever wanted to know about dictation and transcription. SVA put together the advice of several of the UK’s most prolific virtual assistants and asked them for their top tips. How fast do you need to be? What software to…

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How To: Offer Call Handling Services to Clients

By Admin SVA | 3 August, 2010 | 4 Comments

Time and time again the subject of offering call answering to clients has been mentioned on the forum e.g. equipment required, how to charge etc without actually looking further into actually undertaking the service. Offering a call answering service to clients is not as easy as it sounds.  You have to factor in the fact…

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What defines a successful virtual assistant business?

By Caroline | 29 July, 2010 | 4 Comments

Today I had afternoon tea with Nick Cohen of PCRepair.   Nick was (as ever!) immaculately turned out in a very smart suit.  I was wearing a pair of jeans and a tunic top with purple magic mushrooms on it.  Nick wasn’t offended at all, as he is well aware of my corporate mission, from way…

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Newsletter July 2010

By Caroline | 29 July, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hello and welcome to the new site! After much deliberation and faffing with WordPress, the new site is live.  The easiest way to find what you are looking for is to use the Categories index on the right-hand side.  We decided to change because we found that a lot of the content wasn’t being used…

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