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SUPPORTING UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS

SVA (Society of Virtual Assistants) 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 nearly 3,000 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

"The SVA Website was my starting point when I set up our business, it has been a constant source of support and guidance.  Very grateful indeed for this incredibly valuable resource."

Debbie Condon

Intuitive Support Services Ltd - Outsourced administration support for financial advisers

"When starting out and leaving the safe corporate world behind, the SVA provided invaluable support and information.  From learning how to actually run a business to ensuring it is professional and upholds sound industry standards, I couldn't have become a successful VA without them."

Katy Pounds-Cornish

Dots & Crosses

“SVA was the first point of call when I set up my VA business, giving great business, marketing and legal advise that you can trust”

Jane Condliffe

The PA Pod

 

"It is great to share information between the members and to know there is always someone who will have the answer if you have a query. Putting the SVA badge on your website makes an instant impact - it gives prospects the confidence to know that you are genuine."

Maureen Barratt

Helping Hands Office Services

 

"SVA is brilliant!  This is the place I go to find straight forward, honest, no nonsense answers to questions I have about working in the VA industry."

Bianca Botten

Elite Star VA   

UK virtual assistant industry - become a virtual assistant

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Still looking for virtual assistant tweet writers!

By Caroline | 8 February, 2011 |

We’re still looking for volunteers to help write tweets for Global VA Week – what I’m asking this afternoon is for you to spend just 15 minutes over the next week to sit down and write us just 20 tweets (of 120 characters or less) and send them to me here. Help SVA: Write 20…

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Week 6 – Networking, networking and more networking

By | 7 February, 2011 |

Hello All As this week’s title suggests my recent marketing activities have largely focused around Networking.  Up until starting Clearwater I have always recognised the importance of networking but have never given it a clear focus over other activities.  The main reason is that I was planning the marketing and others were carrying out the…

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Offshore Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 2 February, 2011 |

As part of a debate over at VASG the other day, the thorny subject of offshore VAs came up.  This invariably separates into two camps: the one which says it’s disgusting that anyone would work for as little as $4/hour and the ones who see the opportunity. I am in two minds about this based…

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Week 5 – Co-Operation Not Competition

By | 31 January, 2011 |

Hello All Throughout my various roles in employment I have been asked to prepare and report on competition.  In every role it was deemed important to understand what our competitors were up to with the main aim of outperforming them. Competition is a natural part of today’s society.

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