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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 2,500 active members, having helped 8,000 VAs into business over the years. 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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Top 10 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

SVA put together 10 baby-steps to becoming a Virtual Assistant - a must-read for any aspiring assistant!


"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

"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

"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


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

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

Newsletter August 2010

By Caroline | 31 August, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hello, Thank you for all your kind comments on the new website – I’m really excited about having such a fantastic resource at our fingertips!  All of the posts invite comments (top SEO tip: backlinks from SVA are very highly prized by Google!!).  So get talking! This month we’ve had some great posts including: book…

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Unusual Niches: Linda Price, Tailor Made Funerals

By Caroline | 31 August, 2010 | 10 Comments

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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Book recommendations from the world’s leading VAs: Elaine Whitfield

By Caroline | 20 August, 2010 | 1 Comment

A little while ago, I asked some of the world’s best known VAs for their recommended reading lists for virtual assistants.  The responses were phenomenal with some old favourites being cited again and again, but an interesting number of books which are (of course!) now on my Amazon Wishlist! This week’s virtual assistant is: Elaine…

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Help SVA

By Caroline | 18 August, 2010 | 1 Comment

We’re currently looking for more contributors to the blog.  We’re looking for: Business book reviews Stories about how you set up your VA business Reviews of products/services you regard as essential in your VA business Marketing advice Work:life balance stories Products you would like to promote to virtual assistants Books you think would be interesting…

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