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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 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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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

"Thanks to the support of the Society of Virtual Assistants, I have not only received advice which has proved valuable to the way in which I now conduct myself as a VA, but I also feel motivated, confident and connected by its knowledgeable and supportive network of members. I initially felt slightly isolated and overwhelmed when I set myself in September 2018. It now feels not too dissimilar to having like-minded colleagues to support, share and bounce ideas off each other. Thank you for such a wonderful community - I couldn't have built this up without you!"

Hannah Downing

www.delegate2hannah.com 

 

"The SVA website was such a good support for me when I started out, with useful information to hand and regular email updates I was always up to date with what was going on in the world of VAs! I also found a lot of support in the community area's to discuss things, which in the early days is invaluable."

Katie Mellor

KM Virtual Office Limited

"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

"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

"I am so pleased to have found SVA and the advice Caroline has given me. When you decide to set up a VA business, there is so much you need to do and prepare for. It makes life a lot easier to have everything you need in one place. Thank you Caroline for being amazing at helping others and all the information you have put together."

Bonita Bennett

Prosper Virtual Assistant

“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

ThePAPod

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

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

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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Challenge: Get SVA listed in virtual assistant blogs

By Caroline | 18 August, 2010 | 0 Comments

Here’s a challenge for you social media gurus: We want to get https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/feed/ listed in Google’s blog results and have added it here: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping What else do we need to do?  If you would like to take up the challenge, let us know!!! We’ll also be very grateful for Twitter followers and RTs: www.twitter.com/societyofVAs Update:…

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So you think you have Facebook Marketing sussed?

By | 13 August, 2010 | 1 Comment

In the past two weeks alone Facebook has made changes to their set up that may have passed you by. Facebook Questions Facebook Questions was launched and then pulled back, it has been in Beta for sometime now but you can see a sneak preview of what’s to come here. No more http:// A minor…

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A big thank you: Sally Blewett

By Caroline | 12 August, 2010 | 2 Comments

If you are a member of the forum, you will have met Sally from Stonetext Online Admin Services.  Sally is one of SVA’s founding members and just very quietly helps us run the site and supports new VAs. Whenever there is a newbie asking for honest and experienced virtual assistants to comment on their websites,…

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