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...
"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"
"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."
"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."
Raising awareness, promoting best practice and supporting the UK Virtual Assistant industry
Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants
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…Continue Reading...
Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring unusual niches that VAs have developed to establish themselves in the market. Having a niche makes you unique. And (just like with designer clothes) being unique removes price barriers which apply to the normal market. So it’s a great way of making more money too. This…Continue Reading...
The Virtual Assistant’s Handbook This one is unusual in the realm of VA books in that it was written by a UK VA, Nadine Hill. So it’s written very much from a UK perspective with lots of anecdotes and stories about real VAs working in the UK. It’s mostly aimed at people considering becoming a…Continue Reading...