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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 over 1,800 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   

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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

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 change…

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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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Phenomenal Response to our Kashflow Offer

By Caroline | 11 August, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’m happy to report a phenomenal response to the special Kashflow offer that SVA members received via email yesterday.  Enjoy your little present from SVA and Kashflow! Any lurkers:  We often get sent limited offers which are ONLY available to our members that get sent out via email.  Make sure you don’t miss out by…

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Help the VA Industry – Worldwide Survey

By Caroline | 9 August, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tawnya Sutherland and those clever people across at VANetworking.com are looking for virtual assistants to fill in their worldwide VA survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MFN5T5K Results will be published soon and we’ll of course let you know, and you will get a bunch of goodies for completing the survey (I’m downloading mine now – whoohoo!)

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