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 1,600 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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"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


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Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

You too could have a 6-figure income…

By Caroline | 15 May, 2017 | 17 Comments

We’ve all had these emails in our inbox.  The ones promising financial freedom, a Ferrari in the garage of your mansion, days spent playing on your private beach with the children…  All yours for the miniscule investment of $999/month! Now most of us hit the delete button – but what if what the virtual assistant…

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Choose the best virtual assistant course

By Caroline | 15 May, 2017 | 14 Comments

Virtual Assistant Training – what to look for If you’re a newbie VA, one of the first things you’ll look at is finding the best virtual assistant course.  I am probably going to get very nasty emails about this post – I know there are going to be good friends who think I’m being unreasonable,…

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Typing Gold – or those little things which make a big difference!

By Caroline | 8 May, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dictation, audio typing, transcription Back in 2004 when I started my virtual assistant business, digital dictation was just starting to take off.  We occasionally got the odd cassette tape delivered, but more and more dictation was being emailed.  Over the years, our clients have asked us for various tweaks to the system – and for…

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IR35 – Freelancers Targeted by Government and what Virtual Assistants need to know

By Caroline | 5 May, 2017 | 1 Comment

IR35 Virtual Assistants – what freelancers need to know IR35 is something you’ll have seen bandied about on forums and freelance blogs recently… In fact, we’ve even heard of clients advising one another not to hire a VA “in case you get caught out by IR35”.  So what is it?  And why does it apply…

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