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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

The Never Have I Ever Game – For Virtual Assistants

By Caroline | 11 October, 2018 | 0 Comments

Virtual assistant games: Feel free to share – our new game for virtual assistants: Never Have I Ever! 0 = REAL VA 1-5 = ESTABLISHED VA 6-19 = NEWBIE 20 = Are you even a VA??? By the way – it’s not the only game SVA has… If you would like to try out the…

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Being bigger as a virtual assistant doesn’t always mean better!

By Caroline Wylie | 1 October, 2018 | 4 Comments

Bigger doesn’t always mean better as a Virtual Assistant.  Back when I started my virtual assistant business, I fondly imagined once I’d got the business up and running, I’d hand the reins over to someone else and franchise different areas or specialities…whilst I’d lie on a beach somewhere! But in reality it was impossible to…

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Price increase letters

By Caroline | 23 September, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the years we’ve been asked for examples of price increase letters – each VA business is different and you will know your clients best, but here’s a few ideas about how you can increase your virtual assistant rates without alienating the clients.

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Virtual Assistant Rates: Should I lower my VA charges?

By Caroline | 15 September, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s the eternal battle… Income vs High Rates.  If you have carefully crafted your virtual assistant rates to reflect your experience, your costs, the quality of your work and your ability to continue in business, can you afford to work for less?  Should you work for less?  (Still struggling with calculating your rate?  Check out…

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