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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

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

Latest News from the Society of Virtual Assistants

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

By Caroline | 1 June, 2018 | 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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Thank you

By Caroline | 1 June, 2018 | 36 Comments

Thank you for helping SVA. I get emails all the time about how useful SVA is to UK virtual assistants – if they need info on a particular problem, or just to gauge how other virtual assistants are finding the market at the moment, SVA is the first place they go to.  And it’s free……

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Advertise on SVA

By Caroline | 1 May, 2018 | 1 Comment

Recently we’ve been asked a lot about advertising on the Society Of Virtual Assistants website which usually we are happy to do for free if it’s a product which helps VAs.  With 1,800+ VAs on our database, we’ve sold businesses in a matter of days, we’ve done pre-sales on new accountancy products, and we’ve created…

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Collaboration Not Competition

By Caroline | 27 April, 2018 | 0 Comments

As an industry we have a wonderful ethos of “Collaboration not competition” – I think that’s one of the most special things about the VA industry.  The other special thing is the wonderful range of VA businesses who operate under the term “Virtual Assistant”.  That’s a good thing and it means there is enough work…

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