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 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...
"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
All successful VAs need to draw on an arsenal of skills, including computer skills, strong communication skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks, typing, and much more besides. Some established VAs fall into the trap of assuming that because their skillset seems “good enough,” they don’t need to worry about training and development. However, to…Continue Reading...
Get Clients Now This book was recommended to me when I first started and forms the cornerstone of my marketing system for Virtually Sorted. So many people ask me for a copy of my marketing plan or to know how I built my marketing system – it’s no big secret, it’s right here in this…Continue Reading...
Eagle eyed viewers of BBC1’s The Apprentice might have spotted Caroline and fellow SVA member Michelle Smith of ValueAdd doing deals with Karen Brady’s team last night… (Note the glass of wine – typical Glaswegian fashion. Michelle: We need to stop being such cliches!!) Filmed during the summer heatwave, we were sworn to secrecy about…Continue Reading...
Society of Virtual Assistants have over 2,000 virtual assistant members in the UK. We aim to raise the standards of those VAs and help connect them with clients. These rules form the basis of best practice for virtual assistants. SVA pioneered virtual assistant standards in 2007 by establishing what was the minimum that professional VAs…Continue Reading...