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Virtual Assistant Business For Sale

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BUSINESS FOR SALE: A small, but established business trading for 11 years with a variety of regular B2B clients and occasional private clients. Turnover: £1,900/month (£23,000 annually 2015-2016) 1 x .co.uk domain with Google Page...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Aug 25, 2016

Book Review: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz – Recommended Reading for Virtual Assistants

I set up my Virtual Assistant business back in 2012, having had many years of hands on experience with the financial aspects of various business’s I thought I was well positioned to run my business.  Which I was if you … Continue reading ...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Aug 12, 2016

COMPETITION: ‘How to be a PA’ by Maria Fuller

Another cracking book landed on the SVA desk – one for the EAs amongst you! A practical “how to” guide with real life examples of office scenarios, top tips and the nitty gritty of practical skills needed to organise busy … Co...

Data Protection and the Virtual Assistant

Data Protection is one of those areas where if you ask 10 different people “Do I need to be registered?” you’ll get 10 different answers.  So we wanted to clear this one up: As a UK VA, you DO need … Continue reading →...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jul 21, 2016

SVA Premier: The VA Course for UK Virtual Assistants

Virtual Assistant Course – Virtual Assistant Training Since 2009 we’ve run the SVA Premier programme to help VAs who want to fast forward their business by getting access to commercially sensitive or insider information.  Initially we de...

What Brexit means to Virtual Assistants

Brexit for VAs – what’s the overall effect?  I’m not a political beast – but I panicked on 24th June as the European referendum results were announced… And my inbox did not ping.  And it stretched into the next day, &#...

Competition: Bullet Journaling pack!

So the latest buzzwords in organisation are: BULLET JOURNALLING. And we have some nifty stationery to give away to get you started.  Simply click here and add your details.  Closing date: 1 August 2016 – UK entries only. The post Competition:...

Get started with Adwords

Google Adwords is one of those much ignored marketing channels for virtual assistants… But it works well for some people! Adwords: Google is currently running a promo where you spend £25 and get £75 worth of advertising plus get some …...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jun 30, 2016

Flexible Jobs to Work on the Side

Earning extra money is one of the best ways to improve your financial situation. About 12 percent of the United States population seeks a second job or second source of income so that they are able to do the extracurricular activities they enjoy or s...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 24, 2016

Vote for which questions you’d like in the UK VA summary…

Back late last year, we asked you to take part in our massive UK VA survey – the results are in and the numbers have been crunched!  It’s all ready to go. But to say thank you we’re giving a … Continue reading →...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jun 23, 2016

Want featured?

If you’d like to see your name on our blog, drop us a line! Articles need to be aimed at UK VAs, 350-500 words long, and original… Other than that, get creative!  You might have a rant about people devaluing … Continue reading U...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jun 20, 2016

Why does my website not show up when I google “Virtual Assistant”?

So you’ve found your name, you have built your website, and eagerly await some emails…  and wait… and then you google “Virtual Assistant” and all your hard work and careful design does not seem to be registering with th...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jun 18, 2016

Virtual assistant insurance claims: what can go wrong?

Jack of all trades, master of some? Anyone running their own business will agree it’s not a typical 9 to 5 job by any stretch. It takes a lot of elbow grease and the work can be long, arduous and … Continue reading →...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on Jun 13, 2016

Project 333

Was at a launch party for a really ace co-working space in Glasgow last night – there was (as ever!!) a little collection of VAs, and I thought I should just pop a small explanation on here as Michelle Smith … Continue reading →...

Book Giveaway: The Bluffers Guide To Your Own Business

Those lovely people @ The Bluffers Guide gave me a copy of this to give away… A really fun read and great present for those you are encouraging into the world of self-employment!  (Great present for start up clients too!) … Continue read...

Note on the Approved Virtual Assistant listings

I’ve had a fair few emails recently from newbies asking why they can’t sign up and get straight on the SVA directory… Well here’s why: When we started SVA, we did it with the collaboration of a number of VAs, … Continue...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on May 26, 2016

LinkedIn Diary

So one of my actions from the Northern VA Collaboration was sparked by an inspiring talk from Nicola Little of Sparkle Communications who was talking about LinkedIn. Her presentation showed how by using only a freebie profile and 15 minutes … C...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on May 25, 2016

#VACollab16 VA Ethics

So I promised we would pop a few takeaway thoughts up online for those of you who were unable to make it along to #VACollab16 – oh but what fun you missed!  A really fantastic day organised by Angela Dawson … Continue reading →...
by Society Of Virtual Assistants on May 23, 2016

Converting to virtual

One of my core VA beliefs is that people won’t work with us unless it is to their advantage.  However, faced with having to take a risk trusting someone they can’t see with their business, possibly learn new software, and … Continu...

6 Awesome Work from Home Legit Jobs 2016

Work from home legit jobs 2016.Real Work At Home Online Jobs. One of the most popular questions that people will google or yahoo is “work from home jobs” and “work from home legit jobs” here are a few that are 100% legit Work...
by Coupons Do Work! on Apr 15, 2016


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