The UK Association of Virtual Assistants was originally formed as virtual assistants and virtual personal assistants were becoming more and more in demand as small businesses and sole traders began to flourish but there was no real association where prospective clients or existing and new virtual assistants could go for information, advice, recommendations and cost effective advertising. What the industry needed was a one-stop shop for both potential clients and virtual assistants alike. The UK Association of Virtual Assistants was born.

For potential clients looking for a part-time home based secretary, a virtual assistant, personal assistant or even a full blown virtual office, our DIRECTORY provides an online source of contacts listed by county. Each listing provides details of the services offered by each assistant, their contact details and links to their web site where appropriate. There is also the added assurance that each virtual assistant listed agrees to adhere to the associations CODE OF CONDUCT. To find a virtual assistant to suit your needs, visit our DIRECTORY OF UK VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS.

For virtual assistants, the Association gives the opportunity to become part of a virtual team and to advertise your services widely across the Internet using our DIRECTORY as our intensive marketing campaign ensures your details are well listed in the search engines. It also gives you the opportunity to be recognised as a professional in your field by becoming an accredited member of the Association and adhering to our CODE OF CONDUCT and also receive special discounts on a range of relevant products and services all negotiated on your behalf. If you would like to become a part of our professional team and have you details listed within our DIRECTORY why not JOIN US today?

If you are new to the ‘virtual’ industry and are sufficiently skilled, experienced and qualified to start your own virtual assistant practice as a remote secretary, assistant or personal assistant, but you need help with making from employment to business owner, we have produced a guide entitled ‘Setting Yourself Up As A Virtual Assistant’ to help you decide if virtual assisting is for you. If you decide it is, we also work in partnership with the VA Success Group to provide you with the best Virtual Assistant training courses available in Europe, designed to help you develop a business strategy to put you on the road to success.

So as far as the Virtual Assistant industry in the UK is concerned I run my own practice, My Virtual Assistant, which has now expanded to cover the UK through a Licensing system, you can view the details of the Virtual Assistant License Package at www.myvirtualassistant.co.uk, I run the UK Association of Virtual Assistants, I wrote a guide on “Setting Yourself Up As a Virtual Assistant” and now actively teach aspiring VA’s how to set up on their own as successful Virtual Assistants. All of these activities keep me actively involved in the industry and well informed about what is going on behind the scenes. The idea of this blog is to pass on more of that information to my readers.

Please feel free to comment on posts and ask questions if you have any. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Justine Curtis