The UK Virtual Assistant Survey

Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the doors of the UK’s virtual assistant businesses?  Well now you can find out, without going undercover or utilising subterfuge…  Each year Society of Virtual Assistants collates a series of questions that build into a snapshot of the VA industry.  The report itself is full of info about the kinds of clients who use VAs, what services are proving to make the most money, what marketing works best – essentially everything you’d need to build a successful VA business.

But they need a bit of help publicising the survey and getting responses from VAs.  In order to create the most vivid picture of the UK industry, they need as many VAs as possible to fill in the survey.  It’s totally anonymous, although they will need your email address in order to send you your free summary report of the results.  Your business cannot be identified in the results, you’ll simply be part of the bell curve.  The only criteria is that you must be UK based, and have at least one active virtual assistant client.

The joy of this report is that being anonymous VAs are able to be honest about what works for their business.  They aren’t bigging themselves up pitching for new business or bragging amongst their peers.  This is the coalface of the virtual assistant business – a peek inside the reality of working as a VA.

We’re on the final push to get to our magic 10% of the industry surveyed – help us get there ASAP!  The sooner we get there, the sooner you’ll get the results.

What’s in the survey?

Last year, we had some surprising results – for example, did you know:

  • Under 6% of VAs fill the typical stereotype of a mum juggling childcare with work
  • 79% of VAs work part-time
  • The average charge was £21.84/hour.
  • 70% of VAs are self-taught without any form of specific VA qualification

Pick up last year’s report here:

To take part:

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