It doesn’t matter what you are doing, from a tech start-up to a vegan food site, it often all falls on you to do everything and your schedule can become crowded to say the least. All those time-consuming tasks, chores and admin that you may have never imagined… so here are 6 Tips to Manage a Hectic Schedule successfully and spend more time working ON your business and less time IN your business.Read More
As HMOs have become less popular for investors and the challenges of managing serviced properties, especially on multiple locations, have come to the fore the need to outsource some of the associated processes and tasks has become paramount. A skilled Property Virtual Assistant can be the answer.Read More
The biggest growth area for virtual assistant services has undoubtedly been in Social Media Strategy, content creation and management.
The most common request we get from clients is can we get a Social Media Virtual Assistant to help us manage our online presence, expand the channels we cover and optimise the way our brand is viewed… but, we have changed in the way we manage Social Media.Read More
In the past I have suffered from burn out. I have been anxious, depressed, frustrated, overwhelmed by work. I have brought my work problems home which have had repercussions on my private life.
In the last 3 years I have found the way to manage this.Read More
Aged 30, I was stacking shelves in a supermarket, having realised I had no interest in my original study path and subsequently failed to get anything else going. So what is the path to success?
Self-belief? Positivity? Planning?Read More
Why are Social Media platforms always changing their image sizes?
It often feels like a chore to have to redo these things and, worst of all, often the networks themselves are not exactly forthcoming with the preferred dimensions.
So, in order to make your life slightly simpler we are offering you a simple clean guide to image sizes for the major social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn (Business), LinkedIn (Personal) and Pinterest.Read More
In the last video I gave some tips on working with remote staff but this time I am going to address directly working with a Virtual Assistant.
Again much (if not all) of this is transferable, so without further ado here are 5 mistakes to avoid when working with a VA.Read More
In this week’s video I am going to talk about 10 tips for communicating with remote staff. Naturally these are relevant to our line of business - working with virtual assistants - but increasingly business is global and workforces are fragmented.
Many businesses are now not only feeling the benefits of working with VAs but also using outsourcing platforms such as Freelancer, People Per Hour and individuals and agencies across the globe to deliver tasks.Read More
Being a small business owner has many perks. It puts you in charge of your destiny, gives you freedom, and can be more rewarding than any career you might have imagined for yourself. But what a lot of business owners will also admit is that this can come at a cost – pressure, responsibility, long hours that can all contribute to a lack of self care and potential mental health problems.Read More
"Oh being a photographer must be such a fun and cool job!". Sure, but when you get too immersed in doing boring tasks like meticulous post-editing or writing those marketing e-mails, a virtual assistant might just be the way for you to make life easier.
So here are 9 areas of work that a photographer can outsource to a VA.Read More
In the last few weeks we have been working on differing social media and marketing strategies for 3 clients and given that Social Media was high on the list of New Year’s Resolutions I thought I would do a video with some quick tips.
As I mentioned I think there is a lot of angst around Social media in business because there is the perception that if you are not on every social media with your brand you are missing out on millions of clients. The truth is never that simple. So here are some tips on putting together a social media strategy.Read More
Do you feel like the only one who can complete your work? Do you think delegating is just more trouble than it’s worth?
If you answered yes to these, you are wrong. It is vital to growing your business and you can overcome your fear. In this week’s video I am giving 8 tips and strategies for delegating work more successfully.Read More
What do small business owners put down as their New Year’s Resolutions? I spent a few minutes Googling “new year’s resolutions for small business” and I was astonished by what came up.Read More
When you are a small business owner, you spend a fair share of your day sifting through your inbox trying to decrease the number of emails in it. It is a very big part of your daily routine and the one you might feel you need to have the most control over.
However, if this aspect of your business is eating away at your already limited (and precious) time, it’s best to start thinking about relinquishing some control.Read More
In this blog post I have decided to recap a few useful posts from the past to help anyone using a virtual assistant (VA) to quickly find some help on the area they need to improve.
When it comes to virtual assistants, the two main questions I get asked are:
What can a Virtual Assistant do for me?
How can I work better with my Virtual Assistant?
Having a successful blog and creating compelling and engaging content are some of the most effective marketing tools today. As such, they do require a lot of your time which, it is safe to assume, is already probably quite scarce.
When it comes to content creation, the job might seem straight-forward and not so challenging. However, as with any job this one comes with many routine elements which can easily be outsourced.Read More
Working with a Virtual Assistant is a learning curve. The world is small and has never been better connected but widespread remote work is comparatively still in its infancy. This challenging area of business brings about new demands but none of them is insurmountable if it is done properly.
So let’s focus on working with a virtual assistant and how to avoid the most frequent mistakes.Read More
Running a successful business can be very strenuous and time-consuming. At times it might feel like there aren’t enough hours in day to get everything done, and as a result, your business might suffer.
Luckily, you have the option to outsource some of the tasks that don’t require your immediate attention so that you aren’t spreading yourself too thin. Choosing what to delegate can be a challenge, so take a look at some of the tasks you can outsource and come up on top.Read More
Feedback is one of the most important steps to take when delegating your work to someone. It is crucial to building a good working relationship with your virtual assistant and ensuring great communication.
Criticism wrapped in praise can be very tricky and we, as people, tend to focus only on the negative. This can in turn affect your overall communication with your virtual assistant.Read More
As any business owner knows, time is your most precious commodity. To run a successful business, you need to invest quality time in it. However, trying to do everything by yourself may not reflect positively on your business or your own well-being so delegating your time wisely is of the utmost importance.Read More