Using a Virtual Assistant to Manage your Blog
10 of the most Common Mistakes When Working with a 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.
Stop Wasting Time! 5 Key Things You Can Outsource Now.
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.
How to Give Feedback to a Virtual Assistant
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.
5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Save You 2 Hours Per Day
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.
Introducing our Referral Program
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.
Strategies for Delegating Work and Getting More Done with a VA (FREE download).
If you are a bizee.co client you can now earn 25% off your monthly fees when you refer a friend to us.
Working with a VA, as many successful entrepreneurs do, means you have made the sensible business decision to delegate work and free up your time to grow your business and learn more. So why not spread the word about your wisdom?
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Perhaps you feel you are the only one with the skills to complete your work. Perhaps delegation can feel like more trouble than it's worth. However by doing so effectively you can make a huge difference to your productivity.
Delegating well means finding that balance between allowing people to use their abilities whilst maintaining an oversight and supporting, to ensure the job is carried out in a successful way. Successful delegation is also vital to growing your small business.
10 Tips for Communicating with your Virtual Assistant (Virtual PA)
You may only want to hire a Virtual Assistant for a few hours a month but nevertheless you will also invest your time in this person so it pays to be vigilant. Hire as if you were hiring a CEO... as the old adage goes.
With this in mind here are my 10 recommendations for the questions you should ask every VA firm you consider hiring from.
10 Reasons You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant
Every time a new client signs up with us we send out a series of onboarding emails and judging by open rates the one about Communicating is by far the most popular. So I decided to share it again with the whole world.
So, without further ado, here are 10 Tips on Communicating with your VA…
Here's a Great Hack for Communicating with your Virtual Assistant (Virtual PA)
Most articles of this kind will simply reel off a list of tasks a VA can do for you. However what is less often looked at are some compelling reasons you need a VA beyond the execution of tasks. In other words what leads you to hire a VA and are you the type of person who needs to use a Virtual Assistant.
5 Steps to Creating a Company Vision
I didn't drag you all this way just to remind how much cleverer Tim Ferriss is than me. No, instead I want to show you another useful little hack for ensuring things are absolutely clear to your VA. And that is "screen recording" (you can see an example at the end of the post).
With a screen recorder it is easy to capture and then share footage from your desktop…
10 Tips to Increase Customer Conversion
Do you remember the commercial Pepsi made ages ago where they tried to ridicule Coca Cola? A boy approaches a vending machine and inserts some coins. He then pulls out two Coca Cola cans, puts them on the ground and steps on both of them, so he can reach the Pepsi button.
He then takes his Pepsi can and leaves satisfied.
7 People You Need to Start a Business
Here you are, finally.
You did everything you possible could to launch your business. Everything was running smoothly and the next logical step was to become a true online conquistador. After some time and few strong discussions with your business partners, your website is finally up and running. Again, everything seems to be working as it should, your promotions did the trick and you’re getting a lot of visitors. The traffic is there, sky high, but for some reason, your visitors are not buying.
Using a VA for free PR - Lesson 3: Winning an Award
It was the day your great business idea was born. You decided to do a little market research and it turned out to be pretty optimistic. You moved on to your finances; it looked promising. You would have to set some money aside, but all in all, you would have a solid backing there in a relatively short period of time. And as time goes by it’s getting harder and harder to shake off that overwhelming feeling you’ve reached a turning point in your life. You’re not just thinking about it, you’re actually doing it. You are starting your business.
Using a VA for free PR - Lesson 2: Building and Using a Network
Ok, you think I am mad now, but hear me out.
Winning an award can bring your small business some really good PR and expose your brand to the right kind of audience. It can really help you to grow your reputation and enhance credibility.
Using a VA for free PR - Lesson 1: Getting in the News
In the second instalment of this PR series I am discussing examples of networking and how a Virtual Assistant can help.
As in any form of business creating a network serves two purposes. Firstly it is useful for contacts, for getting your name out there and for helping you to find (and give) help.
How and Why You Should Redesign Your Web Site.
In the first of a series of posts on the benefits of using a Virtual Assistant for some FREE PR, I am going to touch on how I have used a VA to help with getting in the news.
Nobody doubts the need for a long term online strategy, such as Search Engine Optimisation, for example. However, whilst you wait for a few months for your SEO strategy to kick in it doesn’t mean you cannot also be pro-active in bringing your story to the attention of the world?
Case Studies: Working with a Virtual Assistant
Why fix it when it ain’t broken? Why fool around with a redesign, when everything works just fine? Why jeopardize our conversion rates just for the sake of a refresh? “Old, but gold”…
These are all perfectly reasonable reactions to a question whether your website needs improvement - a little facelift. Even though somewhere in the back of your mind you keep a number of reasons why you actually should redesign your website, you feel like there’s too much at stake. A redesign could make your business grow and bring you success, or it could fail discouragingly.
Mapping Your Customer Journey - A Primer
We never cease to learn and one way we can do this is by listening to our clients.
Certainly our clients are using their assistants in ways that we probably did not predict and in fact the variety of clients we have; using VAs for professional and personal tasks is beyond anything we ever imagined.
It is with this in mind that we are undertaking some case studies and we start with Simon Cyrus from Cyrus Healthcare and Locum Blueprint.
Why is it important to map your customer journey? Well, simply because it’s good to step into your customers’ shoes from time to time and see your business from their perspective. If this sounds like a complete cliché to you, here’s another question.
Have you ever lost your sleep because one of your customers wrote a bad review online about your product or service? Or, better yet, do you find yourself losing more and more time trying to figure out why your prospects are buying from your competitors, when you’re offering them such a good product?