Introducing our Referral Program
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.
Boosting Productivity through Happiness
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?
5 Tips to Balance Work and Life
Happy people are more likely to enjoy their job and people who enjoy their job are more likely to be good at it as well.
Typically they care about the company’s goals, they see themselves as a part of bigger picture and are more compelled to work. Happy people are more engaged in the work they do, more present and more likely to stay with their employers for the long term. They may even have no problem with putting in a few of those overtime hours...
How To Prioritise Me Time
In order to lead a satisfying life, there needs to be a balance between our work and life, but not in a good vs. evil kind of way, where work is on one end of a seesaw and life on the other. The term balance should be viewed more as a consistent action in both professional and personal field that will gradually help us reach our full potential in life as a whole.
So, before you start googling ten steps for successfully pulling a sickie and not showing up for work tomorrow, have a look at these 5 tips on work-life balance.
8 Challenges Faced by Small Business and How to Solve Them
During one of my usual trips into the unknown on the world wide web I stumbled upon a mum, a pretty tired one I presume, saying “I wish I were a little kid so I could take a nap and everyone would be proud of me“.
It got me thinking of that, ever so present, sinking feeling when there’s too much on your plate. When you’re juggling various priorities and challenging responsibilities, but it all seems impossible. When you’re trying to prioritize, but everything seems important... find some "me time".
5 Trends In Marketing We’re Absolutely Expecting To See In 2018
Owning and running a business is a frightening thought for most people, especially when you consider how many problems you might face along the way.
Having the idea is often the easy bit. Starting and managing it successfully along the way is the hardest and scariest part. The first two years of your business are crucial and most small companies do not make it. Those brave enough to do it have to manage every aspect from employees, marketing, admin, accounts and, perhaps most importantly, making sure they don't miss out on any leads!
It’s a new year, and trend forecasters have been predicting the marketing trends that are set to transform 2018.
Throughout last year, we saw an explosion of A.I tools that can be implemented at every stage of the production cycle. Everything from automated customer service bots, to smart RFID tags, are going mainstream.