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?
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
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
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.Read More
Taking the plunge and deciding to welcome someone onboard to help with your workload is a very difficult decision. Running your business is something personal to you and you might feel like you are the only one good at it.
Learning to delegate and to trust someone other than yourself may be a challenge, but it is one which will transform the quality and the way you work. The following points will make the transition and your relationship with your virtual assistant much easier.Read More
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…Read More
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...Read More
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".Read More
Entrepreneurs often ignore the need to document everything as they work frantically, all hours, to build up their business.
But a VA is not automatically on your wavelength and does not have the intimate knowledge of your product or business that you have...Read More
Here are ten practical examples of work a Virtual Assistant can do with a quick and easy illustration of how to go about doing it.
I should point out, in this day and age of Top 10 lists, that these are in no particular order and represent fraction of what a VA can do. Right, o point waffling let's dive straight in...Read More
Whichever way you look at it - whether as a percentage of your time or your clients - you want to be concentrating on the 20% that brings the greater financial benefit or perhaps in a personal interpretation; the 20% that brings the greater feeling of mental wellbeing.
Here is a simple process to come up with some simple answers...Read More