Do you have less time to market your brand (or yourself) than you would like? Most businesses cannot afford a “Marketing Team” so outsourcing provides the perfect way to get just what you need in each area of marketing and not a drop too much. This saves you money which you are better off using on your marketing spend.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 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 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
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
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.Read More
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…
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.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
I have tried various but if you do decide to hire directly, either through a local job site or through a freelance marketplace it is crucial you get your job posting right, to ensure you get the best candidates...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