One of the most common questions we get asked when talking to potential Clients is ‘how will you keep in touch?’. Working with a Virtual Assistant requires a different way of communicating, but if it’s clearly defined from the beginning, it’s really straight forward. Here’s a brief overview of how we communicate with our Clients: Continue reading “How do I communicate with my VA?”
Are you thinking about hiring a VA or perhaps need some ad-hoc support as you have a busy few weeks or months ahead? Worried about the process, wondering what questions to ask?
Recruiting a VA is similar to hiring an employee, you need to find someone who understands you and your business. The interview process is as important for the VA as it is for you.
Here are some questions that you may find it helpful to use in recruiting the perfect VA: Continue reading “Recruiting a Virtual Assistant”
Work is a huge part of our lives, as well as being the most important factor in our financial well-being, it is the place where we socialise and build relationships. Usually, we spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families, so while you may think that working and socialising don’t mix, our social relationships with our workmates are a vital part of a healthy and productive workplace.
However, as a Virtual Assistant it’s not possible on a daily basis to meet your client in the office kitchen when making a cup of tea or have your lunch in the cafeteria together. So how do you make sure that you get to know your clients, allowing you to build a successful working relationship?
Here are some tips for developing a productive and enduring relationships with your clients: Continue reading “Building client relationships”
One day with the previous incumbent in the role and, hopefully, handover notes, containing useful or at least pertinent information. Or in at the deep-end, role vacant, no notes, new line manager expecting you to have several months or years of background information stored in your head to draw on, and for you to get stuck in! Continue reading “Handover, what works for you?”
Time has become a ‘human resource’ for companies and the self-employed, where we use our time and skill for productivity. However, there are many factors that waste our time, including ourselves. Continue reading “Time management”
Firstly, some MS Word shortcuts and tips: Continue reading “More Microsoft Office tips”
Have you ever wished there were just a few extra hours in the day? Do you long for an up to date contact list, documented procedures, or for someone to send a few holding replies to ease the pressure on your overflowing inbox? Have you benefitted from the support of an assistant or administrator in a previous role, but are just not sure that you have the space in your office to take one on yourself? Have you contemplated taking on a Virtual Assistant (VA), but don’t really know what a VA is or what they could do? Continue reading “A Different Way of Working”
Small business owners and entrepreneurs who have to balance work and home life can feel if they are always working at full speed, however, their ‘to get done’ list, rarely shrinks and is more likely to increase. However, is it beneficial to get help? Surely by the time I have explained what I need to someone, it is quicker to do it myself? Would that person really be able to do it ‘my way’?
So, what are the benefits to hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) and why will it make your work/life balance more productive? Here are our thoughts on why hiring a VA will make your life easier. Continue reading “Can a Virtual Assistant help me?”
Free your time!
Have you wished there were just a few extra hours in the day? Ever longed for an up to date contact list? Or wished someone could send a few holding replies to ease the pressure on your overflowing inbox?
Maybe it’s time you thought about hiring a Virtual Assistant. Continue reading “Free your time with a Virtual Assistant!”