As a business owner hiring anyone is a big decision, and hiring a virtual assistant is no different which leads me to ask, have you really taken into consideration what is right for you and your business? Most people don't, and they tend to get stuck in a position where they don't know where to start … Continue reading What to consider before you hire a Virtual Assistant…
I was undecided about outsourcing when my business took off. I put it off and put it off until I eventually made the jump and done it - I hired a cleaner! It is ironic really as my business is telling people it is ok to outsource and you absolutely cannot do everything yourself but … Continue reading Are you up in the air?
In business your image is everything. Afterall the more professional and bigger your business looks the more likely your customers are to buy from you rather than your competitors. Heres an example, I asked for a quote to redo our driveway from 5 companies - guess how many got back to me? one, that's right … Continue reading Your Image is important
The term Virtual Assistant (VA) is very broad and varied, after all, each VA has a different skill set so it's understandable the term Virtual Assistant becomes blurred to many people. You probably find yourself asking but what is a Virtual Assistant? What is in it for me? Here I run through exactly what a … Continue reading What is a Virtual Assistant?
If you are reading this you are probably intrigued by hiring a Virtual Assistant, but the first question that people usually ask is 'what can I outsource to a Virtual Assistant' and what will they do. Here I go through eight tasks you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant, what the tasks entail, what a … Continue reading 8 tasks to outsource to a Virtual Assistant
Every Virtual Assistant is different, from the way they work to their skill set and even their pricing structure. As with all businesses Virtual Assistants are no different in being unique. So how do you decide which Virtual Assistant to work with? It is a hard choice to make when you have so many decisions … Continue reading Can I purchase a set number of hours each month?
When you are in business it is easy to try to do everything yourself which in turn leads to a bit of an admin muddle! Everyone has tasks that they don't particularly like doing or it is not their forte and business admin is a big one. So why not outsource to someone who likes … Continue reading In a muddle? I love sorting out muddles!
A lot of people I speak to often say ‘but I could hire a temp agency worker for a cheaper cost’. Yes, sometimes you can. However as with anything hiring a temp comes with its cons too. Here, I am going to be discussing the pros and cons of hiring an agency temp. You hire … Continue reading Agency cover vs Virtual Assistant
Let’s face it the main reason a lot of business owners (24%*) made the scary jump to running their own business is to get the flexibility to work around parent duties - Sounds perfect to people looking in doesn’t it ‘Oh you’re so lucky to be able to work when kids are home!’ Lucky! Not … Continue reading Juggling time – School holidays approaching!
You see others using VA’s and even find so many VA’s to choose from but you are just not clear what tasks you can outsource and how long this will take a VA to complete. You are not alone… I often find clients say to me ‘oh I didn’t realise you could help with that’ … Continue reading What a hero Virtual Assistant can help with for 10hrs a month