GDPR – one year on

On 18 May 2018 GDPR came into force – but what effect has it had? From our point of view, we are seeing clients being much more aware of their data liabilities, which is hugely positive.  We rarely get asked to do unethical things like scraping data or using unopted in lists any more.  We … Read moreGDPR – one year on

Virtual Assistant Outsourcing Models

As part of the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) last year, I was honoured to be asked to share my thoughts on outsourcing and how to hire great subcontractors – as part of this, I discussed the different virtual assistant outsourcing models.

Different virtual assistant outsourcing models tend not to be well understood in the Virtual Assistant industry itself (let alone by clients!) as most VAs have only operated one type of VA business.  However since I’ve been a VA since 2004, I’ve run lots of different kinds of models within my business and strive to get the best results for clients.

But clients often question:

What’s the difference between a VA charging £15 an hour and one charging £35?

Why shouldn’t I offshore work?

Why can’t I have a dedicated VA who always does my work?

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Video Transcription

YouTube virtual assistant

Want to know a quick “white hat” SEO tactic?  Get Virtually Sorted to transcribe the YouTube videos you have online – their content will be keyword rich, and Google loves you using their sister service to host video… Why Use Video Captions? YouTube is owned by Google and therefore videos are given high preference by … Read moreVideo Transcription

Small Business Insurance – what do I need?

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We get asked about insurance a lot, and it’s one of those things which you might not know a lot about if this is your first business. We put down a simple guide to the different kinds of insurance which work from home businesses use: Professional Indemnity: This covers you if you make a mistake … Read moreSmall Business Insurance – what do I need?

What tasks should I delegate to my virtual assistant?

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We often get asked “What tasks should I delegate to my virtual assistant?”. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to get started! The best tasks to delegate are the ones which take up the most time/energy. Caroline Wylie, Virtually Sorted – Virtual Assistant since 2004 So those are tasks which: You repeat daily/weekly/monthly which can … Read moreWhat tasks should I delegate to my virtual assistant?

Top Tips to Delegate More

virtual assistant tasks: Admin in Chaos?If your New Year’s Resolution was to finally carve out some more time, you need to delegate more.

But it’s hard to delegate more when your To Do List stretches to several pages and you know for sure a few items dropped over the bottom of it several months ago.  Sounding familiar?

It’s pretty common.

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Catch Caroline on BBC1’s The Apprentice!

Eagle eyed viewers of BBC1’s The Apprentice might have spotted Caroline doing deals with Karen Brady’s team last night…  Filmed during the summer, we were sworn to secrecy about this little televisual moment until broadcast. Virtual Assistants – Doing great deals! In this episode the apprentices need to sell merchandise and artworks of Scottish based … Read moreCatch Caroline on BBC1’s The Apprentice!

Get your UK Christmas Planning Virtually Sorted!

Christmas Dates for Virtually Sorted: Close 12pm Thursday 20th December and reopen 9am Monday 7th January Christmas is coming – Santa’s sleighbells are jingling in the background and there are a million and one things on your UK Christmas Planning List. Last posting dates Christmas 2018: Tues 18 Dec – 2nd class post Thurs 20 … Read moreGet your UK Christmas Planning Virtually Sorted!

Social Media Audit

So you know you SHOULD be doing some of this social media stuff, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… But you just aren’t that convinced it’s really worth it for your business. We get that: It’s is not a one-size-fits-all requirement. Social Media Audit As a one off, we’ll look at your business and what you want … Read moreSocial Media Audit

GDPR – the practical guide

GDPRGDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)… you’ll have seen this word swirling around in the internet-ether lately and might even be slightly panicked that you should know more about it. Certainly a quick flick through my spam box asks me:

“Are you GDPR compliant?”

“Is your customer database ready for GDPR?”

But what is GDPR?

Should you be paying attention to GDPR if you only market to your own clients? YES!

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