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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GDPR – the time is now!

Reminder: GDPR becomes law today. All your marketing lists, client contact details, data storage, accounts, email storage…  You need to make sure it’s all compliant. Checklist for GDPR compliance: Where was your data sourced from? Do you still need to store that data? Where is the data held? (Consider all personal data – accounts programmes, … Read moreGDPR – the time is now!

Blogspiration

Blog Content Made Easy Blogspiration is about getting inspired to write blogs… We set you up with a schedule of blogs plus helpful ideas each month to inspire you to write.  That email acts as the reminder you need to keep your blog right at the top of your To Do List. What you get: … Read moreBlogspiration

Where did the time go?

HootSuite - Social Media DashboardI met another VA for coffee a few weeks back and she was bemoaning the fact that despite putting hours and hours into her marketing she gets very little return – in fact, she admitted that per week she spends at least 10 hours on networking meetings, and then on top of that she had perhaps another 5 hours on social media and never had any time at all to write fresh blog posts.

I looked a bit puzzled.

I don’t spend anything like that amount of time on marketing my business.  I’ve always thought that being organised is actually an advanced form of laziness and have accordingly adjusted my activities to suit…  So how do you figure out where to put the effort in?  And what are the biggest timewasters?

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8 Ways Virtually Sorted Virtual Assistants recently saved their clients money:

virtual assistant - how we workSometimes Virtual Assistant clients are surprised by how quickly and easily we can complete their work… Yes – our hourly rate is high, but for that fee you buy the professionalism which comes with time served experience.  In all these situations a less experienced assistant could easily spend hours trying to find out this information and bill you accordingly for inferior results.  Make sure your assistant is working effectively!

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Digital Product Creation

A client asked me the other day how she could leverage her time by creating e-products rather than doing one-on-one training with her clients.  She thought it would take a lot of time, effort and money to create digital products, but getting a product together for sale has never been easier – and you may already have the content! 

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