Survival rates – improve your chances!

Out of every 10 small businesses, 7 will survive their first year, 3 will still be going after 3 years, and only 2 will remain after 5 years.

Most people going into business for themselves do so because are very good at what they do – a skilled joiner, a fabulous PR person, a talented public speaker.  However, it doesn’t guarantee they are great at the admin!

So how do you make sure your business is in the successful 20%?

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UK Etsy Alternatives

etsy alternatives

We’ve had a few clients affected by the changes at Etsy – and they wanted us to research UK Etsy alternatives for them and agreed we can share the results. Background – why do we need an Etsy Alternative? Etsy recently changed the way their sponsored adverts work, and lots of sellers have been reporting … Read more UK Etsy Alternatives

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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8 Ways Virtually Sorted Virtual Assistants Save You 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 Virtual Assistants Save You Money!

Looking for more examples of what we can do?

50 tasks your virtual assistant can do in 1 hour (or less!)

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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 more GDPR – one year on

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 more Video Transcription

Small Business Insurance – what do I need?

insurance

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 more Small Business Insurance – what do I need?

What tasks should I delegate to my virtual assistant?

Virtually Sorted - virtual assistants

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 more What 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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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 more Social Media Audit