VA Services

Virtual Assistant services: Everything from typing, social media, hosting video conferencing and general admin. Virtual Assistant Services can cover all sorts of personal assistant tasks on a freelance, flexible basis.

Speaking to a client the other day, she said “I spend loads of time on social media, but I don’t see any real benefit” – so we had a little look at her account… Do you know your numbers? How many followers do you have? 64 How many people are you following? 280 Frequency of …

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Think of transcription and you probably think of Ms Moneypenny sitting in her office on a 60s typewriter… Weirdly we’ve seen a marked uplift in audio typing from a new kind of client – ones who work virtually!  So auotmated transcription, converting speech to text automatically is a very modern take on a traditional skill. …

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So how do you, as a business owner and a professional, decide between a work-from-home-mum charging £15/hour, the offshore assistant charging £5/hour and the professional virtual assistant charging £30/hour? Here’s what you need to check when choosing a virtual assistant: Who’s doing your virtual assistant work? What capacity do they have and what’s the turnaround …

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The cost of hiring a VA often puts people off. When you compare it to employee hourly rates or temp rates, it seems like it’s a lot of money. However hiring a VA is very different from hiring an employee, because you only pay for the work they do. It’s very much like comparing the …

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The world is getting smaller – it’s official.  Technology makes it possible for me to work from Glasgow and yet I am able to answer your phone calls as if I was sitting right next to you in the office.  So if I can do that from Glasgow, what’s to stop me being in Bangalore …

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How to Delegate & Get Started Outsourcing: You’ve got a To Do List as long as your arm. You know stuff falls off the bottom of it regularly. And that (occasionally!), you have a job which you’ve been sitting on, come bite you, because you failed to do it at the right time. You need …

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Another gizmo landed on my desk this morning and being the gadget-freak that I am, I was itching to try it out. www.grammarly.com claims to be able to correct your grammar automatically and give you consistent punctuation throughout a document…  Well that sounds like a challenge to me!  So I ran it through my usual …

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