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.
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!
As part of the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC), 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?
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!
Some interesting blogging statistics from the latest Bloggers Required survey: On average it takes 105 minutes to write each blog. Bloggers post 4 times a week on average. 95% of bloggers would prefer to be contacted via email. Blogging Statistics 2016 Global Blogging Survey – Courtesy of: Bloggers Required
Christmas Organising for businesses So Christmas is coming… and we have a few reminders and useful tips about things you might need to organise in your business for Christmas: Christmas Cards for businesses We sorted out some special deals with our favourite printers for lovely personalised cards designed and printed just for you – add … Read moreChristmas Organising