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!

Virtual Assistant Outsourcing Models

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?

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Competition: Win a bullet journal and accessories to get organised in 2017!

Ready to be super organised in 2017?  So the latest buzzwords in organisation are: BULLET JOURNALLING.  The idea is that you create your own diary by using an index and some funky accessories to customise and create something as unique as your business! So if you haven’t picked up your planner for this year, this … Read moreCompetition: Win a bullet journal and accessories to get organised in 2017!

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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Gadgette Video Transcriptions

We’ve teamed up with Gadgette to offer their readers a free 30 minute transcription of their video/audio. Why Use Video Captions? YouTube is owned by Google and therefore videos are given high preference by them when cataloguing search results. Whilst the description in your video can list keywords, you may get penalised for repetition of … Read moreGadgette Video Transcriptions

Bloggers Tea Party

What is a bloggers tea party? A chance to connect with other bloggers at an informal Bloggers Tea Party. No sales pitch, no sign ups, no fancy dressing up (unless you feel like it!). Mix with other bloggers, find out what they use, how they inspire themselves, share your experience. Free tea and coffee will … Read moreBloggers Tea Party

Why Offshore VAs have their place

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.

CarolineSo if I can do that from Glasgow, what’s to stop me being in Bangalore or the Philippines?  Absolutely nothing at all.  I could actually already **be** there and I doubt you would notice the difference.

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