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!
I 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. Her social media time management was out of control!
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?
13th August – #LeftHandersDay: Little known fact, I am one of the 10% of people who are left handed… And it’s one of the reasons I type so fast! As a kid, we wrote with fountain pens which of course smudge all over the place for left handers. I’ve never mastered the strange contortions which … Read moreLeft handed typing
Thrilled to be working with the Today’s PA Conference to discuss the future of the PA industry in August. My session is on “The Art Of Working Virtually” and we’ll be discussing how people work virtually and the kind of things you can do to make it as productive as possible. Here’s a sneak preview: … Read moreToday’s PA Conference – Caroline presenting “The Art of Working Virtually”
Sometimes 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!
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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 moreGDPR – one year on
As part of the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC) last year, 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?
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 moreVideo Transcription
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 moreSmall Business Insurance – what do I need?
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 moreWhat tasks should I delegate to my virtual assistant?