Social Media Audit

CarolineSo 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 to do.  We’ll look at what’s already there and advise on the best course of action without spending masses of time or effort overhauling everything “just because”.

We’ll review all your social media outlets and suggest the best way to use them to achieve your goals.  Includes:

  • Personalised consultation
  • Blog SEO advice
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram reviews
  • Suggestions for posts and images
  • 2 hours of virtual assistant work to implement these changes
  • A full report
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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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Free Virtual Assistant – October 2018

free_virtual_assistantEvery so often we open the floodgates to the people who want to use a virtual assistant, but just aren’t sure what we could do for them with our “FREE VA For The Day” programme. Continue reading

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Free Virtual Assistant – September 2018

free_virtual_assistantEvery so often we open the floodgates to the people who want to use a virtual assistant, but just aren’t sure what we could do for them with our “FREE VA For The Day” programme. Continue reading

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GDPR – the practical guide

GDPRGDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)… you’ll have seen this word swirling around in the internet-ether lately and might even be slightly panicked that you should know more about it. Certainly a quick flick through my spam box asks me:

“Are you GDPR compliant?”

“Is your customer database ready for GDPR?”

But what is GDPR?

Should you be paying attention to GDPR if you only market to your own clients? YES!

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Free Virtual Assistant – August 2018

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WordPress Sets Up Wellbeing Hubs To Support The Mental And Physical Health Of Its Users

WP&UP #PressForward Campaign is a new campaign launched by industry leaders WordPress. The aim is to help support members of the community with some of the challenges they face as they run their business.

Formed in 2003, WordPress is one of the webs biggest content management system for blogs and websites. It is used by individuals, businesses, and developers all around the world, with about 30% of all the sites online using the platform.

WPandUP

The UK has witnessed an increase in the number of self-employed people working from home in recent years. Currently, about 6% of the workforce works from home, with this number is set to increase year on year. This has also corresponded with an increase in people working from home facing mental health problems like isolation and depression.

WP&UP has set up 4 health hubs to help attack these issues. They are the code health hub, the business heath hub, the physical health hub, and the mental health hub. Through these hubs, relevant support will be provided via coaching, mentorships, in-person events and host of other methods.

If you would like to find out more about the #PressForward Campaign and how WP&UP can help those working from home improve their physical and mental wellbeing, click on the following link: WP&UP #PressForward Campaign 

 

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Free Virtual Assistant – July 2018

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Invoice Cheat Sheets To Optimise Your Invoicing

Many businesses in the UK are still facing late payment problems, and it seems to now be affecting businesses of all types and sizes. Chasing up unpaid invoices uses up valuable time and resources.

Late payments can reduce overall the productivity of a business, which can have adverse effects on growth. In some cases, it can result in the business having to close down due to serve cash-flow problems.

Sage has come up with a guide to help businesses in the UK to optimise their invoicing, in an effort to reduce common problems and speed up payments. It has even created an animated invoice cheat sheet to allow the suggestions to be easily implemented. Various aspects of the payment process are looked at from commons causes of delays to proper invoice formats.

 

Invoice Cheat Sheets To optimise Your Invoicing

It contains plenty of easy to follow steps that businesses of all sizes can follow to improve their invoicing. Included in the guide are plenty of ready to go invoice templates that contain all the required information.

 

Invoice Cheat Sheets To optimise Your Invoicing

 

 

These templates can be used in businesses of all types, including Vat registered businesses, sole trades, and limited companies. The guide also contains advice on how to chase up unpaid invoices.

If you would like more information on how to improve your payment process and reduce your payment problems, then click on the following link for Sages Invoice Cheat-Sheet.

 

 

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Free Virtual Assistant – June 2018

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