Finding the right people can prove costly especially for start ups, the success or failure of a small business can often rest in the hands of its people. Working with a virtual assistant makes sense: not only you minimise your exposure by ensuring you get the right skills but also Continue reading What can a Virtual Assistant do?
In an ever evolving “online” landscape, a virtual assistant regularly streamlines processes for an effective remote support. Here’s a list with 17 tools every VA can use to run an efficient business: TIME MANAGEMENT Yast – Easy time tracking tool to increase productivity, helps you manage various clients with a breakdown Continue reading 17 tools every VA can use to become more efficient
There are tasks for every entrepreneur or business owner that slow down business development and are better handled by a Virtual Assistant so the focus is more on growing. How can you find your ideal Virtual Assistant? Here are 7 essential qualities you need to look for: – Integrity: Your Continue reading 7 Essential Qualities of a Successful Virtual Assistant
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent professional providing administrative, managerial, or creative assistance to clients from a remote office.The benefits of working with a VA are too great to overlook: Presents a Cost Effective Solution: VAs are not “regular” employees: They are self-employed, hired and paid either on an hourly, Continue reading What is a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual Assistants manage a portfolio of clients – I get asked very often: how do I manage various clients simultaneously? Here are 6 quick tips on how to multitask and stay focused: Systems: the right systems in place save time and energy. Think about your business goals and objectives, and Continue reading 6 Quick Tips On Managing Your Workload
The phrase “The customer is always right” was originally coined in 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store in London, and is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get a good service and exhorts service staff to give a high priority to Continue reading Is the Client Always Right?
It is a tricky one, pricing your services. Possibly the biggest challenge a business owner faces. What do you do? Cut prices to win over competition? But what if each competitor entering the market is doing the same thing? Driving prices lower means losing money on each job. I had Continue reading When Determining Your Prices…
Some tips that will help you forge a successful business relation with your VA: 1-Do your homework: check that your VA has an appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place. In the UK, it is recommended to be registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data Continue reading 5 Tips for Clients
As a Virtual Assistant, one of the main challenges to overcome, is to get new clients to trust you with their business. The suggestion here is to work for FREE…(shock horror!). Why work for free?? Many virtual assistant companies offer a free consultation where the client can ask questions and you can Continue reading Give Away to Win Clients
Recently published on IVAA – As Virtual Assistants, we provide support services to businesses/entrepreneurs and even when working solo, we are operating as a business ourselves: hence we face similar challenges. A SWOT analysis helps in understanding and assessing where we stand today and where we can be in the future: our Continue reading Virtual Assistant SWOT Analysis