Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant: How to Get it Right

If you’ve been handling the bulk of the workload in your business for some time, outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant can feel like a huge change. In this post, I’m going to answer some of your common concerns around outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant. I’ll also provide you with a tactical exercise to help you put your VA to work in the most effective way.

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How a VA Can Help with Event Planning and Management

Event planning isn’t easy and there’s a lot to consider. If you’ve found yourself in the position of reluctant, nervous or overwhelmed Event Manager, grab a notebook and a pen – I’m about to give you some practical help with event planning.

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Taking Back Control of Your Workload

When you’re busy trying to build your own business and juggle life as working mum, it’s only natural that you let things get on top of you once in a while. It happens to me too, and I organise people for a living! Here’s how I’ve got back on track recently.

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Freelance Guilt: Recognising it and moving on (or at least trying!)

I hit my two-year business anniversary not too long ago, and since then, I’ve had a few things on my mind. One of them is guilt. It comes up a lot, be it because I’m spending too much time working (and not enough time with my boys), or not enough time working (and therefore worrying about letting clients down). Either way, guilt isn’t healthy and I’m over it. Here’s why.

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Why hire a Virtual Assistant? (A case study)

To help me answer the question why hire a virtual assistant? in a way that you can relate to, I’ve had a chat with one of my clients about her own experiences. If you’re thinking about outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant (VA) yourself but you’re not quite sure how or...

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Business answering service: pros and cons

A business answering service is a way of outsourcing call handling to skilled and trained professionals. Much like you might hire a virtual assistant to manage your inbox, or a virtual social media manager to take care of your profiles, taking on a business answering...

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6 apps to help you increase productivity

When it comes to achieving more in business, I’m a firm believer that we should all be aiming to work smarter, not harder. Being busy isn’t an admirable status anymore, especially amongst those people (like you and I) who are self-employed because we’re looking for a...

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