Category Archives: How-to

Find out if you’re brilliant or rubbish at Twitter

One of the most common tasks my Social Media Consultant clients ask me to do is analyse a company’s Social Media presence. Sometimes they want my feedback on all the main ones – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube, and other… Read More

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How to become a Virtual Assistant

To be a good Virtual Assistant you have to be Administrator, Researcher, Book-keeper, Marketing Expert, Web Designer, Copywriter, and a billion other things – and this is before you even do a single stroke of work for your clients! Continue reading

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How to record business expenses when using a personal bank account

An Excel spreadsheet demonstrating how to record business expenses when using a personal bank account Continue reading

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How to set up Gmail filters in 3 easy steps

An email filter is when you set up a set of criteria to ensure emails from or to specific people (or containing certain words) bypass your inbox and go straight into folders. They are invaluable for people that wear a lot of hats, spin a lot of plates, or have a very busy inbox! Continue reading

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Recording business expenses – breaking down categories

One of the tasks I used to do when I first started out as a Virtual Assistant was basic book-keeping. Knowing how to keep your records can be confusing, but I found that a simple Excel spreadsheet worked very well… Read More

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How to group your Gmail contacts

Grouping your email contacts will really save time in the long run. Grouping them means you can manage them more easily and even use your list as a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) system and mailing list. If you don’t use… Read More

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How to use social media

Social Media can be used to find out what people think of your product or service, gather market research, recruit, deliver better customer service, interact with customers, promote events and offers, show people what you do and to keep up… Read More

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How to make your computer run faster

If you’re a PC owner then you’ve probably found that the longer you’ve had your computer, the slower it is. Well there are actually a few different things you can do to make it run faster. They don’t take long… Read More

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