• Virtual Assistant case study: the sustainable architects

    Green TweetingVirtual Assistant case study number three. This project saw me provide an Architect couple with information on how to blog, write SEO web copy and use social media. As with the case study of the Baking Teacher, this was also a wide-reaching task because the components all interlinked with each other.  (more…)

  • Virtual Assistant case study: the baking teacher

    My client was stressed!

    Virtual Assistant case study number two. This was a very big job with lots of components that linked to other aspects of the client’s business. Although what I did made my client more money, the main benefit for her was simply that she could finally take a day off and enjoy her life. (more…)

  • Virtual Assistant case study: the website design and development company

    Your website is bad!

    New inquiries often want to know what kinds of things I can do and how experienced I am at certain tasks so I thought case studies might give them a better idea. This one outlines the testing and analysis work I do for a website design and development consultant. (more…)

  • 7 Gmail labs for a more productive inbox

    how you find Labs for Gmail in your settings

    Previously I’ve written reviews for Rapportive for Gmail where you can see and connect to your contacts’ Social Media profiles straight from your inbox (which is handy for bypassing the dilemma of how you know someone to link with them on LinkedIn!) as well as Boomerang for Gmail which gives you the option to schedule emails or even bounce them back if the person doesn’t reply.

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  • How to become a Virtual Assistant

    how to become a virtual assistantPeople are always contacting me to ask how I became a Virtual Assistant and to ask if I can give them tips and advice. Apparently I have a very good business model and they like my website and blog.

    Aside from being enormously flattered, I first decided to save time by writing down how you become a VA – which is the blog post below, then I decided to set up a whole website dedicated to showing people exactly how to set up and run a successful VA business

    Because I like to help and I don’t do things by halves!
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  • Recording business expenses – using a personal bank account for business

    Like myself, if you’re using the same bank account for personal and business, you’ll need a quick and easy way of recording your business expenses for your tax return. (more…)

  • Things to do in December to prepare your business for the new year

    December can be a quiet time for a lot of businesses. People are winding down for Christmas, and plans for new projects are put on hold until the New Year.

    Although it’s nice to have some free time if you use some of that time making sure your house is in order, you’ll be in a much better position to spring into the new year without any baggage from this year holding you back. (more…)

  • 6 common business card mistakes and how to avoid them

    Bad Business CardsI used to do a fair amount of business card collation. People accumulated huge piles of cards whilst networking and never did anything with them even though they could be used in their ongoing marketing efforts.

    Entering the details of the business card into an Excel spreadsheet, I was usually asked to record the contact name, company name, email, and telephone numbers so my client could imported the information into their email client and LinkedIn account.  (more…)

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