• How to set up Gmail filters in 3 easy steps


    I hope you enjoyed this presentation on how to set up Gmail filters. See more how-to’s and presentations over on my YouTube channel

  • 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 for recording businesses expenses for freelancers and small to medium companies. (more…)

  • How to group your Gmail contacts

    logo for Gmail

    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 Gmail then I’d highly recommend doing so. I use one single Gmail account to import loads of other emails accounts so I can manage them all in one place without logging in and out constantly. Plus Gmail has loads of other amazing features that save you time and hassle. (more…)

  • Managing the bars dept at The Green Man Festival

    Main stage and arena at the Green Man Festival in Wales

    I haven’t been around to update my blog in a while because I’ve been flat out busy with my biggest annual project as the Bars and Admin Officer at The Green Man Festival in Wales. (more…)

  • Feedly RSS reader review


    I’m going to say something quite geeky and sad now… I love my RSS reader. There, I said it. I must explain that the reason I love it is because it’s not your average run of the mill, boring Reader –  I use Feedly which looks like a clean, glossy magazine page and is beautifully designed that it’s simply a pleasure to use. (more…)

  • Why you should use Rapportive for Gmail

    I import lots of email accounts into Gmail (because it’s a one-stop productivity machine of awesomeness of course) and I often try out some of their related apps. I’ve already written about Boomerang for Gmail and today I want to tell you about Rapportive. (more…)

  • 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 with industry developments… and it’s all free!

    Having an online presence raises your brand awareness, marks you out as knowledgeable in your field, helps you build and maintain relationships, and when people connect positively with you online, they spread the word. Which leads to good things. (more…)

  • Boomerang for Gmail review

    I collaborate remotely and always advise my clients to import everything into Gmail. This gives them access to loads of productivity apps through Google Labs, the ability to share their calendars and email accounts, as well as access to a load of Google plugins. Here’s what I thougt of one of them – Boomerang. (more…)

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