Monthly Archives: November 2008

Managing Your Own Workload – Admin Activities

File your emails. In a similar vein to the last point, have a filing system for emails that have been dealt with. When you have replied or dealt with each email, file it away or delete it.

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Managing Your Own Workload – Admin Activities

Sort your emails. Hands up who has an inbox with more than 10 emails in it? If you have, it can be a huge waste of time trying to find what you are looking for and the clutter can be … Continue reading

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Managing Your Own Workload – Admin Activities

Schedule your email. Whilst you may be monitoring email for your clients and have to collect this regularly during the day, collect your own business email just twice a day and deal with all enquiries in batches.

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Managing Your Own Workload

When you are a virtual assistant, especially when your practice is becoming full, you spend a lot of time juggling your schedule so you can fit in all the needs and requirements of all your various clients. As you become … Continue reading

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Freedom to Escape the Office

If you are anything like me, do you find that you get more done when you are sitting in a quiet cafe or hotel lobby somewhere with a pen and paper or bashing away on a laptop, than when trying … Continue reading

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Do You Skype?

I’ve always tiptoed around using Skype for the simple reason that I have quite enough telephones to deal with already and when I first used it many moons ago, I would have the situation where I’d be on the office … Continue reading

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Niching to Streamline Your Marketing Efforts

Many Virtual Assistants shy away from the idea of marketing to attract a particular niche as they are concerned that they will be turning away hoards of prospects from other industries. But if you have ever tried to be everything … Continue reading

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Justifying Your Rates

Did you know that according to a recent survey, the average office worker is unproductive for 960 hours a year? That’s over 50% of their working day spent chatting, emailing friends, surfing the Internet, anything but actually working. Now there’s … Continue reading

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