Monthly Archives: December 2010

Managing Your Virtual Assistant Workload Tips

Social Networking. If you have a profile on sites such as Facebook, Ecademy and LinkedIn, it’s easy to spend hours each day on and off the site responding to requests to link. Set aside some time each week for social … Continue reading

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Writing Your Blog. The same writing advice applies here as it does to newsletters but with the added bonus that you can schedule your posts for in advance. Write it in batches, serialise articles and schedule it to go lie … Continue reading

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Writing Your Newsletter. If you write a newsletter, be it weekly, monthly or whatever, try to write in blocks. It can be hard to find a quiet time to sit and write but when you do, often you feel like … Continue reading

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Check and Update your Web Site. Check your web site is up to date and current. Set a side time, perhaps once a month, to check all the information is current and add anything new your clients and prospects might … Continue reading

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Create Checklists. Have checklists for every process in your business. For example, when you take on a new client, have a checklist that prompts you to check you have received back the signed contract, you have sent your Welcome Pack, … Continue reading

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Do Your Filing. In addition to your client files, have files for everything related to running your business. Then set aside time each week to file everything you have dealt with that week. I use the last half hour on … Continue reading

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Book Keeping and Invoicing. I’d recommend allowing time on two days of the month, about two weeks apart, for paying all your bills, inputting all your expenses, raising all your invoices and checking payments have been made. For more tips … Continue reading

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Back Everything Up. If you’ve ever deleted something accidentally or suffered a computer crash, you won’t need to be told about this. Back everything up at least once a day. I use Carbonite and it automatically backs up my whole … Continue reading

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Create email templates. If you answer an email to the same question more than once, create an email template so that next time you are asked the question, you already have an email ready to send out. For more tips … Continue reading

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