Being Productive When You Just Don’t Feel Like It

We all have those days: we have a to-do list a mile long, most of it with a fast-approaching deadline, and all we want to do is sleep, or read, or watch TV or scroll Facebook. We know we need to work, but we just don’t feel like it. How can you be productive on Read More

My 6 Favorite Tools For Getting Things Done

As a virtual assistant with multiple clients, I use several tools to not only accomplish my clients’ work, but my own. Today, I thought I’d share my top six favorite tools for getting work done quickly. I could probably share many more than just six, but we’ll start here. Trello Trello is my favorite organizational Read More

Black Friday Sale: Micro-Packages For Everyone!

Many businesses find themselves with some extra tasks that need to be done during the holiday season, requiring another set of hands. But you don’t want to hire someone full-time, only to let them go after the holiday season is over. And you might not even need that many hours to accomplish the work – Read More

What Do You Hate Doing?

We all have something we hate doing when it comes to running our business. For me, it’s dealing with the finances. I do it because I know it’s necessary, but when the day comes that I can afford a bookkeeper or accountant, I’m outsourcing it in a second. What do you hate doing? Is it Read More

How Long Should You Spend Training Your New Virtual Assistant?

You’ve decided it’s time to hire a VA. You want someone who can handle some of your work to free you up to handle other things. So how long should you spend training your new virtual assistant? Figure on spending at least a month. I know, I know. I can hear you already. “A month? Read More

5 Little Known Tasks Your VA Can Handle

For many, a virtual assistant is no different than an in-office assistant. They think of typical administrative tasks for the VA to handle, such as checking emails and managing calendars. But your VA can do much more than just basic admin work. Consider these five little known tasks that your VA can handle for you. Read More

Outsource These 11 Tasks to Your VA

A virtual assistant can handle a variety of tasks, from the mundane and simple to the critical and complicated. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know what to assign as virtual assistant tasks. Your VA is new and not yet familiar with your business, so how can you assign them work? You need time to train Read More

What Is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant, in its simplest definition, is an assistant that works remotely. We do not work in your office, and typically, we are an independent contractor rather than a full-time employee of your business. For some businesses, particularly those that have been around a long time, there are questions about what a virtual assistant Read More