What Constitutes a Fruitful Task?

What Constitutes a Fruitful Task?

Busy doing nothing? … Fill your day with only your fruitful task list. When people start their own business they often think it’s going to be all money earned and no more Boss, not realising that it’s also going to be a lot of hard work. To produce the money to allow your business to survive and thrive, productive billable work will need to be accomplished, or sellable products will have to be made and sold. In order to do that you need to concentrate on only your fruitful task list. In business…Read more
Why Organisation is Key for Freelancers

Why Organisation is Key for Freelancers

Organisation is Key for Freelancers and those who Support Multiple Clients’ Freelancing is not only lucrative; it can also be a lot of fun. However, it can also be very overwhelming if you aren't keeping your business life in order and this is why organisation is an important key to a successful freelancing life. Without organisation, everything will go badly wrong - Deadlines will be missed, communication with clients will break down, suppliers will be lost, and before you know it, your clients won't be giving you much work. They will simply think…Read more
How to Deal with Freelance Burnout

How to Deal with Freelance Burnout

How to deal with Freelance Burnout Once you get your freelancing business off the ground, things will start going very smoothly. Then, one morning, you will wake up and discover that you find it really difficult to get motivated to do anything which involves your business. Or you also find that you simply cannot stay focused on the job at hand. You may be suffering from freelance burnout. It is quite common, and there are numerous options to get rid of this burnout and lack of motivation. Start by taking a vacation day…Read more
A Freelancers Guide to the Onboarding Process

A Freelancers Guide to the Onboarding Process

It is far more costly to attract and find new clients’ than it is to put time and effort into maintaining them. So why would you want to lose them? Keep your clients’ happy and coming back to you month in, month out with the help of an effective onboarding process. Your onboarding process should begin the moment your potential client makes contact with your business. Utilise an Onboarding Process Checklist Collect all necessary information to allow you both to begin a working relationship. This not only means collecting and storing the basics,…Read more
Freelancing is on the Rise

Freelancing is on the Rise

Freelancing is on the rise... and don't we know it! Every business in today's economic climate needs specialist skills. But, at the same time they don't want or need to hire full time specialist teams. Instead business owners are looking at freelancers for their knowledge and expertise and that is the major reason why freelancing is on the rise. Skills and experience are the key to business growth, the need for the kudos of corner office with embossed door plaques is gone. Business owners want their business to be successful ~ that's a…Read more
A to Z of tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant.

A to Z of tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant.

Don’t hamper your business growth by wasting your resources performing the daily essential non-money making tasks. Outsource. Consider my A to Z of tasks below and add to the list. The first thing you need to do is sit down and make a list of all the things you do in your business on a day to day basis. Track your work for a month to have a good picture of what a day in the life of your business looks like. Then look at the tasks you are performing which take you away…Read more
How to Write Content When You’re Not a Writer

How to Write Content When You’re Not a Writer

As a small business owner or freelancer you’re called on to manage a variety of tasks. One of those tasks, due to the importance of good content, is writing. You need content to create blogs, sales copy and to use on social media. This can be a daunting and a potentially overwhelming concept. Many people fear writing or put it off because they don’t consider themselves to be writers. Well, here’s some excellent news!  You don’t have to be a “writer” to write content for your website. There’s a difference between an article published…Read more
Using Social Media as a Lead Generation Tool

Using Social Media as a Lead Generation Tool

Social Media is an excellent tool for lead generation. At your fingertips you have access to thousands of people - it's like a mega networking event on steroids. But, how do you use social media to attract the right audience and generate the right leads for your business? Every type of marketing, no matter the goal, starts with the same thing: · Know Your Audience - You have to know everything you can about your audience. Who exactly are they? What is their sex? What are their fears and concerns? What problems do they…Read more
Start-ups: Why it’s best to hire Freelancers.

Start-ups: Why it’s best to hire Freelancers.

The many Benefits of Hiring Freelancers When you start up your small business, it can be very tempting to build a team and employ staff. Especially if you have recently signed a long-term contract with a client. It’s a given that you are going to wonder how you are going to cope with the extra workload, the need for another pair of hands to lighten the load will be strong. However, the unexpected can and does happen. This leaves the businesses with the tough decision of terminating one or more employees. By outsourcing…Read more
Treat your initial contact with a VA as a job interview.

Treat your initial contact with a VA as a job interview.

I would be disappointed if potential clients DIDN’T treat our initial contact as a job interview. I’m a business owner and have been successfully running my Virtual Assistant business for just over three years.  I personally wouldn’t walk into a ‘pop-up’ business and hand over my hard earned cash. Neither would I do the same with an online business without first checking its credentials. So in the same respect wouldn’t expect a fellow business owner to hand over their business administration, and all of their sensitive business information to me. Without first running…Read more