Time Traveller Day

Time Traveller Day

Today 8th December is Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day Instead of travelling into the future, I'm going to time travel back to the early 1980's, when the work I do today as a Virtual Assistant would never have been possible. The closest to it would have been a Temp, working in differing organisations offices. I have worked in administration for many years ~ far too many; and over time have witnessed the many changes which have evolved in the world of ‘Office Working’ Although for the most part I have always enjoyed the work…Read more
Virtual Assistants’, What do we Do?

Virtual Assistants’, What do we Do?

Virtual Assistants, what do we Do? I’m thinking that at least 70% of you, if not more, will initially think of typing ~ a typist! The other 30% are either Virtual Assistants themselves or have used the services of one. Although there is nothing wrong with being a typist and if that is your sole service and you do it well, then that is excellent. On the whole Virtual Assistants' in today’s busy business environment are all-rounders, we have experience and knowledge and are able and capable of performing lots of different tasks…Read more
Working with Clients’ Virtually

Working with Clients’ Virtually

Working with Clients’ Virtually One of the most frequent questions I am asked; I can say by 90% of prospective client’s is, how do you cope with you working with clients’ virtually? They can’t physically drop folders and files on to my desk, or speak to me in person, but in these techie days, my desk is the cloud and yes we can have a daily/weekly check-ins. Being a Virtual Assistant enables me to work with some really great people and businesses. They don’t have to worry about employment contracts, tax and NI…Read more
Never Underestimate Offline Marketing Methods

Never Underestimate Offline Marketing Methods

Offline Marketing Methods Building a business requires a strategic approach to marketing. While many business owners today become focused solely on on-line marketing tactics, there are offline marketing methods that are effective and provide a significant return on investment. I know, as I’ve used them. Offline marketing methods may take a little longer, but the benefits can be significant. Business Cards Would you believe that people still use business cards? Yes, It’s true, we do. Keep cards in your pocket or wallet because you just never know when you’re going to meet someone.…Read more
Social Media Terminology for Beginners

Social Media Terminology for Beginners

Social Media Terminology for Beginners   The Virtuoso-PA short guide to the Social Media terminology used on popular social networks. I've been asked numerous times by clients' what the meaning of an RT is; not everyone knows that it's good to be added into someone's' circle and what it means.  As we all have to start somewhere I've decided to write this blog for newbies to Social Media. Twitter: Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Twitter currently has 304 Million…Read more
A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

  A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant Today is Wednesday 26th August 2015 and I have a busy day ahead. As a Virtual Assistant, every day is different; this time next week I could just have one piece of work scheduled and the rest of the day will be spent catching up with my own admin. However, I do try to space my work out evenly over the working week so that rarely happens. Virtuoso-PA officially opens for business at 9:00 a.m. But I try to make sure that I…Read more
Social Media Tips; 10 easy tips to try

Social Media Tips; 10 easy tips to try

10 Top Social Media Tips Small Business Social Media can appear daunting when you first take the plunge. A questions often asked is "How am I ever going to be seen amongst the multiple millions of other social media accounts?" The simple answer is, you reap what you sow. You just have to take note of these 10 Top Social Media Tips and act on them. Yes, It is achievable; one simple way of making yourself seen and heard by your target audience is to follow these 10 Top social media tips and you'll be…Read more
Getting Organised in the Office; 5 easy tips

Getting Organised in the Office; 5 easy tips

Getting Organised in the Office Regardless of whether you're working on a short term project or a longer ongoing piece of work. Such as planning and implementing a new marketing campaign. You really do need to stay on top of the paperwork, keep your electronic files in order and keep your working time flowing effortlessly and you can do this by getting organised in the office. My 5 Tips to getting organised in the office are easy to implement. Organise your workspace My office is the spare bedroom in my house ~ the box…Read more
Be Super Efficient; PA Your Day

Be Super Efficient; PA Your Day

PA your Day PAs are known for their efficiency, they keep the office and their Boss working effectively throughout the day. How do they do it? One of the key items used to do this is a Diary. Whether paper or electronic, diaries have to be managed to provide super efficiency. Use a diary effectively and you will be well on track to PA your day and your business will benefit. Schedule your day, the day before. Before you leave the office or your desk at night, schedule your next day activities. Remember…Read more
9 Tips to Keep your Clients’ Happy

9 Tips to Keep your Clients’ Happy

Keep your Clients' Happy   We all want to keep our clients’ happy, don’t we?  At the end of the day they are our bread and butter and the reason why we have our own business. Without clients’ we would be an employee or worse still claiming benefits. How do you keep your clients' happy?   I like to think that my clients’ are more than happy with the services I provide and the reason why they use Virtuoso-PA repeatedly.  Here are 9 reasons why my clients’ are happy and how you can…Read more