Already using Google for work? For multiple clients? For home? It’s a pain switching back and forth between accounts. Here’s how to set up bookmarks to take you directly to the different Google accounts, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Photos and Google+.
Training your virtual assistant requires the use of certain tools to better equip them to function in the capacity that a client requires. While video is an option, sometimes screen sharing is a faster and easier option than producing a video. While there are many choices, here are three options to get you started.
Think about all the tools that you use on a daily basis – the ones that make and drive your business. If one of them were to disappear or become irrevocably unusable, do you have a Plan B? If you don’t, sit down and really think about the impact of not having a backup system. Without a Plan B, if something goes awry, and things will go awry, you need to have a plan, a process, and a procedure, to keep moving and keep your productivity levels high.
Knowing how to read code can save you a ton of time when it comes to updating pages, widgets, creating campaigns and tweaking changes here and there, all of which allow you to be proactive to your clients’ needs.
If you are using the same identical password for everything, that’s not good. Period. Inevitably, I have the same conversation with a client at least a few times during the duration of our time together – use “good” passwords. I usually get the same response, “I always use good passwords. I just can’t remember them.”
Email. The bane of our existence but something no business can exist without. Like a wild animal, email can be tamed and turned into something that we manage, rather than being managed by. Gmail is an outstanding email client, not only because it is free and gives you easy access to your mail no matter where you are, but also because of the powerful tools it includes to help you tame the beast. Let us take a look at some of these features, including some you might not be aware of.
The Vermont Tech Jam is almost here! Are you going to stop in and have a meet & greet with Vermont’s tech and innovative businesses? We’re going to be exhibiting, so it would be a Zorro Two-Snap fabulous if you could stop by our booth and say hi!
The RSS Subscription Extension, which you need to install, makes up for the lack of RSS support in Chrome itself, but only comes with Bloglines and My Yahoo as predefined readers. Ugh! No .. UGH!!!! Let’s fix that, ok?
As a busy virtual assistant juggling several clients, I am a firm believer in the “one touch” philosophy. When it comes to managing time and tasks, I find email can be one of technology’s greatest sources of procrastination. You open an email … read it …. decide if it can wait … flag it …. come back to it … and open it again. What does this mean to your virtual assistance business? Time is money and you are letting it tick away or spill over into your personal time.