How to Save Time by Bookmarking Multiple Google Accounts

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+.

3 Screen Sharing Tools For Virtual Assistants

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.

Do You Have a Plan B?

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.

A Simple Way to Create Passwords That You Can Remember

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.”

Controlling your Email Chaos with Gmail

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.

Conquer Time: Use the One Touch Philosophy

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.