Co-working spaces are the modern take on business networking, collaboration and productivity. As a solopreneur, they are a great alternative to the home office, and certainly more cost effective than leasing traditional commercial office space.
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.
Online software enables effective communication between employers and virtual assistants. Gone are the days where the only option is to employ someone locally. Synchronization and software tools open up the opportunity to employ the ideal virtual assistants from anywhere in the world. When the right software tools team up with the virtual assistant, it becomes a win-win combination for everyone.
Virtual Assistants, are you finding it harder and harder to keep your client’s passwords organized? With the many apps, software programs, and websites you log into and out of all day long, quick access to client files goes a long way to making you more productive and keeping you sane!
As a virtual assistant, I’m always searching for content and sometimes it’s quicker and more recent to search through Twitter feeds. Once you’re in Twitter, your eyes glaze over and you realize it’s really hard to find “that tweet from a couple of days ago.”
Searching Twitter isn’t that hard and there are a bunch of ways to search.
Throughout the course of the day, there is a tremendous amount of information that passes across my screen. I am eternally grateful that I get paid by clients to read and somehow, I have the feeling that they like that I can read fast. However, there are times when you’re sitting there thinking, “I should take the time to read this at my leisure,” or “I should really save that snippet of noggin knowledge. I know I’ll need that at a later date.” I find this happening more and more in Google+, where I spend a healthy majority of my social media time.
So “read it later” means staying in my office after hours to read? Pft! No!!
When you work virtually, you lose the advantage of seeing someone face-to-face, helping them out, pointing to something on a screen. Training can be a challenge when you work remotely, especially with a new client. There are a couple of no-cost options for screen sharing to help you get on board, or for training. Google+Read more
Now more than ever is an exciting time to start your own virtual assistant business. Whether you have been downsized or just want out of the corporate world, then start planning now to launch your own career. The best part is: you determine your income, your hours, your work location, and your clients. You can’t say that working for someone else!