Do you regularly back up your website content? Think about your blog, how many times a week do you publish an article – once, twice? What if one day you wake up and your website is no more, ca-put, gone? How many hours, days and weeks of work will have been eradicated overnight? It’s not … Continued
As of 1st July 2013 Google Reader will power down and be just a memory in our news feed lives. Google (as stated in their Official Blog) have made this decision due to declining numbers of people using the resource, and the desire to focus on fewer things in order to make those things even … Continued
You all know the big social media players – Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn & Pinterest, but how many are you active on? Most Virtual Assistants I’ve spoken with tend to use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn on a daily or weekly basis. Others tap into Google+ and YouTube now and again, and those that use … Continued
We’re all very aware that content marketing is becoming more and more important in 2013 – the way to achieve better brand awareness, build authority, grow a client base, increase sales / revenue and rank your website higher in search engines.
Microsoft Publisher is “an entry level desktop publishing program from Microsoft” (according to Wikipedia). However, just because it’s considered to be ‘entry level’ doesn’t mean that you can’t create professional looking publications. All it means it that it’s far less complicated to use than other professional graphic design programs!
Do you have a Skype account? It’s fairly likely that you do. Do you have a Microsoft Instant Messenger account? Perhaps not as likely, but possible.
There are lots of design software options to help you create professional looking flowcharts and organisational charts, each at differing price points. But for me I gotta say Microsoft Visio have got it right, and whilst I do think it’s slightly too expensive, it’s easy, intuitive and produces high quality charts for my clients.
Why did you decide to be a Virtual Assistant? Was it a lifestyle choice – a better work / life balance? To live anywhere you wanted? To be your own boss? Or perhaps something entirely. Whatever your reason, we wouldn’t be able to do it so easily without the technology that’s available today.
The best virtual assistants always have a bank of time saving tips and tricks, useful gadgets and bits of software that help us get the job done quicker than the average Joe. As our time is our biggest asset, it makes sense to be able to get jobs done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Part of what I love about being a VA is the variety the role offers and the new skills I’ve had to learn. Some of my learning has been self-taught and some has been via online courses. One of the areas I’m self-taught is with regards image editing. It’s pretty easy once you know how, … Continued