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Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Products or Services to Sell 0

Posted on August 12, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management.

Have you thought about outsourcing your…

Research – Products or Services to Sell

If you’re interested in starting a business – any business –or if you’re already in business and are considering adding a new service or product line, let us handle basic research while you focus on your core business.

For more ideas, download the free guide “25 Things You Can Delegate Today” at My Virtual Assistant Limited

More Tips For Managing Your Own Workload 0

Posted on August 05, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Do your filing
In addition to your client files, have files for everything related to running your business. Then, set aside time each week to file everything you have dealt with that week. I use the last half-hour on a Friday for this.

Create checklists
Have checklists for every process in your business. For example, when you take on a new client, have a checklist which prompts you to check that: you have received the signed contract, you have sent your Welcome Pack, you have set up an appropriate email address, and you have their stationery. This saves time and prevents things being forgotten.

Check and update your website
Check that your website is up-to-date and current. Set aside time, perhaps once a month, to check all the information is current, and add anything new that your clients and prospects might find useful.

Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Products or Services to Buy 0

Posted on July 29, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management.

Have you thought about outsourcing your…

Research – Products or Services to Buy

Not sure which car meets your needs? Looking for a home cinema system but can’t make sense of all the different models and specifications? We can take into account your budget and preferences, sift through the options, check out reviews and recommendations, and create a short list of the prime contenders for purchase. Plus, we can comparison shop, find the best deals possible, and even arrange the purchase if you prefer.

For more ideas, download the free guide “25 Things You Can Delegate Today” at My Virtual Assistant Limited

More Tips For Managing Your Own Workload 0

Posted on July 22, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Create email templates
If you answer an email to the same question more than once, create an email template so that the next time you are asked the question, you already have an email ready to send.

Back up everything
If you have ever deleted anything accidentally, or suffered a computer crash, you will probably not need to be told about this. Back everything up at least once a day. I use Carbonite, which automatically backs up my whole system every day at 6pm. So, if I lose something or my system dies, I have a copy of everything easily accessible online.

Bookkeeping and invoicing
I would recommend allowing time, twice a month, about two weeks apart, to pay all your bills, input all your expenses, raise all your invoices and check that payments have been made.

Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Fact Checking 0

Posted on July 15, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management.

Have you thought about outsourcing your…

Research – Fact Checking

If you are writing articles, posting to blogs or making podcasts, videos, and other media to promote your business you need facts on your side; nothing ruins your credibility quicker than inaccurate information. We can double-check facts, provide statistics and backup information, and verify data to make sure you always put an accurate foot forward.

For more ideas, download the free guide “25 Things You Can Delegate Today” at My Virtual Assistant Limited

Managing Your Own Workload 0

Posted on July 08, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

When you are in business for yourself, especially when your business is becoming full, you spend a lot of time juggling your schedule to fit in all the needs and requirements of your various clients.

As you become busier with client work, it is often easy to forget to schedule time for the work associated with running your own business. Tasks such as keeping up with your bookkeeping and invoicing, making time for your marketing activities, and networking, often fall by the wayside.

If you let these things get away from you, they can quickly become the downfall of your business. There is no point working your fingers to the bone if you are not invoicing your clients, or if you lose track of whether you are being paid on time. If you stop marketing your business, what happens if you lose your main clients? With marketing, it takes a long time to build the momentum back up again. And, if you have stopped networking, a lot of your old contacts will simply assume you have gone out of business… Not a great impression for them to have of your business!

The following series offers some simple steps that you can schedule into your working week to work effectively on your business, so that it remains healthy and robust.

Schedule your email
Although you may be regularly monitoring and collecting your clients’ emails during the day, collect your own business email just twice a day and deal with all enquiries in batches.

Sort your emails
Do you have an inbox with more than 10 emails in it? If you have, it can be a huge waste of time trying to find what you are looking for, and the clutter can be overwhelming. Have files for incoming email, and set up rules for all mail that can be dealt with later, so that it goes directly to those files.

File your emails
Similarly, have a filing system for emails that have been dealt with. When you have replied to or dealt with each email, file it or delete it.

Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Sales Leads 0

Posted on July 01, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management.

Have you thought about outsourcing your…

Research – Sales Leads

You need to be spending your time meeting prospects and servicing existing customers, but we can find you new leads. We can find and research individuals and companies, via blogs, websites and forums.  We can prepare reports and briefs to help you determine who to contact next. With the right information in hand you can focus on developing new business relationships instead of having to spend time researching.

For more ideas, download the free guide “25 Things You Can Delegate Today” at My Virtual Assistant Limited

Automate Your Relationship Building with Autoresponders and Newsletters 0

Posted on June 24, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Are you spending a large amount of time each week following up with prospects or customers? Are you checking they are ok, asking for feedback, telling them about other products or services that might interest them or the special offers you are currently running?

Do you capture the contact details of the visitors to your website and include them in your regular newsletter? We all (should) spend time on a regular basis touching base and following up to ensure happy customers, increase sales and profitability. But unless you have a system in place that can do this for you, it can become a full time job.

What you need is an autoresponder system that is linked to your shopping cart and can also produce your regular newsletter. MaiChimp has all these features and allows you to automate the follow up of prospects and customers.

Now you can get prospects on your mailing list, get paid online for products and services (there’s even no need for a merchant account with your bank), send out a series of timed emails to every customer or prospect relevant to what they have purchased or shown an interest in, and send out your regular newsletter to individual groups or your entire list. And all for far less than you’d imagine.

If you’re something of a technophobe, at My Virtual Assistant we can set the whole thing up for you. For details of our Shopping Cart Set Up and Management services, contact us today.

Developing and Selling Your Own Information Products 0

Posted on June 17, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Building a business around information products has become a bit of a hot topic in recent years. Many online businesses were developed selling other peoples digital downloads of information, but what information products could you develop with your own knowledge, and how can you sell them?

Information products are things like ebooks, ecourses, teleseminars, audio programmes and online training programmes. An information product is simply a product whereby you deliver information to your customer in an electronic format, so a downloadable file. You can of course package your information product as a hard copy and send out things like a folder containing printer material, cds, dvds, etc. But most people deliver information products online, to keep production costs to a minimum and the efficiency of the business high.

For example, if you are delivering information products in a written format, such as a Word document, you might turn that into a pdf file and call it an ebook. Of you might decide to deliver that written information over a series of emails, delivered over a period of time, and call it an ecourse.

If you prefer the spoken word, you might record an interview or telephone conversation, turn that into an mp3 and call it an audio programme. You could also have that information transcribed and turn it into another written information product, an ebook or ecourse.

Don’t be put off by thinking you have to write a book on a subject either, most information products are relatively short in length, so rather than books, think guides or tip sheets. Internet users want concise, easy to consume products that answer their questions or solve a particular problem and you shouldn’t need to write reams in order to do that. If you do, serialise the information and turn it into an ecourse.

For more help with developing your information products, take a look at the services we offer by downloading our Information Pack at My Virtual Assistant Limited

Ebook and Info Product Support 0

Posted on June 10, 2022 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

If you have lots of information you want to get across but don’t know how to get it to your potential readers, how about an ebook or information product? We will collate all your information, proof read and edit it and design the content layout. We will then format it so it can be an online, downloadable product, design and add a cover and include a product image so you can advertise it on your web site.

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      Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management. Have you thought about outsourcing your… Research – Products or Services to Sell If you’re interested in starting a business – any business –or if you’re already in business and are considering […]
    • More Tips For Managing Your Own Workload 08/05/2022
      Do your filing In addition to your client files, have files for everything related to running your business. Then, set aside time each week to file everything you have dealt with that week. I use the last half-hour on a Friday for this. Create checklists Have checklists for every process in your business. For example, […]
    • Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Products or Services to Buy 07/29/2022
      Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management. Have you thought about outsourcing your… Research – Products or Services to Buy Not sure which car meets your needs? Looking for a home cinema system but can’t make sense of all […]
    • More Tips For Managing Your Own Workload 07/22/2022
      Create email templates If you answer an email to the same question more than once, create an email template so that the next time you are asked the question, you already have an email ready to send. Back up everything If you have ever deleted anything accidentally, or suffered a computer crash, you will probably […]
    • Virtual Assistant Jobs – Research – Fact Checking 07/15/2022
      Virtual assistants can undertake a whole range of business support jobs. From basic administration through to web site marketing and online business management. Have you thought about outsourcing your… Research – Fact Checking If you are writing articles, posting to blogs or making podcasts, videos, and other media to promote your business you need facts […]


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