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Who Is Finding Your Next Prospect? 0

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

At My Virtual Assistant, we often find that when we begin to work with a new client, they often don’t realise the full extent of the services we can provide. In this series we will look at some of the common tasks you can outsource to your Virtual Assistant that you may not have even considered.

Sales and Prospect Leads

You need to be spending your time meeting prospects and servicing existing customers, but did you know that a Virtual Assistant can find you new leads? We can find and research individuals and companies, via organisations, 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 information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact Us today.

Carry A Notebook Everywhere 0

Posted on June 18, 2021 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Are you one of those people who wakes in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you have just remembered something you simply must not forget to do tomorrow? Then when you wake you’ve forgotten it again.

Do you have your best ideas and come up with your best solutions to niggling problems when you have a bit of head space while you are commuting on a train or out for a stroll in the fresh air?

Do you suddenly remember a call you need to make only to forget again the next time you are sat by the telephone?

Get a notebook and carry it everywhere. A small, pocket sized one is all you need. Then when the thought hits you, you can write it down and relax, happy that the moment of enlightenment will not be forgotten. You can then forget about it until you are back at home or in your office where you can add what ever it was to your to-do list.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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Organise Your To Do List 0

Posted on June 11, 2021 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

We all have a To Do list as long as our arm, any many of us have to steel ourselves to look at it as a whole mile long list of what we have to do can seem overwhelming to say the least. Try this practice for a week and see if you find you actually get more done and feel less like your drowning in a whole heap of stuff to do.

At the end of the working day have a good look at your To Do list and rate everything on it between 1 and 4. Only mark items with a 1 if they are those that absolutely must be done within the next 24 hours or the sky will fall down, the seas will boil (you get the picture). Items marked with a 2 are those that absolutely must be done, but not necessarily within the next 24 hours, they could perhaps wait one more day. Items marked with a 3 are those that you could actually delegate to someone else. If you work with My Virtual Assistant that could be us and it could perhaps be tasks like getting your accounts in order, writing that sales letter, setting up or writing articles for your blog or putting together that Customer Relationship Management system. Items marked with a 4 are those which could actually fall off the bottom of the list and no-one would really notice. Cross them out now and let it go, there are only so many hours in the day.

Ok, so now you have a long list with lots of items with rankings of between 1 and 4. Transfer all the items ranked 1 to a new list that we’ll call the ‘NOW List’. Write them down in order of priority with those at the top being the most important. Next transfer all of the items marked 2 to a new list we’ll call the ‘Standby List’. Next make a ‘Delegate List’ and put on it everything marked 3 that you can get someone else to do, then delegate it! Send it to My Virtual Assistant, your secretary or whomever you have to delegate to. All items marked 4 can now be consigned to the bin.

Now tidy your desk and forget it for the evening.

The following morning, when you get to your desk, before you do anything and I mean anything, so that includes before collecting your email, making any calls, opening the post or making your first cup of coffee, do the first three things on your NOW List. No ifs, buts or excuses, just do them. When they are done schedule in the rest of the tasks in the NOW List for the rest of the day. If there is simply too much and you cant see how to get all of the NOW List tasks done in one day, revisit the list. See if some of it can be delegated. If you can’t delegate items on the list can you delegate something else that takes up your valuable time so you can clear some space. For example you can divert your calls to a call handling service, get your emails filtered and replied to by an email service. If you have no one to perform these tasks speak to My Virtual Assistant to see how we can help you.

As more To Do items occur to you throughout the day, add them to you Standby List. If you have time to do them at the end of the day great, if not you can relax in the knowledge that they are written down and will be re-evaluated again at the end of the day.

At the end of the day take your NOW List and Standby List and go through the process again. Transfer immediately any items from your NOW List onto a new NOW List for tomorrow. Then go through your Standby List and rank the items as before. Then add the 1’s to the new NOW List, the 2’s to the new Standby List and the 3’s to a new Delegate List. Simple but very, very effective.

I’d love to hear if you find this system useful and end up calmer and more organised as a result. So try it for a week and let me know how you get on.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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“Hints and Tips provided by Justine Curtis of https://www.my-va.com

Posting Small Ads and Local Ads Online with My Virtual Assistant 0

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

If you sell a product or service and want the maximum exposure possible, posting to online classifieds can be a great way to get the word out. But posting ads on a regular basis to a number of sites and cities can be exceptionally time-consuming. If you can give us an ad template, a list of cities, and the rest of your requirements, we can ensure that your ads will appear on schedule. You can spend more time fulfilling orders instead of endlessly prospecting for new clients.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact My Virtual Assistant today.

How Are You Keeping In Touch With Your Customers and Prospects? 0

Posted on January 14, 2011 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Do you keep in contact with your existing customers as much as you’d like to? How do you keep in the forefront of your prospects minds without constantly bombarding them with phone calls? Have you ever considered an email newsletter?

Email newsletters are an ideal solution for effectively staying in front of your customers or prospects while at the same time being relatively unobtrusive.

At My Virtual Assistant, we provide an E-Newsletter Service that includes the set up of your email newsletter template, designed using your logo and corporate colours to match your web site and business branding. It also includes the set up of your email delivery system* which takes care of the subscribe and unsubscribe requests, makes sure your emails comply with spam policies and gives detailed reports on who opened the email and which links were clicked on. We will also supply you with the code to add a sign up box to your web site thus turning your web site visitors into prospects so you can follow up and stay in touch with them.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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Is Your Website At the Top of Google? 0

Posted on December 31, 2010 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

You don’t need us to tell you that if you are running a business the best way to be found online is to be at the top of the search engines. So are you on page one for your most appropriate keywords?

The quickest way to get to the top and be found by your prospects is by using Google Adwords. Before setting up you’ll need to research your keywords, write and tweak your marketing copy, then tweak it again when you realise how few characters you have to play with. Set your bid rates and spend limits and off you go. Then of course you have to monitor the whole thing to make sure you are getting a solid return on your investment.

Sounds like hard work? Then let us do it all for you.

To set up your account we will open a Google account for you, research and refine your keywords, write your adverts and set your bid limits. If you would also like us to manage your account we can measure and improve add performance, tweak bids to get the best results and manage your spend. Simple, painless and cost effective.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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Data Entry – Classified Advert Posting 0

Posted on December 24, 2010 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

If you sell a product or service and want the maximum exposure possible, posting to online classifieds can be a great way to get the word out. But posting ads on a regular basis to a number of sites and cities can be exceptionally time-consuming. If you can give us an ad template, a list of cities, and the rest of your requirements, we can ensure that your ads will appear on schedule. You can spend more time fulfilling orders instead of endlessly prospecting for new clients.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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