Should you outsource your social media to a VA?

Should you outsource your social media to a VA?
Social media is by far one of the best tools available to advertise and market yourself and your online business. But the amount of time you spend managing your channels can put unnecessary strain on you and your business. This can keep you from focusing on other... Read More

How to prepare your online business for maternity leave

How to prepare your online business for maternity leave
When I was awaiting the arrival of my second bundle of joy, preparing my online business for maternity leave seemed, at first, like an insurmountable feat. When I had my first child, I was transitioning from corporate. I had planned my corporate escape well in... Read More

How to communicate with clients in your online business

How to communicate with clients in your online business
Virtual professionals often straddle a fine line when it comes to how to communicate with their virtual clients. If you aren’t available enough, they begin to feel neglected. But if you give them too much constant attention and respond to their emails within minutes,... Read More

How to power your online business with Slack

How to power your online business with Slack
I’m always on the hunt for tech tools (bonus points if they’re easy to implement) to keep project and team management lean and efficient. So when my client (and a very tech savvy one at that) suggested we use Slack to manage her online business and team, I... Read More

How to use LastPass to save precious time

How to use LastPass to save precious time
I used to waste a lot of time trying to remember my own passwords, my clients’ passwords, and securely sharing passwords with my virtual team. All that nonsense came to an end when I discovered LastPass. This platform is great because you can securely store all... Read More

How to avoid overwhelm as a Virtual Assistant part III

How to avoid overwhelm as a Virtual Assistant part III
In our previous installments of “How to Avoid Overwhelm as a Virtual Assistant,” we discussed how setting client expectations continuously and employing the right project management tools are integral to avoiding overwhelm and staying sane. This week, we’ll be... Read More

My secret weapon for successful project management

My secret weapon for successful project management
So many of us play extremely complicated roles in our businesses. We need to read emails, create calendars, and manage ourselves, our teams, and our projects in real time. If you manage a virtual team in any capacity, employing a project management tool is the only... Read More

How to avoid overwhelm as a Virtual Assistant part II

How to avoid overwhelm as a Virtual Assistant part II
Last week, we discussed how setting client expectations firmly and consistently was the first step to avoiding overwhelm as a virtual assistant. In this week’s installment of our VA overwhelm series, we’re talking about project management tools! If you’re a virtual... Read More