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    Managing Expectations when Working with a Virtual Assistant

    Working with a VA might be a completely new concept for you, so it’s therefore important to set realistic expectations about working with one. Here are a few useful pointers:- Allow for a settling in period, just as you would when taking on a new employee. Your VA needs to get to grips with how you work and learning any new systems and processes. As a Virtual Assistant is also an independent business owner, it isn’t possible for you to set priorities for them in terms of their working week. Most VA’s will have more than one client to consider, so it’s unrealistic to expect a quick turnaround on everything,…

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    Detox your Inbox

    Did you know that professionals spend an average of 13 working hours each week in their email inbox. That’s a LOT of time that could be more productively spent. Staying on top of it can be a daunting task. You only have to leave it alone for a couple of hours and you come back to inbox overwhelm each and every time. Then, the more the emails mount up, the more anxiety inducing it is. I had one client who wanted me to organise their inbox and they had over 12,000 messages just sat there spanning over a period of about 5 years!!! I know we are technically in Summer…

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    How do I work with a Virtual Assistant?

    How on earth does it work when you hire a Virtual Assistant? Well, with so much technology available to us, it’s easier than ever nowadays! Firstly, it’s important to have an initial consultation either by phone or Skype to establish what your needs are and what I can offer. It would be useful for you to draw up a list of all the tasks you do and categorise them into :- 🌟 Things only you can do 🌟Things you don’t want to do or don’t have the skill set to do 🌟 Things you can easily delegate This should give a clearer idea of where you need the most support. Do you…