The latest UK VA survey launched this week - this contains all the data you need to write a new business plan or expand your existing business. Compiled by Society of Virtual Assistants, it acts as a snapshot of the industry, which is looking very healthy! With over 1,600 VAs currently working in the UK, the average hourly rate continues to rise. In fact, 75% of VAs agreed … [Read more...] about UK Virtual Assistant National Survey v7
WordPress is a great platform. Having said that without proper care and attention it can become quite slow. If you don’t take the right precautions, you could end up with a site that’s not only a hassle for visitors but will cause you to lose subscribers and customers. In this post, I’ll cover some of the best ways that I’ve found to consistently speed up WordPress. Why … [Read more...] about 13 Easy Ways To Speed Up WordPress
With the news breaking that the UK will leave the European Union what impact will this have on individuals providing freelance, remote and virtual assistant services? Ed Molyneux, the CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent (an accounting service for freelancers, so on the pulse of not just startup culture, but also those with less secure incomes) had the following to say on the … [Read more...] about What does Brexit mean for Virtual Assistants?
I'm a VA and I'm looking for a Virtual Assistant who specialises in _______ to work with me on this latest project. A very similar statement to the one above was the subject of a recent discussion in our Virtual Assistant Facebook Group. The conversation continued with people adding to a 'wish list' of ways to find other VAs. Suggestions included; searching by skills, … [Read more...] about The Little Black Book of Virtual Assistants
Is email killing our productivity? If the first thing you do, once you've sat down at your desk in the morning, is to head to that little email icon, click it and leave the application open all day long then the answer to this question is most likely; YES. Can you remember how you managed before email? Did you know email has just had it's 45th Birthday? There's no … [Read more...] about Is Email Killing Our Productivity?