Are you open all hours? Have you set client expectations? I have a friend who runs networking events in the evenings. He has a lovely VA – I know her personally and she is efficient and conscientious. At one of his events he was agitated and angry and complaining loudly about his VA. “She always disappears in the hours before my networking events – just when people need to … [Read more...] about Open All Hours? Setting Client Expectations
How to help build your email list with MailChimp Subscriber Popup. We've been looking at list building, specifically subscribers to our online Virtual Assistant magazine; VA Life. So I thought I'd share a MailChimp tip that we use to help grow our subscription list. You will have noticed a popup when you visited this site inviting you to subscribe. Nothing new here, popups … [Read more...] about MailChimp Subscriber Popup
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
I first entered the world of ‘virtual’ business support in 2010, having started employment as an administrative assistant, up to PA to an HR Director and then moving into Project Management, spending 3 years as a Consultant PRINCE II Project Manager implementing HR and Payroll software for the likes of Starbucks Coffee Company and Whitbread BeerCo. Like many of the virtual … [Read more...] about Clare Clarke – My Journey as a VA… So Far!
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