With many companies asking more employees to work from home as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, we thought we would share our expertise on how to be productive while working remotely.
Feel free to reach out to us if you need more tips or have questions about best practices for working from home. We are happy to be a resource to you. Or share any tips you have that have helped make your work from home experience a success.
Today, I’m giving you my top three tips on how to have a successful interview and find the right virtual assistant for you.
After watching the video, let me know how you prepare for an interview. As always, if you ever need help with interviews or finding a virtual assistant, I’m just an email away.
Let’s chat about the power of delegation: what could you be doing more efficiently this year by delegating tasks and projects to someone else on your team?
When you have a virtual assistant on your team, you can scale and grow your business enormously compared to doing everything yourself. So, what can a virtual assistant help with in your business?
Create systems and processes
Filter and organize communications
Manage social media accounts
Create graphic elements for social media, newsletter, and website
Write content for blog, newsletter, and website
Hotel and flight booking
Customer service support
and so much more!
What tasks are you currently delegating? What tasks can you delegate?
It’s that time of year where many people begin thinking about everything they have to be thankful for. Although it’s nice to count your blessings, being thankful and grateful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.
So think about what you are grateful for that this month, next month and throughout the upcoming months as you start each day. As the owner and CEO of Assistant Match I want to thank everyone that is part of the Assistant Match community for trusting in us. I am grateful to be able to provide you with the resources you need.
We have a dynamic community of small business owners who utilize our virtual assistant match services, professional virtual assistants who provide our clients with superior service and a large community of people who allow us to email them every month and look to us to keep them updated on relevant information. Our community follows us on social media and they reach out to us for help and guidance when necessary.
In this month’s video message I am expressing how grateful I am for each individual who is part of our growing community.
Showing gratitude is definitely worth doing more than once a year, but for today I say, Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you going “batty” over all that you still have to accomplish this month, or are you “treating” yourself to a little break with a business that can maintain it’s success without your full-time involvement?
I love this time of the year, because I can enjoy the excitement of dressing up in costumes with my family and friends and watching the kids have fun trick-or-treating.
My business is structured with virtual assistants that all have a very specific role, so it allows me to have the flexibility to enjoy this time of the year. But, I know many of you are doing most of the work in your business by yourself. Taking the next step to do anything different in your business can be a little “spooky” or scary.
Watch my video this month and try not to get SPOOKED by success and change. I promise, finding a way to implement assistance will not only help your business succeed, but it can change the amount of time you get to enjoy your life.
With a remote team spread across the country, it isn’t unusual to have some of my team members starting or ending their day before or after me.
This got me thinking: I’ve written and talked a lot about how to hire for a remote team and how to collaborate as a remote team, but I haven’t shared much about how we deal with the fact that we’re scattered over different time zones.
My video message this month discusses that exact topic. I hope you will watch it and see how working in different time zones really doesn’t disrupt a team if you prioritize tasks, and everyone understands deadlines and expectations regardless of the time.
This may be hard for you to believe, but you really don’t need to do everything in your business. Outsourcing work to a VA can scale your business in tremendous ways and help you generate income quickly. It can be a game changer in your business success.
I know some of you are wondering: “how can I afford this”?
Working with a VA can:
Free up your time from administrative tasks
Allow you to work with more clients
Provide you with the freedom to create more content
Help you generate income quickly
I meet and work with business owners just like you every day who are juggling a million things in their work day. It can be frustrating and overwhelming to do everything on your own. So, the question isn’t “how can I afford this?”, it really should be “what do I need to do to be able to afford this?”.
I love to remind the business owners that I work with to take communication with their virtual assistants (VA) very seriously and to hold themselves accountable for providing their VA with on-going feedback throughout the year.
While this may seem obvious, be sure to always tell your VA what is expected of them. It is a simple conversation that should always happen when asking them to do work for you. It is also important to let them know it is ok to ask you questions when they may be confused, or unsure of any expectation or work task. Just be sure to let your VA know if you prefer to have him or her email, text or call you with questions, so that it is less likely they will do job that doesn’t meet your expectations.
Regular feedback is such an important part of team development and seamless workflows. Try and schedule time to provide your VA with both constructive and positive feedback each week and your relationship with your VA will be exactly what you want it to be!
Life can be unpredictable and throw you curveballs. An illness, a move, emotional issues, challenging relationships, and financial burdens can all be disruptive and stressful on both your business and personal life. How can you keep your business running smoothly when life happens? Here are some questions you can ask yourself to ensure a healthy work-life balance:
How much time can you actually dedicate to your businesss?
Can you delegate some or all of the work? Don’t be afraid to rely on your team to support you.
What can be postponed until your return to work?
Are there systems that can be automated? Develop strategies in your business now so it can run without you efficiently and smoothly.
Being honest with yourself and having realistic expectations and goals can result in positive outcomes for you and for your business now and in the future.
Watch my video about my recent move and how I handled it.