A virtual assistant’s job is to support their clients in the most productive and effective way possible, so most VAs are great at researching effective web-based programs or apps that will help them increase their daily productivity.
Below are 3 web programs/applications that virtual assistants find to be extremely helpful when preforming work for their clients.
Canva is great for creating graphic designs without having a professional designer on staff. It is a drag-and-drop type graphic design tool which allows the user to produce impressive professional designs. The free account has loads of functionality, but the upgraded options are not very expensive and allows for access to premium content and design tools. You can create some impressive visual content for your social media, work presentations, brochures, posters, business cards and so much more.
Clockify offers a simple way to track and time your work. It allows you to time yourself per task or per project. You can even download your data to an Excel spreadsheet or PDF that will show your time on tasks, and includes dates, billing and other information. This spreadsheet can be sent to clients with an invoice or for personal use.
Buffer takes the hassle out of posting on social media. It enables you to schedule your social media in advance and will post on your behalf at the date and time you have chosen. You can schedule posts for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest and Linkedin. Buffer also allows you to stay on top of your results and engagement. You can connect three channels with their free account, but if you want to connect more than three social platforms the monthly fee is very reasonable.
If you have some web or app-based programs you love to use, please share them with us in a comment or via our social channels.