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Working with a Virtual Assistant

Looking for a Virtual Assistant? Think Cupcakes.

Consider this scenario: You need 500 specially decorated cupcakes for an extremely important event you’re hosting at the end of the month.  You do a search for local bakers and find two that list custom decorated cupcakes as something that they offer. You  jot down the addresses and head out to check them out.   You…

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Yes, I'm a Virtual Assistant. No, I'm not Siri. I'm better.

As if there wasn’t enough confusion out there regarding virtual assistants, along comes the iPhone 4S.  The S, I’m guessing, stands for Apple’s version of a virtual assistant and ‘her’ name is Siri.  Articles and blog posts have been singing her praises, absolutely amazed at the way she answers their questions and requests.  I suppose…

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Why You Should Re-think That Low-Cost Virtual Assistant

I’ve had a lot of small business people who need help with their business tell me that my rates were too high.  Heck, I’ve even had a person or two tell me I was crazy to charge that much when anyone can go to one of the freelance websites and find an army of virtual…

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How to Work With a Virtual Assistant Successfully – Top Secret Tip #8

In the seven prior posts in this series, we’ve covered the preparation and search for a virtual assistant.  We’ve also touched on how being an ‘ideal’ client for your virtual assistant can benefit the relationship as well.  Our next top secret tip actually expands on one of the items that we identified as being a…

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How to Work with a Virtual Assistant Successfully- Top Secret Tip #7

Previously in this series we’ve been focused on preparing and finding a virtual assistant that fits your needs on several levels.  In this tip we’ll be exploring the experience after you’ve signed the contract.  We’ll start with: Top Secret Tip #7: Ideal Clients get Ideal Service In a previous post we talked about defining  what…

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