VA TIPS - Small Business Alchemy
Posted on 10th May 2020 at 21:28
Our team of professional Virtual Assistants have been running a video series of our top virtual assistant tips for business owners over on our team Instagram page in recent weeks.
Our clients tell us that they really value our ‘not just Admin’ approach. It’s the impartial ‘sounding board’, accountability and real life experience and efficiency suggestions they value from our virtual assistant services too.
We thought it would be helpful to do a round-up of the most popular ones here, in case you’ve missed anything or if you simply prefer to read...
DETOX THAT INBOX
Create some ‘white space’ in your inbox.
Get it cleared, mined for valuable data and organised. Taking some time to detox your inbox and get it working FOR you not against you will really help with your headspace.
“If an email takes less than 15 minutes to deal with, deal with it when you read it then file it away. You wouldn’t leave your post on the door mat so why leave everything in your inbox?
If it takes longer that 15 minutes, leave it in your inbox (flagged, labelled or tagged appropriately) until you’re able to give it more time.”
Watch more of Sarah's really simple Virtual Assistant email strategies.
EFFORTLESS DIARY MANAGEMENT
We all want to save time and work more efficiently online. The really important bit to us here at Alchemy Virtual Assistance is doing this in a way that is still friendly, helpful and authentic.
You can’t automate personality!
Working with an online diary ( calendar or scheduler) can really help make appointment bookings more manageable for you but also (if it’s set up right!) ensures your clients get a great service. You can do a lot with these tools which (integrate into your outlook or gmail diary) such as:
Set personalised reminders
Add in ‘buffers’ so you’re not on back to back calls
Send diary invites and add in your contact details
And much, much more...
DRESS YOUR VIRTUAL SHOP WINDOW
By this, we mean your website and social channels. These places are important, potential clients could be making judgements on your business before they contact you. Your long forgotten blog page or Facebook account that hasn’t has a post in years could be damaging.
When did you last review them?
Here what else our Virtual Assistant Hub Manager Sarah has to say about why you should review your virtual shop windows.
Where and how do your clients find you?
Knowledge is power, for sure!
If you’re a service based business it’s probably fairly easy to say anecdotally where your best clients come from but taking a look at your stats might suprise you! An hour spent reviewing your best clients or asking them (if you don’t already know) where they heard about you will be hugely beneficial to your future marketing activities.
Suzy shares more on this from a Virtual Assistant perspective here.We hope this gives you some food for thought.
If you’d like to chat more about anything we’ve covered here or any other aspect of your business that would benefit from a professional Virtual Assistants input, get in touch.
We hope this gives you some food for thought!
If you’d like to chat more about anything we’ve covered here or any other aspect of your business that would benefit from a professional Virtual Personal Assistants input, get in touch.
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