Canva.com – Images Made Simple

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If you’re like me then the thought of having to create images for social media, blog posts and websites is not one that fills you with joy. After all, some people have artistic flare and others don’t – that’s life. However, there’s a tool that I’ve discovered which is absolutely perfect for people like me (and you – if you’re the same). It’s called Canva and basically lets non-designers create beautiful images using drag-and-drop tools. I’d always wished I was proficient using design tools like Photoshop but when I tried it all just seemed far too involved. Who wants to spend a small fortune on expensive software to find out that it’s complicated and you need a design degree to use it. That’s why Canva is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Daily Task List

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Do you want to be able to realise your full potential in terms of productivity every single day? If so, you’re in the right place, as I’m about to share with you my top 5 tips for managing your daily tasks effectively, which will not only help you focus but inevitably boost your productivity in turn. You will all undoubtedly have daily routines that you follow rigorously, but that doesn’t mean you can’t leverage at least some of my tips and add them to your current working practices. So without further ado let’s take a look at how, with my help, you can schedule your days more effectively. 1. Set yourself priorities When it comes to your daily tasks you have to get into the habit of prioritising. It’s too … [Read more...]

5 Tips to a Happy Virtual Assistant

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One of the many things I have been meaning to do since starting my virtual assistance business is to put together a manual for clients, to give them as much information they may need when working with a virtual assistant. I don't mean to suggest that everyone needs step by step instructions on how to delegate tasks to a VA, but I have found that many past and present clients could do with some guidance when working with a VA for the first time. I have put together my list of the 5 top tips I think every Virtual Assistant would love their clients to take note of: 1. Use Project Management software I have lost count of the number of times I have mentioned the PM software that I use with some of my clients. Asana … [Read more...]

Tips for New Business Owners: Interview

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I recently took part in a 3 day virtual event hosted by Emma Hague called Mumpreneur Success Secrets, it was held on 21st – 23rd May. There were 12 different experts on the virtual training: Claire Young - BBC Apprentice Finalist, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker & Mum Hannah Martin - Award-Winning Freelance Copywriter & Co-Founder of The Talented Ladies Club Suzanne Dibble - Jargon-Free Business Law Advice For Entrepreneurial Mums Kate Tilston - Solution Focus Coaching – Personal Training For Your Mind & Soul! Sara Stewart - Social Media & Creative Marketing Expert Wendy Shand - Practical Tips & Advice From Award-Winning Entrepreneur Kalpana Fitzpatrick - Personal Finance Expert & … [Read more...]

The Virtual Assistant’s Survival Guide to Saving Time

The Virtual Assistant's Survival Guide

This is the first in a series of articles I am putting together based on my mission Save Time, Save Money and Accomplish More. Save Time There’s no denying that our modern lives are busy. We’ve become slaves to email; dictated to by our diaries; and smartphones have become ubiquitous in our day-to-day lifestyles. That said, why is it that most of us don’t give time management the credit it’s due? After all, it’s a hugely important part of our lives and can be especially beneficial when it comes to running a successful business or being an effective employee. So that’s why I’ve put together this short survival guide on saving time, which will help you work smarter, not harder. 1. Delegate What are you … [Read more...]