A virtual assistant is a very valuable resource to a busy entrepreneur. Getting your working relationship off to a good start is important in securing a long term assignment with your new client.
Working with anyone – real or virtual – is a dynamic situation where adjustments need to be made as the working relationship evolves.
With hundreds of mobile applications and cloud-based technologies, working effectively with your client should include using various electronic technologies. Having a virtual workspace for communicating with your client is essential for success.
Below are 3 basic technologies that should be implemented as you start to work with you new client:
We are sharing content by Jennie Lyon of Jennie Lyon, Virtual Assistant Services for Your Business
Jennie is a virtual assistant that has had much success in her career choice. She recently sent out this list of 10 Must Have Small Business Software in her newsletter. We agree with all her suggestions so decided to post her recommendations. Here are her top 10, can’t-live-without software applications for small business (in no particular order).
10 Must-Have Small Business Software
Harvest is an intuitive, easy-to-use, cloud-based time tracking system. Features include an on-screen stop watch/timer that can be started and stopped multiple times within a job and/or project, which allows accurate tracking even when interruptions occur. Harvest also generates time reports and has a time approval system, and can be accessed from the Internet, smart phones, and other applications.
Asana is a web and mobile application designed to enable...
I’m writing to you from a borrowed Mac laptop. My trusty PC died a couple days ago at the end of my workday, without warning. My immediate reaction was, “Agh!! I run my entire business from this computer! What am I going to do?!?” My next thought was, “Oh yeah. I have a virtual business. I can access my documents and databases from anywhere. I’m going to pour myself a glass of wine and start my evening. I’ll work off a borrowed computer tomorrow and it will be business as usual.”
Think for a minute about what would happen if you had to be without your computer or physical work space without warning. Do you feel panic rising to the surface? Are you worried how you will be able to assist your clients? There are many free and easy programs that will help you do that.
Here’s a quick and easy checklist of the absolute basics you should have available to you virtually: