Get More Done in Less Time

Get More Done in Less Time

Our busy world involves endless emails, phone calls, and paperless files. With so much going on at our desks, it’s easy to understand why so many find it hard to stay motivated. The problem that we all seem to face is how do you get more done in less time? Will power alone is not enough. Many organize their office only to find it cluttered and unproductive a month later. It’s … [Read more...]

Should You Use “People for Hire” Sites?

In recent years, a number of websites have popped up that work to connect people who are looking for ad hoc work with outsourcers who provide certain services. These sites take advantage of the internet as a perfect environment for bringing together people in this way, and a few of the sites have become very successful. But are they a good choice for a small business … [Read more...]

How To Synchronize Your Business Life With Evernote

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I have learned so much from writing these Evernote posts - I absolutely love Evernote now that I know how to use it properly.  So this week we are talking about synchronizing Evernote across all platforms so that you can use it to the very best of your ability.  Please leave any comments that you may have in the notes below. When things start to get a little complicated, … [Read more...]

How to Tame Your Email

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I get around 500 emails per day.  Some are from clients, some are from potential clients, VA's who have questions, the VA's who do work for me, various newsletters that I subscribe to, a bunch of spam and other "junk".  I usually do a very good job of keeping it under control, and I'd like to teach you as well. First of all, let me warn you that I am a Gmail snob.  Just like … [Read more...]

Delegation Action Item #2 – Prospect Follow Up Printable

I'll admit it:  I totally hate following up.  If you've ever called me about us working together you know just how true this is.  I don't send thank-you cards, I won't send you my brochure (and that's because I don't even have one), and even though I schedule a follow up in my calendar for 5 business days, I usually ignore that annoying little pop-up message 10 minutes before … [Read more...]

Delegation Action Item #1 – Daily Activities Printable

At the end of the work day, most Real Estate professionals are exhausted.  Having driven all over town, meeting clients here and there, making what seems like a gazillion phone calls, trying to please everybody, etc. it's no wonder you may feel like you're spinning your wheels! I speak with people who feel this way all the time.  By the time an agent calls me for help, they … [Read more...]

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

Before I became the Virtual Assistant Chick, the name of this company was Balancing Act Business Solutions.  While the name didn't grab your attention in quite the same way, the "balancing act" of work/life/family is where my core values still are. If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many … [Read more...]

Average Rates for Various Freelance Services {Reblog}

We've been contacted more and more for website copy and other various writing projects.  While it doesn't completely align with our core values or what we do, we contract from time to time with some very (VERY!) good freelance writers.  Their rates vary based on the project and their level of expertise, but this blog post that I'm reposting that was originally written by Lynn … [Read more...]