General guides to becoming a Virtual Assistant | Remote Worker

  • Sabbatical ideas and tips | What is a sabbatical?
    What is a sabbatical – sabbatical ideas and tips? What is a sabbatical – sabbatical ideas and tips? A sabbatical is a period of time where you take a break from work and focus on yourself. You may choose to travel, learn new skills, study, spend some quality time with family, volunteer at a local … Read more
  • Best cloud accounting software for SME
    Best cloud accounting software for small business We have previously looked at ‘How much should I charge for my services’ so now is the time to look at the billing/invoicing side of the process and find out what is the best cloud accounting software, or even desktop accounting software, for small businesses. If you want … Read more
  • How much should I charge for my services
    How much should I charge for my services? This is probably one of the most difficult areas when you are first starting out. How much should I charge for my services?  In fact, this question can be asked in many different ways, how do you decide what to charge for a service? What should I … Read more
  • How to get the current day in Google Analytics
    How to get the current day in Google Analytics Google Analytics is a useful tool when you need to do analysis of your website traffic, but I was becoming extremely frustrated by having to change the date range on a daily basis. So how do you get the current day in Google Analytics? You could … Read more
  • Make money blogging?
    Make money blogging? Have you ever wanted to make money blogging but you aren’t sure where to start? Have you ever thought “can I make money blogging?” Well read on to learn how you can make money blogging. A blog is basically a low-cost business idea that will hopefully produce a steady monthly income for you. … Read more
  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Transcription Services
    7 Things You Didn’t Know About Transcription Services Here are 7 things you didn’t know about transcription services. It’s important to understand what type of transcription service you need before choosing one. Transcription services vary in terms of quality, cost, and features. Some audio transcribers use only a computer keyboard and speakers while others use … Read more
  • What is a side hustle?
    What is a side hustle? What is side hustle meaning? The term ‘side hustle’ is used to refer to any work that is undertaken outside your normal 9 to 5 employment that allows you to earn additional income. It is something additional, and normally different from, your main job. Side hustles have been around for … Read more
  • Benefits of using AI writing tools
    Benefits of using AI writing tools What is AI writing and what are the benefits of using AI writing tools? People are currently asking, what are the benefits of using AI writing tools? What are AI writing tools? How do AI writing tools work? Can AI write better than humans? How Can AI help writers? … Read more
  • Best Content Writing Tools (paid & free versions)
    Best Content Writing Tools (paid and free versions) Whether you are working as a content writer, or just writing for your own pleasure, you will always want to produce something that is interesting to you and your readers.  If you are a marketer however you will want your articles to keep customers engaged and ultimately … Read more
  • What is a content writer
    What is a content writer? What is a content writer? Content writers are individuals who write articles, blog posts, press releases, social media posts, website content, newsletters, etc. They may work independently, or they may work for a company. There are many different types of content writing jobs including freelance, ghost-writing, copywriting, technical writing, proofreading, … Read more
  • How can I improve my typing skills? | Audio typing
    How can I improve my typing skills? So you would like to know how to improve your typing skills but are not sure where to start. Well, you will be pleased to learn that typing is a skill that can be improved upon the more you do it.   It can be used in occupations such … Read more
  • What is document security?
    What is document security? What is document security?  Whether you are ‘working from home’ or are a ‘remote worker’ travelling the world, you are ultimately responsible for the security of any documents that you create and store. Thousands of documents are shared daily between colleagues and customers, but do you really understand the importance of … Read more
  • Social Media Freelancer Rates
    Social Media Freelancer Rates This is may be one of the most talked about aspects of being a freelancer – what should you charge?  And being a social media freelancer gives you the opportunity to talk about it, loud and clear. Lets talk about Social Media Freelancer Rates. There have been many discussions about whether … Read more
  • What is an ergonomic workplace assessment.
    Workplace ergonomic assessment – what is an Ergonomic office? What is a workplace ergonomic assessment? In fact was is an ergonomic office? Let’s start with what on earth does the word Ergonomics mean?  It certainly is not one of those words that you hear in everyday conversation. So how do you go about setting up … Read more
  • Shared space – advantages of using a shared space
    What are the advantages of using a shared space ? So, what are the advantages of using a shared space?  Why should I use a co-working space at all?  Are there really benefits of using a shared workspace? Did you know that nearly 5 million people work remotely – and not all from home.  So … Read more
  • How to improve your online presence
    You have your website up and running but you still aren’t getting the traffic levels that you want to your website – what should you do?  How can you improve your online presence? Let’s have a look at some effective strategies that you can put in place to help grow your online presence and improve … Read more
  • Remote working employee engagement
    How to engage remote employees Many organisations have now realised the enormous benefit of allowing employees to work from home (remote work).    So, what is remote working employee engagement? How do you engage remote employees? Employers, managers, and staff continue to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of post-pandemic working practices. Remote working will continue … Read more
  • Infinity 3 USB Digital foot pedal (IN-USB-3)
    How to use an audio transcription foot pedal Infinity 3 USB Digital foot pedal (IN-USB-3) How to use an audio transcription foot pedal. So you have decided on the Infinity 3 USB Digital foot pedal (IN-USB-3) – now let’s find out how to use a foot pedal. Let’s get connected! There are many brands of … Read more
  • File sharing options when remote working
    Do you need access to file sharing options when remote working? When working remotely you need to be confident that you can still safely and securely access and share your folders, files, and photographs.  So what are the file sharing options when remote working. What is a critical consideration on using cloud based file sharing? … Read more
  • Benefits of remote working | Top reasons
    Benefits of remote working | Top reasons This article looks at the benefits of remote working as an employee and the top reasons. During the recent pandemic many businesses had to review how they were going to deliver their services and ‘working from home’ or ‘remote working’ became the norm.  Whilst most employers pre-pandemic had … Read more
  • Return to work after maternity leave
    Thinking of returning to the world of work after maternity leave? But does that mean you should return as an employee to the office? Thinking of returning to work after maternity can be difficult for some new parents. While some are fully embracing the joys of parenthood others are dusting down their work suits and … Read more
  • What is remote work?
    What is remote work? What is remote work? Who is considered a remote worker? What does the term remote work mean? If you are organized, want to help others, and want to work remotely, you might consider starting a business as a Remote Worker (also referred to as Virtual Assistant or Freelancer).  Note: – this … Read more
  • Work as a remote work employee
    Working as a remote worker for an employer Working as a remote worker for an employer is now considered quite normal. There is now a greater emphasis on employees requesting to work from home on a full-time or hybrid basis. So what does it mean to work as a remote work employee? Prior to the … Read more
  • Webchat support for your customers
    Webchat support for your customers Webchat support for your customers – do you lose business because your prospective customers get fed up not being able to find out information?  Well, you will be pleased to know that there is something you can do about that. Should you offer Webchat for your customers? Customers want to … Read more
  • Virtual Assistant startup guide | Remote work startup guide
    Ever wondered what you need to do to set yourself up as a Virtual Assistant? Check out the ‘Virtual Assistant startup guide’ below. We have put together a ‘Virtual Assistant startup guide’ listing a range of areas that you should consider before going live.  This will help you focus on areas of setting up and … Read more
  • How do I grow my business and get more clients?
    How do I grow my business and get more clients? When you first started your business you spent a lot of time focusing on things such as who would use a Virtual Assistant or how do I become a remote worker. Then you spent a lot of time sourcing your first customer and building your … Read more
  • How to work alone. Stay motivated as a Lone Worker?
    How to work alone. How to stay motivated as a Lone Worker? How to work alone. So, how can you keep motivated as a Lone/Remote Worker? Do you know how to work as a Remote Worker? In previous articles we have looked at what does it mean to be a Remote Worker – also known … Read more
  • What does it mean to be a Remote Worker? | Lone worker
    So, what does it mean to be a Remote Worker? You may already have heard of remote work (also known as a lone worker), but what does that actually mean?  In this particular case we will be looking at remote work as being work carried out by someone who is not an employee, rather someone … Read more
  • Choose a virtual assistant business name
    Best way to choose a virtual assistant business name Do you need to choose a name for your Virtual Assistant business? What is the best way to choose a virtual assistant business name? Let’s look at ‘how do I pick a name for my business’ and also ‘what to avoid in naming a business’. A … Read more
  • Virtual Assistant contract | legals
    Virtual Assistant contract | Legals | Insurance | Booking form Virtual Assistant contract | legals – every Virtual Assistant should have some form of legal contract and insurance in place to protect themselves should the worst happen. The contracts you have in place will obviously reflect the nature of your business and the services you … Read more
  • Why hire a Virtual Assistant? | How to hire a VA.
    Benefits of using a Virtual Assistant and how to hire one. So, we have looked at ‘Who uses a Virtual Assistant’ and ‘Who can become a Virtual Assistant’, let’s look now at why you should use a Virtual Assistant, some of the benefits of using a Virtual Assistant, and how to hire one. Here is … Read more
  • Who can become a Virtual Assistant | Be a VA
    So who can become a Virtual Assistant – anyone who has the right skills and knowledge to deliver a high-quality service in a professional and proficient manner. This could be: An existing Executive Assistant/PA looking to strike out on their own. A stay at home mum wanting to earn income whilst juggling family commitments. Students … Read more
  • Work as a Virtual Assistant | Remote work
    Who? What? How much? Remote work – remote work as a Virtual Assistant. Remote work – work as a Virtual Assistant | Remote Worker. In this section we will look at working as a freelancer Virtual Assistant – there will be other articles throughout the website dealing with working as a Remote Worker (both as … Read more
  • Cost of a Virtual Assistant
    How much should I charge as a Virtual Assistant? The million dollar question – this is what everyone wants to know, “How much should I charge as a Virtual Assistant”? But how do you actually put a value on yourself? How much is a Virtual Assistant? You also have to look at it from the … Read more
  • How to start a Virtual Assistant business
    Choose the right business model when you start a Virtual Assistant business. One of the main areas to look at when you start a Virtual Assistant business is the way you are going to set up, operate name your business.  Different countries have different rules but getting the business structure for your Virtual Assistant business … Read more
  • Audio transcription work | Transcription WFH
    Audio transcription work | Transcription WFH How to become an audio typist Audio transcription work | Transcription WFH (work from home). So you want to know how to become an audio typist. What should I charge for transcription services? Which foot pedal should I use, and how do I use it? If audio transcription is … Read more
  • Remote office setup | Office equipment
    Office equipment and setting up your office. Office setup – setting up your office may seem like quite a daunting task but don’t worry we are here to get you thinking about what you actually need to do. So what is a remote office? How do I complete an office setup so I can remote … Read more
  • Who uses a Virtual Assistant | Remote worker
    Who uses a Virtual Assistant | Remote Worker You can be known as a Virtual Assistant, a Freelancer or even a Remote Worker – any of these titles apply to someone who can deliver professional quality services on a remote basis. Below we have listed a range of organisations that have already understood the benefit … Read more
  • Become a Virtual Assistant to earn money online
    Become a Virtual Assistant to earn money online. Become a Virtual Assistant to earn money online. How do I actually become a Virtual Assistant | Remote Worker? You have decided to explore the possibility of working as a Virtual Assistant, but you are a bit overwhelmed with what you actually need to do to make … Read more
  • How to become a Virtual Assistant for free
    How to become a Virtual Assistant for free Okay, so you want to become a Virtual Assistant, also known as a Remote Worker, but you are unsure how to get started, well look no further.  Let us share with you free hints, tips and inside information on how you can set yourself up as a … Read more