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10 Ways to Help You Manage a High-Performing Virtual Team

10 Ways to Help You Manage a High-Performing Virtual Team

Businesses big and small have embraced working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, this new normal might even be extended until next year, or the year after that. 

A survey from US-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) showed that the percentage of workers that would permanently work from home is expected to double in 2021...

5 Reasons Why a Virtual Assistant is Good For Business in 2021

5 Reasons Why a Virtual Assistant is Good For Business in 2021

Over the last few years, the virtual assistant industry has grown tremendously. That much has been observable and comes as no surprise, too, as the far corners of the internet would always feature a virtual assistant or a virtual assistant services provider.

But why should you even try to hire a virtual assistant? How exactly can a virtual assistant be of assistance to you and your business?

We present the 5 why’s of you hiring a virtual assistant in this article...

The Complete Virtual Assistant Guide (2020)

The Complete Virtual Assistant Guide (2020)

You've probably already heard about the term ‘virtual assistant’ once or twice, especially these days when the transition to digital has become even more prevalent as opposed to the past few years. But do we really understand what virtual assistants are and what they do? How do you even find one, much more so hire one? How do we know that someone is the right fit for the virtual assistant role that I’m hiring for? But perhaps the most important question here is: do I even need to hire a virtual assistant in the first place?

What is a virtual assistant?

The technical definition of a virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides a myriad of services (usually, but not limited to, administrative work) to a client (often entrepreneurs, but may also be various other busy individuals such as professors, doctors, real estate agents, parents, and more) from a remote location.

They provide multiple services that are also offered by full-time employees without the commitment that in-house employees require...

What is a Virtual Assistant and How Do I Find One?

What is a Virtual Assistant and How Do I Find One?

Should you hire a virtual assistant? Yes.

If you’re thinking of hiring one, it most probably means, you already need one. So what exactly are virtual assistants, what can they do and how do you find the one that’s right for you and your business?

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant or more popularly known as a “VA” is a self-employed worker who supports businesses and business owners remotely...

Productivity Tips: Effective Communication with Your Virtual Team

Productivity Tips: Effective Communication with Your Virtual Team

Zoom fatigue is quickly becoming a thing during this pandemic. A few months ago, online conferences seemed like a novel idea...