What are the signs that I need a virtual assistant?

Posted by Archie on 12/12/17 22:51

From founders of fledgling companies to executives at multinational firms, an increasing portion of the business world are adopting the remote assistant model, but how do you know if it’s right for you?

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, FYXER

Why corporates are hiring virtual executive assistants?

Posted by Archie on 06/12/17 09:57

It is a common misconception that virtual assistants are the preserve of entrepreneurs and small-business executives. However, some of the world’s largest firms have turned to the remote assistant model. Why? Well, because it makes sense.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER

How do virtual assistants reduce stress?

Posted by Archie on 29/11/17 09:02

Imagine the scenario: it’s Monday morning and you’ve just sat down at your desk. To-do list is long, but manageable. Sifting through emails, the to-do list grows, whilst time ticks down. Finally, you get cracking with task number 1. The phone rings, a client wants a document touched up. Another client messages asking for a strategy call before lunch. A reminder pops up to send out invoices. As the day wears on, it becomes impossible to get into stride. No matter how hard you work, the to-do list continues to grow, setting the tone for the rest of the week.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, FYXER, delegation, efficiency, stress relief, stress at work

Hiring a top quality assistant

Posted by Archie on 22/11/17 13:37

Hiring an employee can be a time-consuming lottery. From analysing requirements and posting an advert to filtering applications and conducting interviews, the entire process can take months, without the guarantee of a perfect fit.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER

How much do I need to guide my virtual assistant?

Posted by Archie on 20/11/17 11:20

A virtual executive assistant should hit the ground running on Day 1. With a training schedule that includes years of managing executives, detailed briefings on your working preferences and a face-to-face meeting with you, Fyxers come out of the blocks at full speed. Clients often ask what they can do to sustain this pace: encouragement from the sidelines. 

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, remote assistant, FYXER

What do virtual executive assistants do in practice?

Posted by Archie on 02/11/17 12:58

The world of remote assistance can seem like a minefield. With a myriad of similar-sounding titles such as virtual PA, business concierge, part-time administration support and online secretary service often covering the same job description, it can be difficult to pinpoint what a remote assistant actually does. Especially if you are new to the remote assistance game. 

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, remote assistant, FYXER

Are virtual assistants value for money?

Posted by Archie on 25/10/17 09:42

There is a strong chance you’re reading this blog as you have heard about the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. Whether it’s the range of skills, the efficiency savings or the peace of mind that has piqued your interest, your decision to take the plunge will ultimately boil down to cost. Is it worth the money?

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, FYXER, delegation, efficiency

What’s the difference between hiring a temp and a remote assistant?

Posted by Archie on 19/10/17 09:40

Potential clients often ask me about the difference between temporary assistants and our remote assistants. It’s a question, I’m very happy to answer. While both are more cost-effective than a full-time, in-house PA, there are some clear differences between the two – even when the temp is working remotely. For me, it comes down to four main categories: loyalty, management, training and skills.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Co-work, remote assistant, FYXER

“It’s quicker if I do it myself” : Debunking a common misbelief.

Posted by Archie on 11/10/17 12:15

The late Jimmy Guterman, former Executive Editor of business media group NewCo, believed that “the hardest part of becoming a manager is learning what and how not to do”. Executives are self-made. A strong work ethic and an emphasis on ‘getting the job done’ are common and exemplary traits. But, to progress to the next step requires offloading the heavy baggage. Even if you think you could carry it better.

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Topics: Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Work, Co-work, FYXER, delegation

Do I have time to work with an assistant?

Posted by Archie on 04/10/17 13:44

 

If you are wondering whether you have enough time to work with an assistant, then it’s abundantly clear that an assistant is exactly what you need. All assistants – from executive virtual assistants to part-time administration support – exist to free up an executive’s valuable time. They allow executives to focus on ‘higher value’ work and thus maximise efficiency. However, you cannot enjoy the crop without at first sowing the seeds. 

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Topics: Insider, Virtual Assistants, Executive Assistants, PA, Personal Assistant, Remote Working, Work, Co-work, remote assistant, communication, FYXER