Are you feeling stressed out juggling working from home while trying to entertain the kids?
It is a tough line to walk to keep everyone happy, but through getting organised and with the help of some useful sources, you can beat the stress and balance your work life with family time.
The popularity of online meetings has skyrocketed in recent times.
However, many businesses are failing to train their staff on how to participate effectively in remote meetings.
As a result, communication can feel disjointed and impersonal, which can negatively impact productivity and ruin rapport.
In this article I address the ten most common mistakes to ensure you and your team are both professional and engaged when meeting online.
I've worked exclusively from home for over 3 years and have a team of 17 people based across the globe. I wish I'd known the following when I was getting started with online meetings...
If you are drowning in admin, email management or struggling with your digital marketing and website design, you're not alone. Many entrepreneurs struggle with all the tasks that need to get done each day and end up working late into the night. If this is a problem that you frequently have maybe you need to try working with a virtual assistant.
One of the first tasks I advise that you outsource to a VA is your email management. It will save you time and it is a lot easier to outsource and delegate tasks than you might think. I outsource all of my email, social media and other messages and notifications. My VA then files, archives, deletes, forwards and replies for me.
Whether you are looking to hire an admin assistant or a marketing guru, writing a stand out job post will help your business attract the very best virtual assistants around.
What is a virtual assistant? Well, a virtual assistant is a freelance worker who can help support small businesses with a wide variety of tasks. This could be anything from admin to HR or website development. In essence, they can offer the same level of business support that an in-house employee could do.
Here’s how you decide what tasks YOU need to outsource first:
The goal of this exercise is to find the “Long, Easy, Not Fun” tasks. Outsource these tasks first and it will give you the greatest benefit with the least amount of effort. (I recommend you do this exercise rather than trying to guess what these tasks are!)
We all have one thing in common, there are only so many hours in the day. The problem is that there is just so much to do and not enough time to get through the ever-expanding ‘To Do’ list. This can feel impossible and de-motivating. Most days you fail to get through even half of what you need to and end up feeling overwhelmed. You know that you need to prioritise your tasks, but don't know how to effectively do it.