Do I hear sleigh bells?

Santa please bring me a stress free Christmas.

If you haven’t already started, NOW is the time to start preparing for Santa’s arrival. By the time December arrives the weather is far too hot to consider long shopping hauls, the kids are about to start holidays and all too soon the visitors begin to arrive. Some preparation now makes all the difference.

For Households | My simple Christmas Checklist will get you started and it’s absolutely FREE. Just drop me an email and let me know what you find difficult about preparing for Christmas and I will send you a copy.

For Business | I offer a Christmas preparation service. It ensures that staff remain focused on the core business and not get preoccupied and distracted by the festive season.

The full package includes:

  • Organising Staff/Client Christmas Party – book location, send invites, manage rsvp’s etc.
  • Sourcing staff and/or client gifts. Order, labelling and distribution.
  • Christmas cards – ordering and distribution
  • Prepare messages and images for Social Media distribution, Christmas and New Year

You can tailor the package to suit your needs by selecting any of the above inclusions.

In order to dedicate the time needed to each client I only offer limited spaces for this service so book today to avoid disappointment.

Website Checklist

My biggest piece of advice regarding your website is ‘USE IT’. Imagine yourself as a potential customer and take a look around your site.

Is it easy to navigate? Can you find out about your services or products? Is your contact information current? Do your links work???

Take a look below at my checklist and give your website a check up today!

  • Your Brand/Company logo – clear, not too small, not too big.
  • Colours in line with branding, logo.
  • Font type – limit the numbers of font types used, make sure they are easy to read.
  • Use images of your products and services wherever possible, make sure they are relevant to your branding, location etc. Stock photo’s have their place on any great website but they need to be relevant to your customer/client.
  • If choosing to use a photo on your About Me page or Staff photo’s make sure they remain current.
  • Maintain a consistent narrative within all content.
  • No typos, no spelling errors and check grammar!!!
  • Keep content informative, clear and relevant.
  • Make sure no 404 error pages occur.
  • If you link any documents etc, make sure your links work!
  • Is your navigation is simple?
  • Have all logo’s link back to home page.
  • Don’t have too many options to choose from, keep headers/page menu’s to a few.
  • Have an option to come back to home page.
  • Is it easy for people to contact you or make a purchase?
  • Make sure your design is mobile friendly.
  • Consider graphic sizes at all times to allow your site to load quickly.
  • Be aware of font size – again not too small, not too large.
  • If you are product based – is it easy to make a purchase from your site?

My final advice regarding your website however small or large, is to keep the information up to date. Whether it be branding, logo’s, colours etc, what we see onsite needs to reflect your storefront and promotional products – the message needs to be consistent. It’s important to keep contact information, staff names and photo’s up to date.

Can’t find the time to complete your Website Check up?? Just push the button below, include your website link and I will take a look at your site and make some recommendations if needed?

Virtual Administrator vs Employee

What are the benefits?

What are the differences?

A Virtual Administrator is an independent consultant so you are not responsible to pay entitlements.

You are obligated to pay superannuation, taxes, accrue holidays, sick pay, numerous benefits and staff training expenses for employees.

The role of a Virtual Administrator can change with your needs.

The expectation of an employees work scope can be limited by the tasks listed in the position description.

With a Virtual Administrator they work for the hours that you require assistance. You are only paying for the time that’s needed to complete your tasks.

With an employee you must find tasks to keep them occupied even if you don’t have work to allocate to them.

A Virtual Administrator’s time is flexible. Work is completed within a timeline given by you.

An employee is generally restricted to work set times within typical business hours.

Virtual Administrator’s have access to resources and thrive on self development, expanding knowledge and love a challenge.

An employee may be limited to resources within the business and may be resistant to undertake continued learning.

There is no doubt that employees are valuable to you and the success of your business.

However there are times that you have greater workloads, peak operational times and growth periods that you might not be able to maintain. Or are just starting out and need some guidance – that’s when a Virtual Administration Consultant can be utilised.

I offer a free meet and greet consultation to discover how I can help you move forward in your business and welcome you to give me a call on 0400 580 475 or drop me a line via the contact box.

Why a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant (or VA) is typically self employed and provides professional administrative, creative or business assistance to clients remotely.

Because virtual assistants are independent contractors, clients are not responsible for employee related expenses and taxes.

Clients can avoid the logistical problem of providing office space, equipment and ongoing work.

Various forms of communication and data delivery can be utilised including email, internet, phone, Skype, Facetime, GoogleDrive and cloud services.

Virtual Assistants come from a variety of business backgrounds with several years experience in the ‘real’ business world.  Working as independent professional, Virtual Administrators can provide a range of services to both businesses and personal consumers.

Advantages of using a Virtual Administration Consultant works differently for every client.  The nature of such a consulting services is adaptable and flexible to meet clients needs.

  • You can use my services for 1 hour or 100 hours, it depends on your needs.
  • You can take advantage of my skills on demand, during peak operations, for the implementation of new procedures, systems or software.
  • I have my own fully equipped office so no need to provide equipment.
  • I provide a complete third party approach to your business, offering fresh eyes and independent opinions.
  • With email, cloud, voice call we can stay in touch as often or as little as needed, freeing up your time to work on your business.
  • I work on a consultant contract basis so no outlay of employment benefits or taxes.

One of the greatest advantages of working with an Administration Consultant is the flexibility.  My role within your business can change with your needs.  I am not limited by the tasks listed in a Position Description.

If you are interested but still have some hesitations, I welcome you to get in touch with me and we can discuss how my services can work for your business or home needs.

I offer a free meet and greet consultation (via telephone, email or in person (if local area) to allow us to discuss any hesitations and to discuss your specific requirements.