Monday, 5 May 2014

Fabulous Testimonial

I have just received an awesome testimonial from a client of mine.  I've been doing some work for the last couple of months with Select Lawn Mowing.  They cover Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington, with a few more areas in the pipeline.  If you are in any of those areas and are wanting your lawns mowed - get in touch via their website or give them a call on 0800 002 905 and you never know, you may get me on the other end of the line!    

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wow... it's been a while!

It certainly has!  I haven't written a blog for a while now, things have been busy here at the 1 Stop VA office (well sometimes my kitchen bench!)  A new year started, a new client came along, my boy turned 4, another new client came along, rugby has started, and another two enquires from potential clients came in.  It's fair to say I'm LOVING the work!

The work that I have been doing has been really varied - which again, I love.  For one client, I've typed up a health and safety manual as well as doing up a new induction form.  I also got to have a play around with PowerPoint and add some animation to a PowerPoint presentation that the client didn't have time to do.  I am answering phone calls for another client - they have diverted their phones to me, I answer the calls and take the caller's details and I then enter them into their database! It's a great set up really, the phones aren't ringing all day and because of that I'm still able to do another things around the house or with my boys.  Just a few of the varied jobs a virtual assistant gets to do.  It definitely keeps the days interesting.

I still have room to take on more clients.  So if you know of anyone who is needing a little help with anything - send them my way!

Until next time.... (hopefully next time isn't too fair away!)

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A week with a virtual assistant!

A fantastic article about an entrepreneur who tried out a VA for a week, getting her VA to do mostly personal tasks - but as you can see not only did it save her time but also money! Read the full article here

This is a guest post by entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh, who tested a virtual assistant for a week. VentureBeat asked for a write-up after hearing her review of the service.  
We all wish we had more hours in a day. As a startup founder for almost four years, I never had the time to get organized or take care of personal matters — all my focus was on the company.
If this sounds like you - get in touch with me today! 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A glowing testimonial

I received an amazing testimonial from Emma at Rarpz Designs - make sure you check out her awesome range of cloth nappies.  My son wears them and they are the best ones I have used so far.  Very cute designs too!

With an ever increasing workload in our business, we decided the best course of action was to find a Virtual Assistant. 1StopVA became an obvious choice for us after researching available services. Right from the very beginning, Lisette of 1StopVA has been amazingly professional. She has learnt quickly how to use our specific website editor, is one of our Social Media managers, and worked with us to develop our product warranty. There is much more that Lisette has done for us, and at each step she has been fantastic. I won’t hesitate for a second to recommend 1StopVA to any company needing the services that 1StopVA provides.

Emma Cairns

Rarpz Design Ltd.

Thank you Emma! 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

A new service from 1 Stop VA

As well as all the office and admin services 1 Stop VA offers, we are now adding event planning to the list! From sourcing quotes to helping with the whole event, we can help you out!  With Christmas coming up, you may need to start thinking now about what your function is going to be, where it's going to be, if you are going to have a theme.  Let me take care of all the finer details for you - you let me know all the details like how many are in your party, the preferred date and I can do the rest.  Whether you are just wanting me to book at table at a restaurant in town or planning a day at the races.  I can help with anything.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Why hire a VA

There are so many reasons why you should hire a VA but we haven't got time to list them all - we'll be here for ages! So I'm going to list 4 reasons why you should hire a Virtual Assistant:

1. Your to do list keeps growing!
You have your list that you keep adding to everyday.  Do you have things such as send a newsletter to clients, update website, update your facebook page or twitter account, a presentation that you need get done for a meeting at the end of week.  A VA could do all of these things for you!  The list is endless to what a VA can do for you.  If you need to get in touch with clients via email or telephone - a VA can also do that.  Even manage your diary with appointments or any travel arrangements that you may need.

2. Saves your money
Because you only pay for the time spent on your project.  No need for lunch breaks, sick leave, on going training.  No holiday pay to calculate or tax to worry about.

3. No need to worry about extra equipment, office space, etc
Because your VA works from their own space, there is no need for you to worry about any extra office equipment. Which could over time cost you money if there are needs for repairs or more ink for the printer!  You also don't need to get a bigger office space because you need to fit in one more person.

4.  Saves you time
Instead of doing all those tasks that keep you from your clients and that keep you at the office late into the night.  A VA can take care of all those tasks while you get the time back to visit those important clients - who are, at the end of the day, what makes your business tick.  And also so you can get home and spend precious time with your family.

Of course the list as to why you should hire a Virtual Assistant is endless!  There are so many reasons, these are just a few.  If you have ever thought you may need help with things as you are just getting bogged down with everything - get in touch with 1 Stop VA today

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sweet Nothings....

It's Saturday night and you're craving a little something sweet? Then you should check out this one minute cookie recipe that you make in mug (or large bowl), so easy and your get your fix in a minute!  This is the best of the recipes for this type of thing I have found.  Recipe here