No matter how much we Mac users rile against Microsoft, there’s just no getting round the fact that most businesses will be using the Microsoft Office suite. Which particular programs you buy depends upon the services you’re going to be offering as a virtual assistant or virtual PA.
There are many names for a virtual assistant — not to be confused with non-human virtual assistants — virtual secretary, virtual personal assistant (PA), virtual temp — and we perform a variety of admin tasks to support start-up, SME, and larger businesses.
… And so I came across BatchBook (by BatchBlue Software) on Chris Brogan’s blog. BatchBook is a secure, easy-to-use, online CRM solution with a free account for one user and up to 200 contacts — ideal for a freelancer or virtual assistant to get started.
Individuals, small businesses, or large corporate organisations looking for someone to outsource their overload of work to don’t have time to figure out which side of the fence you, as a virtual assistant, sit on. They just want to know whether you have the time and skills to do the job and whether your fees are within their budget.