How to be More Productive

Personally, I am easily distracted with social media so I really need to organize things through writing it down in my journal to keep me on track. Are you experiencing that too? 

Here are some things that I would like to share with you guys in order to be more organized and productive at the same time. 

How To Be More Productive
1. Get rid of distractions – Honestly, we have to. In order to avoid doing simple task for hours, learn to ignore distractions. Condition yourself ahead of time and make the most out of it. Don’t make yourself popping over social media from time to time. 

2. Wake up earlier – This is true, waking up early in the day makes you more productive and have more energy to start the day. In my case, I wake up one hour and thirty minutes ahead of my time since I am going to work and to also avoid rushing out. 

3. Make sure to take breaks in between – Yes I am the type of person who is easily bored and tend to not focus to my task. That’s why I make sure to take breaks especially when I am writing. It is a way to get you back on track again and also relax your eyes from your computer. 

4. Turn off notifications on your phone especially for social media – If you always turn on your phone notifications, the tendency is you always check your phone more often. Try to turn it off especially when you have work for you to concentrate.

5. Complete task one at a time –  I don’t know about you but for me it is better to avoid multitasking. In my case, I see to it that I do my task one at a time to finish early. There’s no need to completely overwhelm yourself unless your deadlines are tight.

I hope these tips is a big help for you guys. Comment below if you have more tips in mind that you want to share! 🙂

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What is a Virtual Assistant and Why You Need to Become One

Most of my work is in Social Media Management and Admin tasks, but there are so many options for Virtual Assistants now.

Let us first define a Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is an administrative professional who provides immediate professional support, services, and skills to busy entrepreneurs and business managers via the Internet.

A Virtual Assistant can work for many different types of businesses. Some specialize in Social Media, Real Estate or Website designing, Graphics and a lot more for a variety of companies.

Virtual Assistants can be hired for a long period of time or work to complete one job, it all depends on what the client is looking for. I have some clients on a set monthly package, some I bill by the hour and a few come to me for project-based jobs.

As a self employed professional, virtual assistants are able to provide administrative services for less than hiring, training and retaining an employee. This makes it very cost effective for many small to medium businesses.Starting my Virtual Assistant business helped me fulfill my dreams of quitting my job and working from home. And as a mom who works at home, this is a big help for the family.

What Is A Virtual Assistant And Why You Need One

How much does a Virtual Assistant make?

This is a tricky question to answer. This depends  on the type of work, where the VA lives and they types of clients they take on. I have seen a lot of higher rates from other countries, but here in the Philippines, we have affordable rates. Some may charge  between $25 and $40 per hour.

You can check my rates HERE for cheaper pricing.

There are VA’s who charge more if they have special training or skills that allow them to perform specialized tasks.

Also, many VAs increase their hourly rate as they gain experience and regular clients.

WHY DO PEOPLE HIRE VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS?

Entrepreneurs all over the world are looking for people to help them with their day-to-day tasks and special project.

What Tasks can a Virtual Assistant Do?

  1. Social Media Management
  2. Website Maintenance
  3. Editing/Proofreading
  4. Calendar Management
  5. Email Inbox Management
  6. Tech Support
  7. Admin Taks
  8. Market Research
  9. Video Editing and Uploading
  10. Project Management

BENEFITS OF HIRING A VA

  • more time to focus on the things that generate more money
  • more energy to do what they love to do
  • more time with family
  • spend their time and energy on growing their business instead of learning and implementing new tasks