5 Best productivity tools to get your VA business off the ground

Having the right tools at your disposal will make a big difference to the success of your new business. And as a new business owner you’re probably doing your best to keep costs down without scrimping on quality.

Here are 5 best productivity tools to get your Virtual Assistant business going:

1.WordPress helps create your online presence

As a Virtual Assistant your professional online presence is of the utmost importance.  If you are looking to get your VA website up and running yourself, then I suggest you check out the option of using a WordPress site – there is so much advice available online – go to https://en.support.wordpress.com/five-step-website-setup.

2.Zoom enables clear communication 

One of the most important things in business is the ability to communicate properly and professionally with clients.

ZOOM is a free tool that enables communication. Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Some of the benefits include unlimited 1 to 1 meetings; 40 mins limit on group meetings; Host up to 50 participants; Unlimited number of meetings; Video Conferencing Features; Toggle navigation; Web Conferencing Features. Click on www.zoom.com to learn more.

3.G Suite will assist your business services 

Obviously as a Virtual Assistant your life revolves around the service you offer.  There are a number of free tools that can make you and your client’s lives much easier.  Introducing G Suite from Google Cloud. A set of intelligent apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar to connect Virtual Assistants with their clients, no matter where in the world they are. https://gsuite.google.com/together.

4.Buffer manages your social media marketing

SMM is the use of different social platforms for marketing.  As a Virtual Assistant it is so important to keep an online presence and to maintain a professional standard. SMM is the use of the social media tools such as facebook, linkedin, twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ .

Social Media can help build links that in turn support into SEO – Search Engine Optimization.  This means attracting potential clients to your website.  In order to manage the different platforms of SMM there is a tool called BUFFER that enables you to manage your different social media accounts. www.buffer.com

5.Dropbox – Digital storage that helps you share files with your clients 

Dropbox is one of the leading cloud file storage services and is a fantastic tool to use as a Virtual Assistant to share files with your clients.  Take your docs anywhere. Save files on your computer, then access them on your phone from the road. Everything you keep in Dropbox is synced automatically to all your devices. Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your files from anywhere. www.dropbox.com.