Are you a virtual assistant who is having issues with technology? Being competent with certain tools/software is essential for success if you have a business in the virtual space. If this is an area you need help with, here are some tech tips for virtual assistants. They will help you rise above your IT challenges.
A good computer is worth the investment.
If you hope to truly be successful working from home you can’t be afraid to make proper investments in the right tools. Your computer is the most important tool. It enables the ‘virtual’ in the term virtual assistant. This is how you’ll stay connected with your clients and this is how you’ll get most of your work done. So it is important to find a good one.
Schedule work during high internet connectivity.
Nothing can slow you down as well as a slow internet connection when you are working from home as a virtual assistant.
Try to figure out when your internet connection is the strongest and schedule your most important, most time consuming, or most internet-dependent tasks to be done at that time.
Here is a resource that can help you figure out your best and worst internet connectivity times.
Always save your work.
Save your work every five minutes even when it’s not necessary. Doing this often enough will turn it into a habit. You’ll find yourself doing it without thinking. This habit will save you one day.
Always think about security.
Make sure that your devices are secure. Invest in software to protect your computer from viruses and other digital threats. You’ll need more than just free antivirus software to be truly safe online. Be careful navigating the internet – think before you click. Take special care of the information you use or receive. Let security always be at the top of your mind in everything you do as a virtual assistant.
Where possible, use apps and tools that allow you to work on the go. Maybe you can get some work done while standing in a line or sitting in a waiting room.
There are apps that will allow you to collaborate, communicate, and perform certain tasks on any device, anytime, and from anywhere.
These tech tips for virtual assistants can help you to stay productive in your business. Start implementing them and don’t be left behind.
You can also check out these additional resources to help you on your journey of providing virtual assistant services.