This week’s blog post is another one of the suggested topics from the lovely members of the Virtual Bird’s Business Support Group and the topic for this week is how a Virtual Assistant can help to manage your social media. Before we go any further, go join the group! It’s a lovely friendly bunch and no questions are silly questions, everybody wants to help with your business 🙂 From advice,…Read More
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At Virtual Bird we strongly believe your time is precious; we know there aren't enough hours in the day, and we want to help!
You deserve to spend your precious time on aspects of your business that you love, maintain a work life balance, or just have a little extra “me time”!
But all too often, admin gets in the way. We at Virtual Bird think you should spend your time where it is most needed, and let us worry about the admin tasks.
Gone are the days spending hours composing product descriptions, scheduling social media posts, networking, accounting, and countless other admin tasks that are vital to the running of your business.
Break free of your admin cage with Virtual Bird!
Check out our free resources to help you run your business & check back regularly for more!
Business Plan Template Download our Business Plan Template below to help you on your way to writing an awesome business plan! This business plan gives you individual sections and explanations of what those sections should contain. This business plan is really helpful for applying for funding, setting goals, or just orientating yourself with where you want your business to go. Sections covered in the business plan template include: value proposition, market…
Terms and Conditions Checklist Download our terms and conditions checklist here to ensure your terms & conditions are up to date and in line with the law. It can be really difficult to make sure your terms and conditions contain all of the eventualities and cover both you and the customer; this is why we’ve devised this checklist to help you on your way. If you don’t fancy the prospect…
Admin Planner Download our admin planner to help you plan your admin and get through those quiet times. We all know it can be tough as a small business during the quiet times. Whether you’ve closed for orders due to the posting limits, customers aren’t buying, it’s the summer holidays, or everyone is settling down for the Christmas period. Quiet times happen at multiple periods throughout the year, such is…
Etsy Fees Calculator This Etsy Fees calculator is the perfect tool to enable you to understand the exact profit you are making per item when selling via Etsy. The columns you need to change are highlighted in yellow, so on the corresponding line, input the name of your product, what it costs you to make (include material costs etc.), and your listing price. Everything else will be calculated for you using the formulas.…
How To Write To Sell To People Over in my Virtual Bird’s Business Support Group, I asked some of the lovely business owners in there what they’d like me to cover in the blog this week – Kirsty asked me to cover copywriting, and I love to take suggestions and requests for the blog, so that’s this week’s topic. Before I get on with the blog post I just want…Read More
Howdy guys! It’s been so long since our last blog post, we’ve been super busy and we’ve had to prioritise clients over writing our fabulous blog. As you all know, even in my downtime I’m addicted to work and I’m constantly looking for new resources and tools. Well the other night when insomnia struck, I came across this beautiful gem of a blog called A Life of Productivity. Ever since,…Read More
Business Statistics To Help You Succeed For the first blog post of the year, we’ve compiled an infographic with super interesting statistics to help you succeed. Don’t forget to download the 2017 Marketing Events Calendar to help you reach your goals this year!Read More
“I’ve just spent two hours with Ana discussing my business, I really feel its been a ground-breaking moment for my business. I’ve had previous services from Ana and they were wonderful, but having the opportunity to sit down and discuss things with her from her marketing point of view has been just fabulous. If like me you find it difficult to find independent people to speak to and run your ideas past, Ana is a great service. I’ve left with so many things to think about, she really gave me an analysis of my business from an independent and consumer perspective which was very helpful. I also came away feeling very positive about my business whilst also having loads of ideas about the way forward and development. A very well spent £20, a wonderful service. Thank you Ana, I’m very confident that I will be back very soon.”
Susie – Amethyst Rose
“What can I say… Ana does an amazing job of the things that used to get me down. I now have so much more time to be creative, get out networking and grow my business in ways that I just didn’t have time for before. Excellent quality of work, speedy responses and she most importantly understands what I am asking from her. An absolute delight to have her as part of my team.”
Jen – Freedom in Training
“Put simply my business would not be the success it is now without the help of Ana at Virtual Bird. Several fellow WAHM’s had recommended Ana’s services and my business was fairly new and quite busy but I knew there was potential for more, and being a busy single mum to 3 young children, I needed help! Ana started with a page audit and marketing but quickly took over the vast majority of my admin work and I haven’t looked back. Business is booming, I have a new website under development and thanks to Ana I can dedicate my time to production, safe in the knowledge that admin is taken care of. I can’t recommend Virtual Bird services highly enough. I anticipate working with Ana for a long time to come and now consider her a friend.”
Holly – Crease Free Clothes
“I needed help managing my social media as I simply didn’t have the time to post, nor did I know what to post to engage customers. I wasn’t familiar with what Virtual Assistants did exactly and I was apprehensive of parting with my hard earned cash. I already knew Ana as we are in the same facebook group for small businesses and we’d spoken a lot over the past couple of years.When Ana found out that I needed help managing my social media, customer enquiries and other admin duties, she immediately got in touch and explained what she could offer. I instantly knew I’d made the right choice. Customer engagement increased, my social media reach increased, and my sales increased. Ana is extremely professional and did a lot of research on my business and the products I sell. She has completed a spreadsheet detailing my competitors which is extremely helpful. She did a website audit for me an brought to my attention a few problems and improvements which could be made. Ana also compiled a mailing list for me which is going to really help me target my newsletters to the right audience. Ana has been helping me for several weeks now and I don’t have any plans to stop using her service! Ana offers a very professional, friendly and thorough service. I would absolutely recommend Virtual Bird to all small businesses.”
Steph – Snugiwraps
“I’ve been using Virtual Bird services for three months now, and I can honestly say, I don’t know how I ran my business before I used them! I started with a Social Media Audit; hand on heart, I probably knew I needed to do the things I was told; some I didn’t know how to (and VB helped me to actually do them) whilst others I had been putting off, and the kick was just what I needed to do them! I’ve also had Virtual Bird helping me to network, and to reply to messages on my Facebook page; what they manage to achieve in half an hour would take me over an hour! I genuinely don’t know how they achieve so much in such a little time. I have, and will continue to recommend them to anyone and everyone. I think all businesses would benefit from their help, whether large or small.”
Victoria – Sew Domesticated
“I found Virtual Bird just over two months ago. My page had no traffic, and for the previous 12 months I had made a measly £20.00 in orders. Ana went through every aspect of my online presence, it wasn’t an easy thing for me to undertake, I had to fully rebrand and Ana was merciless with my photographs and page layouts. But you really do get out what you put in. I took on board everything Ana said, and it was mainly bad! With Ana’s guidance, I worked so hard to make my online presence a true reflection of the quality of my products. From the moment she become involved (end of June 2015) until now (7th October 2015), I am over the moon to announce that I have made a WHOPPING £517.00 in sales and I am not only making a wage of £10.00 per hour, but making an actual profit to put back into my business for new ventures! And that is after splashing out on a new sewing machine and other bits. I’ve had strangers at social events talking to me about this AMAZING business they have found on Facebook, not knowing I am the owner. Its really amazing what you can do with the right mentor. I recently took her online business course and learned EVEN MORE, which is now being implemented. I’m seeing the benefits already and have pulled in huge orders over the past few days. I cant thank Ana enough..”
Catherine – Winterbee Designs