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The Best Free Organizational Apps of 2017

You know the saying… “There’s an app for that”...well, there really is, and we’ve got the list of the best FREE organizational apps for you. Not only are these all free (with upgradable options), they are all available on both IOS and Android. Dropbox is a cloud storage app. Perfect place to share large files [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Blog|4 Comments

5 Best Practices That Can Drive Your Focus

Does this sound like you? Setting: Kitchen sink, right after dinnertime. Action: You’re standing at the sink, starting to load the dishes and you realize you need a clean rag to wash the few dishes that you prefer not to run through the dishwasher… Does that even exist?! Stay with me here, haha. So you [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog, Clients, motivation|0 Comments

What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Assistant?

How many of us have interactions like this on a regular basis? "What do you do for a living?" "I work from home as a virtual guru." "Wow, I would love to do that!" At Virtual Gurus, we provide services to individuals, organizations or companies via the Internet. It is an excellent work-at-home opportunity and one [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Basics of Blogging – A Checklist for Blogging Success

 Frequently, when it comes to blogging, the end result can be pretty mundane. If you struggle to be creative, here are some pointers that will be helpful to you. By understanding these tips, you will end up making your blog posts more useful and powerful. First, select topics that are important to your target audience. Perform [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog, Clients, Media|0 Comments

Work Life Balance – How A Virtual Guru Balances Work And Family

There are many ways to work: Monday to Friday 9-5, shift work, on call, seasonal, or work from home. Let’s face it  - a typical 8 hour office job doesn’t work for everyone. It certainly didn’t for me! With all life’s complications, along with the occasional monkey wrench thrown in, working from home was the [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

To Do: Try A New To Do List

Many of us rely on productivity rituals and tools to help us become more organized and effective with our time. There are the most common methods: to do lists, calendar scheduling and time tracking. All of these have benefits and drawbacks. To do lists can become impossibly long, calendar scheduling can become overwhelming (planning my [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Blog, motivation, Productivity, tools, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

How To Write Better Emails And Get Better Results

Guess what peeps? The latest statistics on email claim we spend A LOT of time wading through the inbox. Despite all the productivity blogs and books on how to streamline emails, we’re still spending significant amounts of time reading and replying. So, given that the inbox crawl is not going away anytime soon, let’s focus on [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|Blog, Business, Productivity, Virtual Workplace|0 Comments

The Other Distractions – Staying Focused In Your Home Office

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen the hilarious viral video of this very, very serious professor being ambushed by his children during a BBC interview. For anyone working in a home office, the scenario is a familiar one. No matter what we do to keep our [...]

The Best Music For Work? Try These Playlists!

For virtual assistants working from home, the unique challenges often pale in comparison to the benefits. Nothing like having your own personal bathroom, for example, and never having to walk in heels again! Another perk of working from home is total control of the radio. No more cloying easy listening stations or headphones; you are [...]

How To Write A Better Facebook Ad

If you handle social media for clients, at one time or another you may have to work on advertising campaigns. Many businesses use Facebook for advertising. This is a good idea, if simply for the massive audience you can reach. The problem is many users don’t fully understand how to create an effective Facebook ad. [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|Blog, facebook, marketing, social media|0 Comments

How To Use Zapier For Notifications

For virtual assistants, juggling multiple clients and tasks is part of a daily routine. As your client base grows, the need for shortcuts and time savers increases as well. This is where the web automation tool, Zapier, is a great resource. Zapier is a tool that connects web apps to perform automated tasks. To do this, [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Blog, Productivity, Technology, tools, virtual assistant|0 Comments

Gmail Labs – Tips For Using Gmail’s Experimental Features

Gmail has many powerful features and it’s easy to use, which is why it’s become so universally popular. But did you know some of the features, such as send and archive, were once part of the collection of feature hopefuls in Gmail Labs? Gmail Labs, the experimental turf where features either do or die, is [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog, Business, Productivity, Technology, virtual worker|0 Comments

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