July 4, 2018

Some virtual assistants specialise either by client sector or the services they provide.  I prefer not to have a niche as I love the variation of working with different clients on a whole different range of tasks.  Plus I think I’d get bored doing the same thing day in...

April 19, 2018

How do you feel about your admin?  Are you super-organised?  Do you know where everything is?  Or are you more of a shove-it-in-a-drawer-and-forget-about-it-until-tax-return-time kinda person? 

Admin really does not need to take over your life as long as...

April 12, 2018

I’ve now been self-employed since September 2015.  These are some of the reasons why I love it, in no particular order …

No more stinking, sweaty commute.  I am 5’ 2” and I dread to think how many years I’ve spent with people’s rucksacks in my face or underneath someone...

September 13, 2017

OK so I didn’t exactly practice what I preached in my last blog (read it here https://www.arloprivatepa.co.uk/single-post/2017/06/29/Plan-ahead-for-a-stress-free-summer) but I gave it my best shot!  After six loooong weeks, the business is still standing and the childr...

June 29, 2017

So who’s panicking already about how they’ll keep all their plates spinning over the summer holidays?  

I am quite lucky that most of my clients are in the same boat as me, with young children to entertain over the six-week break – so I won’t feel that I have to be at m...

June 21, 2017

In a nutshell; the importance of quality over price.

I think I can safely say that most self-employed people are acutely aware of costs – and scrutinise the price of everything.

I work from home so my outgoings are pretty low, but recently I’ve come to realise that it do...

March 29, 2017

An eye-catching graphic or photo can really draw people’s attention.  But are you always careful which images you use?  It was pointed out to me by my graphic designer at the very beginning that just because pictures come up in a search engine it does not necessarily m...

March 22, 2017

So a couple of weeks ago I bit the bullet and asked for help. 

I am used to multi-tasking with my client work, in fact I find I work better and more efficiently under pressure, but as a result the housework was getting further and further down my to-do list.  So, I’ve...

March 16, 2017

I stopped buying newspapers years ago, I only watch the news if it’s on and the kids are in bed.  Why?  It’s all so flipping depressing!!

Whatever your personal views on impending Brexit and the new interestingly-coiffed US president, surely you can’t help but noti...

March 9, 2017

I've now recovered from the shock recording my first ever video for Facebook and I thought for a change I would record my next blog as a video!  Time to step out from behind the screen and put a face - and voice - to Arlo!  Let me know your thoughts.  Thanks for watchi...

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