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Working from home with kids

Working from home with kids

We know just how difficult it can be to juggle work, kids and everything life tends to throw at you when working from home. We promise you that it does get easier, as you become more comfortable with the change, and as your kids adapt to the excitement of you being at...

Business Productivity & Virtual Assistants

Business Productivity & Virtual Assistants

When it comes to business, we’re always looking for the next best way to save more money, create better systems and improve our client and customer experience. So, what is all the hype around the VA role about, and what aspects of your business are missing out by not...

Different Types of Virtual Assistants

Different Types of Virtual Assistants

The role of the Virtual Assistant is as flexible as it is versatile, with plenty of roles focussed specifically on one job or another. Today, we want to go through the different types of Virtual Assistants you will come across on your journey, and the differences...

Burnout vs Fatigue & How to Manage Them

Burnout vs Fatigue & How to Manage Them

Burnout vs Fatigue. We’ve all been there before. And amidst the enormous amount of work it took to get to this stage, you’re probably wondering - "will I ever feel normal again?" The answer - that you’ll be happy to hear - is yes. You absolutely will feel like your...

Join Our Team!

Join Our Team!

Here at Zest, our highest values are honesty, open communication and trust. We love the opportunity that the Virtual Assistant role has given our team - it's opened our lives up to being more in control of our earnings, spending more time with our loved ones and being...

Must-do’s for Mindset Maintenance

Must-do’s for Mindset Maintenance

We LOVE talking about mindset, especially when it comes to how our mindset can effect our business. A strong, healthy mindset is one of THE most important things to maintain. If you’re not operating at your best, neither will your business. So, what can we do to make...

Managing Your Remote Team Effectively

Managing Your Remote Team Effectively

It’s strange, isn’t it - how quickly we’ve moved from the traditional office workspace to a virtual one? As strange as it’s been, it’s also been absolutely necessary for most businesses, as they navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Working remotely hosts many...

Getting the most out of your VA

Getting the most out of your VA

Whether you’ve recently hired a Virtual Assistant, are looking to outsource or have had a bad experience in the past - we’re here to tell you exactly how you can be getting the most out of your VA. Are they the right VA for you? The first thing we would do - is our...

7 ways to grow your business

7 ways to grow your business

Starting a business can be a monumental task, but scaling a growing your business is an entirely different story. From lead generation to staying focussed, here are the top 7 ways to grow your business in 2021. Know your customers & identify their unmet needs...

Things small businesses struggle with as they scale

Things small businesses struggle with as they scale

Scaling up - a dream all small and medium-sized business owners share. Although scaling up is essential to business survival and progression, there are many things that small businesses struggle with as they scale. In this article, we’ve put together a few points on...

Cutting costs by using a Virtual Assistant

Cutting costs by using a Virtual Assistant

Remote working, to most business owners, can seem a daunting and almost unmanageable step for any business to take. With remote working comes letting go of responsibility and control, and relying more on trust and individual efficiency than micro-management.  Not only...

Is working with a virtual assistant safe?

Is working with a virtual assistant safe?

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with a virtual assistant, there will ultimately be areas of concern for you. The very fact that you are beginning to think about hiring a virtual assistant means that you have already invested a lot of time and money and...

Common issues & their solutions when hiring a VA

Common issues & their solutions when hiring a VA

Five common issues and their solutions when hiring a virtual assistant It is true to say that hiring a virtual assistant, or VA, is not without its pitfalls, especially if you are considering hiring one for the first time.  One thing we have learned is that these...

VA vs AI

VA vs AI

Virtual assistant vs Virtual AI – the inside scoop Have you been thinking about getting help to grow and expand your business but find the choices a bit confusing?  AI vs VA, VR vs AR, the list goes on! We are VAs - real human assistants who work virtually/remotely....

Virtual Assistant Vs Employee

Virtual Assistant Vs Employee

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT VS EMPLOYEE: CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCE? Do you know the differences between hiring a virtual assistance compared to a full time (or even part time) employee? It may not be immediately obvious, but we have experienced both sides of the coin, so can...