For starters, it’s all about Mac shortcuts, and about making my Virtual Assistant clients lives easier.
There is something about taking something you love to do, in my case Virtual Assistance and Administrative Support, and Macs, and morphing that into a business where you get to help other Mac users.
I’ve explained to prospective Virtual Assistant clients why they may want to consider a Mac Virtual Assistant if they are a Mac user.
MacLife may have said it best when they published this article, “10 Reasons Your Small Business Should Run On Macs”.
Almost every day I learn something new about my Mac, or about ways to do things better and faster. Like TextEdit. I just learned that TextEdit has a powerful summary feature. Many times, my Virtual Assistant clients ask me to create an online profile for them, using material I have on file. Sometimes there are limits to the amount of characters or words allowed.
If I paste the text into TextEdit, highlight it and select TextEdit, Services, Summarize, I get a powerful Summary box which allows me to adjust the size of the summary based on if I want sentences or paragraphs. This tip alone has already saved me so much time this past week.
One of the other reasons I love being a Mac Virtual Assistant, and a Virtual Assistant in general, is software. I get to try out all types of new software in the course of assisting my clients, who are in varied professions. Some great ones that come to mind are Lightroom by Adobe and Dropbox.
There also seems to be a “Mac frame of mind”. Mac users tend to think in similar terms about projects and tasks. At least that has been the case with my current client base. It’s a commonality of sorts that possibly draws us together, in a virtual collaborative environment.
Over the course of my business, I have developed several “systems” that are designed to help the Mac entrepreneur be more productive by way of lessening their administrative overload. This is custom fashioned for them using Mac software.
Are you a Virtual Assistant working on the Mac platform or a Mac entrepreneur who needs administrative help? I invite your thoughts and comments!
Author bio: Taryn Merrick is a Professional Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager (OBM). As Principal of Merrick Management And Media Services, she has over 20 years of administrative management experience. Taryn works to promote the Virtual Assistant industry and to make it stand out as a true profession of excellence. Her style is easy going, yet precise, with emphasis placed on exceeding customer expectations, client communication and satisfaction.
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