Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith is the energetic Founder, Director & Driver of Virtual Elves, a business that helps you feel in control, well educated and understanding of how to work with a Virtual Assistant, among other things! She loves the water, is a mean cook and loves being social! Connect with Kristy on Facebook

Covid 19 Vaccine

What is the pandemic situation like for your Virtual Assistant?

Are you curious to know what the pandemic situation is like for your Virtual Elves VA? During the start of the pandemic the Philippines was forced into, arguably, one of the world’s longest and strictest lockdowns, with 53.3 million people having  to stay at home under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) – the strictest quarantine …

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holy week

What will your Filipino VA be doing over Holy Week?

This week, Christians all over the world recall the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection. All of Christianity is in week long observance of the religious traditions that hold special significance to the Christian faith. The Holy Week holds special significance to Filipinos since the country is predominantly Catholic. In fact 85% of …

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Debunking Remote Work Myths

Remote work myths should have been disproven by now. Afterall, we live in an era when approximately 52% of employed adults worldwide work from home. Yet myths still persist despite being mostly unfounded and hilariously tainted by Google images of casually dressed people lounging in bed and working on their laptops. On the contrary, there …

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Digital marketing trends

Ultimate Digital Marketing Trends in 2021

It’s the new year and there are exciting, new marketing trends to watch out for. In the past, we watched the industry change incrementally, shaped by advances in technology and by financial and geopolitical influences. However, the year 2020 has changed the marketing landscape in leaps and bounds. We not only had a global pandemic …

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holiday campaign

Maximise Holiday Campaign with Your Virtual Assistant Help

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the perfect time for business to capitalise on a well executed holiday campaign. Historically speaking, the highest sales spikes occur around the Christmas season. In this pandemic era however, a shift in consumer behaviour is evident. A lot of people are turning to online purchases …

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delegating-tasks

Get More Productive By Doing Less: Delegated Authority

Let me introduce the concept of ‘delegated authority’ which is a useful skill for leaders to have. It is the principle behind the process of transferring responsibility for a task to another person. This process sounds simple enough and is a very practical solution for the overworked and overwhelmed, right? Then why do many entrepreneurs have such an extremely hard time delegating work?

content curation

Tips on Building an Effective Content Curation Strategy

Content curation is all about adding your personal touch and branding to a carefully selected collection of existing content that usually revolves around topics of interest relevant to your business. For example, if you run a bakery shop, part of your social media strategy would be to collect existing content that revolves around baking ingredients, …

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Delegate These 7 Tasks To Your Virtual Personal Assistant

There’s no doubt that a virtual assistant can give your business added value. With the sheer amount of work business owners accomplish by themselves everyday, the support of a virtual assistant could indeed prove to be extremely valuable.  But what is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant or VA is an independent contractor who works …

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