The Amazing Virtual Assistant Resources

Need tools to jump start your Virtual Assistant business? Check out my list below!

Website Essentials

 

Bluehost
Cheap and reliable hosting provider. Starts from $2.95/month.

 

GoDaddy
My default website to purchase .com and .org websites. Google “GoDaddy discount coupon” to get a .com at $0.99.

 

WordPress
Super simple website builder with lots of plugins and tools to make your life easier. Install it with one click using Bluehost

 

Thrive Themes
Beautiful, conversion-focused themes for your WordPress website.

 

SumoMe
Powerful free tools to grow traffic to your website. I use this myself!

Accounting

 

Xero
Xero is beautiful, super easy-to-use cloud-based accounting software for small businesses, freelancers, contractors and their advisors. Ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company!

 

Freshbooks
Another user-friendly accounting system designed specifically for small businesses. Includes invoicing, expenses, time tracking and reporting. The complete package!

Online payments

 

Paypal
Sign up for a business account to create a payment link for your product and services.

 

Gumroad
Easy-to-use platform to sell your digital products such as ebooks, templates and creatives.

Productivity

 

Evernote
Simple to use notepad tool that syncs with your mobile and desktop. You can also add images, sound clips, videos on the notes to make it beautiful!

 

Trello
An essential project management tool to mange your to-do tasks. You can manage multiple projects using multiple “Boards” and “Lists”

Self improvement

 

Blinkist
An amazing app that allows you to read a summarised version of a book within minutes! Super useful to absorb the main contents of a book without actually spending hours on them.

 

Udemy
A platform to upgrade yourself by taking online video courses on marketing, programming, Microsoft Office, language, etc. Too much knowledge on this website!

Scheduling

 

Calendly
Amazingly easy to use calendar scheduling app to set up appointments with your clients. Sync it with your Google Calendar, iCloud and Outlook.

 

SimplyBook.me
An app that allows your customers to book your available time slots. Especially made for those in the service industry!

Contract Signing

 

RightSignature
Send documents that require client’s signature with ease. A must have for virtual assistants! Free trial available.

 

DocuSign
Another good, easy-to-use web app that allows customers to sign legal documents digitally.

Social Media & Messaging

 

Slack
A collaboration tool that is a must-have for Project Management. Easily manage multiple projects and communicate with each team member more efficiently than email!

 

Buffer
An app that allows you to schedule, manage and analyse your your social media posts in one platform.

 

Franz
A useful app that integrates with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, WeChat, Hangouts and other messaging tools all in one desktop app. A must have!

Document Storage

 

Google Drive
Get 15GB of space free with Google Drive. Need more space? Sign up for more accounts.

 

Dropbox
You may get up to 16GB free if you refer friends on Dropbox.

Stock Photography

 

Pixabay
Free stock photo library.

 

123rf
Stock photos with affordable plans.

Email marketing

 

Mailchimp
Need easy to use platform to send out newsletters? Check out Mailchimp. You can send email for free for up to 2,000 subscribers.

 

Aweber
Affordable email marketing solutions. Starts at $19 per month.

Time Tracking

 

Toggl
Beautiful time tracker software for your business. Free trial available.

Outsourced help

 

Fiverr
Need some help with programming, writing or video making? Check out Fiverr – a marketplace for you to get digital services for as low as $5.

 

Upwork
Need freelancers to assist you when you’re stuck? Post a request at Upwork.

Forms

 

Typeform
Mind numbingly easy platform to create forms for surveys and data collection.

 

Google Forms
Google’s version of free forms. Very useful and easy to use.

Communication

 

Skype
A free app on desktop and mobile to do live video/audio calls and conferencing.

 

Similar to Skype, but can run on your Gmail account and requires no app to run! Just share the link with your client and you’re good to go