We are often asked what tools we use to run VACT Limited and so here are the primary ones we use on a daily or weekly basis.
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Remember all of these products are tools we use currently to run VACT.
Calendar Management Services
We’re really pleased to have teamed up with professional insurance broker PolicyBee. And since that means 10% off your professional indemnity insurance, you’ll be pretty pleased too! For a quick online quote visit https://www.policybee.co.uk/VACT, or call a jargon-busting adviser on 0345 222 5370.
CRM and Productivity Tools
My very first VA Coach encouraged me to use Capsule CRM for managing my contacts right from Day One of the Business. Over the years, I have tried other things but always come back. If you sign up via this link – you get a 2 month free trial. Learn More…
I have been a long standing customer of Convertkit but took a brief interlude for 6 months. But I am back! As an email marketing tool – it is constantly looking for ways in which to add more value to it customers. Learn More…
Timeular are the creators of a new innovative product called ZEIº, it is a polygon with a wireless Bluetooth connection to the computer and through software, you can assign a project to each face of the polygon. Learn more about this great product here. Save 10% on this product using the discount code: vact10zei
Conference Calls, Webinar Software and Chatbots
Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. It has both a free and paid for version.
Social Media and Marketing
For those of you who are planning your 2020 and have “GROW MY AUDIENCE” as your number 1 focus but are frustrated that you don’t know how to get 10x more engagement and growth consistently…
I have a really great downloadable resource bundle full of viral content templates that you can copy paste for LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram…
…and the bundle would set you up for 2020 with content templates and structures specifically tailored to create viral effect and skyrocketing engagement on your social media, while also attracting your ideal clients…
And it was created by one of the top viral marketers online.
I have recently started using Smarterqueue to manage my social media, it is a feature-packed social media management platform.
I was looking for a powerful tool that could repurpose content to multiple channels at different times, but also where the text or images could be tweaked. This platform currently allows you to post to Facebook pages and groups you manage; LinkedIn profiles and pages; Twitter profiles, and Instagram profiles Learn More…
Styled Stock Images
I love images that are crisp, modern and on brand and thats exactly what I get with Styled Stock images. Perfect affordable images for attracting female entrepreneurs. Unlimited stock photo downloads for a monthly membership fee or purchase a one off lifetime membership, which is what I did.
With Haute Stock’s stock photo subscription, you can quickly create gorgeous graphics for your brand that reflect your vision.
Instead of searching for *hours* through stock photo sites that just don’t cut it, you can browse through collections and filter through photos to find that one shot that captures exactly what you were looking for. Learn more…
Wise Stamp allows you to create professional looking email signatures, that immediately strengthen your brand; get more leads because they engage recipients on social media; highlight particular links or your portfolio and get your brand out there.
Missinglettr turns each of your blog posts into a 12 month social campaign, which is then dripped out to your social channels. What I love is that I can create content that is drip fed throughout the year to drive traffic back to my website – thereby keeping a blog post alive much longer.
Websites and Tech Support
WP Fiddly Bits
WP Fiddly Bits have supported me for many years with my websites, creating both the VACT site, the VA Training Academy and three sites for my husbands business. They provide friendly, reliable WordPress support UK. WordPress maintenance, installation, fixes and custom WordPress design for a variety industries.
I love Appsumo – over the years, I have bought many new pieces of software that I still use today in my VA business saving myself hundreds and hundreds of pounds. I recommend checking out their pages on a regular basis to see what’s new. Learn more
The following 2 web developers are not people I have personally used, but both have worked with a number of my VA clients and so I am happy to recommend them to you. If you decide to go with either of them, please mention my name or this site in your conversation, so that they know where you have found them.
Simon Graves and his ONE solution has been developed specifically for small business owners just like you, a 5 page website built using WordPress with full blog functionality, SSL certificate and email address included for £149. Learn More…
VA-Websites create templated websites for virtual assistants using a website builder. What you get is a templated, 6-page website built for £95 (worth £395). You are therefore limited in what can be done in terms of SEO / blogging etc, but it is a great starter site if you are on a tight budget. Learn More…
Recommended Training Providers
The Membership Academy is the leading training community for membership site owners. It’s a membership about memberships! The Academy is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on all aspects of planning, building, running and growing a successful membership website. Learn More…
Stationery and Planners
I am always on the look out for an awesome Planner and I have found one that I am loving – layout, quality, sections. It’s truly awesome! It’s not only a yearly, weekly and daily planner, but a personal organiser, goal setting guide, notebook, idea and inspiration vault, gratitude journal and health and wellness tracker all in one and it comes from My PA Planner. You can pre-order your 2021 planner now!