WriteCloud News Blog May 2017

WriteCloud News Blog May 2017

This is the fifth news blog from me this year as each month I reflect on what’s been happening in the WriteCloud studio over the last month.
May has been my busiest month so far this year with a string of small projects running alongside my usual contractual virtual assistant support and social media management as well as the countdown to the charity event that I am involved with in June.


I’ve been working with one of my existing clients to create product description copy for their new skincare products. This included their Christmas gift sets descriptions to use on their websites. It might seem early for Christmas marketing, but that’s retail for you. I love working on new products and getting an early preview, especially when they are such gorgeous beauty products. It was also really interesting to find out about their new range of sun care that launched this summer too.
Another small project was working with Puffin Creative. Their client wanted some copy for a point of sale poster to advertise a new coffee. Being a trained and competition barista in a former working life, this was right up my street. I was really excited to find out more about their new coffee supplier and coffee blends. Most of the writing I do is for online, so working on some ad copy was a welcome change and I’m looking forward to seeing the finals in print.


This month also saw the first of my Toggl consultations. I really enjoyed helping a couple of businesses to get to grips with using Toggl and how they could make the most of it in their processes and projects.  The consultation meetings took place via Skype where I helped understand the clients’ motives for tracking time and how they manage their teams. I then worked with them to set up project and task hierarchies and to understand and exploit the features and reporting functions. I also went up to London to meet up with some of the Toggl team were over here to gain insight and feedback from users.

Peer Networking and Support

I’m finding Facebook a great tool for connecting with peers and have recently joined several groups. It’s really interesting to hear how different everyone’s roles a Virtual Assistant can be. This is lead by the experience and interests but also by their client’s needs. We certainly have a diverse range of skills. What’s really nice is just having support from peers who are available for advice or simply as a sounding board.

Top Tech

Partly because of the reason above but also because I have been using Facebook Groups and Events more and more, I am making Facebook this month’s top tech. You can follow me here at WriteCloud Virtual Assistant

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About the Author

Hi, I’m the owner of WriteCloud, a virtual assistant and freelance copywriter based in Kent. I help consultants, small businesses and organisations make the most of their time by taking care of their admin, online content or social media.


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