Using Virtual Staffing to Build your Business

We live in a tech driven world, where data is more valuable than oil, artificial intelligence has become commonplace in our lives and yet most entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t even have the time to post regular updates to social media.

In fact, even with all the technology at your fingertips few of us are able to generate revenue 24/7, 365 days a year, regardless of whether we are in the office or off on vacation.

But this shouldn’t be the case.

Imagine waking up in the morning and already having a full day’s worth of work completed, so you can dive right into doing what you do best. Learn how to scale your business right now by joining our managed virtual assistant program today.

How would you like to reclaim 60% of your time? Studies show that only 40% of an employee’s time (this includes everyone from individual contributors to C-Suite executives) is spent performing primary job functions. We all get way to distracted doing busy work.

To grow your business and have more balance in your life you have to assess how you are spending your time.

When I started my first training business, I did it all: arranged client calls, prepared financial reports, returned client messages and e-mails, scheduled meetings, and attended just about any meeting where it seemed their might be new business opportunity.

While I was more than capable of handling these daily tasks, I soon realized that it was draining me personally and hindering my ability to focus on the key things I needed to do to grow my business.

I soon found that the top benefits virtual assistants add to a small business are saving time, reducing cost, free up other resources, and eliminates many HR issues.

You might think you can’t afford a VA if you have a start-up, or don’t need one if your company is already established, but VAs can be game changers for almost any business. After all, there is truth in the saying, “time is money.” If you spend more time supporting your business instead of building it, you are not maximizing your efforts.

VAs can help with almost any type of essential, but time-consuming job. For example, database management, business reports, internet research, personal correspondence, gift sending, meeting planning, email maintenance, editing, social media maintenance, newsletters, banking, and travel arrangements.

And having a managed VA from Sonic Analytics means you are getting not just some to help you manage your workload. You are getting a person who will work hard to make you even more successful.

Here is what one of our team, Amor, has to say about being a virtual assistant with Sonic Analytics. “I feel blessed to work at the convenience of our home. What’s great is I find more time to do after work activities. I also save a lot of time and money from the daily commute and spending lots of cash with food and coffee. Best of all our company provided us benefits compared to doing freelance jobs and that’s the bottom line.”

If you identify what to delegate to an assistant, what can be outsourced to a virtual team and how to automate using Artificial Intelligence you will be much happier and more prosperous.

Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings virtual staffing and big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.

Now Hiring: Email Marketing Analyst

Description

Send your application at http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

The Email Marketing Analyst plays a critical role in the execution of Invaluable’s email marketing communications. You’ll interface with a global team, including designers, marketers and advertising representatives to flawlessly execute a high volume of email campaigns. The Email Marketing Analyst is ultimately responsible for keeping the email production process moving efficiently, and for upholding the highest standards of quality in Invaluable’s email program.

Responsibilities:
-Create emails in Invaluable’s proprietary email building tool.
-Load HTML into our email marketing software and set emails up for deployment.
-Proof and QA email copy, dates, appearance, link functionality, tracking parameters, etc.
-Prioritize and manage email design team workflow
-Work collaboratively with another email production specialist to divide & conquer campaign production.
-Source and edit images and other creative for email as needed.
-Manage weekly email campaign schedule

Source and edit images and other creatives for email as needed.
-Research prospective customers and help develop a database of top customer target.

Requirement:
-Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
-Understanding of HTML and/or at least 1 year of experience with 3rd party email platforms.
-Awareness of delivery issues for HTML emails & ability to perform edits and understand tagging.
-Some copy writing or experience creating content either for web, social media or email.
-Exceptional attention to detail, strong communication & organizational skills
-Ability and desire to quickly learn and develop a technical skill set in regard to email production.

Bonus Skills:
Working Knowledge of HTML and /or Photoshop.
Experience with Salesforce.
Experience with Jira, Hipchat, Trello and other project management and communication tools.
Experience with Email Marketing Software, particularly Yesmail, Pardot and/or Litmus.

Now Hiring: Content Editor

Description

About the Job:
*Copy contents from client’s existing website to new WordPress powered website.
* Full-time
* Work from home

Requirements:
* Good communication skills
* Detail-oriented
* Experience in updating content in WordPress for a multi-site environment

Fill out this form to apply: http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

How Hiring a Virtual Assistant Can Bring You Out of Chaos

It’s often difficult to identify areas where there may be repetition or glaring gaps in how you go about operating your business every day. We are all good at some things, but trying to be good at everything often end up with us in chaos.

Depending on your individual areas of expertise, a virtual assistant can help smooth over inefficiencies and streamline your operations so that can help everything run smoother and increase productivity.

There are many ways to find a VA, such as Upwork and Fiverr are common . And can also try reaching out to your business network, associations, and industry groups to see what they do. But what you are likely to find is a mixed bag of good and bad stories. In fact, from my experience hiring a virtual assistant is often a 50/50 craps shoot at best. That is unless you go with a managed VA service.

Knowing what to pay is another big challenge. VAs either charge by the hour or a set figure that encompasses performing specific tasks. And the pricing is all over the place, but I can tell you one thing.. you generally get what you pay for. If you go too cheap, you are highly unlikely to be happy with the results. I’ve found that you should really approach hiring a VA like any other employee, complete with a detailed job description, interview, references and a trial period. If you don’t have time to do all that yourself, than a managed VA service is for you.

Not ready for a personal VA just yet? There are other ways to outsource admin needs. For example, get an 800 number so you don’t have to use your mobile number; it also makes your business look more professional. Additionally, you can set up your voice mail to transcribe messages, which then can be e-mailed or forwarded to your regular phone. This way you have a record of information that can be shared with others on your team. These are good short term workaround until you are at a point where you decide a VA is just what you need.

While you probably have the skills to do all or most of your administrative and specialized tasks, you should take an inventory of your day and decide what is the best use of your time. When we are stressed or not at optimum energy, our executive and critical thinking skills suffer. It is more important to work smarter and devote your workday to the areas of your business that require your full attention and energy.

Take for example posting on Facebook. It’s not hard. Anyone can do it. But should you be the one doing it? Do the math. What is your time worth? I bet whatever you come up with will be a lot more than the $5–$10 an hour that you could have VA doing the posting for you.

No matter what your business size, investing in a VA can be a small amount to pay in order to help maintain a stronger work-life balance that benefits both you, your company and those in your personal life.

That is where Sonic VA comes in. We can get you a VA, one that will consistently add value to your business for a reasonable price.

This is an example of what you will get. Here’s Vida, one of our veteran VAs, “Working from home is perfect for mothers like me. It gives me the opportunity to look after my little one and still earning an income. I’m so lucky I’ve found a company that provides us good compensation and benefits, very understanding with employees’ needs, and I have awesome colleagues to work with.”

Happy employees + more free time for you = big value add to your business

And that is how you get yourself our of the chaos you find yourself in when you try do everything in your business by yourself.

Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings virtual staffing and big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.

Now Hiring: Digital Marketing VA

Description

We are looking for talented Digital Marketing VA who have experience working for Real Estate Business as Virtual Assistant. This is a full-time work from home position.

Responsibilities:
– Repurpose blog posts.
– Market Research and Profiling
– Editing of 2-3 minute videos
– Photo Editing
– Social Media Marketing
– CRM Management
– Mailchimp Surveys

Requirements:
– Know how to operate Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
– Basic to intermediate knowledge of digital marketing.
– Have at least a year of experience working for Real Estate Business as Virtual Assistant. This isn’t required but can be an advantage.
– Exceptional attention to detail, strong communication & organizational skills
– Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Send your application at: http://bit.ly/2UtFOug

What Makes Being a Virtual Assistant with Sonic Analytics Special

It’s funny how this all started.

Eight years ago, I had moved to the Philippines to set up an analytics training company. It took a few years, but we were quite successful in becoming THE name brand in analytics training in not just the Philippines but across Southeast Asia.

While in the midst of getting the business established, I got a request from a friend of a friend to help them do some outsourcing. Specifically, the requirement was to set up a team of six SEO keywording specialists to tag images on an online auction site. I shook my network and we quickly set up the team and they dove in.

We were so successful that we quickly expanded the team to 12, added a graphic designer and an e-mail marketer. All home-based workers. The client was so happy, we just kept adding. To the point where we quickly had over 30 employees on the account.

There were two things we did that made a difference. So much of a difference that are attrition has been under 10% year of year ever since. In the outsourcing industry, that is unheard of. And for home-based work, where most people work as freelancers, the “ghosting” rate is so high that it’s basically a 50/50 craps shoot if you get a good person.

So, the first of the two difference makes is the talent pool. This is true of VAs as whole, but for me it’s my secret sauce. Most of my employees, and just about all of the leadership team are stay at home moms who used to work in the call center industry. They have good English; they have worked within an American business model and they are used to structure. They also have a big incentive to work hard to provide for the family and be there every day for their kids.

The other big difference? You may have noticed I refer to my team as employees. They are exactly that. Most VA services that are work from home jobs can be kinda shady. Low paying, no benefits, inconsistent workload, poor communication loop with clients are common. By employing talent full time, paying a competitive wage, with all the benefits and perks of an office job, and following local labor laws, my team really values their job.

Here is a testamonial from one of my team, Liza, who has been with us for 6 years.

“I find working at home very practical and convenient in terms of travel. No traffic to waste time on, this is quality time spent with the family or errands. No need for expensive clothes to wear nor uniforms to iron every day. Food is easily accessible and if you have children, no need to hire a maid just to take care of them and the household chores. Homebased jobs also make working safer and more efficient. Invaluable gave me the chance to be valuable again in the comfort of my own home. There really is no place like home.”

And that is what makes being a Virtual Assistant with Sonic Analytics special.

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Daniel Meyer heads Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm with offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area and Ocala, FL. With over 20 years in Big Data, Dan is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Asia and offers big data coaching and analytics training seminars on both sides of the Pacific. Dan has also recently joined the Powerteam International family as a small business analytics resource speaker.

Sonic Analytics(www.sonicanalytics.com) brings virtual staffing and big data analytics solutions like business intelligence, business dashboards and data storytelling to small and medium sized organizations looking to enhance their data-driven decision-making capabilities. We also advocate the use of analytics for civic responsibility through training, consulting and education.

As citizens of this great democracy, we need to look at the data (analytics), plan a course of action (strategy) and share our data-driven viewpoints (presentation). This approach to a data savvy work force starts in school. So, we started an internship program to empower our youth to use Analytics, plan Strategy and Present their insights… ASP!

When not training current and future analysts, you can find Dan championing the use of analytics to empower data-driven citizenship by volunteering his expertise with schools and non-profits dedicated to evidence-based social progress like Saint Leo University’s Women in STEAM 2020 Conference.

I Have Always Admired People Who Have “Grit”!

DMAIPH hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Working with DMAIPH to find work, hire analytics talent or set up analytics teams will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.

In short we are looking for a people who have grit!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/margaretperlis/2013/10/29/5-characteristics-of-grit-what-it-is-why-you-need-it-and-do-you-have-it/

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Came across this interesting Forbes article. What makes up “grit”?

1. Courage

2. Conscientiousness 

3. Follow Through

4. Resilience

5. Excellence

Yeah, I got those. 🙂

So do most of the people who I surround myself with.

Grit is something that got me to where I am and will get me to where I’m going.

Do you have grit?

DMAIPH specializes in arming the Data-Driven Leader with the tools and techniques and the grit they need to build and empower an analytics centric organization. Analytics leadership requires a mastery of not just analytics skill, but also of nurturing an analytics culture. We have guided thousands of Filipino professionals to become better analytics leaders. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to discuss a uniquely tailored strategy to ensure you are the top of your game when it comes to Analytics Leadership.

DMAIPH Help Wanted > Curiosity Above All Else

DMAIPH hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics.

Working with DMAIPH will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines.

This is far more then just a simple office job and much more rewarding then your typical customer service or call center job.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Office Based (in Ortigas)

  •  1 Senior Marketing Analyst1 to oversee company branding, training materials, and social media content publications. Potential opportunity to work partly from home. (Pay range is 25-30K depending on experience)
  • 1 Junior Marketing Analysts/Admin Assistants to assist with trainings, social media marketing and administrative office duties. (Pay range is 10-23K depending on experience)
  • 1 Hybrid Marketing/Recruitment Analyst to assist with recruitment when we have openings and to spend the rest of time on internet research, social media marketing and assisting with training.  (Pay range is 18-25K depending on experience)

All positions come with government mandated benefits, a competitive salary based on experience and with a large degree of job flexibility.

However, fresh grads, undergrads and even high school grads are encouraged to apply. DMAIPH does not discriminate based on age, appearance or social status.

To join the  DMAIPH team, send a resume now to analytics@dmaiph.com

If you are a curious person by nature, we want you!

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Analytics is the application of using data and analysis to discover patterns in data. DMAIPH specializes in empowering and enabling leaders, managers, professionals and students with a mastery of analytics fundamentals. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out what we can do to help you acquire the analytics mastery you and your organization need to be successful in today’s data-driven global marketplace.

DMAIPH – Junior Marketing Analyst/Administrative Assistant

DMAIPH is looking for a Junior Marketing Analyst/Administrative Assistant. This hybrid position is office based, full-time positions working out of our office in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila.

Set schedule with weekends off.

Duties include:

Marketing duties may include:

  • Social Media Posting
  • E-mail Campaign Blitzes
  • Internet Research
  • Data Entry/Encoding

Administrative duties may include:

  • Assisting with Payroll
  • Assisting with Time Keeping
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Buying/Picking Up Office Supplies

Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic who is able to follow directions, can be at work on time every day and have good time management skills.

Requirements:

  • At least a basic comfort using Microsoft Excel for data encoding.
  • Previous work experience in sales, customer service, office work of service crew preferred.
  • An interest in graphic design to make simple online marketing materials.
  • Able to take directions in English.
  • A pleasant attitude and professional appearance.

Compensation:

  • Starting salary depends on experience, but the position base starts at 15,000 PHP a month.
  • After six-month probationary period, health benefits and paid leave will be made available.
  • Additional performance based incentives can be achieved.
  • Up to P2,500 in tax-free allowances.
  • Possible 5-10% performance bonus upon normalization.
  • Complete 40 hours of work. This is a full-time job commitment.
  • Annual performance evaluation and compensation increases.
  • Standard employee benefits as mandated by Philippine law.

This is not a sales or customer service call center job. 

Perks include going to job fairs, industry conferences, public trainings and in-house corporate trainings. This is not a typical desk job.

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Analytics Jobs – DMAIPH hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Working with DMAIPH to find work, hire analytics talent or set up analytics teams will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines.

Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.

 

 

 

DMAIPH and Sonic Analytics is looking for a Marketing Analyst/Administrative Assistant

http://www.sonicanalytics.com/

Sonic Analytics is an analytics-centric consulting, outsourcing and training company with teams in the United States and the Philippines. We specialize in corporate analytics consulting, public analytics training and small and medium business analytics outsourcing. We maintain an office in Ortigas, Pasig City.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant, which is a full-time entry-level business operations position. The position is predominately office based, working out of our Oritgas location. We are looking for a flexible, hard-working and analytics minded individual to take on the following tasks:

  • Prepare Monthly Ledger
  • Meet with book keeper for tax reporting once a month
  • Safe keep Permits, Government Certificates, Receipts and other business documents if needed
  • Update expense and income trackers
  • Act as a POC for any analytics seminar/service related inquiries
  • Provide guidance to interns/OJT
  • Help develop an effective marketing campaign
  • Attend events on behalf of Sonic Analytics
  • Assist with setting-up public and in-house seminars
  • Assist with Payroll

Successful candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Previous work experience working in an office environment and/or customer service.
  • Familiar with MS Office, particularly MS Excel.
  • Basic understanding of business analytics and using data to solve problems.
  • Strong internet research skills and knowledge of social media.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and a willingness to learn
  • Above average written and conversational English.
  • A bank account with BPI or the ability to open a bank account

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Basic compensation: Base monthly salary is P12,000.

  • – Up to P2,500 in tax-free allowances.
  • – 5-10% performance bonus upon normalization.
  • – Complete 40 hours of work. This is a full-time job commitment.
  • – Regular Hours are 9:30am-6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • – Annual performance evaluation and compensation increases.
  • – Standard employee benefits as mandated by Philippine law.

Interested candidates should send their most recent resume to jen.ifer@sonicanalytics.com for consideration.

Analytics Jobs – Sonic Analytics in partnership with DMAIPH; hires, refers and connects Filipino analytics talent. The Philippines is at the center of the action when it comes to solutions to the global need for analytics. Working with DMAIPH to find work, hire analytics talent or set up analytics teams will ensure you are tapped into the best of the best when it comes to analytics in the Philippines. Contact DMAIPH now at analytics@dmaiph.com or connect with me directly to find out how to take advantage of this booming opportunity.