Tools for Your Virtual Employee

Anne Lackey

Getting a Virtual Employee to help your every need in your growing business is just the tip of the iceberg. Making the relationship work is the most daunting task. As for every relationship to work, you, as the business owner should prepare the essential tools for your virtual employee.

You may be asking, what do you need to do this? Put simply, no matter how much of a rock star your virtual employee is if the process is not managed carefully, it will cost you time, money and at some point exhaust you. Here is the list of tools you may want to consider:

Communication:
These tools are commonly used to communicate with your virtual employee since you are working half way across the world.

  • Skype
  • GoToMeeting
  • Google Plus Hangouts
  • Gmail
  • Skype recorder (Pamela, Call Recorder)
  • VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)


Project (task) Management Tools
To ensure everything is on track, you need one or two of these tools to make sure that the team is managing their tasks from start to finish.

  • Bacecamp
  • Podio
  • ActiveCollab
  • Zoho
  • TeamworkPM


File Sharing Tools
These are used to share files and documents to the entire team locally and remotely.

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Box.com


Email Tools
You may be using one of the communication tools; you also might want to look into an application that will let you have a written correspondence.

  • Gmail
  • Yahoo
  • Outlook
  • Google Keep


Editing Tools (Photo and Video)
If one of the tasks you require is to create something creative. You can use one of these.

  • Photoshop
  • Camtasia
  • Screencast
  • Lightshot
  • Greenshot

These tools are general tools to ensure an effective day-to day operation at the “office” (remotely and locally). Moreover, these will bridge the gap between your in-house and virtual employee.

If you need training in any of these tools, or if you need a more specific tool for a more specific task, HireSmartVirtualEmployees.com can help you with that just contact us.

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