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The Benefits of Hiring Virtual Assistants from the Philippines

by: Christian Duran | October 24, 2014 | Culture
I have been working as a Virtual Assistant (VA) for an Australian Business broker for about 3 years now. My tasks include organizing and editing documents, posting businesses for sale to various listing sites, preparing financial statements and arranging buyer leads database. Based on my experience, being an assistant from a Philippine-based Virtual Assistant Company…

Virtual Assistant’s Flexibility Promotes Better Business Mobility

by: Christian Duran | October 14, 2014 | News and Tips
Have you been in a situation where you were scheduled to attend a long planned event only to be stopped on your tracks at the very last minute by an unexpected task you need to take care of immediately? Tough luck, isn’t it? As a small business owner, it is normal to experience days when…

My Virtual Assistant Experience with an Australian Client Part 2

by: Christian Duran | April 30, 2014 | VA Stories
This is the second part of my article describing my virtual assistant experience with an Australian client Work Process and Progress After I have organized the files my Australian client have sent via email, I then check them one by one to have an idea of the things my client would ask me to do.…

My Virtual Assistant Experience with an Australian Client (Part 1)

by: Christian Duran | April 24, 2014 | VA Stories
As a virtual assistant, you need to quickly adapt to changes as you will meet several clients from different parts of the world. One of the top challenges of being in this job is time zone adjustments. I can still remember when my shift was from 2AM - 11AM (Philippine Time). Back then I was…

Xilium Haiyan Relief Operations – Our Way of Giving Back

by: Joven | December 11, 2013 | Company
When the superstorm Haiyan hit the Philippines, many provinces, particularly in the Visayan region, were terribly damaged. Thousands of lives were lost, and many others are still missing or displaced.  Food is scarce, livelihood is damaged, power supply is gone. The gravity of the damage is severe that it will take so much time before…

The Basics of Social Media Marketing for Your Chiropractic Practice

by: xilium | May 24, 2013 | News and Tips
Chiropractic is defined by the World Federation of Chiropractic as a “health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other…

Telemedicine – Its Impact in Medical Practice

by: xilium | May 10, 2013 | Healthcare
Telemedicine is the latest trend in medical practice. The American Telemedicine Association defines it as the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient's clinical health status. Its increasing popularity is due to the accessibility of technology for doctors, medical virtual assistants, and patients. (more…)

How to Manage a Virtual Assistant: 5 Tips for Outsourcing Beginners

by: Joven | September 11, 2012 | News and Tips
Outsourcing became a popular choice for business owners in the middle of the 90’s. It started with technology-driven firms and IT departments of companies in various industries. Now, both big and small companies take advantage of the benefits of outsourcing because of the savings on costs and skills virtual assistants can offer. With the coming…

Medical Virtual Assistant: Your Modern-Day Medical Secretary

by: xilium | June 12, 2012 | Healthcare
Most of us are well-aware that medical practitioners are occupied with their work. They have a lot of responsibilities that sometimes they tend to forget other important appointments or tasks that they should have done. Some physicians have their own secretaries or assistants to help them manage their time. Lately, the advancement of the medical…

How Virtual Medical Assistants Can Make a Difference in Your Practice

by: xilium | May 22, 2012 | VA Stories
Medical care is defined as seeking medical attention, diagnosing physical abnormalities, and receiving drug prescriptions. But medical care isn’t limited to this definition, as it also exists on a personal level by connecting with patients. This is why many medical practitioners hope to achieve a brand of “someone who cares”. Constant communication, beginning with a…