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Cloud-based Project Management with Trello Increases in Popularity with Virtual Assistants

As more and more virtual assistants look to save money while increasing communication and collaboration with fellow team members and clients in order to provide on-time delivery, they look to the Web for a cloud-based project management tool that is cost-effective and versatile.

One virtual assistant collaboration solution that Borlok Virtual Assistants has recently been introduced to is Trello. Trello is a cloud-based project management tool that virtual assistants can use to organize their projects with clients. So let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Trello.

Cost effective

As we as virtual assistants need to be concerned with our expenses and watch every dollar that goes out of our business, Trello is cost effective. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to pay anything to enjoy the versatility of this powerful virtual assistant collaboration solution.

Increases organization

I can’t tell you how many times since I’ve been a virtual assistant that I’ve had to learn how to become better organized. Take it from someone who came from a not-so-organized background, this was not an easy thing to do.

Trello tells you in an instant what’s on your plate, what stage of the process it’s in and who is working on it. It can be effective even if you are a solo virtual assistance business.

User-friendly

Once you log into Trello, you start out with your board which is simply a collection of lists. Depending on how many clients you have, you can have multiple boards – one for each client. Your cards are the individual tasks that you need to do for that client in order to complete the project. Add an attachment, embed video, add a member to the card, specify a deadline and make checklists.

Real Time Updates

Trello is entirely cloud-based. Log in to your account from any computer. All team members can see instant updates in real time and you don’t even have to refresh your screen.

Customize your board to fit any workflow

The more I use Trello, the more impressed I am with this cloud collaboration tool for virtual assistants. In addition to increasing productivity within my firm, I can ensure that communication takes place among all members of the board. Everyone who is assigned to a card can instantly be notified of any changes taking place and provide input. Just look at some of the different possibilities to manage daily workflow:

• Event planning
• Personal task lists
• Software Development
• Publishing
• Recruiting
• Sales
• Freelance and Consulting
• Customer Support
• And much more

Cloud-based project management with Trello increases in popularity with virtual assistants – and with good reason. It combines all the tools needed to manage your projects effectively and provide global expert services. However, I would be amiss in this review if I did not bring up some of the disadvantages of using such a collaboration tool as this. While I’ll admit that I’m a staunch Basecamp advocate and awfully new at using Trello, I’m glad to say that I haven’t found any flaws yet with Trello. For the time being, I am thrilled to have found such a useful cloud-based project management tool that can make a virtual assistant’s daily workload a lot easier to manage.

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Pam Lokker is a master writer and proficient virtual assistant. Borlok Virtual Assistants is the place to get global expert VA services with quality and on-time delivery.

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