Are you a business owner who’s wearing too many hats? This is a common issue among small business owners, so don’t be ashamed if you raised your hand. I see you. The one in the back row with their hand half up/ half down, trying to see what everyone else is saying. Be proud! Stand up and admit you need help. YELL IT – “I NEED HELP!!” Feels good to admit doesn’t it. Now there’s a weight lifted off of you shoulders. I felt it too.
If you try and do everything alone, you’re in for a long, hard struggle. You won’t be able to grow like you want; there will come a time when you hit a plateau – you’ve reached your maximum workload but you don’t have enough money to hire a full time, in office assistant. PROBLEM PROBLEM PROBLEM.
Stop the flashing red sign! You need a virtual assistant!
What is a Virtual Assistant?
I’m glad you asked, but how did you get to this page without my constant VA posts smacking you in the face?! Hmm maybe I’m no posting enough.
A virtual assistant will help you increase your productivity and free up your precious time by doing the simple yet time consuming activities. They can be trained on any tool or program and will operate within the set parameters.
What can a virtual assistant do?
You name it, we can do it. Well, not really, but you get our meaning.
We exel in the areas of Executive Administration, Social Media Marketing, Project Management/ Team Lead, Customer Service, Web Design Service, Book Keeping, Transcription, Multilingual (Bilingual) Customer Service,…..hmmm I think you get the idea.
Here are just a SMIDGE more ideas of what a VA can help you with:
- Administrative Tasks
- Shopping Cart Management
- eBay Listings management
- Amazon Listing Management
- Microsoft Office Tasks
- Online Research
- Data Management
- Calendar Management
- Travel Assistance
- Team Lead
- Basic Human Resources
- Inbound Calls
- Outbound Calls
- Appointment Scheduling
- Cold Calling
- After Sales follow-ups
- Order Taking
- Thank you notes
- Blog Posting
- Social Media Updates
- Press releases
Benefits of a Virtual Assistant
The most important benefit is saving on a full time employee – Only Pay for Time Spent on Projects. With a VA there are easy sign up and cancellation terms, there are no obligations for ongoing work and you get an expert skill set for each area.
Virtual Assistants are contractors who are independent, which means you don’t need to think about payroll taxes, vacation pay, sick days, worker’s compensation and employee benefits such as health and dental insurance.
Virtual assistants will take over essential tasks you don’t have time for because you’re too busy growing your business and performing other tasks such as sales and marketing manager, CEO, strategic planner, etc…