What are Virtual Assistants
Let’s picture this:
Your business is going great. You have customers coming in, daily messages from your leads, and a minimum of 5 networking events to attend every week. You’re very proud of your budding baby (company)! At the end of the first quarter you sit down to see how your business is doing. You realize that you have business cards strewn around your desk, you haven’t followed up with anyone from an event, you have unanswered emails from 1.5 months ago, and your voice mail is now giving the error “The voice mail you are trying to reach is currently full. Please call back again later.” You look around – it’s 9 pm and you have an event tomorrow. How on earth are you going to get any administrative work done for your company. The stress and panic starts building. You look to your left and see a business card from a networking event a few months ago – and it hits you –
Well, I hope it’s, I SHOULD HIRE AN ASSISTANT!!! (or Office Manager, depending on your business needs)
Yes, that’s what we are here for; to take the stress out of your business. Virtual Assistants are usually independent contractors who work remotely to support clients by providing administrative and management services.
You Need a Virtual Assistant if….
You feel overwhelmed with all the tasks and projects you need to complete.
The workload is just getting too much for you to handle.
You spend too much time performing less relevant tasks (such as deleting spam emails) instead of focusing on what’s truly important for your company.
You keep forgetting deadlines or have messed up documentation because you just don’t know how to handle it properly.
You have no free time for friends, family or yourself.
You are busy on weekends and late at night because you just can’t get all of the work done.
You are feeling too stressed and overwhelmed.
You’ve been growling at your computer screen for the past two days.
These are all clear signs that you need to hire an assistant. You might think that you don’t have enough resources to do so, like you don’t have a physical office or you feel that you just need a little bit of help, so you don’t need to hire someone full time. In these cases – and many others – opting for a Virtual Assistant or Remote Office Manager is the best way to go!
What Can a VA Do?
Virtual Assistants can perform many different tasks. In fact, a VA can do anything that does not require their physical presence in your company. Chances are that a lot of business communication, administration and even some of the business tasks in you company are done online anyway. This means they do not require an assistant’s physical presence.
A VA Can Handle Tasks Such As: