Why should you hire a Virtual Assistant?
It’s your most valuable commodity. Your VA offsets your time.
Your VA will allow you to work ON your business instead of IN your business.
Using a VA means more time with your friends and family. Do what you love!
Delegating of tasks just got easier.
With an Agency, you know you are covered.
One project manager, your own one point of contact , your own Executive VA.
You will have access to a pool of skills, ensuring the highest quality work from a specialist data capturer to a social media specialist and the perfect Executive VA to manage your office, a few tasks or your whole life.
10 Things to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant
- Bookkeeping – Keeping tabs on bills and other bookkeeping matters can be one of the easiest things to assign to a virtual assistant, says Karen Wessels, CEO of VA Connect. Many small businesses choose to share their bookkeeping systems with their virtual assistants who can then follow up on tasks such as outstanding invoices or unpaid bills. “You will need to hand over some control including passwords and access to accounts,” Karen says.
- Online Research – You can easily farm out Internet research to virtual assistants. Common requests include finding information on corporate websites, exploring new products and vetting potential employees or business contacts. You can also ask you VA to get possible blog topics and proof read your blog. You can also get your VA to do research on what is trending and report back to you.
- Database Entries – Whether it’s a slew of new business cards picked up at a conference or updated information for existing contacts, keeping databases current is a suitable task for virtual assistants. Be specific about your needs and expectations, and make sure the virtual assistant has done this type of work before so there’s less room for errors.
- Data presentations - Turning raw data into a clear PowerPoint presentation or summarising research findings in a Word document can be a huge timesaver when prepping for meetings. Your work comes back to you in a shareable format and easy to use.
- Managing email - To keep you from wasting time in your email inbox, some virtual assistants will filter your most important emails and respond to the rest on your behalf. Such email management is easy to do remotely, but you need to provide guidance on how to pick out key emails and ask the assistant to copy you before sending out any responses to reduce the risk of errors.
- Social tasks - Virtual assistants can be a good bet to handle tasks such as writing holiday cards or sending thank you notes, we know that social chores have become a very common assignment. Such tasks can become all consuming for business executives, but a good virtual assistant can take care of all of it.
- Travel Research - Virtual assistants are a great resource for finding hotels, booking airfares and mapping out trip itineraries both for business and pleasure. The assistants can take advantage of the growing number of travel research tools and review sites on the Web. They can also deal with the hassle of navigating time zones when booking or researching international travel options by phone.
- Scheduling - Because many scheduling tools are available online, virtual assistants are managing the calendars of many clients. Tasks include dealing with meeting invitations from others, scheduling appointments with clients and helping to plan events. It’s about being comfortable and letting go of that calendar to a non-staff person working virtually.
- Chasing business - Prioritising potential business opportunities can be challenging, but virtual assistants can help with the process. They can take care of the important but time consuming tasks like setting up appointments, confirming appointments and doing that lunch booking, freeing up your time to do the important business.
- Industry knowledge prep - With limited time to keep up with industry news, some small businesses have turned to virtual assistants to keep tabs on the most important happenings. Many executives then use the industry information to update their Twitter feed or bring up interesting developments in conversation with customers and prospects. This helps executives appear to have timely news.
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