Team Up With a Virtual Assistant
Building a business can turn into an tiresome chore if you are not careful. The more business you accomplish, the more administrative tasks you have; the more time you spend on administrative tasks, the less time you have to generate new business.
That’s where a virtual assistant can help. Virtual assistants can work for one business owner or more than one, performing a wide variety of business-related tasks that will save time and money, all while working from their own office.
The virtual assistant takes the role of the temp and elevates it to the status of Partnership. Because the virtual assistant is self-employed, and is dependent on referrals and steady work flow from existing clients, they can be the perfect solution for a busy entrepreneur.
Virtual assistants offer several advantages over a paid employee, with all the benefits of outsourcing. They save the business owner employee tax and benefits problems while demonstrating the loyalty and steadiness of a company employee.
As more and more businesses move their marketing and communications to the Internet, virtual assistants become the obvious solution to staffing problems. They can specialize in a variety of business related support such as real estate transaction coordination, calendar management, paralegal support and data entry. It all depends on what the business owner needs.
Below is a short list of just some of the tasks that can be delegated to a virtual assistant:
* Schedule appointments
* Maintain client database
* Research online job postings for prospective employees
* Create Listings flyers, relocation packets and email marketing
* Online Marketing management such as blogging and social media
* Graphic design for logos, branding and other advertising options
* Monthly newsletter
* Bookkeeping and payroll management
* Create marketing material for open house
* PowerPoint presentations for speaking engagements
* Travel arrangements
* Event planning and management
* Website design and upkeep
* Press releases
* Write and/or submit E-zine articles
Other advantages include not having to provide office space, worry about the assistant being late/leaving early, or calling in to say that the babysitter is sick. The virtual assistant can be flexible with their schedule, making it feasible to work with several clients at a time, but offering undivided attention to each.
How much does a virtual Assistant cost?
Many business owners choose to pay a on a monthly basis for a package of services customized for their needs .
Another option involves single project rates that are based on an hourly fee anywhere from $15 to $40 dollars an hour.
The more specialized the task, for example, Graphic Design or Website Creation, the higher the charge.
As the world turns more to the internet, wireless communication and social media to conduct business, utilizing the skills of a virtual assistant become more appealing and cost effective.
About the author: Lisa Kolb and her team of Augusta Virtual Assistants are passionate about supporting you in utilizing your time and resources more effectively by providing the assistance you need, when you need it. This allows you to focus on what’s important, growing your business. We provide work that is performed efficiently and with an eye for detail as well as your bottom line. Our key objective is Customer Satisfaction. Your business needs and sensitive information will be handled professionally and confidentiality is guaranteed.