WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
The tremendous advances in technology have dramatically changed the way business is conducted today. Administrative work that once had to be done in a traditional office, now is effectively and efficiently handled remotely, through e-mail, telephone, fax, overnight mail and on-line communications rather than face to face in an office. These technological advances, eliminate the traditional overhead associated with conventional office support.
A Virtual Assistant is a business owner, not an employee, who supplies administrative / secretarial support to others remotely or “virtually”. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor, who is an administrative expert. Business owners and entrepreneurs who want to increase their productivity and grow their businesses can partner with BusyGal Friday VA Services by delegating their administrative, website development, and personal tasks to us.
We specialize in helping businesses, executives, and individuals who want to free up time and get help with the mundane tasks of daily work. Consider us your committed -business partner who wants YOU to succeed!
Whether your business is large or a one-man show, there are several advantages for you to outsource some of your workload!
A Virtual Assistant (VA) works hand in hand with each client to help them obtain their business success. Partnering with a VA can be the ideal, cost effective solution to the overwhelming administrative tasks and projects that accompany the day to day routine of any small business owner, home-based entrepreneur, pastor or minister, student, individual, lawyer, doctor, accountant, or independent professional.
- A Virtual Assistant provides their own office space, equipment & supplies.
- No costs associated with hiring a salaried employee.
- No employer related taxes to be paid.
- No benefit packages to buy.
- Available on an “as needed basis.”
- Under contract only for the time that is worked on a project.
“Virtual Assistants are independent contractors who (from a remote location, usually their home or office) support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.”
~ The International Virtual Assistants Association
One of the biggest benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant is the cost savings.
Because VAs are independent contractors, not employees, they don’t come with the added expenses of employees like payroll taxes, vacation/sick time, insurance and other benefits, nor overtime.
VAs work from their own location, saving you on rent/office space, office supplies, furniture, equipment (phones, computer, etc).
Pay Only For Exactly What You Need
Utilize a VA to perform administrative tasks, research, data entry, bookkeeping, writing/proofreading, or design.
VAs are professionals and have many years of experience working directly with businesses, saving you training costs, downtime for training classes, and guiding them through the learning curve.
Pay only for the work you need, when you need it. You don’t pay for tardiness, bathroom breaks, lunch, checking emails, personal calls, or checking their personal social media accounts.
…to concentrate on doing what you love, performing your essential business tasks that inspired you to go into business in the first place.
…to dedicate more time to satisfying current customers and building stronger client relationships.
…to focus on new business strategies and expansion.
…to have fun on your weekends, which are usually dedicated to catching up on administrative duties, cutting into time with family and friends.
YOU ARE AN IDEAL CLIENT TO BE SERVED BY A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IF YOU…
- Can clearly define his/her goals as well as time and money restraints.
- Clearly communicates his/her expectations and requirements.
- Is not sparing of information that is necessary to complete the project.
- Is available to answer questions.
- Helps meet deadlines.
- Knows how to voice worries and criticisms.
- Gives feedback.
- Respects our expertise.
- Acts in order to help us do a superior job.
Clients choose to take the unique and refreshing approach of “getting the job done” by partnering with a Virtual Assistant. In turn, the VA owns very seriously the commitment to produce results. Through this joint commitment, successful partnerships are forged, and through these partnerships, we are able to enhance your business and help you to achieve all of your goals.
This article is an excerpt from my e-book THE VA PRIMER | 90+ Tasks You Can Delegate to a Live Virtual Assistant.