As a busy entrepreneur and business owner, you wear many hats while running your business. One of them requires you to do administrative tasks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an administrative assistant to handle those duties for you?
- I can’t afford one.
- I only need a few hours a week.
- I work from home, so I don’t have the office space.
- I don’t have the money to buy the equipment and software he/she would need to do the work.
- I don’t have time to train someone.
But just because all of the above might be true doesn’t mean you can’t get help! Hiring a Virtual Assistant is the perfect solution for many busy entrepreneurs and has lots of benefits over hiring a full- or part-time administrative assistant, such as:
- You pay for only time spent on the task. You do not pay for bathroom breaks and coffee breaks.
- You do NOT pay for employment and social security taxes. Virtual Assistants are considered subcontractors.
- You do NOT pay for vacation or sick time.
- Virtual Assistants have their own office and use their own equipment.
- Virtual Assistants upgrade their own software.
- Virtual Assistants come with a variety of skills and usually only a little education about your business is needed to get them going.
And now you’re wondering what all a Virtual Assistant can do, aren’t you? Well, a Virtual Assistant can do just about anything an in-house administrative assistant can do (except for physically filing papers, although there’s a solution for that, too). Here’s just a partial list of some of the tasks VAs provide:
- Word Processing
- Copywriting, Proofreading, and Editing
- Data Entry
- Email and Calendar Management
- Travel Arrangements
- Appointment Setting and Confirmation
- Customer Care Packages
- CRM Maintenance
- Ezine Setup and Distribution
- Social Media
- Website Design and Maintenance
- Virtual Events (Teleseminars, Summits, Video)
Virtual Assistants do not need to be in the same geographic location as you. While some entrepreneurs prefer their VAs to be in the same time zone, this is also not a requirement for most. The best place to start in finding a Virtual Assistant is to ask for references from other busy entrepreneurs. You can also visit several VA organizations, such as International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) or VA Networking and submit requests for proposals, being sure to list exactly the skillsets and requirements you are looking for. >
Hiring a Virtual Assistant will help you free up time, so you can do what you do best!! If you’d like a free consultation to see if Gulf Coast Office Support is the right fit for you, email us and we’ll set up a call.