FAQ’s about Virtual Assistants
Q: What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant is a skilled professional who provides support to businesses via the internet in a wide variety of ways. VA’s are independent contractors and are usually hired by small and web-based businesses. To see my areas of expertise and how we can partner to make your business better, please check out my services page.
Q: Why do I need one?
A Virtual Assistant can save you two of your most precious resources: time and money. As a business owner, you should be focused on your products or services and growing your business – not worried about day to day administrative chores. A VA can take care of paperwork, handle bookkeeping, provide customer service, organize your inbox, update your website, make travel arrangements, proofread your blog, help with marketing and manage your schedule.
Q: Why shouldn’t I just hire a staff?
Hiring employees requires you to pay for benefits and taxes you wouldn’t have to worry about with an independent contractor. You don’t have to have a suitable office space or equipment either. Also, hiring a VA is more flexible. If you don’t have any extra work, you don’t pay anyone. Or if you just need help with a big project, hire your VA for that one job. You can pay hourly or by the project or even work out a retainer plan. Cost-wise and convenience-wise, VA’s can accommodate your needs.
Q: What can you do to help me?
The short answer is “a lot.” However, I specialize in a few areas, including webinar support. You can read more about my services here.
Q: What if I have no idea what I need?
No problem! My initial consult is free. We can chat about where your business is and where you want it to be and build a plan from there. Don’t be intimidated. Shoot me an email and we’ll get started!