A virtual assistant (VA) is needed by many companies who are growing faster than expected. The owners and employees are having a lot of trouble keeping up with the demands of the business. In order to keep operations efficient, organized, and accurate, a virtual assistant (VA) is hired to help make business functions run more […]
When you hire a virtual assistant you are indeed committing to an additional expense and as a small business owner you will have to make the most of it. In these troubled times money is a big consideration and you need to spend it wisely. Since there are obvious costs involved in hiring virtual assistants […]
When your business is growing but still small, you, the owner, want to maximize your time (and that of any employees you have working for you) so that you can use your workhours to your best benefit. From bookkeeping to research, from posting your ads on CraigsList and its competitors to seeking out the best-priced […]
Are you a “Jack (or Jill) of all trades”? You know what they say about about Jacks of all trades — “master of none.” And truly, no matter how good you are at what you do, you can’t be good at everything. Nobody is great at working with both words and numbers. Nobody can excel […]
Most people think that once they get the client and complete the task there role as a virtual assistant is complete. However, in fact this is only the beginning of building a successful client list and your future work relationship with said client, because follow-up tasks are just as important as the initial task that […]
Running a modern business involves a lot of processes. It is sometimes difficult for people to have all the required processes provided by permanent employees. A virtual assistant is a person who provides support services for an individual or a company from distance. Such a person use communication technology such as phone, fax, and the […]
Running a small business on your own can get to be very time consuming and frustrating since oftentimes in order to make a business successful you have to sacrifice your personal life. However, there is another alternative to running the business by yourself without jumping through the hoops it takes to hire an assistant or […]
What is a virtual assistant? A VA, short for virtual assistant, is a person who provides professional help in areas of administration, technical, social, creative and accounting to clients from a work-from-home setup. The means of communication between a virtual assistant and his client is by electronic mails, instant messaging, phone calls, fax machine and […]
Many countries are now faced with high rates of unemployment. With the growing populations witnessed in the recent past, owing to improved medical care and advancement in technology, it is expected that the World population will continue being on the upward trend.
With the economy down all around the world people are struggling to make ends meet, but there is one market that has not been hit as hard by the economy: the Internet. Due to the fact that many companies are looking for ways to improve their companies without spending as much outsourcing over the Internet has continued to boom while other aspects of business are failing.
Own a website? Feeling just a tad bit overwhelmed at how many things you have to take care of on a daily basis that you did not anticipate? If you can answer yes to these questions then you may want to consider hiring a virtual assistant. In fact, it may be the difference between completing a profitable business venture and throwing in the towel before the real dividends start to show.
Small business and home business are becoming very popular and common around the world thanks to the power of the Internet. Many employed people run part time businesses from their homes and many more run start ups and other well established small businesses full time. While the small business may be more flexible in terms of business models, it does not have the finances and resources to tide major economic slowdowns like the one we are in presently.
The use of VAs is a recent world-wide trend that is used both professionally and personally. This doesn’t mean that there were no assistants before, but it is due to the addition of the word ‘virtual’. A virtual assistant is someone you hire through the web mainly, such person is supposed to be (compared to the in-house assistant) more skilful, trained and up to date with the latest technology. In addition, you have all options when it comes to the service provided by a VA in terms of the services type, amount and timing.
If you are an offline business focusing on delivering your expertise, the new IT world may be a challenge that you are grappling with. There are many perceived benefits of adopting it, but at the same time the transition can too tedious affecting your regular business. So the dilemma: How much to adapt and how much to avoid? Well, you have a simpler alternative: outsource your non-core work to other professionals. All your mundane procedures like order processing, supply chain management, employee salaries and perks, and other data that are best done online can be given to the experts and you can continue to excel in your area of expertise. Besides, you can also outsource your online marketing campaigns to derive maximum benefit from online resources without having to invest a fortune in it.
Intuitively, a virtual assistant is a personal assistant who works online, which is true. But that doesn’t have to mean that VA is only for office duties. You can look at engaging a virtual assistant for your personal jobs too. It may sound intriguing, what use is a VA to me for my personal chores? […]
Due to constant poor performance and productivity many business houses are opting for outsourcing. But still there remain some certain fear of loosing control of the business among the business owners when they outsource. Outsourcing industry has both ups and downs and you cannot ignore that. In this article, you will learn more about the […]
Internet has brought about many changes to the way we conduct business. One of the major impacts in this regard has been the position of an administrative assistant – now virtual assistant. Many business owners would be tempted to opt for these VAs to handle their daily business aspects, unfortunately due to the novelty of […]
Gone are the days when managing day to day business was a taxing task. Today thanks to Virtual Assistants the entire burden of managing all the organizational activities and day to day routine is a breeze. Taking your business to newer heights of success was never easy till such time virtual assistants appeared on the […]