Overview <ul><li>What is a VA? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a VA do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of working wit...
What is a Virtual Assistant? <ul><li>A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, cre...
Services provided by  Virtual Assistants Include: <ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><li>Association Management ...
Major Benefits of using a VA: <ul><li>No payroll expenses or benefits costs </li></ul><ul><li>Only paying for “time on tas...
Who Benefits  from VA Services? <ul><li>Small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>  Self-employed workers </li></ul><ul><li>  Exe...
What to outsource <ul><li>Projects or ongoing support </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks that you don’t like to do  </li></ul><ul><li...
How Do I Find a VA: <ul><li>Go to www.ivaa.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search our member directory by keyword or location </...
What to Look for in a VA <ul><li>What Certifications, if any, does the VA have?   </li></ul><ul><li>What professional orga...
How Do I Select a VA? <ul><li>Spend time on the VA's website.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for typos and bad grammar  </li...
Conclusion <ul><li>When you hire a VA, you open the door to a global resource of administrative, technical and creative su...
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More and more entrepreneurs are discovering the vital help that a virtual assistant can provide in helping their business to grow and be successful. These tips will help you make sure you find the best VA for your needs.

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How to Find a Great VA!

  1. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is a VA? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a VA do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I look for in a VA? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find a VA? </li></ul>
  2. 3. What is a Virtual Assistant? <ul><li>A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, creative and/or technical services. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery, a professional VA assists clients in his/her area of expertise from his/her own office on a contractual basis. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Services provided by Virtual Assistants Include: <ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><li>Association Management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Bookkeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site Design & maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Data entry </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker/Author/Coach Support </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate support </li></ul><ul><li>Database design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Transcription </li></ul><ul><li>Legal support </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Broker/Agent support </li></ul><ul><li>Business Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Assistance </li></ul>
  4. 5. Major Benefits of using a VA: <ul><li>No payroll expenses or benefits costs </li></ul><ul><li>Only paying for “time on task” </li></ul><ul><li>No need of office space or equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist in their chosen niche area </li></ul><ul><li>No geographical limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Access to new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Saves you time and money </li></ul><ul><li>A partner in the success of your business </li></ul>
  5. 6. Who Benefits from VA Services? <ul><li>Small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>  Self-employed workers </li></ul><ul><li>  Executives of any kind </li></ul><ul><li>  Busy people </li></ul><ul><li>  Clubs and associations </li></ul><ul><li>  Sales executives </li></ul><ul><li>  Chief executives </li></ul><ul><li>  Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>  Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Authors </li></ul><ul><li>Coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Agents  </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>  Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Market Agents </li></ul><ul><li>  Home-based business </li></ul><ul><li>  New start-up business </li></ul><ul><li>  Internet business </li></ul><ul><li>  International business </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>  ANYONE! </li></ul>
  6. 7. What to outsource <ul><li>Projects or ongoing support </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks that you don’t like to do </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks that you don’t have time to do </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks that you don’t know how to do </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that’s more cost & time effective to outsource to someone else </li></ul>
  7. 8. How Do I Find a VA: <ul><li>Go to www.ivaa.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search our member directory by keyword or location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse our directory by speciality area or certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit an RFP that outlines your needs and preferences </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. What to Look for in a VA <ul><li>What Certifications, if any, does the VA have?  </li></ul><ul><li>What professional organizations do they belong to? </li></ul><ul><li>Can the VA provide client testimonials?  </li></ul><ul><li>What are the billing rates & forms of payment? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the VA specialize in relevant areas? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the VA available for the hours you require? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the VA equipped with the proper hardware/software? </li></ul>
  9. 10. How Do I Select a VA? <ul><li>Spend time on the VA's website. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check for typos and bad grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>participation in the VA industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>published articles.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask for client references and check them. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a time to conduct a phone interview. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review the tasks or project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss billing and payment methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on a preferred communication style and schedule </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>When you hire a VA, you open the door to a global resource of administrative, technical and creative support. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Assistants help YOU so that YOU can focus on your business. </li></ul><ul><li>The Virtual Assistant - A partner in your success! </li></ul>

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