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  • 1. Growing your business and bottom line through outsourcing.
    Series I
    Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA)
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 2. Content
    • What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
    • 3. Types of services provided by virtual assistants
    • 4. Utilizing virtual assistant services
    • 5. Benefits
    • 6. Challenges
    • 7. Cost of services
    • 8. Finding a Virtual Assistant and verifying qualifications
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 9. What is a Virtual Assistant?
    A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a solopreneur who specializes in providing ongoing, one-on-one, collaborative-style administrative support.
    Like other professional service providers, Virtual Assistants operate remotely from their own places of business and utilize today's technology to deliver their services and communicate with clients.
    Virtual Assistants are first and foremost administrative experts. Virtual Assistants sometimes offer additional, separate specialties that fall under creative and/or technical services…
    http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com/definition.htm
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 10. Types of Services Provided by Virtual Assistants
    (include but are not limited to the following):
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 26. Utilizing virtual assistant services
    Benefits
    • More time to focus on your business and grow the bottom line
    • 27. No more stress over the daily administrative tasks
    • 28. VA’s have their own office, no need to expand your current office
    • 29. VA offices have the equipment and/or software to get the job done
    • 30. VA’s purchase their own insurance
    • 31. Working with a seasoned professional and only paying for the hours used
    Challenges
    • Not certain what to delegate
    • 32. Not having someone in the office for immediate tasks
    • 33. Not being open minded, having the mentality that “No one can do it better than me”
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 34. Cost of services:
    Hourly
    Virtual Assistant rates range from $25-$75 per hour depending upon the following factors:
    Packages
    Some VA’s offer packages for services such as:
    • Social Media
    • 39. SEO Services
    • 40. Website Design & Hosting
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 41. Finding a VA and verifying qualifications
    Verifying Qualifications
    • Do a search online:
    • 42. Visit website
    • 43. View LinkedIn profile for past experience and recommendations
    • 44. Search postings
    • 45. If specialized industry:
    • 46. Request certifications
    Finding a Virtual Assistant
    • Do a search online:
    • 47. International Virtual Assistance Association http://www.ivaa.org
    • 48. Virtual Assistant Networking http://www.mediamage.com/va/
    • 49. Virtual Assistant Forum http://www.virtualassistantforums.com
    • 50. If seeking someone locally:
    • 51. Chambers of Commerce
    • 52. Meet Ups
    • 53. Referrals
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com
  • 54. Phone: 860.263.9208
    Cell: 860.985.9260
    E-mail: maryann@think-vs.com
    Website: http://www.think-vs.com
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/maryanncruz
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thinkvs
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maryanncruz.10
    Presented by:Maryann Cruz, Founder
    Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
    info@think-vs.com