, I am a certified social media, internet marketing, and virtual event specialist. I enjoy every aspect of small business marketing. The idea of running a home-based Internet/Social Marketing and Administrative business all started while I was living in Cal
How can a Bilingual Virtual Assistant help you?
by Claudia Amendola (IT), Sylvie Guiziou (FR) and Sarah Santacroce (CH)
A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is an
independent entrepreneur who provides professional administrative, technical, or creative
(social) assistance to clients from a home office.
A virtual assistant can help you with your daily tasks that need to be accomplished in
order to run your business successfully. She or he can work on both short-term and long-
term projects without becoming your employee. You can save money by hiring a virtual
assistant as the costs will not include the usual ones related to having a permanent
employee (equipment and rental costs, payroll, taxes, benefits and non-productive hours).
A bilingual VA who speaks and writes at least two languages fluently is highly
beneficial for a firm which does business in those languages.
Below you find a non exhaustive list of some tasks that you can delegate to this
A bilingual virtual assistant can organize and manage your correspondence or an email
campaign for your business. She can manage your database, updating and entering new
information. If you need travel arrangements, calendar management, email data research,
date entry, transcription or other administrative services in two languages, a bilingual virtual
assistant is the person that can solve all these things, while you focus on more lucrative
work. All you need is a computer, a phone and an internet connection to stay in touch with a
virtual assistant and delegate the tasks to her or him.
Some virtual assistants are specialized in Internet and/or social media marketing. They can
help you set up an article or press release marketing campaign, improve the SEO of your
website and give you other helpful tips on how to increase your client base trough Internet
marketing. They are also experts in how to use social media to increase your leads: create a
business blog, set up an engaging Facebook page, help you how to use Twitter and other
trendy social media tools.