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Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA)

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Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA)

  1. 1. Partnering with a Virtual Assistant (VA) info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty!
  2. 2. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! Content  What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Types of services provided by virtual assistants Utilizing virtual assistant services Benefits Challenges Cost of services Finding a Virtual Assistant and verifying qualifications
  3. 3. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! 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
  4. 4. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! Types of Services Provided by Virtual Assistants (include but are not limited to the following): Bookkeeping Branding Contact Management Database Creation/Management Desktop Publishing Electronic File Management Event Planning Marketing Presentations Reports Research Social Media Spreadsheet Design Travel Arrangements Web Maintenance Word Processing
  5. 5. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! Utilizing virtual assistant services Benefits More time to focus on your business and grow the bottom line No more stress over the daily administrative tasks VA’s have their own office, no need to expand your current office VA offices have the equipment and/or software to get the job done VA’s purchase their own insurance Working with a seasoned professional and only paying for the hours used Challenges Not certain what to delegate Not having someone in the office for immediate tasks Not being open minded, having the mentality that “No one can do it better than me”
  6. 6. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! Cost of services: Hourly Virtual Assistant rates range from $25-$75 per hour depending upon the following factors:  Location  Services  Years of experience  Specializations  Certifications Packages Some VA’s offer packages for services such as:  Social Media  SEO Services  Website Design & Hosting
  7. 7. info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! Finding a VA and verifying qualifications Finding a Virtual Assistant  Do a search online: International Virtual Assistance Association http://www.ivaa.org Virtual Assistant Networking http://www.mediamage.com/va/ Virtual Assistant Forum http://www.virtualassistantforums.com If seeking someone locally: Chambers of Commerce Meet Ups Referrals Verifying Qualifications  Do a search online:  Visit website  View LinkedIn profile for past experience and recommendations  Search postings If specialized industry:  Request certifications
  8. 8. Presented by: MaryannCruz,Founder info@think-vs.com Taking care of your administrative tasks is virtually our specialty! 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

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