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  1. 1. Welcome! B-a Va : 4 Week Webinar Be A Virtual Assistant B-a Va [email_address]
  2. 2. Introduction Loraine
  3. 3. What is a Virtual Assistant? <ul><li>“ Virtual Assistants (VAs) are independent entrepreneurs providing professional administrative, creative, managerial, technical, business office and/or personal support services. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual office assistants use the most advanced means of </li></ul><ul><li>communication, and the newest and </li></ul><ul><li>most efficient and time-saving </li></ul><ul><li>office products and work delivery, regardless of geographic boundaries. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Assistants work from their own offices, </li></ul><ul><li>on a contractual basis, and abide by an established </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Ethics requiring integrity, honesty and due diligence .” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Business Owners Hire a VA <ul><li>Focus on What You Do BEST </li></ul><ul><li>Time = $$$ </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Personal Life” </li></ul><ul><li>… the rest of the taxing and time consuming tasks are left to a Virtual Assistant. </li></ul>The American Small Business Association says that the majority of business owners spend up to 40% of their day handling administrative tasks.
  5. 5. Is It Worth It? The American Small Business Association says that the majority of business owners spend up to 40% of their day handling administrative tasks.
  6. 6. How ‘Bout Hiring An Employee? <ul><li>Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>$15 per hour </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits, Overhead, Taxes </li></ul><ul><li>HR Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Payroll Issues and disputes </li></ul><ul><li>State and Federal Mandated Regulations </li></ul>So if a regular employee has to work for 2080 hours in a year that will total to about $ 72,800 a year. But hiring a Virtual Assistant to do the same amount of work for 4 hrs a day ( 1040 a year ) will only cost them about $ 36,400. A whopping 50% of the cost is taken out. Think of what they can do with that amount of money to expand their business .
  7. 7. Freelancers vs. Virtual Assistant Offices <ul><li>Freelancer </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper option </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty, Integrity and Questionable Background </li></ul>Company Managed More Expensive Not Dedicated Longer Contract Less Downtime No Need to Check Background
  8. 8. How Do They Get Paid <ul><li>PayPal </li></ul><ul><li>3-5 business days, P300 </li></ul><ul><li>Xoom </li></ul><ul><li>Bank to Bank-Same Day, P300 </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Much Are They Paid? <ul><li>How Much Do You Want To Be Paid? </li></ul><ul><li>Per Hour? </li></ul><ul><li>Per Month? </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on the tasks </li></ul><ul><li>$35/ hour (4hrs a day)= $2800 a month </li></ul><ul><li>80 hrs a month- 4 hrs a day = $500 </li></ul><ul><li>8hrs a day = $3200 </li></ul>
  10. 10. TASKS <ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><li>Inbound Customer Service & Support </li></ul><ul><li>Outbound Telemarketing </li></ul><ul><li>Online Marketing & Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Sell Services You Can’t Deliver! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Administrative Tasks
  12. 12. Elaborate and Time Consuming Tasks
  13. 13. Must Have Skills & Competencies <ul><li>Computer Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Writing and Proofreading </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent & Accurate Research </li></ul>Focus on What You Do BEST
  14. 14. Must Have Skills & Competencies <ul><li>Pro-Active </li></ul><ul><li>Abundance of Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplined </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Passion to Learn New Things </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul>Focus on What You Do BEST
  15. 15. Trust and Integrity If you don’t have it Don’t even bother starting a career as a VA!!!
  16. 16. Trainings Needed <ul><li>SEO - Inbound and Outbound Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Using Social Networking Sites For Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Content and Article Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Blogging on Several Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Basic CSS and HTML trainings </li></ul>
  17. 17. Where Do I Find Work? <ul><li>oDesk </li></ul><ul><li>Freelancer </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li></ul><ul><li>Referrals </li></ul>Create a Powerful Resume Learn to Market your own Services Set up online profile Join Groups and Communities Avoid Bidding for a Client!
  18. 18. What Do I Need To Get Started? <ul><li>Reliable Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Headset </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and Quiet Work Station </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Email Account – Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Skype with Funds or Magic Jack </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Site, Website and a Domain Name??? </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar on Tools, Soon!!! </li></ul>
  19. 19. What’s Next??? <ul><li>2. Your Basic Tasks & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>3. Your Tools </li></ul><ul><li>4. How To Market Your Services </li></ul><ul><li>and Find Your Own Clients </li></ul>