Thinking about hiring a virtual assistant? We’ve gathered a few topics together on the subject that might interest you. If you’re seriously considering contacting Emerald Virtual Assistance, here’s how we can help. If you’re undecided or on the fence, take a look at who we are and what we do.
Who Are We?
A virtual assistant, also known as a VA, is someone who works remotely, either from their home or office, to help you tackle your workload. While virtual assistants are sometimes pictured as glorified secretaries sending flowers and making appointments, they can bring exceptional value to the work they do for your business when utilized in exciting and imaginative ways. VAs can therefore become remarkably valuable assets to your company and to your bottom line.
What Can We Do?
Virtual assistants can do anything to help with the weight of your workload, from scheduling meetings to updating your website, and from managing your social media, to event planning. A VA can even write your web copy and blogs. Whatever you don’t have time to do, or don’t know how to do effectively, a virtual assistant can step in and get the job done with great efficiency.
Who Should Get a VA?
A virtual assistant is for anyone who needs to delegate their workload in order to reclaim their own lost time. This includes entrepreneurs, small business owners, tech companies, the self-employed, and even you if your own life has gotten too busy.
How Does it Work?
A virtual assistant works like hiring an employee or a personal assistant without all the hassle of the hiring process. VA’s work for a professional agency and you become their client. Once you’re their client, you delegate work to your VA. This includes managing your calendar and your inbox, booking appointments or corporate events, handling your social media, or even updating your website. VA’s can also tackle personal tasks as well, such as sending flowers to Mom for her birthday or finding a dog groomer for Fluffy.
How Will a VA Benefit Me?
When it comes to start-ups, small businesses, and established companies, hiring a virtual assistant is one of the smartest, and most cost-effective business decisions you can make. Why? Because a VA is the entrepreneur of entrepreneurs. If you need to get your records in order, your calendar sorted, or your web copy written, perhaps an independent contractor is exactly what you need. VAs work for themselves and, like many entrepreneurs, have their own clientele. They are not hired employees, which as independent contractors, keeps your overhead costs down.
Don’t Wait ‘Til After the Holidays
Are you stressing about choosing gifts? Purchasing party supplies? Ordering groceries? Sending Christmas cards? Stress no more. With a VA, you’re no longer alone when it comes to checking off your holiday to-dos. Make your list—we’ll check it twice.
No matter your business, the time of year, or the tasks you need done, VA’s can help free up your personal and professional calendar. Once you make the choice to hire a VA, you’ll never look back.