Have you been assigned the task of organising the company’s 2010 annual conference? Or perhaps a new video production. The brief was along the very vague lines of ‘make it interesting’, ‘something different’, ‘something people will be talking about for years’.
A virtual assistant can provide most of the secretarial support a small business or sole-trader is likely to require. They can answer your calls, handle your email messages, manage your diary, maintain your spreadsheets, design your Powerpoint presentations, run your social media marketing campaigns, design and build your website…
No matter how much we Mac users rile against Microsoft, there’s just no getting round the fact that most businesses will be using the Microsoft Office suite. Which particular programs you buy depends upon the services you’re going to be offering as a virtual assistant or virtual PA.
There are many names for a virtual assistant — not to be confused with non-human virtual assistants — virtual secretary, virtual personal assistant (PA), virtual temp — and we perform a variety of admin tasks to support start-up, SME, and larger businesses.
Individuals, small businesses, or large corporate organisations looking for someone to outsource their overload of work to don’t have time to figure out which side of the fence you, as a virtual assistant, sit on. They just want to know whether you have the time and skills to do the job and whether your fees are within their budget.