A Virtual Assistant (abbreviated VA) is an Administrative Assistant that works out of their own office supporting small business owners, non-profits, or others who need additional office support. Virtual Assistants provide their own computer equipment and pay their own taxes. By utilizing the Internet, Virtual Assistants can provide many of the same services as in-house administrative assistants and professional service providers.
Available services vary from VA to VA and depend greatly upon their knowledge, experience, and skill level; typically the higher the skill level required to complete a task or project, the higher the cost for the client. Consider leveraging the value of Virtual Assistant services is to hire a provider who can manage your project efficiently by contracting with VAs of appropriate skill levels for each phase of a project to keep costs as reasonable as possible while providing superior results.
Types of Services Offered:
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Appointment scheduling and reminders. Phone/Voicemail monitoring and call response. E-mail monitoring and response, mailings, mail merge, scanning, faxing, shipping.
REAL ESTATE SUPPORT
Assistance with listing updates online, website maintenance, contact database updates, HTML newsletters, and emails.
Brochures, Business Cards, Catalogs, Letterhead, Invitations, Postcards, Flyers and Thank You Cards
Search the Internet for data, contact information, pricing comparisons, articles pertinent to your industry, white papers
Contact management, Database management, Spreadsheets
MS/Mac/Google:Typing, editing, business correspondence, reports, proposals, resumes
PowerPoint/Keynote presentations prepared for use as overheads, slides, online slide shows or handouts
Research schedules, prices and make reservations according to your budget, time schedule and preferences
Light bookkeeping, bill paying, client invoices and statements, data entry of receipts and sales
Errands, gift shopping, social and business event organization
WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES
Web design, site redesign, site maintenance, SEO, Brand management, E-Newsletters & E-Mail Marketing with Constant Contact
INTERNET MARKETING/ SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Press Release Creation & Submission, Autoresponder Setup & Maintenance, Article/Content Writing & Submission, Web Directory Submissions.