What Do Virtual Assistants Do?

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.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Brochures, Business Cards, Catalogs, Letterhead, Invitations, Postcards, Flyers and Thank You Cards

INTERNET RESEARCH

Search the Internet for data, contact information, pricing comparisons, articles pertinent to your industry, white papers

DATA ENTRY

Contact management, Database management, Spreadsheets

WORD PROCESSING

MS/Mac/Google:Typing, editing, business correspondence, reports, proposals, resumes

PRESENTATIONS

PowerPoint/Keynote presentations prepared for use as overheads, slides, online slide shows or handouts

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Research schedules, prices and make reservations according to your budget, time schedule and preferences

BOOKKEEPING

Light bookkeeping, bill paying, client invoices and statements, data entry of receipts and sales

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

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.

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