We often get inquiries and the first thing that is often said is, “I know I need help. I don’t want an employee but I don’t know how the Virtual Assistant (VA) thing works!”
Below you’ll find answers to the most common questions about working with a VA.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor and not an employee. They are small business owners themselves, giving them greater understanding of where and how they can assist other businesses. A VA becomes an integral part of your business, assisting from a remote location.
VAs are not just a home-based secretary. Most VAs held senior positions in the corporate world, generally as Executive Assistants, Office Managers or similar. They are multi skilled, extremely flexible and have that ‘Can do’ attitude, after all, they have set up and are operating their own business.
How does it work?
A VA works from their own home office. So much can be done virtually via telephone, email, instant messaging, VOIP, FTP, fax, postal, courier services and utilising the virtual office spaces that are now available, such as Dropbox, Google Docs etc. Quite often, virtual assistants never get the opportunity to meet their clients face-to-face.
What are the benefits of working with a VA?
How do we get started?
We will discuss your needs and the service(s) required. An Engagement Letter will be forward to you outlining the support and relevant fee (either per hour or per project). Once the Engagement Letter has been signed and returned to our office, the support can commence. All completed work will be returned to you via your chosen method.