Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Virtual assistants have been around for years, working away from their home office, the local coffee shop, or even from an idyllic pool overlooking a beach in Bali (which is exactly where I plan to be working from in the not so distant future). If, like me, you're thinking, have they? I've never even heard of VAs until recently; you're not alone.
I was oblivious to the wonderful world of VAs, this phenomenal group of incredibly talented, efficient & brilliant entrepreneurs. I stumbled upon it by complete accident, and fast forward three months, here I am with my very own VA business.
So what does a VA do?
A virtual assistant is someone that works remotely, using their own equipment. We assist businesses with administrative tasks and offer a range of different services. My available services can be found on my website.
Here are just a few things a VA could help you with
🧑🏼💻 Responding to customer service tickets/complaints
🧑🏼💻 Responding to Trip advisor or Google Reviews
🧑🏼💻 Processing refunds
🧑🏼💻 Chasing payments
🧑🏼💻 Planning events or business trips
🧑🏼💻 Organising your inbox or diary
🧑🏼💻 Scheduling posts to Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
🧑🏼💻 Engaging with potential clients on social media
🧑🏼💻 Proofreading + Editing
🧑🏼💻 Organising your files
🧑🏼💻 Reminder services - so that you never miss a birthday or anniversary again
🧑🏼💻 Booking holidays - Yes VA's are paid to make your holiday dreams come true
The list goes on and on. The one thing you can guarantee is if there's a task that you want to outsource and it can be done remotely, there will be a VA out there that can help you.
So if you think it's time to start outsourcing some of the things in your business that you or your team don't have the time for anymore, find yourself a VA.