How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You with Your Holiday To-Do List

The Holiday Season is upon us, and we all know that means…the growing holiday to-do list!  Why not let a Virtual Assistant help you conquer that list?

A Virtual Assistant can help your business or you personally with:

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We all know that sending out those holiday cards takes up a lot of time.  A Virtual Assistant can send those cards out for you!  Do you send out a family update letter?  A Virtual Assistant can format that letter for you.  Do you send out an e-card?  A Virtual Assistant can manage (format and send out) that mailing for you.  Handwritten envelopes to e-cards – no job is too big or too small.

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Oh, those holiday parties…what a bunch of planning goes into those events!  A Virtual Assistant can plan that event for you!  From reservations to music to clean-up, why not let someone else management that event for you?

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Having a hard time deciding what to send your clients for the holidays?  Let a Virtual Assistant help you order those gifts and make sure that your clients get them on time.  Need help finding the best deal on a “must-have” item on someone’s wish list?  A Virtual Assistant can find that deal and purchase it for you.

Virtual Assistants don’t just help a business (or individual) during the holiday season.  They can help year-round!

If you need help with any of the above, please consider Clark Virtual Business Solutions.  Contact us today!

The Perks of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

iMysecy did a great job summing up why someone should hire a Virtual Assistant (VA).

The Perks of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Posted by: iMysecy | on September 9, 2013

You can do all the hard work all you want. I am sure you have to! Why not, every businessman and every entrepreneur needs to do so for the benefit of his thriving business or company. Surely, we don’t want our very own company or firm to get left behind in the competitive world of commerce. But then, let us face it. You also don’t want to do all the work now, do you? Especially if it involves every minute detail of the job – such as answering phone calls, arranging for appointments, and checking emails. You can’t just do every small and intricate detail in your job when you can actually focus your energy on the bigger concerns of your business such as how to increase your revenue or make your product or service marketable. Indeed, every business and organization aims for growth and development. But if you are the business owner or the entrepreneur, I am sure you would definitely need some of sort of help. If it would have been possible to have another extension of you, it would have been better. But no, you cannot. Thus, the better option would have to be hiring someone who can help you.

This someone wouldn’t just have to be a regular employee or a regular staff in your office. If you are keen enough, this option will not be convenient and cost-effective for you. Because of the innovation our technology now offers, there are better ways to avail of service that can aid your company and that is through outsourcing. Yes, the best alternative for you is to outsource a virtual assistant. He is also considered to be an independent contractor that can provide administrative, secretarial, content writing, marketing, retail and other related services to various clients from a home office setting. There are various benefits of hiring one.

Its benefits:
■They require no training at all

Normally when we hire people, we let them undergo training because it is the employer’s responsibility to enhance the skills of its employees. But in this case, you don’t need to because they are already equipped with the much needed expertise and skills for the job.

■Office Space is not required

When hiring an in-house employee, certain supplies and materials must be provided in order for him to work. This would mean an additional expense on your part. But this assistant has and uses his own personal supplies and equipment.

■They are hired on a per need basis only

This would be very cost-efficient for you because there are times that most businesses have seasons that have low to no work even and to maintain in house or office employees on such times are just but unnecessary expenses already.

■You are freed of employee fringe benefits and employee taxes

They are considered freelancers, thus they are not technically considered as full time employees. Being so, you, as an employer, are not required to file for their SSS benefits, tax forms, and other benefits being enjoyed by a regular employee.

■They are highly available

Unlike regular employees who only work strictly between 8 am to 5 pm, they have a more flexible work schedule. You can even discuss your preferred work schedule with them so both of you can come to a common agreement on what preferred time would he be working.

 

 

What is a Virtual Assistant (VA) and The VA Code of Ethics

A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a highly-skilled, independent professional who provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services. They are your off-site administrative professional.

Source: Virtual Assistant Definition – VANetworking.com, The Market Leader for Virtual Assistants Worldwide

See more information of what a VA is at: VANetworking.com

 

Ethics of a Virtual Assistant

  • As a Virtual Assistant, I will maintain the highest ethics and honesty in all dealings with clients, colleagues and the general public.
  • I will seek to deal with colleagues, suppliers and employees in a fair and equitable manner, and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct to bring credit to the Virtual Assistant profession.
  • As a highly ethical Virtual Assistant, I will only take on projects that are within my abilities. If a project is not within my ability, the client will be notified immediately and I will provide recommendations for other highly skilled Virtual Assistants.
  • Client information will be held in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared with others or used for personal gain.
  • I highly value each client relationship and will not place one client above another.
  • I will make a commitment to possess and increase the required knowledge, skills and training to be proficient and relevant in the provision of services.
  • I will be honest about my intentions and never misrepresent my skills, peers, or my profession as a whole, whether to networks or to prospects, clients, and the community at large (virtual or otherwise).
  • I will not knowingly be a part of any illegal or unethical activity.
  • I will promote the Virtual Assistance industry with the utmost professionalism and give of my knowledge freely to new and existing VAs and the general public.

*Source: VA Code of Ethics – VAnetworking.com The Market Leader for Virtual Assistants