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Location: Virtually Everywhere
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2010

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Hello, how are you?

Started by Rosita. Last reply by Rosita Jun 14, 2010. 2 Replies

My name is Rosita and I have a question. Do your service provide marketing? Just curious?

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Comment by Alanda Josey on June 10, 2010 at 1:23pm
Hi my name is Alanda Josey and I just launched my VA site.
http://virtual-suite.cocoamommy.com
I look forward to connecting with other ladies with VA businessess. This was a brainchild of mine after losing my job last year. I felt what better way to work for me doing something I love by surfing the net.
Comment by Trisha Martin on November 3, 2009 at 12:31am
Hey, I just became a VA last month. Just wanted to join the site seeing as no one else has, yet. Perhaps we can collaborate, who knows. Visit my site over at www.freewebs.com/sayinsomethang to see all that I am doing. Thank you.
Comment by Tracey R. Banks on October 8, 2009 at 8:33pm
My name is Tracey Banks of Virtually Everything Virtual Assistant. I am contacting you because I believe my business may be of some assistance to you. Many businesses and individuals are new to the concept of a Virtual Assistant. They either never knew we existed or heard and never thought it was for them. I have been an administrative assistant to a number of companies, large and small, since 1995. With my education and experience, I thought why not supply my services to all in need. Currently I have contracts with a department of the State of MS and small business owners. My company, provides many professional services that will be beneficial to you. If you are interested, take a few moments and read about how I may benefit your company or the company you work for.

Thank you for your time,
Virtually Everything Virtual Assistant



I can be reached by:

Website: www.VirtuallyEverythingVA.com
Email: www.VirtuallyEverythingVA@live.com
(601) 706-9747

What is a Virtual Assistant, you ask?

A Virtual Assistant (or VA) is a solopreneur who specializes in providing ongoing, one-on-one, collaborative-style administrative support.

Like other professional service providers, Virtual Assistants operate remotely from their own places of business and utilize today's technology to deliver their services and communicate with clients.

Virtual Assistants are first and foremost administrative experts. Virtual Assistants sometimes offer additional, separate specialties that fall under creative and/or technical services.

Virtual Assistants come from a variety of business backgrounds, but the single-most important qualification the industry expects of its peers is at least five (5) years administrative experience earned in the real (non-virtual) business world working in upper-level capacities such as administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager/supervisor, etc.

From this level of experience, a Virtual Assistant is expected to possess the skill sets, training and business knowledge which are the hallmark of a truly qualified Virtual Assistant.

-Virtual Assistant Definition from the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce

How Will Using A Virtual Assistant Benefit My Business?

Virtual Assistants have a lot of advantages. All of them translate to dollars and cents adding up to growth and profitability for your business.

Using VAs allows you to shift the vital, repetitive yet essential tasks that you really do not have to do yourself, allowing you to focus on growing your top line via a new product or new service introduction or perhaps by diversifying into an entirely new business.

1.Ability to delegate tasks while controlling costs
2.Ability to access highly-skilled technical staff when necessary
3.Ability to increase the quality of services with new skills and technologies without internal investment
4.Ability to focus on new business strategies and critical services while satisfying current customers
5.Ability to develop new capabilities without huge investments in capital and time
Financial Benefits Of Using Virtual Assistants:

•VAs are independent contractors; eliminating payroll taxes, vacation pay, sick days and employee benefits such as health and dental insurance
•No need to purchase additional office space or equipment
•No expenses or down time for employee training
•Using VAs offers you the ability to keep your projects on schedule without paying overtime
•You only pay for time spent on YOUR project
•Unlike traditional employees, you are NOT paying a virtual assistant for making personal phone calls, surfing the internet, chatting with co-workers or coffee/smoke breaks
•No agency fees as with temporary employees
•Using VAs gives you the ability to take on more work to generate more profits
The cost savings of using virtual assistants, depending on the size of your business, can be quite staggering. When you include payroll taxes and benefit packages for a full-time employee, their “real” cost is over twice their base pay!


Additional Advantages Of Using Virtual Assistants:

•Using a VA will allow you more time to focus on strategic planning to grow your business
•Our highly trained VAs posses skills that you may not have, but require; i.e. graphic design, search engine optimization or creating power point presentations
•Our VAs use state-of-the-art software that your company may not own
•Using virtual assistants can help level out seasonal or cyclical fluctuations in your business
•No cumbersome OSHA regulation to follow
•We work around your schedule to provide you service whenever you need it
•A VA can help your business gain a competitive edge by providing value-added services
•Using virtual assistants lets you delegate the myriad of time consuming administrative tasks
Outsourcing work to VAs allows you to control capital costs for office furniture, computers & equipment, reduce labor costs, increase efficiency and gives you extra time to focus on your core business and start new projects quickly.

If you are looking to increase your flexibility, reduce your overhead, improve time management and grow your business, using a virtual assistant may be the right solution for you.

-VA.org
 

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