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Guest Blogger Eunice Nisbett shares with you why you need a Virtual Assistant.
Who Says I Need a VA?
Eunice Nisbett, Savvy Corporate Planners+
A VA? What on earth is that, an Ipod? I know the term might be new to you. Or perhaps you have heard it before and did not even care. No it is not an Ipod. We’re human. We are Virtual Assistants! Your savvy administrative partners located away from your office, yet connected to you…virtually.
Yes, it has been a while since you started your business, and you are bogged down with the administrative details. Then again, perhaps you are a large company seeking to downsize and it is now time to outsource. Virtual assistance is the new outsourcing strategy.
Outsourcing what, you ask. Just about anything that takes you away from focusing on the bottom line – profits; anything that prevents you from taking the time to understand your clients’ needs and meet them; anything that diverts your attention from your business core. Let’s say anything admin.
The volume of administrative work I have to perform is negligible. I can do it myself, you respond. That’s what you think. However, stop for a minute and assess how you invest your time. How much time do you spend performing these administrative routines?
- Running around to secure your business license
- Arranging meetings
- Attending meetings
- Transcribing your handwritten notes
- Preparing your PowerPoint Presentations
- Preparing and mailing Invoices
- Preparing proposals
- Chasing payments
- Drafting, typing and editing documents
- Converting documents to PDF
- Making hotel and travel reservations
- Responding to emails and clearing your email account
- Sending out e-mail blasts
- Fiddling with setting up your Facebook Page or Tweeter Account
- Contributing to discussions on Linkedin
- Recruiting staff
- Preparing your marketing material
- Performing Internet research
- Writing content for your Website
- Writing News Releases
- Creating Forms
- Conducting Surveys
- Launching your Newsletter campaign
It certainly adds up, doesn’t it? So what can a Virtual Assistant do for you?
Virtual Assistants are independent entrepreneurs. We make your life easier by freeing you of the administrative details, such as those listed above, to allow you to improve your bottom line. You do not need to pay our taxes, sick leave or vacation pay. You pay only for the hours we work for you or for the project at hand. We add value to your team and allow you to focus on growing your business.
If you are a large company which is downsizing, perhaps through attrition, you might have cut back on the number of administrative personnel in your team. There are projects which need to be completed:
- Updating your filing system
- Launching new products or services
- Keeping your publics informed
- Planning on-site or virtual corporate events
- Setting up or enhancing your social media marketing portfolio
Let a Virtual Assistant take care of these tasks and free your time for visioning and strategic planning. For example, let us do the running around for that corporate event – secure the venue; prepare the budget; select the entertainment; and invite the guests. As much or as little that you would like us to do, to ensure a memorable corporate event. We can also help you to host exciting virtual events, such as webinars.
Are you an Author ready to launch your new book? The let us team with you to take your book to the world. We will create your blog, take it on a virtual tour and market it. This will free you, so that in no time you will be ready to write another book.
As your virtual business partner, your VA will be in tune with your business support needs.
Need time to vision for your business and let it grow? I say, You Need a VA!
Team with one today!
Eunice Nisbett is an independent Administrative Services Consultant/Virtual Assistant, and owner of Savvy Corporate Planners+. A savvy, dependable, skilled and dedicated virtual entrepreneur with over twenty (20) years experience in coordinating, planning and supporting operational and administrative functions, Eunice presents a proven track record of professionalism and commitment to excellence. She works with entrepreneurs and corporate institutions globally to provide effective administrative support solutions to take their businesses to the next level. You may wish to visit her at www.savvyvirtuals.com.
I hope you found this as interesting as I did – thanks Eunice!
Carol Ann Quibell, is the owner of Lorac Virtual Solutions, providing virtual solutions to business owners by assisting them with social media, developing business plans, online marketing and writing services.
Become a Virtual Assistant
I wrote an eBook a year ago after documenting the steps I took when starting my business, including the pitfalls and mistakes I made. I have sold quite a few copies to others who are looking for an easy to follow “How to” book on starting a virtual assistant business.
I love e-readers and I know most of my friends and colleagues do also so when I found out I could sell my book in a kindle format through Amazon I was thrilled.
Here it is! Click on the book and get your copy today!
All the best,
My eBook for those interested in starting their own business as a Virtual Assistant. Get it today! Read more about it here.
Not one author has a website or blog!
When asked why not, I received a few different answers but the main thing I heard was they didn’t have time, didn’t know how or didn’t want to spend a lot of money. They are valid and understandable reasons.
I was going through my notes the other day and reminded myself that I knew I should put a proposal together and approach these five writers and offer to create a website for them promoting themselves and their books. If these five didn’t have websites, then there are probably many more authors who also could use the assistance of someone who can build websites and understands their industry.
Authors and their books is an easy niche to target.
First I needed to show them why they need a website and how important it would be for their career.
- Promotion of the author and their book(s)
- Increase sales of their books and services
- Sell books online
- Attract and build a loyal fanbase
- Promote new releases, book signings and speaking engagements
- Attract agents and publishers
And those are just a few of the reasons why they need a website – there are many more. Authors may need help marketing their websites, creating either a book or author`s blog, developing their marketing platform, assistance with social networking and maybe even creating a virtual book tour!
As a writer and an entrepreneur this niche market appeals to me and I thought maybe it might appeal to others also. That`s why I quickly put this email out to my readers because there is a way you can get the training necessary to offer this much needed service.
VAClassroom, as most of you know is one of my favourite training providers and they have partnered with bestselling author and expert D`vorah Lansky. They are now offering the NEW Online Book Marketing Specialist Program and I signed up for it.
Seriously, there is limited seating available – only 75 seats yesterday when I registered and 41 today when I checked again.
That`s why I decided to quickly get this information out to you today before all of the seats are gone. If you are still looking for a niche that will help you launch your business or add another service to your existing Virtual Assistant business then this is for you.
There are thousands of authors who need yours services and by taking this two week course you will have access to them.
Click on this link NEW Online Book Marketing Specialist Program
All the best,
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These skills are still in great demand in our industry. I have taken many courses from VAClassroom and have never been disapointed. VAClassroom – Click here!
See you there!
PS: Learn some great tips and tools for measuring your social networking ROI with the Social Networking Specialist Course from @VAClassroom
Are you a Virtual Assistant (VA) ready to stop stressing about the economy, have some fun AND get smarter about getting ahead?
Learn valuable information to help your VA business grow faster into the work at home empire you have always dreamed by attending the next VA Virtuoso Seminars (VAVS)!
The event is hosted by Tawnya Sutherland founder of the largest Social Network for Virtual Assistants (VAs), VAnetworking.com, online today with over 14,000 registered members. With a membership that large you can rest assured that she’s been lucky enough to come across some very successful Virtual Assistants over the years. AND these expert VAs are now ready to share their knowledge with other VAs to help them succeed in business too.
In no other industry will you find such a sharing and supportive network between business colleagues except here in our VA world!
Want to know a secret about Virtual Assistants?
We stick together like glue, helping one another succeed in our VA businesses!
Want to know another secret about Virtual Assistants?
VAs are super smart, always on top of that new technology, software or online marketing technique coming through the sales funnel to help their business succeed in today’s down-turned economy.
So without further adieu, I present to you the 3rd VA Virtuoso Seminars (VAVS) of informative and engaging seminars given by the best and the brightest in virtual assistance. 15 Virtual Assistants excited to share their knowledge with you!
Seminars that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home office via our online webinar platform. No commute expenses involved! All you need is a computer with speakers (or a headset) to listen with, an internet connection and YOU! Held over a period of 5 days between April 11-15, 2011, you will have access to 15 educational webinars all focused on you, the Virtual Assistant to help you grow your VA business.
Tawnya has once again tapped into her global network finding virtual assistants who’d be only too happy to share their hard earned business wisdom.
After all: who better to learn trade secrets from than VAs who are slugging it out in the trenches and succeeding?
FINALLY – SOME GOOD NEWS FROM CREDIBLE SOURCES
Here’s what Tawnya’s put together:
An exciting workshop series of 15 educational online seminars to benefit all virtual assistants worldwide.
These seminars will be presented, over the course of 5 days, by fellow Virtual Assistants who have been there, done that, and want to share all that (and more) with you!
AND…Tawnya is making it affordable during these trying economic times so that ANY Virtual Assistant at ANY stage in his or her business can attend, accessing cutting edge information about getting ahead in an increasingly competitive virtual business environment.
The cost? ONLY $27 to attend all 15 online seminars!
That works out to less than $2 per seminar. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!
(NOTE: ONLY 100 SEATS AVAILABLE which will go quickly at this fantastic low price!)
You can’t beat that price anywhere online that I’m aware of when it comes to furthering your education as a Virtual Assistant (not to mention having a fantastic time without even starting the car).
Plus each of the speakers will give you an added FREE resource to download after each seminar. There will be tip sheets, eBooks, audios, special reports and more.
Now, can you afford NOT to less than $2 per 1-HOUR SEMINAR, each presented by some of the most talented virtual pros in the VA industry?
Pop over to view who’s walking down the red carpet to speak to you this fall …
From one VA to another…ENJOY!
All the best,
PS: Don’t forget, the webinar room only holds 100 people so sign up now as we will sell out fast at this low price of $27! Sign up Now!