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Wikipedia: "A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Because virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits, except in the context that those indirect expenses are included in the VAs fees. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies. Clients pay for 100% productive work, and can work with Virtual Assistants, individually, or in multi-VA firms to meet their exact needs. Virtual Assistants usually work for other small businesses."
Virtual Assistant Success Group (VASG):"A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a self employed professional providing administrative, secretarial and creative services on a remote basis. Working from their own fully equipped offices, VA’s work with a variety of different clients helping them in their businesses on an ad hoc, regular or project basis. By partnering with their own VA, individuals and businesses can make more money by focusing on what they do best and growing their business."
Jane Goble, trading as JG Admin Services has joined this small but growing initiative, to bring her skills to a wider audience - you!
Benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant
There are many benefits to outsourcing the administrative duties for your company and some of these are summarised below.
Cost Effectiveness – you only pay for productive time and materials used on your work. As I am not an employee of your company, you do not need to pay National Insurance Contributions, pension plan, holiday pay or sick pay. My rates are very reasonable for the services provided and can be less than half the cost of employing a full time Personal Assistant.
Professional Partner – by working in partnership with you, I take the time to get to know your working style, needs and business. Being independent, I also offer honest advice and feedback allowing you to use your Virtual Assistant to brainstorm ideas and strategy.
Reliability – by working in partnership with you, I establish trust leaving you safe in the knowledge that a professional is handling your work for you.
Flexibility – I offer solutions for all types of requirements, whether you need work completing on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, to helping with any ad hoc and specific projects you may have.
Back Up Support – because I tailor my services to meet individual requirements, I am able to work alongside existing staff to undertake work when they are overstretched or on holiday.
Frees up your Valuable Time – by outsourcing your tasks to your Virtual Assistant, you can concentrate on important things like growing your business, achieving work / life balance, networking and more.
Services - please visit the Services page.
Because the Personal Assistant duties are of a part time nature, your company could be a prime candidate for services provided by a Virtual Assistant.
How is this possible? The solutions that follow are listed to show you that it can indeed be done:
All work will be completed on a timely basis. As a subcontractor, it is my mission to ensure that my clients are satisfied with the quality of the work and the timeframe in which it is completed. All daily work will be finished by the end of the workday, where feasible.
As most Virtual Assistant's operate normal office hours, they can normally find at their desk throughout the day. JG Admin Services goes one step further. I recognise that a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs are busy during the day and save the paperwork until the evenings and weekends. I ensure that I can be contacted by my client's at any hour from 6am through to midnight, Mon to Saturday (8am until 12 noon/4pm until 7pm Sundays). Ideal if you work unsociable hours; have international interests or just want to organise your day better.
All telephone calls are answered where possible and messages returned promptly. Email messages are checked regularly and action taken where necessary. I inform all clients of any scheduled time out of the office with plenty of notice to ensure that there is as little disruption caused as possible.
What you can expect from JG Admin Services
In order to provide a professional service, I have some standards that I ask all my clients to maintain. These include:
Establish clear lines of communication.
Respect of business hours and boundaries.
Set realistic deadlines.
Pay on time.
In an effort to provide an effective way to ensure that we are invoicing clients for the actual time worked, we make use of software available which keeps track of the time worked. The program runs like a stop watch and can start and stop the timer as the need arises.
Please refer to the Pricing page.
All expenses incurred as a result of completing work for you will be invoiced separately. This can include, but not limited to telephone calls, stationery, postage and travel costs. All effort will be made to keep such costs to a minimum. Where the price could be considered prohibitive, consent will be sought.
With today’s advanced technology, the duties of the Personal Assistant can be accomplished by a Virtual Assistant, creating a substantial savings for your company.
Given the scope and complexity of the work being completed for your company, I believe that using the services of a Virtual Assistant and delegating your task list will be very effective for you as it frees up your valuable time enabling you to focus on what you do best.
If you would like to arrange a telephone call to discuss this proposal in more detail, I am more than happy to do this in order to ensure that you fully understand how outsourcing your administrative tasks can save you money.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
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