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What is a Virtual Assistant?

It became clear to me early on in my research that a lot of people or businesses didn’t know what a Virtual Assistant was or could they benefit from using one.

So, for anyone that is unsure here is some information that may help you make up your mind!

Firstly, VA’s are self-employed and work remotely, usually from home or from a self-funded office space. These cut cost for recruitment, payroll, pension, equipment or holiday pay.

Each Virtual Assistant has a wide range of skills and not all have the same, therefore when you are looking for a VA you need to have a good look at services on offer to ensure they are right for your business. However, having said that, if you have done your research and there is a VA that is standing out for you but you’re not sure if they meet all your requirements, it is a good idea to have a discovery call as they may work with Associate VA’s that have the skills to meet client needs. This is also a good opportunity to get to know the VA and gain a feel for their personality. Have a look at their website for testimonials you can review.

Before hiring a VA, it is a good idea to know exactly what you would like them to assist you with.

  • How can they make a difference to your work load?
  • What can be outsource to enable you to focus on growing your business?

Before long, you will wonder how you ever managed without one!

So why did I become a Virtual Assistant? I have been a traditional PA/EA for 8 years and love being the organiser and problem solver! I had reached the stage in my career that I wasn’t able to progress any further and had a passion to become my own boss. After a lot of research, it was apparent that there are a lot of people that need support to free up their time to focus on business growth instead of getting stuck in a rut of catching up on admin at weekends and evenings.

Being my own boss also gives me the opportunity to choose the hours that work well for me and have the opportunity to meet a wider range of people and connect with other professionals.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch for a no obligation chat!

Best Wishes