FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do we communicate and work together?
I do my best to accommodate to your preferred style of communication. My personal preference is e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and text (609-233-0667). I will take phone calls during work hours. Zoom calls are by appointment only.
Please note that as an Independent Contractor my business working hours are flexible. If you have a specific topic you would like to discuss by phone we will need agree upon that time together ahead of time.
How do I get started?
To request your free 30-minute consultation or to learn more about my Virtual Assistant Services, please use our priority contact form (coming soon). We’ll get in touch within one business day to discuss your needs and answer all your questions. We look forward to learning how we can assist you.
More F.A.Q. About Virtual Assistants
What are the benefits of outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant?
Allowing a VA to handle tasks and extended projects takes the burden off your shoulders and allows you to focus on building business relationships and partnerships, focus your energy on the things you do best, create new opportunities and increase your company’s bottom line.
A V.A. gives you access to high quality business support services with a
professional who has a vested interest in the success of your
Why would a Virtual Assistant has a vested interest in the success of my business?
A Virtual Assistant depends on work from small businesses. We are
doing what we we love to do and want our professional reputation to reflect
that. The more successful you are, the more you will realize the benefits of
outsourcing. If a V.A.’s client’s businesses start to decline, she will find her
workflow diminishes. You can be assured therefore that a V.A. really does
have a vested interest in your success.
Repeat work and referrals are the life blood of a Virtual Assistance practice,
it is simply not in a Virtual Assistant’s interest to give poor service.
How is working with a Virtual Assistant more economical than hiring an
When you hire a Virtual Assistant you are only paying for the services they actually provide and the time they actually work. Since V.A.s are independent contractors you do not need to pay employee-related costs. That means no payroll taxes, workers comp, employee benefits, retirement plans, vacation time, or personal days. Also, you do not have overhead expenses because a V.A. work out of their house and have their own equipment.
How do I determine if having a V.A. is right for me?
To partner successfully with a Virtual Assistant you need to:
• Be open to the idea of an assistant who works virtually and sets their own hours
• Be confident using email and Skype or other methods of electronic communication
• Recognize a Virtual Assistant is a partner not an employee
• Be prepared to delegate
• Be available to answer questions (especially in the early days)