Virtual Barbara can complete the following tasks in 1 hour:
- Enter up to 75 contacts into Excel.
- Warm call 15-20 prospects.
- Copy Type 2 pages from PDF to Word.
- PDF conversion to Word or Excel.
- Phone a minimum of 25 clients for a specific project.
- Article and press release submissions.
- Update and manage your calendar.
- Research for a specific project.
- Type handwritten notes from a seminar.
- Create correspondence for a client or prospect.
- Create a prospect list of 25-30 contacts.
- Create PDF’s for numerous company documents.
- Research best price/features for a needed service, technology, or item.
- Book your flight, hotel, and/or rental car reservations.
- Delete spam accumulated in your e-mail overnight, and sort, answer, or redirect remaining messages.
- Make calls to confirm your appointments, engagements, or reservations.
- Stuff, seal, label, and stamp a bulk mailing (50).
- Submit a press release to 5-10 sites.
- Submit an article to 5-10 sites.
- Create a PowerPoint presentation.
So, I have given you 20 Administrative tasks Virtual Barbara can complete in 1 hour, hope this helps you decide if using a Virtual Assistant is beneficial for your Business.
What can you outsource to a VA so you can focus on your Business needs?
Some people have the misconception of what a Virtual Assistant, abbreviation (VA), does. We do not just sit & watch TV all day. We are disciplined to accomplish goals, set schedules & complete work assigned to us by our clients. We work from our home offices. They are usually equipped with the same office equipment as your typical office environment, some more, some less. For instance, my home office is equipped with a large desk, a desktop, a laptop, a printer, a all-in-one printer, phone, filing cabinets, calendars, tons & I mean tons of post-it notes, cork boards, among the necessities of pens, paper, paper clips, staplers, envelopes, etc.
Some vision VA’s sitting on the couch watching talk shows like Maury, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil or Steve Wilkos. This stereotyping is appalling to say the least. Because we as VA’s do not punch a time clock or commute to work does not mean we do not work. Some clients want their VA to be online during their working hours, in which cases is the norm. Depending on what tasks you are assigned by your client it may differ.
Businesses can benefit from using VA’s as there is no overhead costs associated. We don’t take up additional office space, no equipment to purchase or maintain the upkeep, no taxes to pay, as we pay our own, no vacations to pay or sick time. Most VA’s have a back-up VA if they are ever ill or need time off.