So, What does a Virtual Assistant Do? (March 3, 2020)
Since starting this new venture as a Virtual Assistant a few months ago, several people have asked me “What’s a Virtual Assistant?” Or “What made you decide to become a Virtual Assistant?”.
So I thought that writing a blog post about it might be a good idea for anyone else who has the same questions. Now, I am no expert and it is certainly nothing new, so if you know what we do, awesome! For those of you who haven’t heard of one or maybe you have thought about hiring someone but aren’t convinced, I invite you to read a little further.
A Virtual Assistant is an independent professional who works in a supporting role, often remotely, to assist with a variety of tasks and office related jobs. Many VAs come from a strong background in administrative work as Secretaries, Executive and Administrative Assistants, and Office Managers. We even come from many other backgrounds in creative fields such as Graphic or Web Design. Retail and Sales are also a common factor. This is where my background is. I also spent about sixteen years working as a Retail Makeup Artist/ Product Specialist and running a freelance business on the side, as well as a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. As mentioned in my short bio, I love to be behind the scenes and working as a Virtual Assistant, I’ve discovered, allows me to do just that and I love it! I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
We work behind the scenes taking care of tasks such as phone calls, email management, customer service, daily admin tasks of running your Etsy shop or Market Booth, making travel arrangements, internet research, and even social media management. That’s a big one! And one of my personal favorites. I mean, who really has time to spend scrolling Instagram and Facebook all day when you have a business to run? That’s where we come in. When you hire a virtual assistant, you will be able to delegate or outsource those mundane, time-consuming tasks to someone else. Thus, freeing up precious time for you to spend ‘In The Zone’ working on the things that allow you to focus on growing your business and freeing up time spent with your family as well.
While some VA’s focus solely on administrative work, some even help with personal tasks that help you run your household. Like running errands, sending gifts, and helping with organization; Even making travel arrangements for business or vacation time. The list goes on and on. Truly, if there’s a task that anyone isn’t a fan of doing or doesn’t have the time to do, there’s an assistant out there who will do it gladly.
So, tell me! What tasks have you feeling bogged down and uninspired? What things do you wish you could just delegate and be done with it? Share in the comments or send me a message! I’d love to work with you.