How to Hire a Virtual Assistant Quickly and Efficiently

Somewhere in cyberspace (or maybe through a friend’s recommendation) you stumbled upon the term Virtual Assistant.  It sounded intriguing so you did a little research.  The more you read, the more you realized that this could be a fabulous solution for you.  You decide it’s time for you to hire a Virtual Assistant.  Then you get stuck.

How do you find one?  What kind of VA do you need?  How much is this gonna cost?  How do we communicate?  How does this all work?

Well let’s start at the beginning. Before you even begin the process of hiring a Virtual Assistant there are a few things that need to be worked out first. Read more of this post

Why Hire a Virtual Assistant to Manage Your Social Media Marketing?

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What makes social media networks such an unavoidable part of your online business? When YouTube first came out with the idea of sharing videos, experts wrote it off by saying, “who would spend his time to upload videos and share it with others”. This happened with most of the now popular social media sites.

Businesses like yours, who understand and appreciate the importance of social media networks and its benefits often fail to make the best use of it, thanks to the other complex and more important activities of your business. Most businesses start-off with planning promotional activities on social media networks but seldom stick to those plans and leave the job undone and finally either end-up underplaying the importance of it or ignore its huge marketing potential for the time being.

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How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Virtual Assistant for Social Media Marketing

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If you are like most people, you’ve encountered a nightmarish virtual assistance that was “dedicated” to helping you with your task. While you will find that you do end up with some quality individuals, others will offer you low quality work, abuse the accounts you give them access to and could ultimately have your own social media accounts banned.

Before you know it, all the hard work you put into your items is undone by this single individual that abuses your trust. So how do you avoid hiring this bad virtual assistant for your social media marketing?

The first and most important thing you can do is to know exactly what you are looking for. Many people don’t put too much thought into the process and assume that every virtual assistant is the same. While some might excel at handling simple tasks, they might not be able to handle tougher assignments. Be sure you review all that this individual can do for you, before you settle into a decision. Read more of this post

What Is a Social Media Virtual Assistant? Find Out How They Can Help You and Your Business

Today, it’s essential and similar to brushing your teeth, that for businesses to develop and bloom, a social media (SM) presence is of utmost importance for thriving businesses. Mostly, it is due to people talking about your brand or product, negatively and positively.

SM and the tools that they possess are extremely effective to reach millions of online users from around the world, verses a traditional website and definitely more effective than paper marketing because of technological advancement.

I know most of you’ve heard about it, but have you begun the SM adventure yet?

I’m sure you feel that it’s important, but something is holding you back. Maybe you think it would take up too much of your time, or you just don’t have any idea where to start. One thing I know for sure…Social Media is here to stay.

A SM Virtual Assistant will help you to establish your social mediSM presence, perform a variety of tasks, manage your social media accounts, and allow you more free time, so you can focus on your business. SM Virtual Assistants may even be helpful in areas that you haven’t even thought about such as researching and keeping up-to-date with SM marketing and how to help your business. They can also help to create a buzz about your brand or product through Facebook, Twitter, blogging, other social networks and forums. Outlined below are the major tasks they can perform for you.

A Social Media Virtual Assistant can help you with:

? Perform Research, Strategies& Action Planning

? Setup Social Network Profiles

? Manage your Social Networks

? Use Marketing Strategies on Twitter, Facebook, & Online Video

? Manage your Online Reputation

? Perform Social Bookmarking

? Perform Article Marketing

? Perform Blog Commenting

? &Forum Posting

So if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, and don’t really want to, or just cannot seem to find the time, now is the time to outsource all of your SM tasks to a SM Virtual Assistant. This will help to create a more simple life and allow for adequate time to spend on the more important aspects of your business, as well as helping to increase your profits.

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Top 5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Save You Money!

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Have you ever considered hiring a Virtual Assistant?

Many business owners have never thought of hiring a virtual assistant despite the growing popularity of this home based business. Some still don’t even know what a Virtual assistants are and just how cost effective they can be. In fact, Virtual Assistants are one of the most affordable contract professionals you can use for outsourcing!

One of the benefits the Virtual Assistant can provide is a cost effective way of obtaining high level administrative services. Most virtual assistants in the United States and other native English speaking countries charge between $35 -$75 per hour. At first glance this may seem like a high fee and maybe you are wondering just how a Virtual Assistant can save you money? Read more of this post

Virtual Assistant One Size Fits All?

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Have you heard the term Virtual Assistant or more commonly known as VA? It’s a relatively new entrepreneur enterprise that works with the small business owner as an independent contractor and provides the business owner administrative services without the added costs associated with hiring an employee to handle the administrative tasks associated with running their business.

A Virtual Assistant is an all encompassing title, but most virtual assistants will specialize in specific tasks. Many virtual assistants focus their business on inventory and invoicing, some virtual assistants specialize in bookkeeping, while other virtual assistants do web design or marketing for the small business owner. When searching for an assistant it’s in your best interest to be specific about your needs and your expectations of the assistant you select. When deciding on services with a virtual assistant the more defined your needs are, the better services you will receive and the easier it will be for you to find the perfect assistant for your business. Most virtual assistants are prepared with a contract to identify costs, time of delivery and all other details you determine are essential in meeting your business goals in this working relationship. Read more of this post

Utilizing a Virtual Assistant is Just Good Business Sense

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Virtual Assistants are fast becoming a popular industry. It is through education that this field is beginning to truly grow. Hopefully someday soon people will be asking, “Who is your Virtual Assistant?” rather than “What is a Virtual Assistant?” Virtual Assistants are the key to allowing small business owners to truly create a thriving. Before deciding to work with a Virtual Assistant there are six questions that need to be answered.

What is a Virtual Assistant?

First and foremost, you must understand what the term means. Simply put, a Virtual Assistant is a business owner who offers administrative support, virtually. The International Virtual Assistant Association defines a Virtual Assistant as “an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, creative and/or technical services. Utilizing advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery, a professional Virtual Assistant assists clients in his/her area of expertise from his/her own office on a contractual basis.” Read more of this post

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