Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A Virtual Assistant or VA is a professional that provides administrative, marketing, project management, creative, and technical support to business owners, entrepreneurs and other busy professionals. Virtual assistants work remotely and use their own equipment and software. A VA can help with any task or project that is usually handled by an on-site employee. VA's are subcontractors that are only paid for the hours required to perform each task. Since they are not an employee, you do not pay for breaks, lunches, vacations and benefits.
What are the benefits of using a Virtual Assistant?
The best thing about hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you get instant support from a highly skilled professional, and only when you need the services. The costs of hiring someone on staff versus a Virtual Assistant can sometimes be more than double. Using a VA cuts down your overheads as well as employee benefits, taxes, and insurance you would normally be responsible for.
How do we communicate and work together?
I use email, phone, Skype, messenger, screen-sharing and project management tools to communicate with my clients. I will do my best to accommodate your preferred style of communication when working with you.
What experience do you have?
I have over 12 years of experience supporting C-Level executives in various industries such as technology, health & wellness, biotech, and entertainment.
What are your rates?
I have hourly rates, project rates and retainer rates - whatever suits your needs best. My rates depend on a variety of factors such as the length of time to complete a project, the complexity of the task, the required skill level, and any advanced materials I may need to complete your project. You can contact me for a quote.
I am not located in the United States. Can you still help me?
Yes, I can! I provide services worldwide since I work virtually.
Why should I pick you versus outsourcing overseas?
Yes, my rates are generally higher than you'll find overseas, but you have to weigh that against the benefits of employing a native English speaker and hiring a U.S. citizen. You won't have to worry about time zones or cultural misunderstandings. Think of your target market or audience for a moment. Would you rather have a foreigner addressing your customers in writing or someone local who understands your cultural mindset and business needs? There's also no need to be anxious about giving your personal and business information to someone halfway around the world.
How do I pay?
You can make payments through PayPal. I will provide a link through which you can easily process the payment on your invoice.
A Virtual Assistant can become one of the best business partners you have ever had!