Today there are numerous businesses starting both online and offline. When you are creating a strategic plan on how to run and market your business are you including a virtual assistant (VA) in that plan? If not then you are missing an important piece of the puzzle.
VA's are helping businesses all over the world run smoothly and effectively. What is a VA? A VA is someone who works remotely or virtually as it is coined from an environment away from your place of business. VA's traditionally work from their homes and work part-time and full-time.
What can a VA do for you? A VA can do anything that a traditional in office assistant can do outside of meeting people face-to-face. Here are just a few of the things VA's can do:
- Answer Calls
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Send Emails
- Email Marketing
- Project Management
- Coordinate Meetings/Travel
- And more………..
Va's can save businesses money and time. VA's come from all over the world. This means that you can have workers across all time zones. So what does that mean for you? It means you can have people working for you 24 hours a day; 7 days a week. So even when you're business is technically closed and you're at home asleep you can still be productive in your business with your VA's hard at work for you. In addition, since VA's are mainly independent contractors who are considered self employed, you don't have to worry about taxes, insurance and workers compensation. Be sure to consult the IRS to ensure that you are following the rules so you know when and if you need to turn a VA into an actual employee.
Your strategic plan for your business is your manual to success so why not make sure that you have all the pieces of the puzzle in place including a VA.