Have you heard of virtual assistants before, but aren't quite sure what all the fuss is about? Maybe you’ve worked with an in-person secretary and it’s hard to picture why you’d switch to a virtual freelancer? Well, I am here to help walk you through what exactly a VA is, what we do, and how we can help you!
What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is someone who provides support to individuals and businesses remotely. Most VA’s work from home and have a variety of skills and experience that can help you remove tasks from your personal to-do list. By having a remote assistant you have more flexibility, less fixed costs, and the ability to scale up or down depending on your needs. A VA can help with an assortment of tasks, similar to an in-person assistant or secretary without the same training costs or salary commitment.
What does a VA Do?
This question depends greatly on what you need them to do. When working with an agency like The First Pick VA Group you have the ability to work with not just one, but multiple freelancers who have experience in exactly what you are looking for. Are you ready to revamp your website, a WordPress designer or manager is here to help. Are you feeling overwhelmed with administrative tasks like scheduling, bookkeeping, or customer service, then an admin-specific VA might be what you’re looking for. The ability to work with a professional with experience allows you to save money on training and only pay for the work you really need done. Every VA is different and will offer a different range of services and skills. Finding the right one for you if what makes all the difference!
If you are looking for something specific, take a look at our services page to check out what we offer.
What a VA Can Do For You?
Not only do VA’s allow you to work with experienced professionals from all over the world, but they can help you save money, time, and headache. With the majority of businesses transitioning to primarily online work, why shouldn’t your admin move online as well. Choosing a VA over an in-person assistant can save you a great deal of money, as an hour worked is an hour paid. Have your VA work as much or as little as needed and always within your budget. Not only do you save on hours, but there is no obligation to pay for time off or benefits (potentially saving you thousands of dollars per year). In addition to saving you money, a VA can save you time! Save time by hiring an assistant or freelancer who is already well versed in the skills you are looking for, no more lengthy or expensive training periods. Additionally, who doesn’t want to offload some of their day-to-day tasks on an experienced go-to person? Being able to hand off those side tasks saves you time to commit to the things that matter most. Working with First Pick ensures that you are working with reliable and trained freelancers.
Overall, VA’s are here to make your life easier. Whether that means managing your calendar, scheduling meetings, revamping your social media, setting up your website, you name it there is a VA out there who is just what you are looking for! Reach out to us today to learn more about how First Pick VA’s stand out from the crowd. Because any VA can be good, but not all can be your first pick!
Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!