If the answer to this is a resounding ‘no’, you wouldn’t be the minority, however this is a fast growing Industry consisting of some of the country’s most professional, experienced, efficient and resourceful ex-PA’s, Secretaries and Office Managers. But their experience doesn’t stop there, women and men, with enviable Administrative, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Marketing and PR experience are also joining their ranks. In fact these days you could find a Virtual Assistant to offer you any number of specialised outsourced services.
A Virtual Assistant (VA) works remotely for their clients, using the power of modern-day technologies including email, the internet and mobile devices, as well as the good old landline telephone, to communicate and work with their clients. A VA will often work from their home office base, and apart from local clients who they might meet with from time to time, may never actually meet some of their clients face to face due to their location.
A good VA is worth their weight in gold due to their experience, gained in a wide range of previous roles throughout their career, and in a wide range of business sectors and industries.
A good VA will seek to work with Businesses and private individuals who share their values and ethics, adding value to their client’s Business, organisation and life, allowing the client to focus on the things that are important to them.
Business professionals won’t need to involve themselves in recruitment and training, a costly process at the best of times. They also won’t need to allocate office space or purchase equipment and software, as the VA has their own. Virtual Assistants are themselves both private individuals and Self Employed Business Owners and as such, they can understand many of the pressures and stresses that their clients experience on a daily basis, which is why they can second guess their clients and add such value.
I am one such VA and I operate my Business The Time Bureau, in the Cotswolds on the North Wiltshire / South Gloucestershire border. I’m based in a beautiful, sleepy village with the River Avon running through and this adds an extra dimension of calm to carrying out daily tasks on behalf of my clients.
I can be managing a client website conversion or creation project, updating web content, writing web articles or managing Social Media platforms one day, and typing up customer letters or invoices, carrying out a Mail Shot, or managing the production of leaflets, business cards and brochures the next – the variety is what makes this Business so rewarding and enjoyable to be in.
It’s a rewarding Business to be in – you have a great ‘boss’ and can work with some wonderful people, and really feel that you’re helping others to be more productive. Clients can take back control of their lives and improve its quality tenfold.
For an informal chat around your requirements, call today on (01666) 840244.