Every Virtual Assistant had Experienced this…
It really doesn’t matter if you are a rookie virtual assistant or a customer service pro. Everyone has experienced those difficult clients that make any project a living hell.
The first step is to identify which type of client you have. All clients are not made the same. They come in all different sizes, attitudes, and demands. Some demands are realistic and others will have you pulling your hair out. But there is hope. Here are some profiles of those clients and how to spot them.Read more
Imagine this, waking up at 5 AM for work at 7 AM but you have to consider showering, dressing up, making breakfast for your family, make sure your kids are ready to go to school and your husband is prepped for work, then you have to consider the traffic in the metro and quick order of a venti-sized cafe latte for an instant pick-me-up then work 8 hours for the rest day and go home and take care of your family again but you are exhausted already and all you want to do is crash onto your bed but then the reality sinks in that this is your routine, 5 days a week for a month–always working, you have no rest and you feel the overwhelming burnout.Read more
So you are a company executive managing your company mostly alone or with a co-founder. You start off being able to do your tasks well, calling clients, taking care of customer service, and keeping track of bookkeeping by doing just fine. Somehow, along with the way, you find yourself stressed by all the work and find yourself missing out some tasks that were supposed to be done yesterday but you could not do because you were busy for having your hands full.Read more
The demand for virtual assistants has never been at its highest demand until now. Companies, brands, and even small businesses have realized the importance of hiring a virtual assistant to increase productivity and ensure the cash flow. However, some are still adamant in hiring their own virtual assistant, especially those who never had such experience in having one under their wing, while some company executives and independent businesses, especially small ones, still have the mentality that they can do everything on their own, that they would still do fine.Read more
A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Because virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance, or benefits, except in the context that those indirect expenses are included in the VA’s fees. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment, or supplies. Clients pay for 100% productive work and can work with Virtual Assistants, individually, or in multi-VA firms to meet their exact needs. Virtual Assistants usually work for other small businesses. but can also support busy executives. It is estimated that there are as few as 5,000-10,000 or as many as 25,000 virtual assistants worldwide. The profession is growing in centralized economies with “fly-in, fly-out” staffing practices.