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What is a virtual assistant?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an administrative assistant who helps other businesses from a virtual location. This might be their own home, office or creative space. VA’s are generally small business owners themselves, who carry their own ABN, work hours of their own choosing, and may assist multiple businesses at the same time.
What does a Virtual Assistant do?
With the amazing use of technology these days, most VA’s can assist businesses with the same tasks as a normal ‘in-house’ office administrator can complete. This includes tasks such as:
- Client Follow-ups
- Replying to Emails
- Event Coordination
- CRM Management
- Diary Management
- Booking Travel
- Creating Reports
- Website Updates
- Document Creation
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Some Virtual Assistants even specialise in specific skill sets such as:
- Process Streamlining
- Phone Support
- Website Development
- Copy Writing
- Systems Set-up
What tools do they use?
A VA uses many different tools depending on what services they offer and systems they have knowledge in. Besides the basic, computer, keyboard and mouse (obviously), many Virtual Assistants use programs such as G-Suite, Adobe, Dropbox, Zoom, MailChimp/Acuity/Calendly, LastPass, Asana etc. You can view a list of tools we normally recommend to our clients here.
How does a Virtual Assistant communicate with their clients?
There are many online systems a VA can use to keep in touch with their clients. Besides the normal email and phone conversations – you can have an online face-to-face meeting using zoom and keep in touch on tasks using a project management system such as asana.
What hours do they work?
All VA’s have their own working hours. Our working hours are the normal business opening hours – Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm.
What’s so different about Busy Made Simple?
Busy Made Simple works with business owners to really get to know the business from the inside out. Kirsten in an extremely dedicated heart-centred Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager who will work with you to make sure goals are being met and tasks are completed to a high standard.
If you are weighing up your options and are not sure if Busy Made Simple is the right fit for your business, you can book in a free consultation to get to know how Kirsten works. She will be able to answer any questions you might have and you will get a good feel to see if working together is a good option. You can then try out the introductory 5-hour package to make sure everything flows well.