Do you need a Virtual Assistant?

When someone says “I work as a Virtual Assistant”, what does it mean?

Before we answer the question above, let us first define what is a virtual assistant? And why is it known as the hottest “work-at-home” job?  Virtual defined by Merriam-Webster as, “being such in essence or effect though not formally recognised or admitted; occurring or existing primarily online”.  Assistant is defined as, “a person who helps someone; or, a person whose job is to help another person to do work”.

Virtual assistant (V.A) is therefore, a person who helps another person work remotely via phone and a computer with Internet access. Whether self-employed, administrative or a client’s personal assistant they complete jobs for businesses such as diary management, creating marketing materials, managing emails and any other tasks that can be outsourced. With the wide range of skills that a virtual assistant can offer, busy professionals are keen to hire a V.A for their business. But what does a virtual assistant do?

Here are examples of the different things they can help you with

  • Manage your calendar and travel arrangements
  • Prepare presentations
  • Answer the phone
  • Manage social media accounts
  • Transcribe voice memos and conference calls
  • Write and distribute business communications
  • Research and blog writing
  • Upload email newsletters
  • Data entry into spreadsheets
  • Manage emails and email lists
  • Time-consuming and repetitive tasks

Compared to a full-time administrative assistant who can cost between $35,000 to $50,000 p.a or more (based on Salary.com) excluding any bonuses and benefits, hiring a virtual assistant to work only set hours or for specific tasks, will definitely save you a lot of cash. So, the question is “Do you need a Virtual Assistant”? If the answer is yes, BMG Outsourcing can get you started.

BMG Outsourcing can help you find a Virtual Assistant who fits best in with your office and  administrative requirements, saving you both time and money.  BMG Outsourcing can help guide you through the complex process of recruitment, hiring and orientation of your Virtual Assistant(s). We also have Filipino management staff onsite in our Philippine Office, along with your recruit to directly address any concerns you or your assistant may have. BMG Outsourcing can guarantee that we will provide reliable a internet connection, constant supervision of your virtual assistant as well as the security and privacy of your company’s data. Since you are investing your time and resources into the relationship with your new recruit, you can rest assured that BMG Outsourcing will be there to support you to make your investment a success.

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