No matter what industry you work in, chances are good that you spend far too much time on mindless administrative tasks – like filing receipts, scheduling appointments, and dealing with paperwork. This type of busywork can really bog you down, and drain your productivity.
For many busy professionals, the best way to remove some of this burden is by hiring a virtual administrative assistant (VAA). A VAA can handle all of the tasks as an in-person assistant – at a fraction of the cost. In fact, the hourly rate for our virtual administrative assistants starts at just $4.99.
Tasks Assistant understands how hard it can be to juggle your actual job duties with all of the little things that eat into your day. If you want to maximize your potential and grow your business, a virtual administrative assistant can help you achieve that goal. Reach out today to learn more about our services.
What Does a Virtual Administrative Assistant Do?
A virtual administrative assistant is exactly what it sounds like: an administrative assistant who works virtually. They perform all of the same tasks that an assistant would if they worked in your office – but they accomplish them remotely. This arrangement gives you all of the benefits of having an assistant, without the sky-high cost.
When you hire an assistant as an employee, you will be responsible for a range of expenses, including salary, benefits, and payroll taxes. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for an administrative assistant is $39,680. Depending on where you live and the type of work that you do, that number could be even higher!
By contrast, a virtual administrative assistant is paid an hourly rate based on the work that they do – and you aren’t responsible for benefits, taxes, or insurance. You only pay your assistant for the hours that they work. In other words, you won’t be on the hook for a full-time salary if you don’t need an assistant for 40 hours per week.
Virtual assistants work remotely, using their computer and an internet connection. Studies show that people who work virtually tend to be more productive compared to those who work in an office. As a result, you aren’t paying someone to chat at the water cooler – just for the time it takes to get your work completed.
There are some jobs that a virtual assistant can’t do, like picking up your lunch order or organizing your (physical) filing cabinet. But beyond tasks that require them to be in the same place as you are, a virtual administrative assistant can do almost anything that can be performed using a computer and a phone. This may include:
- Daily office tasks, such as handling your calendar, your digital files, your email inbox, and your phone management system.
- Remote office management, including payroll, invoicing, bookkeeping, tracking expenses, and website management.
- Scheduling and travel arrangements for both you and your clients or customers.
- Answer and responding to phone calls
By outsourcing these tasks to a virtual administrative assistant, you can become more productive. When you don’t have to answer phone calls, for example, you can focus on the work that you need to get done – without any distractions. This leaves you free to get things done while your clients still feel valued.
Ultimately, a virtual assistant lets you work smarter, not harder. You won’t have to stay late to do data entry, for example, because your assistant can handle it for you. This gives you more time to spend growing your business – or even the chance to take some time off of work.
Virtual Administrative Assistant Services We Offer
Our virtual administrative assistants can handle all of the routine tasks that do not require your direct input. This may include:
- Data entry
- Phone calls
- Inbox management
- Social media posts
- Document preparation
- Client communication
- Expense reports
- Customer support
- Travel arrangements
- Note taking
- Digital file maintenance
If there is a task that you would like a virtual administrative assistant to perform that isn’t listed, just ask! Many of our assistants are incredibly talented and can handle a range of jobs.
We work across a number of industries, including:
- Public Relations
- Digital Marketing
- Management Consulting
- Cannabis Dispensaries
- Beauty and Cosmetics
- Health and Wellness
- Real Estate
- Restaurants and Bars
- Food Service
- Construction and Landscaping
- IT Consulting
- Data and Analytics
- Software Development
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Autopart dealers
- Printing services
Our company utilizes the latest technology to make sure that we meet our customers’ needs. In this way, we can provide the highest quality service – no matter where you are located in the world.
How to Hire a Virtual Administrative Assistant
If you are ready to take the plunge and hire a virtual assistant, the process is relatively simple. We start with an assessment of your business needs to determine which of our assistants will be the best fit for you.
Once we have chosen a virtual administrative assistant for you, they will contact you to talk about what work you need them to do. While our assistants are based in Mumbai, India, they work across all time zones so that they are available when you need them. They use technology such as Zoom, Slack, Skype, and email to keep in contact with clients and respond to your requests.
We have found that each business has its own preferred technology and methods of communication. Our assistants will work with the technology that you prefer to accomplish their list of tasks for you. For example, if you prefer to work in Google Documents as opposed to Word, your assistant will adapt to your preferences.
Cloud-based apps and software ensures that you have access to the documents that you need, when you need them. Everything that your assistant handles for you will be stored digitally. If you need to talk to your assistant, you can schedule a time to chat or send them an email.
Each of our virtual administrative assistants charges an hourly rate, starting at just $4.99 per hour. You will only pay this rate if you are satisfied with their work. Tasks Assistant does not require our customers to pay a start-up fee or to sign a contract.
How Will My Confidential Data Be Protected If I Hire a Virtual Administrative Assistant?
We understand that handing over access to your digital accounts can be scary. That is why we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and security.
The first way that we do this involves using the latest technology to protect your confidential information. We take cybersecurity seriously, because we know that our clients depend on their digital files to earn a living and run their businesses.
Second, we carefully vet all of our virtual assistants to make sure that they are the best in the industry. We conduct background checks, interview our assistants, and talk to their references. We also conduct random compliance checks to make sure that your assistant is doing a good job – and that they are trustworthy.
Be More Productive with a Virtual Administrative Assistant!
When you are trying to run a business, the last thing that you want to spend your time doing is the type of little administrative tasks that can quickly take over your work day. A virtual administrative assistant allows you to outsource these jobs – without breaking your budget.
At Tasks Assistant, we understand that entrepreneurship is hard. We are committed to helping small and medium sized businesses get the help that they need, without the expense of hiring full-time employees. Our outstanding virtual administrative assistants are trained to take on all of these burdensome tasks so that you can spend your time and energy growing your business.
To learn more, give us a call at 1-888-557-8678. You can also send us an email or Skype us at Support-TA at any time.