What Kind of Virtual Assistant Do You Need?

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As a busy online business owner, you more than likely find yourself spinning too many plates. In addition to your prime income producing activities, you are probably trying to stay on top of your inbox, respond to customer service inquiries and a host of other administrative details. These administrative tasks are big time suckers and will distract you from your primary income producing activities.

A Virtual Assistant (VA) can help you manage your time but before you hire one, you’ll need to know what areas you most need assistance with and hire accordingly. There is no “one size fits all” VA.

A general VA is most similar to the traditional administrative assistant. S/he will handle administrative tasks including (but not limited to) email management, answering support ticket, booking appointments with clients, calendar management, travel arrangements, and can help you manage your blog, social media accounts and online community.

With most businesses having an online presence and so many new programs to keep up with, there is a strong need for technical virtual assistants. They enjoy doing technical tasks and can help you with shopping cart programs, aMember, Infusionsoft, and WordPress maintenance.

Some VAs niche down even further – there are some who specialize in niches such as Social Media Management, Blogging Assistance, and Multimedia.

Don’t be put off if someone doesn’t have the exact skill set that you’re looking for. A dependable self starter who communicates well will be of great value to you and can easily be trained for any additional tasks that you need help with.

Suncoast VA offers general VA Services. Check out my service page to see how I can help you!

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