How Can A Virtual Assistant UK Help Me?
If you have a hectic daily schedule, you might be thinking of hiring a virtual assistant UK based. It doesn’t matter if you are the CEO of a big company or start-up, or if you are working on a big personal project.
Anyone can hire a virtual assistant UK to help manage their time wisely and complete tasks on their behalf.
If you are a business owner, you may be busy focusing on growing your company which can often lead to overlooking tasks on your to-do list, like making appointments with your business partners or booking travel flights.
Assistant Solutions will oversee and accomplish your daily administrative duties so you won’t miss important calls or leads. Some of the things that I can do for you involve managing your schedule and emails, editing and proofreading your documents, transcribing audio, booking travel, and much more.
With the trustworthy and reliable services that I provide, you will feel more at ease and in control and can get back to focusing your energy on your business.
I also offer personal services to busy individuals who want to spend more time with their friends and families but are unable to do so because of their hectic lifestyle and overlapping schedules.
Some of these services may include liaising with household staff, online research for travel or property searches, booking holidays and much more. As your virtual assistant UK, I can also help you with your personal projects to ensure that they are perfectly accomplished by a specific date.
With the right equipment and tools, as well as a strong Internet connection and excellent communication skills, I am able to complete my duties while working remotely. Good communication and building working relationships with my clients is key to accomplishing daily goals.
Depending on which form of communication you prefer and your availability, I can recommend different apps that suit your style of communicating, especially at times when you need my services the most.
Since I work closely with you and deal with some of your personal documents and information, I always see to it that all my clients’ valuable data is always protected.
Here at Assistant Solutions, I only use top-notch cybersecurity that provides anti-virus and malware protection, file encryption, network threat prevention, and a whole lot more to ensure your data security.
Is Hiring Virtual Assistants UK Worth It?
Some people are a bit hesitant about choosing a virtual assistant over a full-time employee, but there are many reasons why the former is more in-demand nowadays.
For one, you are not responsible for organising and paying me for annual leave, healthcare benefits, taxes, and more, as you would be with a personal assistant on your payroll. Moreover, it lessens the burden of finding the right PA through countless interview appointments.
The services that I offer are also more flexible and affordable. For instance, there may be some days when you only need to accomplish minimal administrative duties. However, you might experience some days when you are bombarded with a lot of administrative tasks.
With a full-time employee, you would need to pay them a consistent salary every month, no matter their daily workload. On the other hand, you are in control of the number of hours that I work and only pay when you use my services. This allows you to lessen your expenses for your admin work.
The availability of a freelance virtual assistant UK also makes a huge difference. With a full-time employee, you would potentially struggle with admin work if your PA was absent on a very important day.
However, during my absence, another VA can cover for me since I am a member of the Society of Virtual Assistants in the UK. This gives you peace of mind that your admin tasks and goals on any day can be accomplished due to the number of VA that are generally available.
Another reason why appointing Assistant Solutions is more practical is because you can adjust the level of services that you want to use. For instance, if you only need to accomplish light administrative work, you can avail yourself of the Basic package that I offer.
As your business grows bigger, you may find yourself with more tasks than before, so you can decide whether to upgrade your package and avail yourself of more services to fulfil your needs. Individuals who also need an assistant every now and then can avail themselves of the pay-as-you-go package.
This can be extremely helpful during emergencies or if you simply want to plan for a last-minute holiday trip. Your current situation and needs may change in the future, which is why the services that you are using should be flexible as well.
So, if you want services that are just as efficient as you would get from a full-time employee, but more affordable and flexible, consider hiring a virtual assistant! By using my services, you will receive a detailed report every week that shows you the tasks that I have completed, the time spent, and your remaining balance.
Do you want to hire a virtual assistant who is dedicated and has a lot of experience in multitasking and meeting tight deadlines? How about a person you can count on for arranging your travel itineraries, managing budgets and expenses, and coordinating meetings?
Here at Assistant Solutions, I can help you in dealing with all of the administrative tasks, big or small. I understand the hassle that comes with managing a business or accomplishing personal projects, which is why I dedicate a lot of time and effort in getting to know your work and your preferences.
As your virtual assistant, your priorities are my priorities. If you are interested in my services, you can give me a call on 0203 488 5177. For written enquiries, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do virtual assistants work from home?
What does a virtual assistant do UK?
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who serves as your remote secretary. They are similar in many ways to freelancers, except that they usually work from their homes instead of hopping from one client’s office to another.
What are the duties of a virtual assistant?
Virtual assistants must provide you with remote office support, like responding to emails, booking travel, scheduling meetings, and the like. A strong internet connection and experience with using communication apps like Skype are also necessary to accomplish various goals successfully.
How many hours a week do virtual assistants work?
Generally, a virtual PA UK based works eight hours per day. However, depending on your business’s needs, you can hire virtual assistants to work for 10 to 20, or even up to more than 40 hours per week.
At Assistant Solutions, I offer between 5-20 hours per week through a monthly subscription or pay-as-you-go for an even more flexible approach.
What software do virtual assistants use?
Most of the time, virtual assistants use Google Apps and/or the Microsoft Office suite to provide their remote admin services. These tools are comprehensive, intuitive, and make collaborations very easy.
How can a virtual assistant help you?
Virtual assistants provide business owners with a lot of different assistant solutions. For instance, they can transcribe your audio files and organise your digital data.
If you keep your files on Google Drive, Dropbox, or any other storage, it will be helpful to give your virtual assistant access to these documents so he or she can work on them.
What should you delegate to a virtual assistant?
You should utilise your virtual assistant as you would with an office-based PA. Depending on the skills of your chosen virtual assistant and your needs, you can ask them to work on administration, online research, proofreading, bookkeeping, marketing and many other tasks.
Since they do remote admin tasks, you can provide your VA with a list of step-by-step instructions and shared records, so they can work on your documents efficiently and effectively. Trust is the most important thing to establish between an assistant and a client, and it can take time to develop.
If you need your VA to assist you on a task that requires providing your personal information such as your passwords to websites and accounts, but don’t feel comfortable providing it yet, there are ways around that. You can use LastPass, a password management site, to grant your VA access to your accounts without having to disclose your credentials.
If you do provide your personal information at the onset, it is important to note that there will be a confidentiality clause within your contract with your virtual assistant, so by law they are not allowed to share any personal or confidential information unless instructed to do so.
In addition, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, it is legally required that your VA must protect your data by keeping it private and secure.
What is a virtual assistant?
Virtual assistants are independent contractors who can provide you with expert services even from far away, similar to freelancing. Although they manage themselves and are pretty much self-employed, what they need to do depends on the needs of the person or business they’re assisting.
Since they are “virtual” assistants, they will do the work assigned to them, but they do not interact with their clients in person. The term “assistant” is also very broad for them, as such types of workers are usually skilled at accomplishing many different tasks.
Virtual assistants can do many things, but it’s important to note that they can only perform tasks that can be done from a remote location. Still, this encompasses a huge amount of essential tasks in any workplace. Here are just some of the things they can offer:
- Proofreading and editing
- Content writing
- Project management
- Search engine optimisation
- Online research
- Managing scheduling concerns, logistics, and e-mails
- Planning events
- Billing and invoicing
- Handling social media accounts or e-commerce sites
Essential skills of a virtual assistant
It’s clear that virtual assistants are skilled at doing all sorts of things. They can handle the management of social media and e-commerce websites, secretarial duties, as well as administrative support.
Such services are all delivered remotely, so the virtual assistant needs to be able to communicate well through email, phone, and video calls.
It’s worth noting that virtual assistants tend to be given a huge variety of different tasks all at once, especially compared to a traditional secretarial position. Since virtual assistants need to be able to finish conflicting demands from clients, excellent executive assistant skills are needed.
In fact, many virtual assistants tend to get experience in an executive assistant job before switching to freelancing.
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