• Nicola Joyce VA

How Can a Virtual Assistant Help Your Business?




Many entrepreneurs are running their businesses solo, and therefore are in control of everything; replying to customers, issuing invoices, managing a hectic inbox, arranging meetings, and with some doing this alongside raising a family. 


Phew! That is a lot for one person. If only you could hand over some of your jobs to someone else…


WELL, YOU CAN!


This is where a Virtual Assistant steps in. 


Think about what takes up most of your time, it could be chasing for payments or managing your business’ social accounts, whatever it is, you can delegate those jobs to a trustworthy and highly skilled Virtual Assistant. 


Virtual Assistants are a community of online assistants that have your best interests at heart, they give you back your time so that you can focus on the important tasks of running your business. 


Let’s take a look at what they can do for you


  • Send emails and follow up on clients on your behalf

  • Clear and organise your inbox 

  • Schedule meetings and appointments

  • Data entry 

  • Bookkeeping 

  • Issuing invoices and chasing for payment

  • Transcribe conference notes 

  • Minute taking 

  • Research and book travel for business trips 

  • Webinar set up and maintenance


Some Virtual Assistants offer more creative services such as: 


  • Website building 

  • Building a newsletter campaign

  • Design and format slides for a presentation 

  • Organise an event 

  • Content writing 

  • Proofreading 

  • Keyword research 

  • Podcast editing 

  • Blog assistant

  • Ghostwriting 

  • Create and maintain a social media presence


If you have a job that needs doing, regardless if it is listed above or not, there is a Virtual Assistant out there waiting for you!


But where can I find one? 


LinkedIn is a great place to find Virtual Assistants, as well as other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. There are also sites such as Upwork or PeoplePerHour where you’ll find a catalogue of Virtual Assistants in one place.


I’m not sure I can afford one…


The great thing about Virtual Assistants is that they are flexible. They work on an hourly or monthly retainer rate as well as some offering bespoke project rates. 


Depending on their skill set, Virtual Assistants charge anything between £15.00 per hour up to £50 per hour,  therefore you are guaranteed to find one who will suit your budget and you can use them as little or as often as you and your business needs. 


Ok, so what do you do? 


Alongside offering admin tasks such as inbox management, diary management, and raising invoices, I specialise in website building for start-ups and small businesses which is a key component in getting your business off the ground, especially in today's current climate. 


My mission is to provide affordable support to start-ups and small businesses so that they and their owners have a chance to thrive and bloom. I take great pride in working with my clients and If I can make their lives that little bit easier, I will. 


So, if you’re currently suffering from a fried brain and on your tenth cup of coffee. 


STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and put that coffee down. 


Take five minutes to think about how a Virtual Assistant could help you. 


I promise we can change your life. 




I am a Virtual Assistant based in West Sussex, if you need support please get in touch to find out how I can help you.

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