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Billie Ann D.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Writing
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Cold Calling
  • Communications

I am working as a Virtual Partner of Justin Wilmot at Freedom Moguls Real Estate company. We are provided with clients that have cold leads packages that we reach out through cold calling, texting, emailing and leaving voicemails. I am passionate and hard working. I am a very fast learner and I always do my job as excellent as possible. I can easily understand and follow instructions very well. I have always made quality my top priority while also balancing a large quantity of work. I am experienced with Google sheets, MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint but always open to learning new tools if there are different ones you prefer to work...

Kristen B.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Organizational Design & Effectiveness
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • TailWind
  • Pinterest
  • Canva
  • Weebly
  • Squarespace
  • Copywriting
  • Editing & Proofreading

I am a full-time Top-Rated Plus Virtual Assistant. I offer distinct value through creating systems that help to organize your business and save you time. If I am to correspond on your behalf, all correspondence sent is handled respectfully and professionally. I always conduct myself with respect and kindness. I am a self-starter with excellent communication skills. Give me clear directions and I can complete any task. I am proficient with Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace, Tailwind, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Slack, Monday, ClickUp, Asana, Hootsuite, Evernote, Zuitte, Houzz, Spocket, MarketGoo, Canva, Adobe Lightroom, Google Suite,...

KARIGGI VIJAY K.
$10/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Calendar Management
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • DocuSign
  • Inventory Management
  • Contact List
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Data Entry
  • Box
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Communication
  • File Management
  • Email Communication

Specialist in providing Real Estate administrative support to Real Estate professionals. I have 3 years of experience as a Virtual Admin/Admin Support. I have handled a wide variety of Jobs in the fields of Real Estate, Data Entry, Storage of documents & Qualitative Research and Office Management which includes... 1. Handling a transaction from purchase to close. 2. Have good experience with google drive, docusign, folio, glide, excel. 3. Submitting complete file in software and as a pdf. 4. Inventory management, data entry after double checking the quality of punched HSRP (high security registration plate) 5. Do research and collect...

Jullia R.
$12/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Content
  • Social Media Management
  • Chatbot Development
  • Administrative Support
  • Bookkeeping
  • PropertyWare
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • General Transcription

I'm a Social Media Specialist for business owners and entrepreneurs. I help them increase their social media presence through planning, engaging, content creation and curation, and providing an effective marketing strategy that will result in more leads and sales conversion. I am also a virtual assistant doing various administrative tasks to help business owners unburden their heavy loads and focus on the bigger aspects of their business. I love to help overwhelmed service-based entrepreneurs and businesses manage the back-end of their companies so that they can have the freedom to grow their businesses and enjoy their lives with serenity.

Leighton S.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Canva
  • Data Entry
  • WordPress
  • Google Analytics
  • Administrative Support
  • Personal
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Office
  • Brand Strategy
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Executive Assistant
  • Email Communication
  • Google Suite

Behind every successful business is someone like me - an assistant who knows how to get things done. I specialize in working one-on-one with business owners to strategically elevate their business from the inside out, while also minimizing their stress and their to-do lists. I offer assistant services, web design services, and branding services. I've spent years perfecting an extensive list of skills that I can provide to business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a business mindset that's in need of a little support. My areas of experience include: -Branding (small businesses, non-profits) -Brand Guidelines -Calendar Management...

Kathleen S.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Kajabi
  • Asana
  • Office 365
  • Google Suite
  • WordPress
  • Squarespace
  • Constant Contact
  • Project Management
  • Canva
  • Mailchimp
  • Trello
  • Executive Assistant
  • Light Project Management
  • Procedure Development

Learn more about me at rivercity-va.com I have a unique blends of skills that can be applied to your small or medium sized business needs. My work history includes 4 years of working as a paralegal/executive level assistant, 5 years in the insurance industry as a claims professional, 3 years of running my own small brick-and-mortar business and nearly 3 years building a virtual business. Since starting my virtual assisting business, I have found a large need in the field. As such, I now have a team that works with me. I use my skills to train and mentor each member of my team so that you get the benefit of my skills and theirs! My team...

Maria Vivian D.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • HTML
  • Slack
  • Bootstrap
  • Project Management
  • CSS
  • Email Support
  • Apollo
  • JavaScript
  • HubSpot
  • Front-End Development
  • Microsoft Excel
  • ExpressJS
  • NoSQL Database
  • JSON
  • MongoDB

I am working freelance for more than 5 years now, and I have handled few projects that would prove that I am a fast learner and always eager to learn more. Here are some of my highlighted skills: - HubSpot - Monday.com - MS Excel (intermediate) - GoogleSheet - Slack Admin - Lucid Chart - Creating standard operation procedures - Project management - RingCentral IT Admin - Lead Generation - Contact research - JotForm (Simple form to conditional) - Front-End Web Development (HTML, CSS and Bootstrap) - Back-End (NoSQL, MongoDB, Express, JSON) If you need my assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's talk.

Meri B.
$12/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Communications
  • English to Russian Translation
  • Russian to English Translation
  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Analysis
  • CRM Entries
  • Database
  • Microsoft Word
  • Researcher
  • Market Research

Talented and versatile assistant and data analyst. Successfully generated hundreds of business materials, including reports, letters, proposals, presentations, press releases, reviews, and manuals. I possess 3 years of experience as a virtual assistant, translator, and data entry specialist. I am bilingual from birth (my native languages are Armenian and Russian), fluent in English (C2). and I currently provide many services for my clients, including document preparation, maintaining files, and record-keeping. I am using tools such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and diverse task and project management tools ideally. Also, I've done a...

Violeta V.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Development
  • Social Media Management
  • English to Greek Translation
  • Greek to English Translation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Proofreading
  • English
  • Greek

I am an experienced Virtual Assistant, specializing in providing blogging and social media services but not limited. I work hard to meet my clients' needs with attention to detail. I have strong administrative skills from working as an administrative secretary in a traditional environment. Since then I expanded my skills on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, WordPress, MailChimp, SEO, AdWords, WooCommerce. I have a proven ability to combine vision, creativity, fun, and strong business acumen along with a well-developed project management and planning skills and qualifications. My MBA Degree gives me both a technical and business approach to...

Marvie F.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Data Entry
  • Email Handling
  • Email Technical Support
  • Customer Support
  • Researcher
  • Email Etiquette
  • Administrative Support
  • Google Suite
  • Task Coordination
  • Light Project Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Executive Support
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Project Management

I help service-based business owners run their business with ease through reliable virtual assistance. By maximizing task delegation, you will be able to focus more on providing service to your clients. So that you can have more time to BUILD your business and create positive outcomes for your clients. When tasks are delegated, even the smallest and redundant ones, you will be able to spend more time on the tasks that matter, and less time on the tasks that don't. I've worked with different types of service-based business owners like life coaches, writing coaches, grant consultant, lawyers, and many more. I've been providing virtual...

Madeleine B.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Administrative Support
  • Email Handling
  • Draft Correspondence
  • Analytical Presentation
  • Executive Assistant
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Data Entry
  • Communication
  • Copywriting
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Human Resource Management

I'm an organized, proactive Virtual Assistant based in Toronto, Canada. I have over four years of experience providing comprehensive administrative support to executives, companies, and teams across a variety of industries. I understand the need for responsiveness and confidentiality and always operate with the highest degree of professionalism. I'm able to manage my workload independently and view deadlines as sacred! I bring experience to my work, but more importantly, the desire to learn and grow; I'm never afraid to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in to make your life more efficient! I can't wait to work with you and look forward to...

Kayla L.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • Web Design
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Support
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Office

- Operations: Systems Admin for business operations, particularly those used by startups and small businesses such as Google Workspace, Calendly, Mailchimp, WordPress, and more. Executive Assistant: managing calendars, booking travel arrangements, sending gifts, internet research, and other administrative tasks as needed - Blog Writer: Drafts posts for client blog that includes both informative and marketing copy - Social Media Manager: share new content on client social media pages, occasionally create content - WordPress Management: website security and maintenance, revise and edit pages, write and publish articles - Other: basic graphic...

Geraldine M.
$11/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Travel Planning
  • Castilian Spanish
  • General Office Skills
  • Administrative Support
  • Key Account Management
  • Cost Control
  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Excel
  • English to Spanish Translation

I'm a self-motivated and detail-oriented professional with a bachelor in Business Administration and Tourism Management. I have 15+ years of experience working in several cross-border companies in different industries, such as, service, technology, aviation, and tourism. Among the tasks that I've performed, I did travel and event planning, budget planning, cost and expense reporting, revenue control, data entry, appointment schedule, and so on. I´m well experienced working with Excel, Word, and Power Point. Besides, I've worked with GDS such as Sabre and Amadeus. I'm able to learn and perform new tasks quickly. I´m expecting working...

Anna D.
$12/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Administrative Support
  • Proofreading
  • English to Spanish Translation
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Administration
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Network Administration
  • Colombian Spanish Dialect
  • Light Project Management
  • Invoicing
  • Spanish
  • Email Communication
  • Data Entry
  • Translation

5 years of experience working as a virtual assistant. Venezuelan, currently based in Bogotá, Colombia, flexible with EST, CST, PST, and MST. I can do bilingual assistance Office/Admin skills: Microsoft Office word, Google drive, docs, spreadsheets, google Workspace, Graphic design: Basic photoshop and canva. Project management: I'm highly organized and I like to have a control of my daily tasks here: Trello, Asana, ClickUp, Active Collab. Web/Blogs: basic Wordpress: editor, moderator. Personal or simple tasks I can do for you: e-mail handling, translating e-mails and documents, etc.

Volodymyr D.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Russian
  • Product Management
  • Management Skills
  • Project Management
  • Executive Support
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Recruiting
  • Manager
  • Communications
  • Ukrainian
  • Translation & Localization Software
  • Voice-Over

Professional with 10 years of experience in IT who has a good general understanding of some IT-related roles (sales, account, project management, recruiting, marketing, etc.). I am currently looking for a part/full-time VA/PM position to save my clients time and help them achieve their business goals so their companies could grow and prosper. Open to various offers. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Philology and a vast background in managing different types of WP, Majento, and UI/UX projects. Working as a VA, I help the sales/marketing team with screening suspects, searching for prospects according to ICP criteria, sending...

Syed B.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Data Entry
  • Customer Support
  • Appointment Setting
  • Email Handling
  • Email Marketing
  • HootSuite
  • Google Docs

Do you need a reliable and experienced Executive Assistant? Are you a busy CEO who needs help with shedding your workload and give structure to your business operations? Hi there, I am an 🌟EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT🌟 and I help business owners with managing their business operations. I achieve this by prioritizing their emails, managing their day to day activities, and supporting them with their top priority projects. As an Executive Assistant, I have helped clients with: - Drafting and proof-reading contracts. - Securing a government 5-year contract with the County of Orange in California. - Planning schedules for company training. -...

Tiana Nadia R.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • French
  • Customer Support
  • Administrative Support
  • Zendesk
  • Intercom
  • Shopify
  • MS Excel
  • Asana
  • Data Entry
  • Customer Service
  • Blog Writing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication
  • Email Support

A very motivated French-speaking virtual assistant, having many experiences in Customer Service, Virtual assistant, administrative support, Web writing and project management. Having being coached for the jobs by virtual assistant and of Web writer, I have the necessary technical skills to execute your tasks carefully and ease. Eight years of work crossed as a Freelancer on Upwork reassure as for the solidity of my know- how. Multi-tasking, I knew how to weave over time, experiences turned out in my field of expertise. So, I can easily adapt myself to your working environment. Rigor, quality and respect for deadlines are among the values...

Jay Ann Kris S.
$13/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • WordPress
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Technical Support
  • Social Media Management
  • Landing Page
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Google Docs
  • Communication
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Email Communication
  • Google Suite
  • Scheduling
  • Light Project Management
  • ClickFunnels

I really care about helping entrepreneurs in growing their business and give you back your quality of life, while allowing your business to grow. I support my clients by taking over daily administrative and operational tasks and improve efficiencies. I strongly believe that you don't need to do it all! I can be your implementation whiz and you can concentrate on your zone of genius! Do what you do best. I'll take care of the rest! Software and Applications: • Social Media Management - Hootsuite, Smarter Queue, Hubspot, Dlvrit, Schedugr.am, Grum and Others • Project Management - Slack, Trello, ClickUp,Asana Kanban, Wunderlist...

Marilag M.
$12/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Lead Generation
  • Email Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Customer Service
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Researcher
  • Data Entry

I have been in Customer Service for five (5) years, four (4) years as an Individual Contractor as a Quality Assurance Specialist, and a Virtual Assistant. I provide client satisfaction, accurate information, and aims always to beat the deadline. I focus on providing the correct information and resolving problems and conflicts to provide the highest quality work. Skills • Customer Service • Quality Assurance • Phone Support • Email Support • Chat Support • Technical Support • Project Management • Business Development • Social Media Marketing • Lead Generation • Google Suite • Microsoft Office

Nibedita B.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Mailchimp
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative Support
  • Social Media Marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Google Docs

Areas of expertise: WordPress Website Development | Blog Management | E-Commerce Products Management | Customer Service & Tech Support | Autoresponders & Newsletters | Social Media Marketing & Automation | Project Management | Graphics Editing | Report Generation | Data Analysis | MS-Office | File Conversion | Google Suite * Top quality work consistently delivered on time, every time. * 10+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, consulting firms and start-ups. Coding : PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, JavaScript, C, C++, Oracle, VisualBasic CMS : Wordpress (built 100+ websites), Drupal, Adobe Business Catalyst...

Rizelle Anne G.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Canva
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflows
  • Workforce Management
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Calendar Management
  • ClickFunnels
  • WordPress
  • Payroll
  • Staff Recruitment & Management

"It was a pleasure to work with Rizelle. She is very organized and a hard worker. I would highly recommend her to anyone." - Kris T. "Rizelle is always helpful and gets the job done. Hire her and you will not regret it." - Maia "Rizelle is an amazing freelancer. She provided quality work. Her communication was top-notch, she met all deadlines, and her skills were very strong. She has a great attitude and an outstanding work ethic. I really enjoyed working with Rizelle and I hope we will work together in the future!" - Zoli --- Please let me know what part you were struggling with your business or personal belongings. Let me minimize and...

Marta T.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Data Entry
  • Accounting
  • Microsoft Office
  • Lead Generation
  • Researcher
  • Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Excel
  • AppFolio
  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Property Management
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Yardi Software

Virtual and Administrative Assistant I Other Skills: Specialized skills with great experience👇👇👇 👍Email – a systematized writing, responding, and forwarding of messages thru various kinds of Email providers. 👍Knowledgeable in Asana, Slacks, etc. 👍Organized Skill – Helping clients by arranging meetings, conference calls, or events. Helping them keep everything in order. 👍Creativity – I can help to create content for blogs, websites, or social media. I can also make videos, create images and designs for any events. 👍Property Management (Appfolio) 👍Writing Skills 👍LEAD Generation 👍Canva Projects 👍Graphic Designing 👍Influencer...

Sharon Rose L.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Customer Service
  • Organizer
  • Internet Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Microsoft Office
  • Management Skills

I am a highly motivated individual with plenty of experience. I enjoy checking things off of my to-do list, and loves to work on projects knowing that I'm making a difference. As a freelancer, I currently provide a number of services for my clients including email management, social media management, calendar management, document preparation maintaining files and record keeping. My knowledge of a wide variety of computer programs allows me to easily take on nearly any tasks I am assigned. I am a quick study and I welcome challenges as well. As a detail oriented and organized professional, I take pride in completing assignments on time and...

Sherry S.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Computer Skills
  • Medical
  • Call Handling
  • BPO Call Center
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Support
  • Data Entry
  • Consumer Review
  • Social Media Posts
  • Video Editing
  • Microsoft Word
  • Administrative Support
  • Photography

A highly motivated professional; Skilled in high-volume workflow; Able to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds remotely; a person that is very much capable of working with minimal supervision; Highly fluent in written and spoken English; seeking a position where experience and capabilities will enable me to contribute to the company/client’s objectives. My main objective is to obtain a position homebased that will enable me to use my strong organizational and professional skills, educational background, previous job experiences and ability to work well with people virtually. strengths: Multitasking, computer...

Michelle S.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Project Management
  • Recruiting
  • Candidate Sourcing
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Human Resource Management
  • LinkedIn Recruiting
  • Marketing Automation
  • Customer Service
  • Online Chat Support
  • Administrative Support
  • BPO Call Center
  • Executive Assistant
  • Communications
  • Boolean Search

In a nutshell, I can meet your hiring goals by filling vacant positions with highly skilled candidates. This involves tasks such as advertisements using digital marketing tools to attract job seekers, sourcing and screening candidates, conducting the interview process, and facilitating job offers and negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have an enjoyable experience. Skills: 👉Expertise in selecting the perfect candidate for the role within the organization 👉Impressive recruitment abilities with consideration to quality hiring and reasonable costs 👉Proficiency in training selected applicants in their new field of work 👉A strong...

Anamaria M.
$21/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Time Management
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Translation
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media Management
  • Logistics Coordination
  • Romanian
  • English
  • Amazon
  • Email Communication
  • Logistics Management
  • Order Management

Hi and welcome to my profile, My name is Anamaria, but you can call me Analya (it's easier). 😉 I like to think I am a people person, that's why I started working as a Sales Rep in a call center many years ago and to this day I still work in Customer Service. But that's not all I do. I gained a lot of experience in other fields as years went by, such as: Amazon product research all the way to launching that product, eBay listings, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Social Media content creation, translations etc. I consider myself fortunate to have "tasted" all these different fields, as I love to learn and grow on a personal and professional...

Jenefer V.
$10/hr
  • Trophy Icon Virtual Assistant
  • Online Research
  • Website Customization
  • Data Entry
  • Project Management
  • Trello
  • Social Media Management
  • WordPress Development
  • eCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Email Copywriting
  • Google Suite
  • Light Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Executive Support

I help digital marketers, coaches, and small business owners by doing the backend pieces of their business so they can focus on a bigger picture of growing and expand it exponentially. Your business is my business too. I can go beyond my limit if the business calls for it. I always aim for success. Your business's success is my success as well. Trusted, hardworking, and reliable Filipino Virtual Assistant is here. Having 10 years of experience in this field allows me to gain learnings and experience in the digital marketing industry and Amazon selling business. The virtual assistant services offered (but not limited to_ Admin...

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How to Hire Top Virtual Assistants

How to hire virtual assistants

From fielding phone calls to scheduling meetings to data entry, if you’re drowning in the minutiae of running a business, a virtual assistant could help. So how do you hire a virtual assistant? Read the tips below to learn more about hiring top virtual assistants on Upwork.

How to write an effective virtual assistant job post

To start, there are a variety of virtual assistants available, some with specific industry experience, some accustomed to working with executives, some strong in customer service roles, and so on. You can get more qualified proposals and speed up your search by being more specific with your needs.

With a clear picture of your ideal virtual assistant in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective virtual assistant job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From booking travel arrangements to data entry, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience working with certain industries or tools mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Sample Job Post:

Title: Virtual assistant needed to respond to customer surveys and light data entry

Description:

We need someone to help our product team perform a backlog of tasks including data entry, responding to customer surveys, and writing emails. We manufacture kitchen gadgets and at times, you may be asked to test a product and provide your opinion.

Deliverables: 

  • Via email, provide thoughtful responses to 500-600 customer surveys. Responses are about 1-2 paragraphs each.
  • Update basic Excel spreadsheets

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Customer service experience a plus
  • Available 20 hours per week for 5 weeks
  • Include the word “blue” in the first line of your cover letter

Please submit your proposal by month, date, year.

Did you notice the unusual item under requirements? Yes, asking to include the word “blue” in the cover letter. Adding things like this is optional, but when you need someone detailed, it’s a good way to see if they’re observant and follow instructions well. It’s also a quick way to filter through a pile of proposals.

How to shortlist virtual assistants

As you’re browsing available virtual assistants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the freelancers you may interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Technology fit: From project collaboration tools (e.g., Trello) to teleconferencing services (e.g., GoToMeeting), you want a virtual assistant who can slide right into your existing workflow.
  • Organization: Virtual assistants are perfect for administrative tasks such as organizing company files and folders and assisting with document control.
  • Reviews: Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular virtual assistant.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FAQs

What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is a remote office assistant. Such assistants can provide the same administrative, clerical, and support services to your business that a secretary might do in person. From booking appointments to handling travel arrangements to taking meeting minutes and even handling project management, if it can be done remotely, a virtual assistant can help. Virtual assistants help businesses reduce administrative overhead by serving as flexible, reliable, and resourceful sources of talent.

Why hire virtual assistants?

Do you need help with simple administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings and answering phone calls? Or do you also require industry-specific experience such as knowledge of government standards for document control? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life. The trick to finding top virtual assistants is to first identify your needs.

How much does it cost to hire a virtual assistant?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced virtual assistant may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their virtual assistant services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. Learn about the cost to hire a virtual assistant.

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