I know you are busy and you need additional support for your business. But before you do, you need further information on how to hire a virtual assistant and how it will be a benefit for your business. Here are a few FAQ relating to a virtual assistant or view the PDF version below.
Who is a virtual assistant?
A virtual assistant or VA is an independent contractor who is home-based and can assist with administrative tasks or specialized technical services.
Do I have to take care of expenses such as health and insurance benefits?
A virtual assistant is responsible for their insurance and health benefits.
What are some services that a VA can provide?
A virtual assistant can offer a wide range of services, this can include but not limited to WordPress maintenance, Social media scheduling and or administration. Each virtual assistant services may vary depending on the services that the VA will offer.
What if I need to see a Resume’ or past work?
A virtual assistant does not provide a Resume’ for a job or task because a virtual assistant is not working as an employee.
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor. The best way to see past work is through testimonials that previous clients have provided, for the virtual assistant.
What are the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant?
Most business owners do not have all the time in the world to manage all the business aspect of running a business. A virtual assistant can help a business owner to save their time and money.
This includes cutting the overhead cost of hiring a person physically to complete a task. A virtual assistant has just saved your money.
Secondly with time, if a business owner is spending time on let’s say their social media part of their business and not focusing on the growth of the business, one part or another of the business will be suffered and this is where a virtual assistant can save that business time.
What if I am interested in hiring you what type of services will you offer to my business at this time?
Thank you for your interest in my services. I specialize in providing social media scheduling, WordPress maintenance and administrative support for your business. You can have a look at my Services These services are not limited to what I do offer, perhaps what you see might not be what you are looking for at this time. You can book a FREE 15 minutes consultation with me to see how best I can assist you here BOOK
How soon will my task be completed?
Normally each task will be completed in the manner it was received. There is a 7 days maximum delivery time on each task, but the likelihood is that it will always be delivered before that or on the agreed time that it was scheduled to be completed in the contract. I also welcome rush jobs on express deliveries of 24, 48, & 72 hours.
Do you use tools in your business and what are they?
I use Asana at this time to show the progress of my work/task. Normally it is required that each client sign-up with this platform so that they are better able to see the progress of their work. I also use Skype as a way of communication for bookings in the initial consultation between a client and myself. I also send out emails so that you know when an invoice is to be delivered as well as any additional questions that need to be answered.
Will I be required to sign a contract?
Yes, you will be sent a contract once you agree to work with me. This is normally sent via a third party provider and is normally done through email and signed electronically.
How often will I be invoiced?
Each invoice will be sent to the email that you provided from the initial contact or other wise stated by you. All invoices will be processed and will be sent on a Friday. This may take up to 14 business days from the day when you placed your order.
As is standard practice, you are also warned that invoices may not be processed immediately. Each Invoice will be charged a minimum of one hour on all projects, and this will be included in your initial fee, as discussed.
How will I be able to send my files to you and what platform do you use?
You can send your files via Asana. This way you will be informed of the progress of your task or any additional questions that need to be asked will be done through this platform. I also ask that you grant me access to your files via Dropbox, Google Drive or LastPass if you use these platforms.
Do you have any payment terms?
Clients are required to pay a 50% deposit on all projects or 100% on all projects depending on the nature of the project. The client must provide all materials needed for the work to be completed upfront successfully before the project is started. If not, I have the right to terminate the contract and give notice of this by the end of 7 business days.
What payment methods do you take?
My preferred payment method is through Paypal. With any payment method being used there is a fee associated! You can use this handy online calculator to calculate how much PayPal charges in fees.
How do I hire you?
You can hire me by contacting me via my contact form on my website, or scheduling a time with me through here BOOK I will get back to clients within 24 hours unless it is a weekend, you will be contacted the next business day.
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