Frequently Asked Questions
The virtual assistant industry is an exciting alternative for busy professionals
and business owners. VAs are experienced professionals who provide support
in their area of expertise. Businesses who need administrative assistance
but unable to hire permanent employees find VAs to be an economical and
highly flexible option.
What kinds of services does a VA offer?
Assistants offer a wide host of services ranging from telephone answering
and mailing services to marketing consulting and web design. Here is a short
sample: accounting services; database management and maintenance; collections;
desktop publishing; event planning; graphic design; internet research; market
research; payroll services; programming; web design management and maintenance;
and work processing.
How much does a VA charge?
VAs rates are determined
based on the level of expertise required, and the nature of the job. VAs bill
only for the number of hours worked and rates range between $20-60 per hour.
How do I benefit from hiring a VA?
There are two
ways to consider benefits: (i) the cost of hiring an employee could be at
least 30-40% more than that of a VA; and (ii) if you perform administrative
tasks, retaining a VA could save you a substantial amount of time, allowing
you to focus on building a successful business.
How would I know which VA is right for me?
Once you determine your needs and criteria do your homework. Identify VAs
who meet that criteria and request in-person or phone interviews. Having a
call-plan in place will help you determine who can best provide the assistance
you need. In time the right person can be your trusted advisor.
How can Everything Virtual help me?
Our goal is to help you identify areas where you most need help. Once those
areas are identified we will propose short-term and long-term strategies
to handle the day-to-day operations of your business. We understand that
it takes more than commitment and time to build relationships which is
what Everything Virtual strives for.
Our team of VAs provide a wide range of administrative services so you don’t
have to spend time on what matters least in promoting and growing your business.