My best definition is a service-based professional who partners with other entrepreneurs to provide operations, administrative, creative or technology support…the things in the background that make your business run…including general, specialty or industry-specific services tailored to virtual and storefront businesses.
Have you ever wished you could clone yourself, that you had extra limbs…or just more time? If you’re doing more of the behind-the-scenes work, instead of working your money-making magic, a virtual assistant can be the secret weapon you never knew you needed!
That is primarily dependent upon the needs of your industry and what is in line with your business goals. You have a range of options, from generalists to service- or industry-based specialists.
As an employee, the traditional model is to be paid for your time. With a consultant in the Virtual Assistance industry, you are paying for their expertise…not just their time, but the experience they’ve gained and their high-value support to you as their client.
I believe there are several good reasons. It provides a preliminary point of clarity for both parties in terms of expectations, helps me get a feel for your industry, to best determine if my services are a fit for your business needs, and see if we can work well together.