Who are they?
Freelancer Virtual Assistant is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and is not necessarily committed to a particular employer. One who works remotely provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services (Source: Wikipedia and VANetworking). In other words, Freelancer Virtual Assistant are independent workers who works remotely and can be hired for a short or long term. You see that most freelancers, they have at least minimum of three employers and can still grow depending on the job. They sometimes stick to one or two employers depending on the pay and hours of work. Being a Freelancer Virtual Assistant doesn’t need any diploma to be part of the work from home industry. What they need is to have the skills needed by their client. Most of the time Freelancer Virtual Assistant enroll themselves to some online professional training courses to equip themselves and expanding their knowledge and skills in that way they can provide the right services for their clients.
Do you still have time for everything?
If you have a business or if you are a company owner, you’ll definitely experience that feeling wherein 24-hours is not enough to get things done. You have your customer’s who you need to focus on. You need to organize your files, records, answer emails, answer calls, manage your social media and your website, creating marketing ads and optimizing your website and a lot more. I don’t think 24-hours is enough to get things done. You don’t even have time for yourself and your family anymore and instead of you focusing on what is best for your business you are busy doing clerical stuffs on your table. Well, you’re not alone, the solution is getting you a freelancer virtual assistant.
Why Should I hire one?
Do you have a business? Starting up a business? Plate’s full? No time for for yourself or family? Can’t focus on what’s important? Still thinking of not hiring one? Then you’re missing out. Freelancer Virtual Assistant is like your own personal secretary that will do all the clerical task for you and will let you focus more on the big picture.
Freelancers will not cost you that much compared to an on site worker
Now, let’s say you’ve identified who will be you Freelancer VA, compared to an on site worker you have to provide the equipment they need in order for them to do the task. You need to invest on a computer a faster internet service and the likes. Freelancer VA will not apply to your listing if they do not have those equipment. They make sure that they have what is needed before hitting that apply button or sending you their resume. In terms of pay, you can pay them on an hourly basis, weekly basic, bi-weekly basis and on a monthly basis depending on what you’ve talked about. You can guarantee that even if you pay $10 per hour you’ll get the results that best fits your business. Freelancers have mouths to feed, some doesn’t have other projects, most are bread winners so you can guarantee that they will do a great in every task you give to them.
On a regular on site worker, most of the time they only have the very basic skills you need. A Freelancer is a multi-skilled individual because before you hire them they have worked for different employers that needed a different types of skills from what you need. What are the possible skills of a freelancer VA?
- You will have your office administrative assistant – someone will manage your files online, manage your emails, answer client calls, someone will do data entry and the likes.
- You will have someone to manage your Social Media – A Social Media Services / Social Media and Marketing
- An SEO Strategist (Search Engine Optimization) – someone who can rank your website on search engine sites.
- Someone will do Email Marketing – someone will gather leads for you to get people to your business.
- Graphic Designer
- E-Commerce Assistant
- Video Editor
- Web Developer
- Lead Generation
- Content Writer
- Customer Service – Phone Support, Email support and Chat support
The list are just some of the few skills that a Freelancer Virtual Assistant can do but is to give you idea how flexible and skillful what are the services a Freelancer VA can be and how they can help your business.