1. What is Social Networking?
In the online world social networking is the term used to describe the way that users build online networks of contacts and interact with these personal or business friends in a secure environment.

2. What can Social Networking do for my business?
While many people regard social networking tools as a fun diversion, some companies are leveraging them to accomplish serious goals, such as increasing their visibility, helping constituents find jobs, and raising awareness about time-sensitive issues.

3. What is a virtual assistant?
A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA, is an administrative professional who assists other professionals from a remote location. VA’s are contractors, not employees. They can be contracted for small, one-time only projects, or large projects that span several months. VA’s save their client’s time and money by providing their own equipment, training, and office space.

4. How will a virtual assistant benefit me and my organization?
Contract a VA and you’ll have more time to develop your organization, spend with your family, or to just relax. Our virtual assistant services help you reclaim the time you lose each day on administrative tasks. You free up your valuable time to focus on more important things – like running your business!

When you contact a virtual assistant, you’ll save money. Virtual assistance saves you money because VA’s work only when you need them. You pay only for what you need done and only when you need it done. You do not pay for benefits, holiday time, overtime or sick days. They supply their own office, equipment, software and expertise.

You can develop your organization while we take care of your social networking tasks.

5. Who uses virtual assistants?
All kinds of busy people use virtual assistants. Small and medium businesses, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches, teachers, traveling business people, doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, and busy individuals use virtual assistants to get more time out of their days.

6. How do I know a VA will do a good job of my projects?
When you hire a virtual assistant, our job is to make your day better. Your satisfaction is key to the success our business, so you can expect solid and reliable performance on a continuing basis. You can trust a virtual assistant will take care of your business needs as if they were our own because our business is helping YOUR business succeed.

7. How will my virtual assistant communicate with me?
Communication is vital to developing and maintaining an effective relationship with your virtual assistant. We communicate via telephone, fax, or email. All of your communication with us will be answered within one business day. If everything is going well, communicating once a week is usually sufficient.

You may also communicate with your us via:

  • instant messenger programs
  • text messaging
  • conference calls and webcams
  • online chat rooms
  • virtual help and remote assist programs

8. Can I afford a virtual assistant?
Visit our services page to find out how affordable and flexible we really are.
The real question is, can you afford not to have a virtual assistant? Time is a valuable commodity, and in short supply. When you hire a VA to handle time-consuming tasks, you’re literally buying back your own time. Think of what you could accomplish if you had just a few more hours in your day!

9. How do I pay my virtual assistant?
We use PayPal for all payment processing. Payment is due upon ordering

If you are interested in our monthly services or retainers, the full monthly payment is due at the beginning of each month.

10. What does contracting a virtual assistant commit me to?
You are committed only to the project or time period for which you contract our services.

Your virtual assistant’s potential is best realized in an ongoing business relationship. However, we also understand that your organization’s needs will change and develop over time. You may need us one month and not another, or you may require our help for one project and never need our services again.

We are flexible and can easily accommodate your changing needs.

11. How does it work?
Virtual assistants are not employees. VA’s are small business owners who work with you to support your business goals and needs. When you contract a virtual assistant, you receive expert and flexible administrative support, provided through popular and leading edge technology. VA’s are business owners themselves and understand why you and your business need professional, timely, reasonably priced service. Because the client’s satisfaction is key to the success of a virtual assistant business, you can expect solid and reliable performance on a continuing basis.

Though virtual assistants can be engaged for an occasional project, their potential is best realized in ongoing business relationships with their clients. Over time, your virtual assistant will become more familiar with the workings of your business, so he or she can better support you and add to your success.

12. Where Is The VA Industry Going?
It’s only going to get bigger and better! The current trend in business outsourcing means that the role of virtual assistants will become more significant in the future. As technology develops and business need grows, a virtual assistant may soon become a vital part of every successful business.

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