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What Do Virtual Assistants Do?

A Virtual Assistant (abbreviated VA) is an Administrative Assistant that works out of their own office supporting small business owners, non-profits, or others who need additional office support. Virtual Assistants provide their own computer equipment and pay their own taxes. By utilizing the Internet, Virtual Assistants can provide many of the same services as in-house administrative assistants and professional service providers.  Additionally, an Unvirtual Assistant (TM) can provide some services in person at your office as needed to supplement the Virtual services.

Available services vary from VA to VA and depend greatly upon their knowledge, experience, and skill level; typically the higher the skill level required to complete a task or project, the higher the cost for the client.  Consider leveraging the value of Virtual Assistant services is to hire a provider who can manage your project efficiently by contracting with VAs of appropriate skill levels for each phase of a project to keep costs as reasonable as possible while providing superior results.

Types of Services Offered:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Appointment scheduling and reminders. Phone/Voicemail monitoring and call response. E-mail monitoring and response, mailings, mail merge, scanning, faxing, shipping.

REAL ESTATE SUPPORT

Assistance with listing updates online, web site maintenance, contact database updates, HTML newsletters and emails.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Brochures, Business Cards, Catalogs, Letterhead, Invitations, Postcards, Flyers and Thank You Cards

INTERNET RESEARCH

Search the Internet for data, contact information, pricing comparisons, articles pertinent to your industry, white papers

DATA ENTRY

Contact management, Database management, Spreadsheets

WORD PROCESSING

MS/Mac/Google:Typing, editing, business correspondence, reports, proposals, resumes

PRESENTATIONS

PowerPoint/Keynote presentations prepared for use as overheads, slides, online slide shows or handouts

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Research schedules, prices and make reservations according to your budget, time schedule and preferences

BOOKKEEPING

Light bookkeeping, bill paying, client invoices and statements, data entry of receipts and sales

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

Errands, gift shopping, social and business event organization

WEB SITE DESIGN SERVICES

Web design, site redesign, site maintenance, SEO, Brand management, E-Newsletters & E-Mail Marketing with Constant Contact

INTERNET MARKETING/ SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Press Release Creation & Submission, Autoresponder Setup & Maintenance, Article/Content Writing & Submission, Web Directory Submissions, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Blog Posts, Creation of & maintenance of profiles/pages on Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Social Media Campaigns, and much more

Quick List of Possible Tasks:

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Analysis/Strategy
Article Submission
Attend Inspections
Autoresponders
Bank Reconciliation
Bill Paying
Blog Design
Blog Posting
Bookkeeping
BPO/CMA
Branded Media Kits
Branding
Brochures
Budgets
Bulk Mailings
Business Card Scanning
Business Cards
Buyer Search Profiles
Calendar Management
Client Feedback Forms
Concierge Services
Constant Contact
Consulting
Contact Management
Contracts
Copywriting
CRM Management
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Data Analysis
Data Collection
Data Entry
Database Consolidation
Database Creation
Desktop Publishing
Direct Mail Campaigns
Distribution Lists
Document Services
Domain Registration
E-mail Screening
Editing
Email/Drip Campaigns
Event Planning/Management
Facebook
Financial Reports
Flyers
Form Letters
General Ledger
Gift Selection & Purchase
Google Analytics
Graphic Design
Home Measurements
HTML Branded E-Zines
Human Resources
InDesign/Publisher
Information Updating
Internet Research
Invitations
Invoicing
Keynote Presentations
Labels
Landing Pages
Lead Follow-Up
Letterhead
Linkedin
Listing Assessment/Staging Reports
Listing Launch Assistance
Listing Photography
Listing/Buyer Presentations
Mail Merges
Mailing Lists
Manuals
Map & Schedule Showings
Market Research
Market Trend Reports
Marketing Support
Material Preparation
MLS Management
Notary Services
On-Site Office Administration
On-Site Vacation Coverage
One Sheets
Online Ad’s/Marketing
Online Reputation Management
Online Shopping
Open House Assistance
Order Closing Gifts
Other Services
P & L Statements
PDF File Conversion
Personal Assistance
Personal Errands
Phone Screening
Pop-By Gifts
Postcards
PowerPoint Presentations
PPC Campaigns
Press Release Submission
Profile Creation
Profile Optimization
Proofreading
Property Statistics Reports
Proposals
Prospecting
Quickbooks Setup & Support
Real Estate Assistance
Registration Management
Repair Management
Schedule & Confirm Appt.
Search Engine Optimization
Shopping Cart Set Up
Showing Feedback
Signs & Banners
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Programs
Social Media Training
Social Media Trends
Speaking Engagement Booking
Spreadsheets
Squeeze Pages
Squidoo Lenses
Survey Reporting
System Creation & Organizing
Teleclass & Webinar Support
Teleclass System Setup
Time Management/Calendar
Top Producer Management
Transaction Coordination
Transcription
Travel Arrangements
Twitter
UnVirtual Assistance (local only)
Vacation Planning/Coverage
Video Editing
Video Editing & Preparation
Virtual Staging
Virtual Tours
Webinar System Setup
Website Design
Website Proofreading
Website Services
Website Updates
Word Processing
WordPress & Joomla
Youtube & Vimeo

Ask your VA if there is a service or task that you specifically need that is not listed; if they are unable to provide the service they may be able to provide a referral to someone who can.

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Laura Pence Atencio

As Founder and CEO of Social Savvy Geek, LLC., Laura Pence Atencio is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and business owners meet and exceed their goals. She is committed to providing the most engaging and effective strategies in online marketing by combining traditional business networking and marketing fundamentals and best practices with current and engaging online marketing methods and tactics. Laura has worked with some of the top names in Internet Marketing and has consulted with entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits in the US and abroad. She is the author of the popular article, 10 Tips to Build Your Twitter List Now, which has been published both online and in print in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. A lifetime student herself, Laura has achieved certification as a Computer Administrative Specialist at Beta Tech and has studied Art Education, History, Art History, and Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is fascinated by learning, sharing and growing, not just in business, but in life. She participates in US Masters Swimming and has ranked in the top 25 nationally in her age group in both the 50 and 100-yard backstroke. She served in the VA Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in the 229th Engineer Battalion. She never meets strangers, only friends not yet made– an attitude that serves her extremely well in the networking world, both online and off. She currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and German Shephard.

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