So, What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?

Since starting this new venture as a Virtual Assistant a few months ago, several people have asked me “What’s a Virtual Assistant?” Or “What made you decide to become a Virtual Assistant?”.
So I thought that writing a blog post about it might be a good idea for anyone else who has the same questions. Now, I am no expert and it is certainly nothing new, so if you know what we do, awesome! For those of you who haven’t heard of one or maybe you have thought about hiring someone but aren’t convinced, I invite you to read a little further.

A Virtual Assistant is an independent professional who works in a supporting role, often remotely, to assist with a variety of tasks and office related jobs. Many VAs come from a strong background in administrative work as Secretaries, Executive and Administrative Assistants and Office Managers. We even come from many other backgrounds in creative fields such as Graphic or Web Design. Retail and Sales are also a common factor. This is where my background is. I also spent about sixteen years working as a Retail Makeup/ Product Specialist and running a freelance business on the side, as well has a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. As mentioned in my short bio, I love to be behind the scenes and working as a Virtual Assistant, I’ve discovered, allows me to do just that and I love it! I really wouldn’t have it any other way.

We work behind the scenes taking care of tasks such as phone calls, email management, customer service, daily admin tasks of running your Etsy shop or Market Booth, making travel arrangements, internet research and even social media management. That’s a big one! And one of my personal favorites. I mean, who really has time to spend scrolling Instagram and Facebook all day when you have a business to run? That’s where we come in. When you hire a virtual assistant, you will be able to delegate or outsource those mundane, time consuming tasks to someone else. Thus, freeing up precious time for you to spend ‘In The Zone’ working on the things that allow you to focus on growing your business and freeing up time spent with your family as well.

While some VA’s focus solely on administrative work, some even help with personal tasks that help you run your household. Like running errands, sending gifts and helping with organization; Even making travel arrangements for business or vacation time. The list goes on and on. Truly, if there’s a task that anyone isn’t a fan of doing or doesn’t have the time to do, there’s an assistant out there who will do it gladly.

So, tell me! What tasks have you feeling bogged down and uninspired? What things do you wish you could just delegate and be done with it? Share in the comments or send me a message! I’d love to work with you.

Holiday Crunch Time Is Upon Us

Can you believe it, y’all? There are less than six weeks left of 2019! Six. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? I know it did for us. It was a year full of changes taking place and new adventures but now we are in the midst of Holiday Crunch Time.

christmas tree, holidays

Although it is typically a time of joy and celebration, sometimes keeping up with all of the extra activities added to our already busy schedules can feel a bit overwhelming to say the least. Feeling stressed over juggling the demands of running your business while trying to balance the extra demands on your time with family and friends or holiday shopping and travel can certainly take a lot of the fun out of it. There are just not enough hours in the day it seems and our To-Do Lists often look longer than a CVS receipt.

That is why, if you haven’t considered it before, now is the perfect time to reach out and call on a Virtual Assistant to step in and share some of the work load. Finding the right Virtual Assistant that you can trust to take on some of the monotonous tasks like sorting through your inbox, managing the extra social media posts or even tracking down the perfect last minute gifts you’ve been meaning to purchase, can free up valuable time that will be better spent creating happy holiday memories with family and friends.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of all that needs to get done as the Holiday Season is getting into full swing? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to call for backup! Send me an email and let Katie do it!