Virtual Assistants

A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Because virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits, except in the context that those indirect expenses are included in the VA's fees. Clients also avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies.
Posts about Virtual Assistants
    • How to Keep Your Business Running While on Vacation

      The weather is getting nice and all you can think about is getting away from work. As you start making vacation plans and pondering over how much fun you’re going to have, you immediately snap back to reality and realize that your business can’t survive if you take a two week hiatus. This is a common occurrence amongst small business owners and especially solopreneurs.

      Apex Virtual Solutionsin How To's- 13 readers -
  • Where’s the Cheese?

    … way of life. Now I know that may sound cheesy (lol), but it was true. It talks about change and how the reaction to change affects different personalities. So where’s the connection? Today, more companies than ever are hiring virtual assistants. They hire them because they can’t afford full-time employees or they’re looking to cut costs…

    Apex Virtual Solutions- 13 readers -
  • What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?

    …-based than text-based queries. This makes local SEO critical for businesses seeking to appear in these results. What does it mean for your marketing strategy? Look to target long-tail and natural language keywords in content For the question-answering content on your site, consider how someone might phrase their search query as a full sentence…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 26 readers -
  • 5 Marketing Tasks to Outsource to Your Virtual Assistant

    … handle and learn how to delegate the rest. Here are 5 marketing tasks you can be delegating to a virtual assistant right now. Website Design or Maintenance If your virtual assistant dabbles in code and design, why not delegate all of your design or maintenance tasks? Need a landing page for your new campaign, let your virtual assistant set it up…

    Apex Virtual Solutions- 15 readers -
  • 9 Tasks a Virtual Assistant Can Complete for a Business Coach

    …, confirming appointments, updating your website, proofing your blog posts, managing multiple social media accounts, paying bills, updating your CRM, preparing newsletters, etc. Hiring a virtual assistant (VA) will allow you the time you need to get to know your clients, learn about their businesses and provide them with the support they need…

    Apex Virtual Solutions- 17 readers -
  • #MarketingNerds: How Delegating, GTD, and Virtual Assistants Can Help Your Productivity

    … for companies that want potential customers to find them faster. In this episode of Marketing Nerds, we cover: What the GTD methodology isHow Stephan stays organized with GTD, tools, and his virtual assistantsWhy you should delegate as much as possible Most of the resources we mentioned: To listen to Marketing Nerds with Stephan Spencer: Think you have what it takes to be a Marketing Nerd? If so, message Kelsey Jones on Twitter or email her at kelsey [at] Podcast: Download Subscribe: iTunes| …

    Kelsey Jones/ Search Engine Journalin How To's- 3 readers -
  • Virtual Assistants For Increased Income: How to Buy Time

    … Feeling overwhelmed with all you haven’t gotten done yet? Who hasn’t wished they could clone themselves? There is a limit to what any one person can accomplish alone. At some point, if you want to grow your business you must delegate some of your work to someone else. That is where Virtual Assistants come in. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 33 readers -
  • 5 Content Marketing Trends to Follow Right Now

    … these sections are created, you can work backward to design a set of questions for your customer interview. When done right, you can finish a customer interview in under 30 minutes and cut hours off your total case study process. Go Global with Virtual Assistants The trend of using virtual assistants for content creation is in full swing heading…

    Relevancein Content- 24 readers -
  • A Wake-up Call for Your Service Based Business

    … just not practical. Successful entrepreneurs learn how to effectively delegate tasks that they don’t enjoy, do well or directly affect the bottom line. If you’re doing bookkeeping, administrative or design related tasks, who’s out there building relationships with your prospects, creating new offerings and working to up-sell current clients? Virtual…

    Apex Virtual Solutions- 10 readers -
  • An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups

    … on Viral Content Buzz and JustRetweet. Then offer those credits for others to retweet your Twitter posts. 12. Virtual Assistants Use oDesk and hire a low-cost virtual assistant to go to the websites of your ideal customers and fill out web forms and collect/send emails. Elance and Freelancer work as well. Warning: This is a little spammy, so make sure…

    Search Engine Journalin Social EMail Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Monthly Growth Report – October 2014

    … of organic traffic, like 1/3. I have no idea why and received no messages, it just looks like one of those inexplicable corrections. This has been a big shame because in terms of traffic it has set me back about 2-3 months and I’m not sure how/if it will affect my organic traffic going forward, which accounts for the majority of the traffic my blog gets…

    Dave Schneider/ Self Made Businessmanin Google- 8 readers -
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