A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent entrepreneur providing administrative, creative and/or technical services. Utilizing advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery, a professional VA assists clients in his/her area of expertise from his/her own office on a contractual basis.
More and smarter business owners are making the cost-effective decision to partner with a Virtual Assistant, or a Virtual Assistant firm, to provide the administrative support services necessary to operate their businesses. In some cases, business owners choose to work with a Virtual Assistant for all of their administrative needs, while some others may choose only to outsource specific projects. Additionally, some business owners choose to use a Virtual Assistant during peak seasons, or when their in-house assistant is unavailable. Whatever the reason, a Virtual Assistant is a sensible alternative to a business owners' administrative support needs.
Virtual Assistants, though self-employed, rely on customer service to drive their business, therefore, an equal - or even greater - sense of loyalty than that of an employee is not unusual.
A Virtual Assistant can work with you regardless of whether you are around the corner or around the world; your work can still be completed in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner. Outsourcing lets you concentrate on the more important issues of growing your business.
Using a Virtual Assistant is a cost effective alternative for any business, as there are none of the usual overheads encountered when employing staff, such as annual/sick leave, leave loading, superannuation contributions, long service, meal breaks, additional furniture, office space and office equipment.
Refer to the Cost Analysis table to show you how you can save by utilizing the services of Dee's Office.
Virtual Assistants have a vested interest in your success because when you succeed, we succeed. With a Virtual Assistant you can build a long-term working relationship even if only required on an ad hoc basis.
If you're looking to save money on staffing costs, a Virtual Assistant is ideal because we work on a pay-as-you-go basis. Even better, you get exactly what you pay for. So if you book one hour, you will get a full hours work without interruption.
A Virtual Assistant works 3 times faster than a normal employee - we work only for you within your set time scale.
The beauty of having your own Virtual Assistant is that location is not a factor. Work is distributed mostly via internet, email, phone and fax and occasionally via the postal service. The location of your business has no impact on the services we provide. And, if your company relocates, we continue working as if nothing has happened. Being virtual also means that you don't have to provide office space or office equipment.
We are focused on building value on quality of work we do for our clients. We do not charge our clients before completing their trial period. We charge half of the quoted amount only after the period ends and if they are satisfied with the service after that. It makes the clients comfortable in all aspects to sign-up for our service.
We provide the benefits of free office space, equipment & office supply expense, insurance, worker's compensation, overtime pay, administration Costs.
As we work all around the clock, you could get the work done when you sleep and also in real time you could keep in touch with your VA.
Rates vary according to the differing plans to opt for, but generally you can expect to pay between 4 USD and 10 USD per hour. Some tasks with the specialist skills and urgency such as web design might be charged more. more
Often clients will hire a Virtual Assistant for one or two projects trying “Pay As You Go” plan. Once you are satisfied with the service, and have a better understanding of the volume of work you are interested in outsourcing, you could upgrade your plan or you can just stick with the “Pay As You Go” setup. more
Virtual Assistance is seen by a large number of professions as a vital ingredient to the success and growth of their businesses. However it is not for everyone. To partner successfully with a Virtual Assistant you need to:
Be clear on delegating tasks with clear instructions
Be confident using email and/or instant messaging
Recognize a Virtual Assistant as a partner and not an employee
Be available to answer questions (especially in the early days)
Not necessary. The beauty of your assistant being virtual is - - location doesn't impact our ability to do our jobs. The work is distributed via email, fax, telephone or in some cases US Postal service. The location of your business or the location of your VA has no impact on the services that are available to you. If your company relocates with different time slots - - we simply relocate with you! There will be no need to recruit, hire and train a new employee. This can be a great cost saving benefit to you or your company!
The amazing part of virtual assistance is that almost everyone can benefit from using a VA. A large company may find using a VA for any overflow work to be useful or maybe instead of 3 secretaries they may need to only employ 1 or 2 and have a VA do the rest. A small company may use a VA for all of their billings, collections, marketing, accounting, etc. needs. A busy individual may use a VA to help them plan a special event. This may include, for example, everything from booking the room, ordering the food, coordinating travel, creating invitations, etc. A college student may use a VA to type their 25 page research paper. VAs are typically very skilled typists. This may prove to be a great time saver for a busy college student who doesn't possess great typing skills or speed. A startup entrepreneur can use a VA to get a list of potential contacts, internet research, etc...
Almost anyone can benefit from using a VA is the bottom line!
The benefit of a "Virtual Assistant" is that you only pay for the assistance as you need it. We charge hourly for time-on-task only! You don't have to worry about payroll, taxes or insurance. As a VA we are not employed by your company, but work as an independent contractor.
We begin with a free complimentary consultation during which time you will have the opportunity to tell us about your business and the type of assistance you are looking for. We will explain how our business works and some of the ways that we might help you with effectively managing some of your administrative tasks.
Our conversation will also allow us to get to know each other and decide if we would be a good fit.
When work begins, we utilize various forms of communications, predominantly email, but also, telephone, instant messaging, faxing and postal mail. Weekly telephone conferences help build our professional relationship, and help us to better serve your needs. As with any relationship, it is very important to partner the right VA with the right clients; when this happens, astounding results are inevitable.
Developing a strong ongoing client relationship is of utmost importance to us, and we only work with a handful of select clients. Our time is billed hourly, and there are several retainer packages to choose from. The more hours that you commit to us, the greater the savings will be for you.
We are highly skilled professionals with years of experience in the fields we serve. We have the latest equipment and software that we utilize to get your tasks completed efficiently and professionally. Because we are not your employee you save in the following ways:
Pay only for the time and material spent on your projects
No payroll, taxes, vacation or benefits
No physical workspace or additional equipment needed
No down-time payments (coffee breaks, personal phone calls, etc.)
No staffing headaches
The actual cost of an employee after factoring in benefits, overtime, vacations, sick leave and any other unproductive time is actually 2-3 times their salary.
You only pay us for the actual time spent working on your projects, which translates to 100 percent productivity. Because of our years of experience and the technology we have available, we can accomplish much more in less time, than the average in house staff assistant. This allows us to deliver even more of a savings to our clients.
No, you do not have to give your credit card information for billing purpose, as we do charge our clients through PayPal, which is the best form recommended by most of the clients. Also, we do not have to go through the headaches like charges emanating outside the country and calling up the concerned banks to authorize the payment every time. However, if you would like us to use your credit card for any of the online shopping, we would need it to purchase on your behalf.
Billing cycle starts from 21st of the previous month to 20th of the current month.
You would be charged by end of the billing cycle. No advance payment required!
Price per month on the tariff includes all the additional charges.
Invoices would be sent on 23rd of the current month.
The payment has to be made on or before 5th of the next month. If not, service would be temporarily stopped until you clear the payments. However, unavoidable circumstances and prior intimation would be considered as an exception to this policy.
If there any upgrades / downgrades during the billing cycle, the billing would be based on the pro-rata calculation.
If you are not sure about how many hour a task would take, please ask us to work for about 2-3 hours, check the results to understand how much time it would take to complete the entire task and then let's continue working on it again. This would be a best practice recommended even for the tasks you are sure about how much time it would take, to keep control of the time spent. Because, some of the intense research tasks would go on and on.
We have two shifts, 1. General shift - 10.30 am to 7.30 pm IST and 2. UK shift - 2 pm to 11 pm IST. This would largely provide us at least 3 hours in common across most of the time zones across the world (especially US, UK & Australia)
No, at this point in time we do not handle pure calling tasks, as we are not a call center. However, we are open for making calls once in a while for scheduling appointment with Doctors, Attorneys, etc, calling customer care services on the behalf of Client to clarify any queries, calling companies to get quotes, etc.
*Please feel free to contact usfor any other queries if it is not covered in the above FAQs.
#13 Nehru Nagar
Coimbatore, TN India – 641 006
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