There are many ways you can grow your business, and one of the best ways is working with virtual assistant services. Virtual assistants can give you the company structure you need to build your brand with the freedom of hiring freelance remote workers.
Here at Mr. Thrive Media we’re familiar with the benefits of working with virtual assistants. In fact, we work with a virtual assistant company by the name of Virtual Assistant Staffing Agency (VASA) and we have our own virtual assistant.
In this blog post we’ll take a walk through the virtual assistance you can find through Mr. Thrive Media and the benefits of that assistance. We’ll also take a look at the support VASA offers.
Mr. Thrive Media’s Virtual Assistant Connection
Mr. Thrive Media has partnered with VASA. When you delve into our virtual assistant service page, you’ll be connecting with VASA to find the right assistant for you. We’ve brought a VASA virtual assistant, Aiko, onto the < href="https://mrthrive.com/about/">Mr. Thrive team, and her own words describe the benefit for virtual assistants and businesses seeking virtual assistance:
“VASA has been fast when it comes to their hiring process and that’s what I like about them. Working with Mr. Thrive has been a privilege to showcase my skills with the chosen industry I’m in which focuses on social media. I have worked with different clients in the past already, but Mr. Thrive is different because he’s not just my client but a friend too. It’s not difficult for me to reach out and tell him what’s going on with me when I’m in the middle of problems. Mr. Thrive as my client is professional. He respects personal matters while keeping the business in systematic order. I look forward to working with him while achieving my goals to be an entrepreneur and I happily look forward to seeing the overall success of the company come to fruition.”
Aiko works with the Mr. Thrive team on our social media marketing and content distribution. In her time at Mr. Thrive, Aiko has already been a great asset to the team. If you’re looking for a virtual assistant for your business, we can personally recommend working with VASA.
VASA: Virtual Assistant Staffing Agency
VASA takes the work of sourcing and recruiting, interviewing, and thoroughly vetting virtual assistants off your plate. When you work with VASA you can rest assured the virtual assistants within the agency are the best of the best. All you have to do is select an assistant and get straight to work.
There are several facets of the VASA business model, beyond their vetting process, that make them a step above the rest. The upcoming three facets in particular give them a leg up in the virtual assistant agency world.
The VASA Process
VASA has a five-step placement process to help you find the right virtual assistant for your business. The process includes:
1. Filling out a form that details what you’re looking for in your virtual assistant. From your industry and specialty preferences to your budget, this form helps the agency find the right assistant for you.
2. Shortlisting on the VASA side, to find the best candidates for you from a database of over 2500 available virtual assistants. VASA comes up with a list of five candidates that fulfill your requirements.
3. Your review of the list of five candidates. You can review their resume, Facebook profile, LinkedIn profile, and a short interview, so you can find the best match.
4. Interviews with your preferred candidate with coordination support from the VASA team.
5. Onboarding into your business. The VASA team will help you get set up with any necessary information to hire your virtual assistant.
The VASA process is designed to find the best candidates for you and your business. With the VASA network of virtual assistants, you’ll be on your way to scaling your business and reaching new levels of success.
VASA Assistants Industries
VASA is poised to help you find virtual assistants in a wide range of industries. They’ve curated an agency of assistants with industry knowledge and experience across the board. That range includes:
– Business coaching
– Financial services
– Human resources
– Real estate
You can hire VASA assistants to work within your field. With the range of industries their assistants specialize in, however, you can expand as well. If you’re a marketing business creating an eCommerce store, you can hire an assistant with eCommerce experience to help you break into that industry.
VASA Assistant Specialties
Among the industries VASA can assist you with, they also seek out virtual assistants with specific skill sets. They can help you find assistants who specialize as:
– Administrative assistants
– Cold callers
– Content creators
– Graphic designers
– Lead generation specialists
– Recruiting specialists
– Remote personal assistants
– Sales development representatives
– Social media managers
– Video editors
– Web designers
You can build your team from the ground up with VASA virtual assistants. You can also fill in the gaps when you need specific help. Whatever your business is–whether it’s a podcast business or a marketing agency working with VASA through Mr. Thrive Media can help you expand your business.
Frequently Asked Questions About Virtual Assistants
Virtual assistants can make a world of difference for a business venture. Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re down the road of entrepreneurship, virtual assistants can take some of the weight off your shoulders. From administrative work to marketing campaigns, virtual assistants can fill your business gaps.
If you’re considering hiring a virtual assistant for your business, our answers to these frequently asked questions will help you get started. When you begin the hiring process you’ll have more questions for specific virtual assistants.
What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?
A virtual assistant can cover all manner of administrative and business tasks, including:
– Answering phone calls and responding to emails
– Scheduling meetings
– Booking accommodations for travel
– Managing client lists and contact sheets
– Preparing spreadsheets and records for the company
– Organizing managerial calendars
– Performing market research
– Drafting presentations
– Providing customer service
Those are some of the basic tasks a virtual assistant can do. Beyond those basics, you can find a virtual assistant who specializes in marketing, sales, accounting, or any other aspect of your business. The variety of people working as virtual assistants means there are assistants who specialize in all manner of business needs.
How Much Do You Pay a Virtual Assistant?
The amount you can pay to employ a virtual assistant varies depending on how you hire them. If you go the route of hiring an individual through Upwork, the statistics show you’ll pay anywhere from $18 to $35 an hour. The overall range across sites similar to Upwork and private virtual assistant businesses can go up to $100 an hour.
One of the best ways to ensure you get the best value for your money is to work with VASA. VASA offers a starting fee of $250 per hire to start working with them. They also offer a fee of $1,000 for lifetime hires. With VASA, you know you’re getting the best of the best, and that is a priceless offer.
How Many Skills Should a Virtual Assistant Have?
A virtual assistant should have the basic office skills of the Google Workspace functions of Google Docs, sheets, slides, and meetings. These days, Google Workspace is used more often than Microsoft 365 for the most part. That said, a virtual assistant will also benefit from experience with Microsoft 365, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Beyond those basics, a virtual assistant with different specialties will benefit from different skills. Experience with marketing, accounting, and sales will be useful. Experience can also be gained in online courses in different fields.
How Do I Hire a Virtual Personal Assistant?
There are a variety of ways you can hire a virtual personal assistant. You can post a job ad with the specific needs you have and the qualifications you’re looking for. You can check out sites like Upwork and Fiverr for virtual assistants. The best way to hire a virtual personal assistant is to work with an agency like VASA.
VASA takes the time and stress of searching for the best virtual assistant off your to do list. That’s not to mention the fact that VASA is partnered with Mr. Thrive Media. Check out the VASA process through our virtual assistants resource page to find the right virtual personal assistant.
Is There a High Demand for Virtual Assistants?
There is a high demand for virtual assistants. One reason for that high demand is businesses with remote workers experience less churn. Another reason is the cost of hiring and potentially replacing a virtual assistant is less than hiring a full-time in-person employee.
Virtual assistants give a company the benefit of a valuable remote employee, without the work of hiring a full-time worker. For virtual assistants, there are benefits in the ease of remote work, and in the freelance, entrepreneurship nature of being a virtual assistant.
Virtual Assistants: Virtual Business Support
Partnering with a virtual assistant will help you scale your business and find new opportunities for growth. If you’re looking to hire a virtual assistant with ease, check out the virtual assistant page under our list of services to get you started. Reach out today, so Mr. Thrive and VASA can show you the potential for your business moving forward.