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VA Babysitter for your Clients Business

Mar 23, 2008
It's holiday time again, the children are on vacation from school but you still have your home business to run. You promised to take them to the Zoo etc and go to away for a couple of weeks. What on earth is going to happen to your business? The answer is simple - let a Virtual Assistant run the admin side of your business while you take that well earned rest.

Enter the 'Virtual Assistant Business Babysitting Service'. This service was christened with that name by a very impressed and happy client who regarded his business as his baby.

How is your business safeguarded

Virtual Assistants are the admin specialists. Running their own businesses they know what a business owner needs and most pass their business over to other VA's when they go on holiday. You will get your phone answered, messages forwarded, e-mails sorted and nothing will be missed and all your clients will be happy on your return.

So how do we set up this type of business cover?

* A weekly standing charge for the duration of the holiday (a week being any 7 day period) if you are expected to be in the office at all times to take their calls

* If there is no telephone answering required you will probably be charged a per item amount for other admin work you need.

* Ancillary charges should be agreed with the client before the holiday starts and charged at cost. These items are such things as postage, phone calls, large print runs or mailings.

Now is the time to start letting your clients know that you offer this service. With the ability to order inexpensive business cards via the net, there is nothing stopping you from ordering 250 for this specific purpose with a calendar on the back. The client is much more likely to keep the card and of course will be reminded of your service each time they use it.

Once your clients have tried this service you will find that they automatically book you when they book their holiday, you become an integral part of their break and rest from daily work.

Working with your clients, you know their needs and also the worries they have about their business. They may be very similar to the ones you have regarding your own. Offering this service will bring you in an income at the worst part of the year - the holidays. You will get known as the 'Virtual Assistant Business Babysitter'
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For support and help for would-be and established Virtual Assistants, make sure you check Di Chapman's free 8 step report at Becoming a Virtual Assistant. Di Chapman is a double Award Winning Virtual Assistant and this site is committed to giving advice and help to Virtual Assistants
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