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How To Benefit From Virtual Assistants (100+ Ways!)

Feb 4, 2008
Check out the dozens of ways good virtual assistants can help with your projects. Many popular ways they can help include:

ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING

* creating and sending invoices to clients
* posting / logging monthly transactions into spreadsheets / bookkeeping software
* balancing and reconciling account statements and books (credit cards, loans, checking, savings, Paypal, eBay, etc.)
* sending payment reminders
* bill paying (for workers, contractors, suppliers, utilities, etc.)

ADMINISTRATIVE / SECRETARIAL SERVICES

* scheduling, confirming & rescheduling appointments
* backing up data regularly
* Completing daily To Do tasks
* regular reminding of important tasks and dates
* sending out the appropriate cards or gifts for special events
* managing lists of necessary office supplies and ordering refills
* coordinating and following up with travel plans
* coordinating other workers / outsource / virtual assistants and other helpers

DATABASE AND CLIENT MANAGEMENT

* keying in data into spreadsheets / database (business cards, telesales info, etc.)
* sending introductory, sales, referral, follow up and other business communications and materials (example: to new prospects, leads, clients)
* sending scheduled materials out as well (holiday promos, birthday cards, etc.)
* tracking marketing efforts and summarizing the results in a report
* contacting your leads and lists for missing contact information
* sending faxes
* emailing newsletters (ezines), announcements and broadcasts

EMAIL & MAIL SERVICES

* reviewing mail and email for sorting and deleting
* responding to help desks / support and other communications
* forwarding & tracking items to you and / or your clients
* order fulfillment, preparing packages and mailing out items

ONLINE SERVICES

* setting up and maintaining blogs, websites, forums and other means of online presence
* establishing and growing your newsletter / ezine and subscription database
* posting announcements and newsletter / ezine issues to your subscriber base / list
* completing Internet research
* writing, recording, editing, revising and submitting content to publishers online & off (articles, press releases, audio, video, podcasts, etc.)

PERSONNEL SERVICES

* writing, revising, posting online and printing out of resumes and cover / introduction letters
* reviewing candidates' resumes and summarizing each for your review
* helping plan, create, coordinate and instruct about your products, services, business procedures, etc. with helpers / workers, staff and client training.

PRESENTATIONS

* preparing PowerPoint presentations
* preparing workshop / seminar participants beforehand with materials
* working after presentations with follow up materials
* summarizing results in a report

PRODUCT CREATION & MARKETING SERVICES (ONLINE & OFF)

* creating of private label rights (PLR) materials; i.e. ghostwritten items that you can slap your name and branding on and call your own: ebooks, reports, articles, blogging, videos, audio, podcasts, etc.
* marketing for your products, services and events keeping in your budget range for promotions online and off
* placing follow up faxes, emails, sales calls
* creating and mailing feedback and other surveys and questionnaires
* gathering testimonials, tracking the responses
* blogging, forum posting, using eBay, Craigslist, Social Networking, MySpace, Squidoo, OnlyWire and many other means to spread the word online.
* summarizing project work in reports

PRINTING AND PUBLISHING

* designing and printing brochures, matching letterhead, business cards and other marketing items
* creating designs for and ordering labels, letter head, flyers, pens, pencils and other promotional items
* crafting content & / or gathering it including interviewing, researching stats and quotes, laying out, printing and mailing newsletters / ezines (online & off)
* designing, printing and mailing out awards, certificates, handouts, CDs and more for workshop & seminar attendees

RESEARCH

* researching travel plans, destinations, hotels, car rentals and more
* researching affiliate programs, joint ventures and partners to team up with for your projects and then following up and reaching out to them to hook up.
* finding info for catering, presentations, speeches, apparel, and more
* fact finding for your reports, quotes, stats, articles, ebooks, presentations, speeches, videos, audios, podcasts and more...
* learning about decorating, entertainment, party / host gift ideas
* gathering clips of published articles (online and off)
* performing library research

TELEPHONE AND FAX SERVICES

* receiving phone calls & faxes to allow you more time to do other things
* forwarding important messages via email, text messaging or other means
* retrieving voice messages and replying and / or coordinating responses with your team so that you know that things are taken care of while you are busy elsewhere with other things

TRANSCRIPTION / WORD PROCESSING SERVICES

* using word processing to key in / type letters, articles, ebooks, memos, etc. from recordings or other note formats
* typing of reports, video and audio scripts, workshop / seminar notes and more from recordings or other note formats
* extra services like editing, proofing, spell and grammar check, conversion of documents (to Adobe PDFs, PowerPoint slides, Microsoft Word, for example.

MORE

* Just ask! Seek customization.

Grow your business with plenty of help outsourcing with virtual assistants and teams. Learn more from: http://www.movingaheadmemberships.com and see how you and your business can benefit now.
About the Author
Diana Barnum, Editor of Moving Ahead Weekly Ezine, "Helping You Advance with Business Support Service Info." Get help for your projects at http://movingaheadcommunications.com & http://www.movingaheadmemberships.com
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