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100+ Ways to Benefit from Outsourcing with Our Virtual Assistant Services
By Diana Barnum
Check out the dozens of ways our virtual assistant services 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
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
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.)
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.
preparing PowerPoint presentations
preparing workshop / seminar participants beforehand with materials
working after presentations with follow up materials
summarizing results in a report
Hosting live eBay workshops and live, digital and / or virtual writing, marketing and other business courses & workshops, plus project tutoring and consulting.
PRODUCT CREATION & MARKETING SERVICES (ONLINE & OFF)
articles, press releases, & other content creation & revision, submission, posting & more; for example, think press release marketing, article marketing, YouTube videos, podcasts, columns, and more + follow up services for maximum outreach
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, staying in your budget range for promotions online and off - from connecting and reaching out via SEO (search engine optimization) to press releases with follow up phone calls and more.
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, Hubpages, Knols, OnlyWire and many other means to spread the word online.
summarizing project work in reports
public domain work: making derivatives, packaging and promotions
creating products and selling them on eBay auctions (like digital files on CDs), also selling all sorts of other items on eBay, as an eBay Trading Assistant
link building activities
link exchanges, content / article marketing, rewriting, spinning, blogging, bookmarking, one way links, directory submissions (manual or automated), Web 2.0 ( Facebook, Twitter, etc.) / Hubpages / Squidoo / Linkvana / Google Knols Work, classified ads, more.
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
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, updating media lists
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; for example, to Adobe PDFs, PowerPoint slides, Microsoft Word.
Check out our current list of most popular tasks (bookmark that and check back; its updated regularly).
Other ways to benefit from our services? Just ask! Customization is our specialty.
Grow your business with plenty of help outsourcing with virtual assistants and teams.
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