What can you do for me?
More than you probably think.
I have worked in sales, I run my own businesses, I worked for the MoJ for 13 years+ where I have not only had to complete administration tasks to extremely high standards but work under pressure and maintain targets daily. In addition to that I have managed teams & projects as well as being a Customer Liaison Officer for numerous years and a LEAN change agent…. I am pretty confident that whatever you were to throw at me I would be able to complete.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants provide administrative services for a range of clients on a freelance basis. Services provided by virtual assistants can include answering and/or managing e-mails, secretarial and administrative tasks,
Some virtual assistants, like myself, provide specialist services too such as website design and updating, desktop publishing and marketing. Virtual assistants typically work on long and short-term contracts for their clients or are contracted on an occasional basis
Virtual assistants typically charge an hourly rate and some charge a monthly retainer. When setting their fees, virtual assistants need to take account of factors such as administrative costs and other expenses, tax, National Insurance (NI), holiday pay, and the number of days they expect to work each month because they aren’t employed by you it’s not YOUR job!
Why would I need a Virtual Assistant?
To save time
Let’s not overcomplicate this. Removing something from your to-do list means you’ll have more time in your day. That’s where the fun begins…
A virtual Assistant also has the ability to work extremely
To save money
By removing the menial yet important ‘must do’ jobs from your ‘to-do list’ allows you to concentrate on the things you WANT to do, the things you HAVE to do or the things only YOU can do.
If you’re finding you’re spending way to much time on the small data entry jobs or email management, it probably means you won’t be earning whilst you are sorting out your graphics, replying/deleting spam emails or preparing spreadsheets right?
Outsource things out to a Virtual assistant so the jobs that can’t be done by anyone else i.e the money-making jobs or just to allow you to be with those that need you present (your family!) … can be fulfilled by you!
Not only will it allow you to concentrate on other parts of your business but it will also save you money. You needn’t worry about getting me a desk (I have my own) you needn’t worry about paying any insurances for me (again I have my own) and also why pay and contract someone for 30 hours per week when realistically you only need them for 5? Having the flexibility to customize the amount you use an Assistant at any point ensures you are only paying for what you need.
Although I would hate to say goodbye; it’s a lot easier to ‘get rid’ of a virtual assistatn too over a salaried member of staff. We are freelance/self employed so you don’t have to worry about PAYE, overheads, holidays or sick pay; you will be charged for the time spent on the work I do for you!
Where are you based?
I am based in East Yorkshire in the north of England. I do a lot of my work virtually for clients all over the world however if you are local and would like to meet up then we can totally make that happen 🙂
How much do you charge?
Our ad hoc rates start at £25/hour. Contractual rates are from as little as £19/hour for 20 hours per month.
Isn’t that more than an employee?
Perhaps on the face of it yes but:
you don’t have to worry about paying my sick pay if I’m poorly (if I don’t do the job I don’t get paid!)
you don’t have to worry about paying my National Insurance because I pay my own
you don’t have to worry about paying taxes because again I pay my own
you don’t have to worry about getting me a desk, or a computer, or stationery…. (i think you know what i’m going to say!)… I have my own 🙂
So if you look at it like that… nope it’s in fact A LOT CHEAPER than hiring a part time/full time employee.
Can I just book you for a single job?
Of course! Contracted clients do take precedent so if you want to guarantee time in my diary every month then this is the way to do so however ‘odd jobs’ are very much welcomed… feel free to get in touch and I can give you an estimate turnaround.
How do I pay?
Ad hoc work is payment up front. The first 2 months contractual work is 50% up front and 50% upon completion of the work purely until we get into the swing of how long things are going to take and how much time from me you are going to need. Once we have a rough idea of time and a more formal contract is put in place, then payments will upon completion of the work.