The term Virtual Assistant is so broad these days. Back when I became a VA (in 2002) it was a totally different ballgame to what it is today. I’d been a career PA and social media and the cloud simply didn’t exist. Now, anyone can claim to be a VA and in essence, anyone with a laptop can. However, with all my clients it’s become a true collaboration, meaning I love the business just as much as you do.
Virtual PA Services
- General PA/administrative assistance
- Answering business enquiries
- Newsletter creation and updates
- Social media – updating and creating content for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- Event/retreat assistance
- WordPress website creation
- Website maintenance (WordPress)
- Database maintenance
- Remote appointment setting / altering using Google Calendar, Outlook
- Invoicing and reconciling
- Flight bookings
If you require anything that is not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs.
Virtual PA Packages
Casual. Are you after a casual relationship (from 5-9 hours per week)? If yes, then $40 per hour is the most you’ll pay. You’ll be invoiced at the end of each month.
De Facto. If you want to get a bit more serious and require me for 10 to 15 hours per week, then $38.50 per hour is the deal (this is payable in advance at the beginning of every month – either a 4 week or 5 week month). You’ll need to use the hours or lose them but hey, I’m happy to negotiate.
Married. Married is a ‘super user’ of 15 hours or more per week. You’ll save you and your business $5 per hour and your work becomes a priority over casual clients. Again, this is payable at the beginning of every month and you’ll need to use the hours or lose them. As I mentioned above, I’m happy to negotiate.
If you’re not sure how many hours you’ll need me for, I’d go with the casual rate to begin with.
Unfortunately I’m unable to take on clients who require less than 4 hours per week.
If you’re having trouble with HOW to use a virtual PA (because we all know it’s difficult as a business owner to “let go”), read this fabulous article on delegating when you’re creative. It’s all about creating systems to free up your time.
Clients over the years include: Clare Bowditch, Kate James from Total Balance, Jacinta Tynan, Hampton Rovers Juniors Football Club, Inspired To Sing, Big Goals, Easy Peasy Kids, Hampton Street Traders Association, Helplines Australia, Seana Smith from Sydney Kids Food & Travel, Corporate Wisdom, The Service Spirit, PANDA, Alinea Consulting, Research & Safety Services, Healthy Balance Fitness, Emma Quayle (from The Age), Suzy Zail (freelance journo), The Children’s Hospital Westmead, A1 Transcription Services and many more.