Crafters Guide To Hiring Virtual Assistants

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Are you tired of doing all of the craft-related tasks on your own? Get some help!

33-virtual-assistantA virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is generally self-employed and can give you professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance from a home office.

Benefits Of Hiring A Virtual Assistant To Crafters

  1. Budget Friendly — Remote workers leverage different wages paid around the globe for similar type work so you get highly skilled workers for less cost than you might pay locally.
  2. Avoiding layoffs — It is not necessary to hire full-time employees that stay on the payroll with nothing to do once a project is completed.
  3. Improving quality — Some organizations see quality improvements when they contract work out through new service level agreement created for a new project.
  4. Accessing talent — By looking beyond your in-house skills and into a global market, you may find a larger talent pool than you’d find locally.
  5. Scaling production — Outsourcing to remote workers helps you manage increases or decreases of workflow across your organization.

There are a variety of virtual assistants and they all have different skills. Some may gear their work more toward scheduling and logistics, while others may focus on web-based services like manning email accounts, doing research or social media.

Things A Virtual Assistant Can Help You With

  1. Upload blogs or email newsletters
  2. Respond to emails and set up email lists
  3. Transcribe voice memos, conference calls and more
  4. Run your calendar and plan your travel
  5. Research
  6. Compile data into organized spreadsheets
  7. Handle forwarded phone calls when you’re unavailable or out of town
  8. Any time-consuming or repetitive tasks
  9. Write blog posts for your craft blog
  10. Help you hire other employees by doing preliminary research on candidates
  11. Manage your craft business social media accounts
  12. Coordinate with vendors
  13. Place orders for new supplies
  14. And many more

If you are not sure about getting full time help or just by the hour or by the project, we created a guide for you about remote outsourcing to get started.

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