Virtually Celebrating 100 Fans
Virtually Self Employed opened for business Oct. 2, 2013.
Patricia Shoffner, Owner and Executive Virtual Assistant brings more than 20 years professional career experience in business and office administration, management, bookkeeping, computer information systems, customer service and support.
A milestone achievement for VSE, as fans of the page hit 100 on Monday.
“I had hoped to reach 100 in the first month, however, I am not disappointed. We met our target goal merely 2 days beyond the mark. I am more than pleased with the numbers.”
Virtually Self Employed has been busy, providing client services as well as branding the name, domain, WordPress blog and several other social media channels, professional networks, and digital media outlets.
Virtually Self Employed would like for you to consider the following when you’re unsure of your needs or question value of service.
Ask yourself a few simple questions, then decide:
- How much is my time worth? The average rate to hire a Virtual Assistant is $20-$40 per hour?
- The average Virtual Assistant can type 70-90 words per minute. How well do you type?
- Can you afford to hire a Virtual Assistant? Can you afford not to? Consider the following:
- Amount of time it will take you (you know, the time you already don’t have)
- Amount of energy it will take to get it done (exhausted at the end of the day)
- Equivalent costs (supplies, paper, ink, overhead, wages or equivalent, taxes, insurance, general liability, etc.)
- Projects are serviced off-site, rarely an imposition for you or your staff
- Qualified, skilled professionals often complete project tasks in less time, and still cost less than a regular or temporary employee
- Virtual Assistants own their own equipment, hardware, software, machines, and supplies
- V.A.’s experience, knowledge, frequent practice and skills repetition is constantly maintaining and improving, tasks often are complete and back in your hands professionally prepared, prompt attention and quick turn around time (TAT), almost hassle-free
- Clients rarely incur expenses outside the scope of project contract, very few exceptions to the rule do exist, depending on services
- Client pays for hours specific to your project, not coffee, lunch or restroom breaks
- Virtual Assistants pay their own payroll taxes, health insurance and workers compensation. In 2014, new legislation, crucial to your business, goes into effect.
“In honor of our clients, fans, supporters and cheerleaders, Virtually Self Employed, along with Patricia Shoffner, express our most sincere gratitude and appreciation. Thank you.”
Patricia Shoffner © 2013
Personal Touch ~ Professional Care