Many small business owners love the concept of a virtual assistant and want to work with one, but often they’re not quite sure where to start or exactly what to delegate. Based on what type of business you run, below are some ways that we can help you. Don't think that it ends here, though--these are just starter suggestions! Feel free to contact us if you have additional ideas on how we can assist you.

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Small business owners & sole proprietors (various types)
Media experts or life/business/career coaches
Real estate agents
Bookstore or boutique owners
Authors, playwrights or artists
Company executives

If you’re a small business owner or sole proprietor:

  • We can write your blog entries, research information for upcoming blog topics, and assist in overall blog setup & maintenance.
  • We can help set up your teleseminar by writing the promo copy, researching teleseminar service options, and posting the recording to your website, email newsletter, autoresponder (or wherever else you'd like it distributed).
  • We can provide personal services such as sending invitations, receiving RSVP's, researching venue pricing and vendors, etc. (for your birthday party, anniversary party, event or outing).
  • We can do Internet research on things like topics for upcoming presentations, appearances, articles, hotel conference rooms (for seminars), advertising rates (for a particular ad campaign)--or whatever you need information on but don't have the time to look up yourself.
  • If you have trouble keeping up with email volume and are missing important messages, we can retrieve your email, sort, respond to routine requests, and forward items of importance to you at your personal email account.
  • We can provide organizational services, such as contact list maintenance, reminder services and travel arrangements.
  • If you're frequently out of the office travelling and can't check voice mail on a regular basis, we can call and retrieve messages from your voice mail, respond to routine requests and contact you with urgent messages.
  • We can order office supplies (via email or fax) and have them delivered directly to you.
  • We can proofread, edit, format, spell- and grammar-check marketing literature, website content, flyers, manuals, proposals, etc.
  • For new or prospective hires to your company, we can verify past employment, call references and report the findings to you.

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If you’re a media expert or life/business/career coach:

  • We can write your blog entries, research information for upcoming blog topics, and assist in overall blog setup & maintenance.
  • We can help set up your teleseminar by writing the promo copy, researching teleseminar service options, and posting the recording to your website, email newsletter, autoresponder (or wherever else you'd like it distributed).
  • We can write, edit or distribute your email newsletters, helping your message reach a wide audience.
  • If you don’t yet have an online presence, we can design and maintain an attractive, easy-to-navigate website for you.
  • If you do workshops, lectures and teleclasses, we can assist with creating PowerPoint presentations & handouts, and phone calls in preparation for your appearances.
  • We can write press releases about your latest company news & events, and help you distribute them to the appropriate media contacts.
  • If you need information on a certain topic for an upcoming presentation, appearance or article, we can do Internet research and provide you with detailed results.
  • Write articles? We can compile them into an e-book (another good source of income) and submit them to various online & print publications for you. We can also ghost-write the articles for you, if you're too busy to do it yourself.
  • Other possible tasks include contact list maintenance, reminder services and travel arrangements.
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If you’re a real estate agent:

  • We can write your blog entries, research information for upcoming blog topics, and assist in overall blog setup & maintenance.
  • We can help set up your teleseminar by writing the promo copy, researching teleseminar service options, and posting the recording to your website, email newsletter, autoresponder (or wherever else you'd like it distributed).
  • We can create or edit PowerPoint presentations for use in presenting information to your new and existing clients.
  • We can create brochures and listings presentations for you, and distribute them either via email or through regular mail.
  • If your listings are in our local area, we can also take pictures of your properties and include them in a “We sold your neighbor's house, can sell yours too!” –type flyer.
  • We can also handle your appointment scheduling and write/place newspaper ads for you.
  • For an attractive, professional online presence, we can also create and maintain your website.
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If you’re a bookstore or boutique owner:

  • We can write your blog entries, research information for upcoming blog topics, and assist in overall blog setup & maintenance.
  • We can design & maintain your website, write copy for your print or online catalog and create/write brochures for your business.
  • We can brainstorm with you on ideas for possible events & appearances held at your store, help coordinate the event and write/help distribute the press releases announcing them.
  • We can also do mailings to your customers (writing the copy, mail merges, stuffing and send-outs).
  • Other possible services include writing/creating employee handbooks & manuals, menu writing/layout, customer questionnaire creation and even Internet research (for example, we can search online for websites that you can exchange links with, and submit your listing to sites that list restaurants, bookstores, etc.)
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If you’re an artist, author or playwright:

  • We can write your blog entries, research information for upcoming blog topics, and assist in overall blog setup & maintenance.
  • Since one of your main goals is probably exposure, a press kit (i.e. press release, bio, suggested questions, etc.) is important—we can create that for you also, along with additional press releases as appearances & events arise on your schedule.
  • If you’re a writer, we can transcribe interviews and type books and manuals for you—and submit pitches to editors/authors via email and/or regular mail when your schedule gets too crazy.
  • We can type articles for you, and/or submit them to publications and online article banks.
  • We can also do research to find appropriate markets to which you can submit your work, along with guideline information. And we can also help answer your phones or check your email when you really need to make that deadline—uninterrupted!
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If you’re a company executive:

  • We can research any industry-related conferences & seminars you'd like to attend, and help organize your trip--from registration to travel to ordering promotional items that you're giving out at said conference.
  • We can work with you to create that killer PowerPoint presentation that you need to knock ‘em dead with at next week’s meeting.
  • We can also help you maintain your schedule, arrange meetings and make travel arrangements for you.
  • We can keep your office well-stocked by ordering supplies online, and I can create/update employee handbooks & procedure manuals.
  • We can also assist you with data presentations that need to be distributed on a regular basis.




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