If you are now at the point where you are ready to outsourcing, the next step is to consider what model is going to work best for you and how you actually get started. Many Virtual Assistants work on a retainer basis where you ‘book’ a number of hours of their time on a regular basis. This is really useful for ongoing work, regular recurring tasks and supporting you as a growing business but we also often offer support on a project basis and on an hourly rate. I’ll start by sharing with you examples of the way we have worked with some of our clients in the past.
Examples of projects and retainer work
Project work: We have written policies and procedures for a physiotherapist to ensure that she was compliant (this could be delivered on a project basis, or hourly). We also worked with a client who wanted a booklet designed, we were able to take her brief and quote a set fee for the project.
Retainer work: We supported the Board of a local company with preparing for their meetings, minuting meetings and following up actions. We also arranged appointments for the board members, booked venues and arranged speakers for events. We also worked with a marketing consultant that travels overseas a lot, and needed help whilst he was out of the office. We helped with research for client proposals whilst he was travelling, and also helped arrange his itineraries overseas.
So now you have a list of tasks that you need doing, and know how you need supporting to achieve these. How do you start working with your Virtual Assistant? Read my blog on this topic.
I have also created for you a few handy guides:
- 30 ways to use a VA
- 30 ways to use a VA – coaches guide
- Delegation checklist (how to decide what to delegate!)
I hope you find these useful.
If there is anything else we can help with, or you would like to talk to us to see how we can help you to find the space to grow your business, call us on 07814 218142 or email email@example.com