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Jan 03, 2004 12:48 am Thanks Althea re: Virtual Assistants
Terese Strickland
I am glad to hear from a business owners perspective the advantages of a VA. Actually, I hit on most of those points myself in my direct mail pieces. So, it is good to see that a small business owner does find those points important too. > Althea Garner wrote: > To answer both Terese and Eric..... > >A Virtual Assistant is preferrable to a full time member of staff, because they are brought in on an ad hoc basis. Being able to book a person's time only as a when needed is far more attractive than having to pay a person to sit around trying to look busy. > >In addition, the employer does not have the burden of all the red tape invloved in a full time employee (this involves many man hours a month), there are no benefits to pay and no annual vacations. > >Most VA's charge a little more than a full time employee would cost, but if you weigh the two, VA's are far cheaper, work faster and are far more versatile. > >I would not be without my VA (Patti Balch, Ryze member) - she is worth her weight in gold! > >Three cheers for VA's! >:) >A > > > >> Terese Strickland wrote: >> >>I am curious about this topic as well. I am trying to start a local (I want to work with people in my community but still from my home) service that is similar to VA's. >> >>Terese >>www.personalliberties.com >> >> >> >> >> >>> Eric Sohn wrote: >>>

Althea mentions an important resource - virtual assistants.

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What do members use VAs for...and, more importantly, what could you use them for?

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What alternatives are there to VAs? What are the pros and cons of each?

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For more info, check out the IVAA, the VA professional organization, and AssistU, which trains VAs.

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Finally, any recommendations for VAs? I'm working out a partnership with someone from the Rocky Mountain VAs

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Coach Eric

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