“While you are busy focusing on your business I am busy in the details of your business…”
In her first few months as a virtual executive assistant, Jennifer Cass, an alumna of the UCSC Extension Administrative and Executive Assistant certificate program, says she encountered a few misconceptions about virtual executive assistants. Below is an excerpt from one of her blog posts: “How I Created Freedom in My Life and Built a Business Providing Freedom for Others.”
In the first few months as I launched my business I came across a few common misconceptions about what I do. I went back, reworked few things and thus, Jennifer Cass, Virtual Executive Assistant services was born. (See related blog post: “Executive assistant sets out her shingle in the gig economy.”)
Here are some of the questions I received and explanations as to how I can provide freedom for you and your business, association, or nonprofit.
Q: You’re virtual so would you come to work an event?
A: Yes! Just because I work virtually doesn’t mean I won’t leave my house. I love face to face meetings! Some clients need help arranging an event or taking registrations and sales. Working virtually means I provide all my equipment, and work independently! While you are busy focusing on your business I am busy in the details of your business, your blog posts are going up, your mail is getting read, and your research is getting done. Freedom!
Q: What are your rates and do you bill hourly?
A: I bill hourly, and I provide convenient packages of 5, 10, 15 and 20 hours. That blog post you needed me to do? That took 2-5 minutes. Guess how much more I can get done in that one hour for you? You don’t need a lot of hours to free up your time in a big way.
Q: I have this one task, but it is so mundane and simple, would you want to do that?
A: Bring it on! I sink my teeth into something complicated and strategic, and I love problem-solving. But combing through documents to make sure every period is in place, formatting is perfect or deleting those duplicates excites me just as much. Do you know why? Because I am creating freedom for you!
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