Virtual Assistants can add value by giving your business that personal approach to dealing with clients and also gives your business a more professional look.
A Virtual Assistant can take the pressure from you by carrying out general administration, whether it be help with your contacts list or email response, and of course setting up those all important appointments with clients, to chasing payments or sending a client a thank you card!
The tools I use to get the job done which make working remotely easy are Dropbox for file sharing, and Google Apps for email, calendar management and contacts, and Skype for communicating. Of course you may recommend other technologies that you use for your business and I would be happy to use them.
Why hire a Virtual Assistant to assist with general administration?
Email filtering and setting up new accounts.
Calendar and appointment management.
Copy typing and formatting.
Digital audio transcription.
Proofreading and editing of reports and proposals.
Preparing agendas and minute taking.
Setting up newsletters.
Invoicing and chasing client payments.
Data Entry into Word or Excel.
Organising online files.
Taking care of emails and calls while you are away.