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My Faithful Assistant…Your Virtual Business Associate

My Faithful Assistant…Your Virtual Business Associate

My Faithful Assistant…Your Virtual Business Associate

Why should you hire My Faithful Assistant as your virtual business associate?

We have over 30 years of experience, combined, within various corporate fields. We also have over 17 years experience as a virtual assistant.

We focus our business on helping other small business owners. We can understand the struggles a small business owner has. Not only because we are a small business ourselves, but also because we’ve each experienced it in our previous careers.

On a daily basis, we communicate with small business owners. Small business owners who have a laundry list of reasons why their business isn’t growing as it should be.

We can appreciate and understand the desire to succeed from every type of business owner. We can also respect their ever mounting to do list. That daunting list really is a productivity killer.

The amount of small business owners who hire virtual assistants may be surprising. How can small businesses afford to outsource parts of their business, you ask? Because delegating business management tasks to a virtual assistant doesn’t require the cost of hiring an employee.

With today’s internet speeds, technical programs and cloud-based software, it’s now easier than ever to have a virtual business associate.

We surveyed our clientele to find out the best features My Faithful Assistant offers for their business management + virtual assistant needs. In hopes of better communicating to other small business owners the effectiveness of a virtual business associate, we thought we would publish our survey results.

Topping the list is:

Our clientele feel social media is a necessary evil. However, they feel it’s impossible for a small business owner to be everywhere at once.

We have to agree. It’s physically impossible to be active on social media while trying to build your business in other ways. Those other ways being; managing all aspects of your business, developing products, networking and following up on existing business and/or orders.

We typically provide to our clients the following services in conjunction with social media management:

Written content, visual graphics, analytics and a content calendar.

Our clientele feel having a business lead management system in place is critical. However, they didn’t feel it would benefit their productivity by adding that task back into their “to do” list.

Again, we have to agree with our clientele that lead generation is critical, especially for a small business. It’s time-intensive to cultivate new leads and follow-up on existing leads. And if leads aren’t kept in a business lead management system and are still kept manually, the process can be exhausting.

We typically provide the following services to our clients in conjunction with business lead management:

Contact management, database management and electronic newsletter management.

Our clientele realize blogging puts them in a leadership role to their customers and clients. However, even though they know its value, they don’t have the necessary time in their week to create the content.

Yet again, we are in complete agreement with our clients. The content you create online about your specific type of business gives existing clients and potential customers the realization that you’re an expert in your field. It doesn’t matter if a business is service based or product based. It also doesn’t matter what size the business is; small or large.

Granted, the content you create needs to have value to the target audience you’re trying to reach. By adding value to your content, your customers will turn into repeat clientele.

We typically provide the following services to our clients in conjunction with business lead management:

Written content, visual graphics, analytics and a content calendar. Blog management, website management, business lead management, social media management, contact management, database management, electronic newsletter management are also services we typically provide with blogging.

We hope our survey results help to better relate how My Faithful Assistant can be a benefit to any small business.

Having us as your virtual business associate can be the difference between growing your small business or letting your business run you.

Outsourcing to us will maximize the efforts to grow your business.

We want your business to be as much of a success as you do. That’s why we fully invest ourselves in our clientele.

What type of business duties are taking up your valuable time?

 

We Recommend WordPress For Business Blogs!

We Recommend WordPress For Business Blogs!

My Faithful Assistant Recommends WordPress For Business Blogs!

Taking your business online with a website or a blog is a smart business choice.

Considering WordPress as the tool for the job is also a smart business choice.

WordPress not only offers a practical platform for a full website, but it also offers a responsive blogging platform. With thousands of themes to choose from, along with thousands of plug-ins and widgets, WordPress can make building your website or blog a simple task.

WordPress themes can be modified to your existing branding, so even if you’re considering updating your website, WordPress would be my recommendation.

WordPress makes it easy to connect with social media and gives your followers a great way to stay connected with you.

WordPress themes even have a great mobile website that can be viewed by a hand-held device. And, as we know, mobile devices are quickly outnumbering website views over desktop machines.

WordPress also makes a great SEO tool, whether for a website or a blog.

Does your business have products or services to sell online? Would your business benefit from an online shopping cart? WordPress can cover that also.

Only YOU can answer that.

I highly recommend a website and blogging for businesses. If you don’t have the time to set them up, maintain them or create content for them…….hire a virtual assistant, such as My Faithful Assistant.

My Faithful Assistant provides website setup and maintenance, content creation, as well as blogging services.

Contact us to let us know your vision. We’ll be happy to help with the creativity too.

Do you have a WordPress website or blog? What are some of the features you love about WordPress?

 

Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a Big Step

Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a Big Step

We realize hiring a Virtual Assistant is a big step.

It’s a big step to trust anyone, when it comes to your business; let alone someone located remotely.

We ask new clients to give us ONE chance; a chance to complete a small project.

It may seem simple, but let’s face it…it’s those small projects that bog entrepreneurs down the most. Those small projects end up costing business owners time and money. Time and money that could be better spent in other areas of building their business.

As you’ve heard me say before, “Businesses cannot run effectively as a ‘one-man’ show. It’s impossible to own, manage, promote, prospect, and maintain your business without assistance….even in this age of technology”.

Give My Faithful Assistant a try.

We have an array of services available for businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, individuals, innovators, non-profit organizations and start-ups.

We also offer a One Hour FREE Consultation and FREE estimate with each project.

Because we work remotely, as independent contractors, we can help save your business money. You will only pay for the services you need, when you need them. You won’t pay for any of the costs associated with having an employee.

We would love the opportunity to earn your business…and your trust.

Contact us today!

Have you ever worked with a virtual assistant before? If so, what were your fears before you hired them?

 

Client Appreciation: Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center

Client Appreciation: Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center

My Faithful Assistant wishes to say a special Thank You to Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc.

Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, better known as COOPC by their patients, has been a leader in orthotic and prosthetic services in central Ohio since 1991 and a client of My Faithful Assistant since 2000, when we opened for business.

Fifteen years ago, Barry Fowler Sr came to us with a business plan to grow his company’s outreach. He also wanted to maintain the company’s strong commitment of conquering physical challenges and improving human capability in central Ohio.

One of the focuses Barry Fowler Sr had for COOPC was to keep in touch with patients’ in the way that was best for the patient. Through today’s technology and social media, that goal has been achieved. It’s now easier than ever for Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center’s patients to reach them.

We’ve completed a lot of projects over the years for Barry Fowler Sr and Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center and we’ve been honored to do so. We are happy Barry Fowler Sr reached out to us with his business plan fifteen years ago. We’re thrilled to see the growth the company has made. And we are honored to continue providing business services to COOPC.

We, of course, are unable to show you many of the special projects, marketing and business organization we’ve setup for Barry Fowler Sr and COOPC over the years. However, we are able to show you their website and social media profiles at COOPC.org.

Please feel free to view their website and reach out to them on social media.

And if you or someone you know has an orthotic or prosthetic need, we highly recommend Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center, Inc.

What’s the longest amount of time you’ve been providing services for your clientele?

 

Are You, The Business Owner, Holding Your Business Back?

Are You, The Business Owner, Holding Your Business Back?

Are You, The Business Owner, Holding Your Business Back?

As a business owner, checking your profit margin each month is just as important as checking your business plan.

We continually check both to make sure our monthly expenses are on track with our desired income for the year. Correct?

Therefore, the question is; Could you be holding your business back from being more successful than it already is?

As we’ve already discussed in Virtual Assistant Services For Business Owners; businesses cannot run effectively as a “one-man show“. It is impossible to own, manage, promote, prospect and maintain your business without assistance.

With that thought in mind then, the question now is; Have you thought about having an assistant help you with the tasks that are time consuming, or even the ones you just don’t like to do…even if you are good at them?

Let’s do a short exercise, to see if you’re holding your business back:

  • Create a list of tasks that consume your time each month; or even each week.
  • Create a list of tasks that you don’t like to do.
  • Create a list of tasks that you don’t have the time to learn how to do, but need (or just want) done.

When you take a look at the lists you just made, the next question to consider is; How can you not afford an assistant?

From the list of tasks you just wrote down, figure up how many hours you spend each month in getting them completed. I can imagine those tasks actually add up to quite a large block of time. Time that could be available for you to focus on building your business.

Now, the next step, is to figure out your “hourly rate“. When you take a look at how much YOU are costing your business, you’ll quickly come to the realization that it is VERY cost effective to hire a Virtual Assistant.

Holding yourself hostage from being productive also holds your business hostage. And, ultimately, your bank account as well.

We’re here to help your business grow and we’re here to do it cost effectively. We provide a One Hour FREE Consultation and a FREE estimate before any project is started. If the project can be broken down into stages in order to fit better into your budget, we’ll be happy to do that as well.

Contact us for your One Hour FREE Consultation today!

What hourly rate did you come up with? What type of time consuming tasks do you perform each month that actually DON’T produce any revenue for you?

 

Virtual Assistant Services: NON-revenue Producing Tasks Can Be Outsourced to a Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant Services: NON-revenue Producing Tasks Can Be Outsourced to a Virtual Assistant

How many great business ideas have you had?

How many great marketing ideas have you had?

Have you had time to finish them, or even start them?

The investment you make in a Virtual Assistant, even hiring one part-time, will give back to you the time you need to focus on revenue generating tasks…or even time to take a vacation!

There are many business tasks that can be outsourced to a Virtual Assistant. Services that are NON-revenue Producing Tasks.

How do you know when it’s time to hire a Virtual Assistant?

  • If you aren’t able to reach your goals, it’s time for a virtual assistant.
  • If you aren’t able to prospect for new business and follow-up with your existing clients, it’s time for a virtual assistant.
  • If you don’t have time to manage your online presence (website or social media), it’s time for a virtual assistant.
  • If you want to finish that great business idea, or marketing idea, but don’t have the time….yes, it’s time for a virtual assistant.

I need your virtual assistant help…….now what?

Even though My Faithful Assistant, LLC is located in Ohio, we can provide services to any individual or business…VIRTUALLY….through the latest technologies available.

My Faithful Assistant offers retainer packages for clients who prefer consistent support services every month or every year. We also offer project based packages for clients who only need services on occasion or for specific projects.

Every client is unique in their needs and their goals. Therefore, we customize each package to every client. We also evolve the client’s package to their changing needs.

We are committed to our client’s deadlines for each project. Deadlines are setup during our client consultations and continual communication is kept throughout each project.

We keep in touch with each client in the way they prefer. Some prefer email, whereas some prefer phone, Skype or project management tools; such as DropBox. We will ask your preference during our consultation.

We offer a One Hour FREE Consultation. To setup a consultation time that fits your needs, please Contact us. We’ll answer any questions you have, as well as, ask questions of our own. We want to make sure we thoroughly understand your business goals.

Because each client’s needs are unique, we offer FREE estimates on each project. Once an estimate is approved, we’ll spell out each service that we’ll be performing, the cost and deadline in a contract. Every client is required to sign a contract and a 50% deposit is required before any service begins. Payments are processed through a secure, American online credit card processor.

Our services, which you’ll find on our home page, are not meant to be all-inclusive. If you don’t see the service you’re interested in, it doesn’t mean we don’t provide it. Feel free to ask us about your specific need.

My Faithful Assistant keeps each client’s information confidential. We will not sell your information or trade secrets, nor will we discuss them or the business services we provide for you. The creative services we provide each client are solely owned by those clients. We do not keep the creative rights to those services.

We have a vested interest in each client’s success and growth of their business. We believe in a team approach to our business with each client. That’s why you’ll receive a team approach to our business with you!

We realize your business is a reflection of who you are and what you value. Your professionalism, quality and dedication to your clients, as well as, the public will continue. Contact us and let’s make a plan to move forward together.

What are some of the non-revenue producing tasks that bog you down? Do you perform them on a daily basis, weekly or monthly?