When most people think about what a Virtual Assistant does, they think about how they help and support a business. They are there to assist if you get overrun with paperwork, take over the admin tasks you either can’t do or hate doing (we can all think of many of those!), and allow you to do what you do best – i.e. run your business successfully.
You might need their expertise for a particular project or to cover during busy periods - or simply to help with your admin a couple of hours a week. They might even give you the opportunity to take some time out and relax as you know that many aspects of your business are in their capable hands!
Typically, many Virtual Assistants offer services such as:
· Data entry
· Online research
· Diary/calendar management (scheduling meetings/events etc)
· Email management (and detox!)
· Creating/editing and formatting documents, guides, newsletters etc
· Creating/maintaining databases
· Minute taking
· Copy/audio typing
· Chasing outstanding invoices
· Event coordination and sourcing venues/travel/accommodation
And in recent years, more and more businesses have also seen the benefit of outsourcing their Social Media Management to Virtual Assistants – it is incredibly time-consuming to set yourself up on various social media platforms, let alone to think of relevant content, schedule posts and analyse and respond to comments.
Virtual Assistants are born to bring structure into busy lives – but we are not only there to support businesses, but we are also able to support clients within their home environments – this is known as LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT.
Households can easily become as busy and demanding as a business – especially as we often strive to juggle so many errands and chores after an already hectic working day!
A household ‘to-do’ list can often seem never-ending and people find themselves with no time to actually enjoy the things that really matter to them such as spending quality time with family or taking time out to relax.
There are many different aspects involved in Lifestyle Management, but some of the most popular personal duties include:
· Gift shopping
· Sending flowers
· Researching alternative insurers or utility companies
· Assisting with house moves
· Party planning
· Researching holidays
· Paying bills
· Booking restaurants, events and trips
· Making personal appointments (doctors, dentists etc)
· Email Management
Email management is particularly important for many clients as their personal inboxes are often more daunting than a business inbox. Personal emails relate to so many different aspects of our home life – children’s school/s, quotes, confirmations, orders, utilities, events, insurers, emails from friends – the list goes on. People can end up with hundreds, if not thousands of read or unread emails that cry out for organising, filing or deleting!
So, if you just need an extra pair of helping hands with your ‘household admin’ now and again, or you regularly need assistance with a long list of household duties, Westbury Admin Services can step in to make your lifestyle more balanced. And by handing over some of those daily tasks and household schedules to us, we can give you more hours to your day and more days to your week.
We offer a wide variety of Lifestyle Management services, tailored to suit a client’s individual needs. And with Christmas looming over the horizon (less than 4 weeks to go!), our gift sourcing and shopping is a great service for this time of year.
It is even more important this year to show your appreciation to that client who supported your business through these turbulent times, or a friend who you could rely on for emotional support.
So, if you’re unsure about what to buy, let us at Westbury Admin Services help you research and shop for your gifts or experiences. As a result, your countdown to Christmas Day will be a much more relaxed and stress-free one.
We look forward to hearing from you with your business, lifestyle or Christmas shopping tasks – we’ve got them all covered!