Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hmmm, How can a virtual assistant (CHRISTINA) help ME?

Using a Virtual Assistant can shave hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you're starting or growing a business. Here are just three ideas that may work for you.

Database Entries:
Whether it's a slew of new business cards picked up at a conference or updated info for existing contacts, mailing lists etcetera, keeping databases current is a suitable task for me, your virtual assistant. Be specific about your needs and expectations. We will set up a customized system that efficiently works on a one time or ongoing basis, and I will get this into a manageable format for you.

Data Presentations:
Turning raw data into a clear presentation (Power Point/Canva) or summarizing research finding in a Word Document can be a huge timesaver when prepping for meetings. Do you have an upcoming seminar, or annual meeting that you need a presentation or report crafted? No problem, lets get it done.

Managing Email:
This can be an overwhelming task! To keep from wasting time in your email inbox, I can filter your most important emails and respond to the rest as your assistant, as per your specific outlines. Such email management is east to do remotely, and together we will set up guidelines and safeguards to make sure this task is done to your specifications.
Questions? Great! send me an email at

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What is a Virtual Assistant, exactly?

When most people see my advertising, web page or car, most do not realize what it is that I do. My biggest challenge as a small business owner is educating prospective clients as to my services and expertise.

I think back to high school, to my first computer class. We worked on Radio Shack computers that really didn’t do anything. They had the black screen with green writing – remember them? And I learned typing on an electric typewriter. I never realized the extent that computers would become ingrained in our lives.

Because of computers, and more advanced technology than the electric typewriter, I am able to offer my executive administrative skills to multiple clients, who may not need a full time assistant. I am able to do this effectively, efficiently and affordably by using the internet (email, web conferencing, etc.) faxing, and sometimes personal meetings. I am able to do this because I can work from home, and assist multiple clients during any given month.

I have regular clients each month, and I have clients who request hours and projects on as needed basis, or when their current office sees overflow of work.  Generally I work with small businesses and farm businesses, but I occasionally have overflow situations from larger offices. I have one client that I have never met face to face, but we work very well together ‘virtually’!

I offer regular administrative services, data entry, herd data management, newsletters and more. I represent clients and organizations at meetings and events, and will occasionally organize an event for a client. I enjoy my business, and my clients, and I am lucky enough to be able to expand my current skills, and have the opportunity to learn new ones.

I hope this helps explain a bit more of what I, and other, virtual assistants do!

~Christina Hyatt~