Looking for the right virtual assistant

operacion-de-prestamo-armanda-finanzas_36b5018_3One of the biggest misconceptions of working with virtual staff is that one employee can do everything for you. It’s just not possible. Not in the real world, and not in the virtual world.

If you’re planning to hire virtual assistants to help you grow your business, you need to hire for the role, not the task. That means building a team. A team that will work together to achieve what you’re aiming for as a business owner.

We have put together the lists of tasks that you can outsource to virtual staff to grow your business more effectively.

GENERAL VIRTUAL ASSISTANT (GVA)

This is that one person that you can lean on to help you, day to day, more so than any other employee. They are true time savers, and as an entrepreneur, they’re your life savers too! In case you’ve never worked with GVA’s before, this is the one role that every entrepreneur fill’s in their business.

AUDIO/VIDEO EDITOR

If you want to add more interesting effects and transitions to your videos, you might want to hire a Virtual Assistant. These VA’s provide very intuitive user interfaces to complete basic editing tasks, and they also render advanced video effects.

CONTENT WRITER

If you’re into online marketing, especially if you’re involved with niche site creation and promotion, or even bigger more authoritative sites, it pays to save time on creating all that written content by teaming up with a good selection of virtual writers.

SEO/WEB MARKETER

Having a solid SEO/Web Marketing VA in place will enable your content to be positioned and marketed in a way that will bring in consistent, long-term traffic.

GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER

Hiring a virtual assistant that specializes in graphic design could not only elevate your brand and boost your profits phenomenally but will also help you save time instead of tinkering around Photoshop where you don’t know exactly what you’re doing.

WEB DEVELOPER

Get a super-skilled Web Developer VA to handle the coding and customizing side of things while you’re putting together content plans and a publishing schedule for your site.

Working with VA’s has gone far further than most people ever thought possible. It’s more than just filtering email and managing your social media, it’s about business growth.

If you don’t have one on board in your business yet, get one now!

In our case, we specialize in high level, highly skilled Virtual Assistants to work with you to build your offshore workforce.

Whether it’s as a personal assistant, graphic designer or even I.T. personnel, our recruitment and HR division will work with you to hire the right people.

If you’re thinking of starting an offshore team or an offshore business unit we’d be happy to partner with you.

For more info, check out our website:

http://eastwestenterprises.com.au/

Or shoot us an email at

paul@eastwestenterprises.com.au

Outsourcing and Offshoring Philippines Podcast: Interview w/ Paul Magiatis

AAIA_wDGAAAAAQAAAAAAAAtwAAAAJGVjYTZmMDU0LTkyY2MtNDc5OS04NzM2LTA5MTI5NmZlMmY5ZQLooking for a company that offers staffing to small and medium-sized businesses? East West Enterprises is the one for you! Never heard of it yet? No problem! Read on to get to know a little more about the company.

EastWest Enterprises, or EWE, was founded by Paul Magiatis, an Australian entrepreneur with Greek roots, who prefers to be called a “protagonist”.

The company, he recalls, was born out of necessity back in the Global Financial Crises in 2007/2008. At the time, the cost of doing business in-country was too expensive and wasn’t viable at all, so EWE was created with a view to have a model where Australians could start their own businesses in a cost-efficient way. Offshoring some of the operations to Cebu was found to be an easy and viable option for everyone. Since then, businesses grew and still employs people and still feeds families in the Philippines.

Despite some misconceptions about outsourcing and offshoring where jobs are said to be taken away from one country and put to another, Paul clarifies otherwise, believing that “if small business doors start to close, everybody loses. So if we have to offshore some jobs to keep our jobs safe here, then it has to be done.”

EWE has been assisting clients that are predominantly in Australia, but has also gradually extended services to New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

EWE is a very diverse company. It is under the classification of a BPO industry, but is actually quite different than typical BPOs. Paul describes EWE as more “boutique BPO, based around more experienced and high-end Virtual Assistants.” This is particularly good for microbusinesses where outsourcing can make a massive impact on their business growth.

With regard to the Virtual Assistant experience, the process is fairly simple: Clients are matched to EWE’s Virtual Assistants, or VAs, depending on the skillset they need and the schedule they prefer. Their skill set could range from digital marketing and blogging to SEO to handling administration tasks. And, whenever training is needed, most clients train their VAs via Skype or Zoom meetings although some have actually visited the Philippines personally on a few occasions. Basically VAs at EWE help improve company efficiency and organize their client’s businesses. One business subscribed to EWE’s services in particular, enjoyed a 25% growth on their workload with the help of their VA. For a small business, 25% is massive growth, and it shows how profitable it can be to have a VA.

Interested? You should check out EastWest Enterprises! You can visit the company’s website, eastwestenterprises.com.au, or get in touch with Paul Magiatis, either on his Facebook or LinkedIn page. Most of EWE’s clients are also established through networking, so you can even attend his workshops and awareness sessions on outsourcing around Australia and establish connections.

Check out the full interview below:

Source: Henry Acosta, Producer, On-Air Talent and Digital Marketer Media Hong Kong Australia United Kingdom United States

Contact Paul Magiatis on

M 0414 305 252

P 1300 857 731

E paul@eastwestenterprises.com.au

W www.eastwestenterprises.com.au

How Virtual Assistants Can Help Grow Your Business

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Having a business grow is great, but, as a business owner, it can be pretty difficult to enjoy especially if you find yourself getting busier by the minute. There are simply too many things to do that you get yourself bogged down by admin work and increasing productivity in the office now seems to be a daily struggle. Does that sound about right? If so, then outsourcing may be the solution for you. The Philippines, in particular, is known to produce outstanding Virtual Assistants which have been helping business such as those in Australia and New Zealand grow.

Here are a few ways Virtual Assistants can help your own business grow:

  • Reducing costs

Outsourcing is not a new phenomenon, as it has become a fast and growing trend in human resources over the past few years. When done properly, it can also be a great cost-saving strategy. You will find that the cost of hiring a Virtual Assistant in the Philippines is significantly less than that elsewhere, giving you the liberty to allocate your extra funds for other things, or save it, if you’d rather.

  • Improving business efficiency

Entrepreneurs who hire Virtual assistants have the goal of improving efficiency by delegating tasks you simply cannot complete – such as sending invoices, answering the phones, and responding to queries and grievances – for you to be able to focus on top priority tasks and actually work on the business instead of in it. They basically help organize your business for you, and you don’t have to worry: Virtual Assistants will most definitely have their schedules match yours.

  • Doing specialized work

Virtual Assistants can do so much more than you might think. They could be specialists, and as such, they are equipped with a specific skill set you may have been needing but never got the chance to learn yourself. Their skill set could range from digital marketing and blogging to SEO and software development. Depending on what you need, there is definitely a Virtual Assistant out there for you.

  • Becoming a partner

Virtual Assistants are more than a helping hand, they can make a huge impact to the growth of your business, regardless if you’re an SME, a start-up, a big company or a one-man team. You don’t have to worry about not having the same relationship with them as you do with in-house employees, because you can. These people are committed to help grow your business and would be willing to offer their own ideas and inputs for improvement. Working hand-in-hand with them is definitely an advantage.

Virtual Assistants continue to pave the way of revolutionizing the way businesses are being conducted, ultimately give you more time to breathe. If this has sparked your interest, EastWest Enterprises takes pride in looking for the best candidates fit for your needs.

Why Hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) Will Save You

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Ever thought about hiring a Virtual Assistant but unsure of how it would work out and what they can do for your business? Don’t fret! Virtual Assistants are becoming more and more popular these days with the advancement of technology and its usefulness in the business sector, both large scale and SMEs alike.

VA’s save you time.

No need to keep stressing about having less time on your hands, VA’s will give you more! By delegating the administrative tasks to them, you can focus on other parts of your business to help it grow. You need to work on the business after all, not in it. Moreover, all the extra time you have left can be spent for fun and family, something you may have been neglecting for a while.

VA’s save you money.

You should know that Virtual Assistants may come from different parts of the world! You don’t have to worry about freeing up space in your now-cramped office, or giving them one if you work from home. You don’t need to provide them with a lot of equipment too, because they usually have their own or are provided in the office they stay in. You don’t need them with you 24/7! They are there for you when you need them. Moreover, Virtual Assistants are already equipped with the skill set you may have been looking for, so you don’t need to spend a lot training them unless you prefer otherwise.

If your business is growing, and you can’t seem to have the time and energy to do anything without help anymore, then a Virtual Assistant may just be what you need.

If you’re looking to hire one we have heaps available to cater to all of your business needs. Contact us @ paul@eastwestenterprises.com.au.

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE BRAND WITH A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

In today’s business landscape, a personal online brand is necessary more than ever in the history of business and entrepreneurship. A ‘personal brand’ is just like your reputation, it is how people generally regard you and what they say about you when you’re not around.

Nowadays, it takes more than a logo and a photo to get your image established out there, you need to have a strong and consistent online presence. And that means being more active on social media. Whether it’s on your company website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. When you have a following, you need to remember that the more you give them, the more they give back.

This is where you can use your virtual assistant to the best of their abilities, get them to be highly active on all your social media accounts and plan a business strategy on how to grow your online following.

Another thing that you need to look at is considering how numerous small businesses have decent looking websites nowadays, a great way to stand out from the rest of them is to be available as much as possible. You can get your virtual assistant to communicate with your followers on your behalf! Everything from responding to comments on your Facebook page, to uploading new products photos on Instagram, etc. It’s almost like having your social media activity on autopilot for you.

Here are a few tasks you can allocate to your virtual assistant on building your online brand:

1.      Online Research

2.      Social Media Creation & Management

3.      Email Management

4.      Blog Maintenance

If you’re looking for a social media marketer we have virtual assistants available to cater to all of your online branding needs. Contact us @ paul@eastwestenterprises.com.au or operations@eastwestenterprises.com.au.