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Top 5 Home Businesses that Hire Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants are the key to success for many home businesses. Those who work from a home office to save on overhead can still get the help they need to grow their business through digital communication. Virtual assistants offer flexibility, a wide variety of skills and low risk for home business entrepreneurs. Here are five of the top home businesses that use virtual assistants to grow their business.

  1. Real Estate Agents. Real estate agents that don’t work from a large real estate office with physical assistants, but work from a home office, often hire virtual assistants. These virtual helpers organize their schedules, plan house openings, manage listings and place ads to give the agent more time to spend in the field selling homes.
  2. Freelance writers. Those who work as freelance writers have a business to run and manage, as well as work to do. A VA can takeover prospecting duties, communications with clients and uploading copywriting to give the writer more time to write.
  3. Handymen, plumbers, builders and other home-based contractors can benefit from a virtual assistant. A VA can confirm appointments, invoice clients, schedule payments, do bookkeeping and more, allowing the contractors to spend their time doing what they do best. VAs also offer insight on the best way to market home businesses digitally and through local advertising to bring in more contracting clients.
  4. Outside sales. Those who are independent outside sales people or commission-only need to spend their time selling to make money. A virtual assistant can be a wise investment to take care of the paperwork and administrative end of the sales process to free up more time to close more deals.
  5. Online sales. If you sell items or services over the internet out of your home, a virtual assistant is perfect to help you grow and manage your business. Like most businesses, online sales can ebb and flow – VAs can work as little or as much as you need as business needs fluctuate. They can help with online marketing, customer service and order fulfillment, all through digital communications.

If you have a home-based business and are finding yourself overwhelmed at times, you may be ready to hire a virtual assistant. At CVA, we have a large team of talented VAs with a many different skillsets and specialty services to meet your needs. Contact us to learn more about our hiring options and how to get started with our virtual assistant program.

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Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

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