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4 Useful Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant

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The traditional personal assistant, undoubtedly a much needed individual to deliver your organization’s brand image, maintain client relations, and provide administrative support, has long been a viable choice for many business owners. But, let’s face it, finding a Virtual administrative assistant or VA can be a frightening task for any entrepreneur to tackle. Let’s take a look at some useful reasons to consider the services of a trusted Virtual Assistant.

Gone are the days where you’re forced to rely on family and friends to help out. Gone are the days where you spend countless hours completing menial tasks that keep you from soaring in your business. We’ve undeniably entered a time in which small business support services make the lives of business owners much easier. Now we must enter a time where a growing number of entrepreneurs know that they exist and where to find them. Reliable, accountable, and affordable Virtual Assistants are just as accessible and responsible as those working right under your nose. With solid reporting techniques and a firm understanding of what it means to provide ‘assistance’ in a professional setting, Virtual Assistants or Online Support Staff have to prove their capabilities in various areas.

4 Benefits of a Virtual Office Assistant


  • Your Small Business will reduce costs. The added expense of hiring, training, and keeping tax records for your own employees is eliminated by using the professional services of an Independent Contractor VA.
  • You will use the service when you need it and avoid paying for downtime when you don’t.
  • Your VA will take on tasks that will allow you to service your clients and customers and focus on running your business. This will mean more productivity when you are overworked and or overwhelmed.
  • Service built on consistency, reliability, and flexibility allows for a collaborative effort. Having that extra person on your team can help your business thrive and even soar!

Specialties range from, but are not limited to, remote receptionist services and word processing to marketing and invoicing. In order to compete, these professionals must be highly skilled in many areas with rates that support an ongoing service relationship. As a business owner, your goal is to locate and work with someone who stands out of the crowd and provides exemplary service and skill. Here are a few tips when searching for your VA:

  • Are they bonded and/or insured? Taking this extra step may mean that the professional cares about your safety and security.
  • Can they provide references and/or a valid resumé? References who you may contact and a resume with verifiable information aids in any hiring decision.
  • Do they have and maintain a navigable website and/or substantial online following? Their success in this area also translates into your success. Every business now needs an online presence.
  • Are they available to take on and efficiently process your requests? This is an indication that the VA is professional, respects your time, and wants to exceed your expectations.
  • What are their communication techniques? The way they communicate with you is the way they will communicate with others on your behalf.

The right Virtual Assistant can seamlessly provide value, balance, and stability to any professional setting. Their affordable techniques to offer the greatest return on your investment have proven time and time again to increase bottom lines. No more insurance, benefits, overhead fees, or wasted time. Locating and utilizing a Virtual Assistant is a necessary asset for any growing business that strives to minimize cost and maximize profit.

Have you considered the option of hiring a professional Virtual Assistant? Share your experience, if you have used the support services of a VA for your business.


Interested in becoming a Virtual Assistant? YOUR Virtual Service Group will consider adding you to our network of professionals. We will also provide the necessary tools to get you started, if new to the profession.  Let’s connect!

By Courtney Okanlomo 


Shop From Home This Black Friday!

Shop From Home This Black Friday!

Many of us are entrepreneurs and business owners, but guess what? We’re ALL ultimately consumers as well. The biggest shopping day of the year is only a month away, and as a community of consumers, entrepreneurs, and business owners, we should all be buying SMALL!

This year more than half of the population will be shopping from the comfort of their homes and offices – the hugest opportunity to make sure your goods and services make it on every online consumer list! Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Blogging makes this effort that much easier to capitalize upon, so let’s get started!
Send your business’s specials, promotions, and giveaway information between now and November 15, 2011 to, and YVSG will showcase it throughout the month of November in it’s Black Friday Soirée. Let’s come together and buy SMALL YVN!

YVN Facebook Page For Freebies, Promotions, Etc.

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In the past we’ve talked about how Facebook Promotions have been quite successful in terms of new fans, unlimited exposure, and overall profit increase. Now, YOUR Virtual Service Group would like to welcome YVN Business Owners to post their upcoming promotion, freebie, giveaway, contest, and event information on our new Facebook Fan Page, YVN Freebies, Giveaways, & Promotions! This page is a place for YVN business owners to network and promote! In order to ensure its success, only freebies, promotions, etc. that comply with Facebook Guidelines may be promoted on the page. Please email us if there are any questions, comments, or concerns via


**YVSG offers virtual services such as Facebook compliant contests, giveaways, and events so don’t hesitate to request a quote! These activities will surely grow your fan page and, over time, create new customers and clients.**

YOUR Virtual Service Group YVN Networking BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the YVSG Networking BLOG HOP! We want to make it as easy as possible for those in our Virtual Network to get acquainted with each others’ BLOGs and support one another by following. Those not yet listed in our YVN Directory are welcome to participate as well, and we encourage you to list in our Free Networking and Referral Based Directory!

Register Here


Here are the 3 simple rules:

  1. Click here and add the link to your blog in the comment area.
  2. Follow the blogs of all those who have come before you.
  3. Comment on the blog that you are visiting them from the YVSG BLOG HOP and that you’re now following.


NOTES: Check back often for new additions to the BLOG HOP to be proactive in the number of visitors to your BLOG, Remember that it may take time for busy Small Business Owners to follow back, Please know that we may have to remove your link if we are made aware that you are not returning BLOG HOP visits.

Enjoy checking out some really great and informative BLOGs and thanks for being such a supportive Community!

Please Follow the Blog of your host YOUR Virtual Service Group here on YVN!

A Sharing Business Network Is A Caring Community

Shop From Home This Black Friday!

Mother always taught us that ‘sharing is caring,’ but she never mentioned that it could potentially increase a business’ bottom line, or bring upon great benefits and value to customers!

YOUR Virtual Network is encouraging all directory members to ‘share’ by commenting under their listings regarding current promotions, news, and/or updates on their businesses. Let’s take things a step further and even ask our respected and valued clients to comment about their satisfying encounters!


It’s this easy:

Register YOUR Business!


YVSG Publishes & Announces You Via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, & YVN!


Comment & Encourage Others To Comment Under YOUR Listing With Promotion, Giveaway, Reviews, & Introduction Information!


Watch YOUR Exposure Grow, Network With Other Directory Members, & Consistently Communicate!


YVSG is always researching and exploring ways to support small businesses. If you have a comment or suggestion, please comment below or contact us via the tab on the right!



By Courtney Okanlomo