Hiring a copywriter or a virtual assistant for the first time can be a daunting prospect and you’re likely to have lots of questions. I hope that this FAQ page will be helpful and informative but if you are still unsure about anything at all then please get in touch and I will do my best to answer any questions that you may have.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is a freelance service provider who can assist with any of your business’s administrative tasks. Whether you require one-off support or ad hoc assistance, a virtual assistant can free up your time by taking care of the administrative tasks that you simply don’t have time to deal with.
Why choose a VA?
Outsourcing to a virtual assistant can release you from the burdens of admin and help you to achieve a positive work/life balance! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by increasing piles of paperwork, a mountain of emails, or you simply don’t have enough time in the day to complete all your general tasks, a virtual assistant can help.
A virtual assistant is self-employed so there’s no hassle or cost in relation to payroll, tax, National Insurance contributions, maternity pay or holiday pay to worry about. You simply pay for the time that you use, and in return, you get the services of a highly focussed and productive individual!
Why choose Busy Lizzie?
Firstly, I absolutely love admin! Whilst most people find it a chore, for me it’s a passion. I have over ten years of office experience under my belt, having first worked in the legal sector and then in the creative marketing industry. I am a highly-organised and efficient person, and I believe in providing my clients with exceptional levels of service and value for money. I am professional, friendly, reliable, and I love my job!
What support do I offer?
I offer a whole range of copywriting, social media marketing, and administrative services. Please check out my Services page for further information.
Do I have to sign up for a set amount of time to use your services?
Absolutely not! You can work with me for as little or as long as you like.
What will it cost?
If you are a new client, please call me on 07889 552462 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss the job and I can provide a quotation and estimated completion time.
- Virtual PA services start at a standard rate of £25 per hour, in increments of 15 minutes. Packages are available for ongoing support.
- Social media support services are available from £45 per month.
- Copywriting services are charged on a per project basis.
How do we arrange payment and what are your payment terms?
I accept payment via bank transfer or PayPal. All invoices are due for payment 14 days after their date of issue.
What hours do you work?
Unlike other virtual assistants, I don’t work the usual Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. I understand that your business needs are fluid and I don’t charge any extra for working evenings or weekend. Simply let me know your requirements and timescales, and I will always do my utmost to fit your workload into my schedule.
How do we share information?
It’s completely up to you how you would like to share your information. You can provide details of work tasks by email, phone, or file sharing apps, such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
Is my information confidential?
Absolutely! All work and communications are treated with the utmost confidentiality and discretion. I am fully registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and I work in line with the Data Protection Act. If you require, I am more than happy to sign a confidentiality agreement.