IT-related issues can be major impediments to your work and recreation. Perhaps you’re having difficulty installing new software, need to retrieve media that was accidentally deleted, or can’t properly connect to the Internet using your new iPad Pro. Your remote assistant can handle these and other IT-related concerns and identify the solutions.
If they can’t find the solutions themselves, they’ll willingly call IT support companies that may have long hold times and patch you into the call once a representative becomes available. They’ll also spend days corresponding with tech support teams until your issue is resolved.
Other services include recommending the best IT software and hardware and suggesting productivity hacks. Your EA can also recommend best-in-class software solutions if your company wants to establish a viable remote workforce.
Online Shopping & Delivery
While you might enjoy the convenience of buying and selling products online, the process can be time-consuming. Your EA can free up more time in your busy schedule by handling your online shopping needs.
Your EA can manage recurring orders, such as your weekly grocery shopping, as well as stocking up on stationery supplies for the office. Special requests (such as buying birthday presents and ordering catered food) can also be handled by your executive assistant. Your EA will ensure that all orders are correctly processed, paid for (using a virtual debit card), and delivered to the right destination.
Other online shopping tasks your EA can handle include:
- Finding eBay or Amazon listings for particular items
- Uploading items on eBay that you want to sell
- Managing your Amazon seller’s account
- Obtaining quotes from service providers and comparing prices
- Tracking the real-time status of orders
- Ordering the reshipping of lost items that you purchased online
- Booking and managing the pickup of a parcel for shipment
- Calling stores and inquiring if they have certain items in stock
- Providing gift ideas for family members, friends, and clients, etc.
- Sending flowers and presents to recipient
Bookkeeping is an important part of any business but can be time-consuming. Your EA can assist you by taking over all of your bookkeeping responsibilities with the help of professional bookkeepers. As your remote team will help you establish good bookkeeping practices from the very beginning, you’ll have ample time to focus on business growth.
Among other tasks, your bookkeeping EA can categorize your daily expenses into manageable labels, pay bills on time, generate and send invoices to clients, collect payments, and keep an eye on revenues versus expenses. They can also assist with payroll and send you weekly reports to help you track the movement of your money.
At the end of each month, your bookkeeping virtual assistant will work on reconciliations by making sure your bank statement matches the information displayed on your financial software. Duplicate entries will be deleted, any inaccurate entries will be removed, and all transactions will be meticulously vetted to ensure they’re categorized correctly. Lastly, your bookkeeping EA can prepare all of your year-end reports for your accountant to look at.
Handling insurance claims
Did you damage a rental car while on a business trip or wreck your own car in a roadside collision? Or perhaps you lost your luggage at the airport while on vacation? Processing an insurance claim can be both time-consuming and frustrating, but thankfully, your EA can handle all aspects of your insurance claim and will track the progress of your claim until you’re fully reimbursed.
Data entry is a time-consuming and repetitive task that should be delegated to a trusted personal assistant. Here are some of the clerical tasks your EA can perform for you:
- Move a document onto a new letterhead
- Clean up Excel and Word documents
- Create and manage Google Docs and Sheets
- Type information from a PDF into Excel
- Transfer hand-written notes to a Google Doc
- Transcribe audio to text
Making reservations and hiring vendors
Looking to hire contractors to build an outdoor patio in your home? Or perhaps you need to make reservations at a restaurant for a family gathering? Your dedicated virtual personal assistant can handle all of your reservation needs and will research and book vendors that meet your specifications and price points.
Proofreading & Editing Copy
Need to have press releases, blog posts, emails, and other copy professionally proofread and edited? Your dedicated EA can edit and refine your professional communications to ensure that it’s coherent; respectful in tone; and free of any grammatical, spelling, and syntactical errors. Your EA is also supported by a professional team of proofreaders and copyeditors, ensuring that all of your written communications is polished and eloquent.
Content & Social Media Management
Need a trusted professional to manage the postings on your content management system or social media platforms? Your remote personal assistant can handle all of your social media and content management needs. They can upload blog posts to your site on a regular basis, as well as schedule the publishing of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn posts. Posts can be scheduled using a pre-existing content or social media calendar, or your EA can create a new calendar to manage postings to multiple sites.
Have an upcoming private or corporate event and need a professional event planner to manage logistics? Your dedicated EA can handle all aspects of the event remotely, including vendor management, budgeting, people management, and logistics management. Your dedicated EA can also plan and manage business conferences, sales meetings, and panel discussions.
CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs often have to travel a great deal for work. Managing the intricacies of your travel itinerary, researching and booking flights, booking accommodations, as well as dealing with ground transportation can be time-consuming, and oftentimes, frustrating.
Delegating your business travel needs to your dedicated EA will relieve you of these responsibilities, enabling you to focus on getting your objectives done on each trip. Your EA can proactively manage all aspects of your trip and make sure that every detail is seamlessly integrated into your personal and private schedule.
Their services will prove particularly invaluable when flights or accommodations get canceled at the last minute. Your EA will take charge of the situation and rebook flights or accommodations in a timely manner, helping you stay on track.
At Sigrid.AI, your EA is supported by travel specialists to ensure you’re getting premium travel management services. Once you give them access to your calendar, your EA and travel specialist can assist you with the following:
- Researching the best prices on flights, hotels, restaurants, car rentals, and meeting venues
- Finding the best price for remote airport parking
- Flight check-ins and booking your preferred seat
- Visa assistance and applying for the renewal of your passport
- Calling the airlines for travel-related inquiries
- Tracking lost or delayed luggage
Stay Focused on Your Top Priorities by Hiring a Virtual Assistant from Sigrid.AI
The digital service economy, and the proliferation of thousands of online services, have changed our lives for the better. We can use apps to order groceries and food, book car services, and make reservations at restaurants. Today’s new breed of highly skilled virtual personal assistants are an extension of this digital revolution and the various services that they offer can help simplify your life.
Hiring a highly skilled and experienced remote executive assistant from Sigrid.AI allows you to delegate time-consuming secondary tasks to trained professionals. This enables you to stay focused on what really matters to you: your business, your goals, and your family. Work-life balance is extremely important if you want to stay on top of your game. We harness the latest machine learning technology to record your preferences, learn them, and present them instantly to the EA you’re working with. In fact, working with a Sigrid.AI remote assistant will feel seamless and intuitive, and we’ll be able to anticipate your needs before they even cross your mind. What’s more, your EA is supported by a team of specialists who’re available round the clock, so the work gets done in a timely manner. Even if your dedicated EA is unavailable, a backup team is always on hand to work on your tasks, even in the middle of the night.
We offer subscription pricing for our EA services, ranging from full-time to occasional use. Browse the various plans and choose one that meets your professional and personal goals. For more information, book a free 20-minute consultation today.