Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?
001 – Catherine Artates, From a Call Center Agent to a Virtual Assistant and Operations Manager
– Hire A Millennial Virtual Assistant Podcast with Karen Po and John Marzan Episode 001 Catherine Artates
Catherine Artates is truly passionate about meeting random people having to share the same sentiments not realizing they are on the other side of the world. Still always amazed when you hear how you’ve helped even just for a very simple task that you’ve made. The best training ground is your life experiences where you will have the urge of lending a hand with simple things that you can do. Choosing the most amazing people who can influence and make bring out the best in you.
She has been working as a Call Centre Agent (Customer Service Representative) for Big Companies such as DirecTV, Xbox, Zune, and eBay for almost all of her life, she has found the success and the passion to work when she transitioned from working in a call center set up to helping Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in the US.
Listen to this fabulous episode with Catherine Artates about her Journey from being a customer service representative to a successful Virtual Assistant and an operations Manager.
Here are some of the beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
● Why Virtual Assistants have helped her grow professionally and personally.
● What struggles she has experienced from working corporate to working from home
● How the pandemic helped the Virtual Assistants to be in demand in the online industry.
● How Catherine Artates Changed her life in being a successful Virtual Assistant.
● Tips and Tricks to start your Virtual Assistant Journey
Personal assistants have always worked closely with their employer, both literally and geographically. With the rise of a global economy, shared workspaces, and technology such as Skype, Zoom Meetings, Microsoft Teams, and the Cloud, it’s no longer always necessary or practical for employees to work in-house. As most business operations and interactions are done online, a virtual PA is fast becoming a valuable resource for companies of all shapes and sizes.
Virtual assistants work in a similar way to their onsite predecessors, but instead of being constrained in your office, they can work for your business from anywhere in the world.
With considered management and clear communication, a virtual PA can provide a number of benefits to your business. When budgets are tight, hiring a virtual PA can be an effective way to cut business costs. By outsourcing your PA activity, your business can reduce (or remove completely) some of the costs associated with a full-time employee, such as benefits, training, and utility.
It’s important to hire a virtual assitant that’s right for you and your business’ needs. Hiring an assistant is often as much about a personality fit as it is about professional ability. If you don’t have the time, money, or resources to complete your own hiring, there are a variety of services that can match your business needs.
Outsourcing to a virtual assistant can also give your business greater flexibility when resourcing. For example, if your business is going through a busy period, you may require more support in a particular area. One of the great benefits of a virtual employee is you can hire based on particular skills and specialty as and when it’s needed.
Alternatively, you might run an early-stage business that does not yet have enough budget to commit to the costs of a full-time employee. Therefore, a virtual assistant can be an effective option to support your business as it grows.
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