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Thinking of Hiring a Virtual Assistant?

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Virtual Sales Assistant / Telemarketer / Cold Caller from VA FLIX

  For most business owners, being involved with sales calls is never their passion. Most business owners prefer to spend their energy thinking about their current clients – not bringing in new customers.  For most entrepreneurs like that, a virtual sales assistant or a telemarketer can be a major relief. A virtual sales assistant or a telemarketer from VAFLIX can plug into your sales process like a full-time employee, assisting business owners with sales prospecting, administrative tasks, appointment setting and lead generation.  

What You Can Outsource to a Virtual Sales Assistant

  You might be wondering, what are the tasks you can outsource to someone in this line of work? You would be surprised and overwhelmed at just how much you can delegate to a Telemarketer or a Sales Virtual Assistant. Think of a Telemarketer or a Sales Assistant as something of a marketing assistant or someone working in your marketing department; they’re not only good at taking tasks you would rather not do, but they can do literally just about anything that has to do with marketing and sales.   Some Specifics – CRM skills: You might have a customer relationship management software that needs managing? This is something you can absolutely outsource to a skilled Virtual Sales Assistant. You can have the Virtual Assistant in charge of making sure all customer’s entries are updated with their up-to-date information. You may also want to put your Virtual Assistant in charge of following up with some of your clients that you haven’t heard from in a while.

Telemarketing: You might have tons of leads that you wanted to reach out! Sales calls take time and energy! This might not be something you do not enjoy doing, but it’s often a necessary part of doing great business. Sales can be delegated to a Virtual Assistant. You can hire a remote working from VAFLIX to make outgoing calls to businesses on your behalf. Telemarketers or Sales Callers are perfectly trained for any B2B or B2C calling campaigns. We make sure our professional remote callers are vetted. They even have a dedicated Remote Manager from VAFLIX to oversee their productivity (this comes in with the package you’ll avail from VAFLIX) –  Outsourcing marketing strategy: Has your marketing strategy been unfocused? Business owners or Busy Entrepreneurs can not only outsource basic marketing duties or tasks, but outsource strategic thought when it comes to running the sales team and making the sales process smoothly Sales assistant services: If your current marketing team is in need of an assistant who can absorb the knowledge and the basic processes of your most common marketing tasks, but also serve in an executive assistant or project management role, a virtual sales assistant can help your current team to take some of the load off their plate , leverage their skills and experience to join your team harmoniously.

How Do Virtual Sales Reps from VAFLIX Fit Into Your Organization?

Whether you’d want to hire a virtual assistant to join in and be added to be part of your sales department as a virtual sales representative or as more of a virtual assistant, one question remains: what will it look like? What will the day-to-day experience with a virtual sales assistant do for your organization? Your free time? Your ability to produce better results?

Sales Calls: Calling a bunch of leads is so time-consuming and drains so much energy! Doing it yourself may cause you to forget important things for your business. Hiring a salesperson to do it is magical! A rock star telemarketer to handle your sales calls will help you not only save time but also bring new customers to the company.

Streamlining of standard or basic sales duties. Administrative duties e.g handling social media or data entry to be an exclusive domain of your sales team is not necessary. A Virtual Assistant or a VA who provides sufficient assistant services will handle these administrative tasks with a tiger-eye on making them fit within your sales team’s needs. In other words, a good virtual assistant  / telemarketer will handle administrative tasks the way a sales team needs them done.

Delegating CRM or Customer Relationship Management. Sick of handling follow ups? Reaching out to leads? Handling customer support yourself? You have a CRM or a customer relationship management software for a reason. If you’d rather focus on different elements of your business, a virtual sales assistant can pick that up for you.‍ 😀

Nurturing leads while you chill. A virtual assistant from VAFLIX offers all the necessary sales support to make sure that your qualified leads filter through your sales funnel. From telemarketing / cold calling to following up with these qualified leads, you can delegate the nitty-gritty of sales to a fine virtual assistant from VAFLIX while you focus on the biggest picture for your business.

Why Do You Need a Virtual Sales Assistant

Given all of these points above, I’m sure you’ve got questions in your head…  
  1. Why bother?
  2. Can’t you have all of the things mentioned above if you were to hire a full-time sales employee?
  3. Isn’t it better to have a full-time commitment of somebody who is physically present in the office?
We get it! Chill…

You’d be surprised how VAFLIX does the magic, it is so  true that virtual assistants won’t be physically present, they can’t bring you coffee! BUT you may find out that the advantages of hiring one can outweigh the needs and wants to have your assistant with you at the office.

Cost Wise. In the sales standpoint, it is definitely all about the bottom line. So how does hiring someone from VAFLIX can help you in the sales process and give a massive impact to that bottom line? It starts evaluating a virtual sales assistant in terms of cost. Ask yourself, how much are you paying your local employee? How much do you pay for taxes and benefits?

One of the great advantages here is that you won’t commit to a virtual assistant like you would otherwise have to pay for a full-time local employee. You are not paying benefits. You are not going to pay anything to relocate them. You’re just literally simply hiring someone at an hourly rate. That’s it!  That makes it so much easier to figure out the bottom line as you evaluate the value of a virtual sales assistant who can help you with closing deals. Tips are great! If you can see the number of new clients coming in because of your Virtual Sales Assistant help – feel free to tip your VA’s. 

Flexibility. When you have a local full-time employee, do you know how much you’re committing to? If you’re not yet sure and you want to expand the number of people in your Slack channel, then skipping straight to a full-time employee hire can be a big step. A Sales Virtual Assistant gives you the flexibility to outsource your prospecting tasks without making a HUUUUGE commitment. Keep in mind that the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average cost of a hire is about $30+ per hour— that includes unskilled workers who may know nothing about sales.

Some of the most complaints of anyone looking to add to their team — is one, the cost and number two, investment it takes to bring on a new employee— these are essentially washed away. When you factor hidden costs like employee benefits, a virtual assistant hire is a very straightforward, simple way to add to your sales team.

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant from VA FLIX Today

Are you convinced? Then let’s get right into the process of adding a Virtual Sales Assistant who can help out and add a rockstar to your sales department. Here are the easy steps to making sure you’ve got a great hire:
  1. Fill-out the form or Call us at +1 323 955 1001
  2. Connect with Karen and John. This will help ensure that the reminder of the steps go smoothly. We don’t want you to just hire any old virtual assistant, just because it’s a good idea to add some help to your sales team. VA FLIX Make sure you get the best fit! It is really important that you precisely match your specific needs with the skills and experience of a virtual sales assistant to help. By getting in touch with Karen and John (or even with one of the VA FLIX Managers), that’s exactly what you’ll do.
  3. Get paired with a VA. Before you think about training any executive Sales Virtual Assistant for your team, you will want to make sure you pair with one that has the skills and experience to handle everything you will throw at them.‍
  4. Plug the VA into your business. Let the Virtual Assistant know what kinds of processes they’ll be expecting to participate, and make sure you have a document outlining some of the necessary steps for adapting to your company. 
Do it the right way! VA FLIX will make sure they bring on an expert new VA who is familiar with your processes and able to get started with confidence on day one. 

Start growing your business and reducing overhead with VA FLIX

  1. Meet your fab assistant – We will ask you some questions to match you with one of our virtual assistants as well as an assistant for backup.
  2. You Get All The Assistance You Need – You will also have a Manager from VA FLIX who will help you monitor your Virtual Assistant, making sure they are being productive enough. Having the manager is free, you don’t have to worry about paying the manager, you will only pay your Virtual Assistant.
  3. Create A Workflow –  VA FLIX gives you the power to create a workflow that fits your lifestyle. You will choose how to track their time, communicate, check productivity and share files with your assistant.

  1. Start Rocking – You will be able to work with your Virtual Assistant 8am – 5pm your local time. Ready to grow your business? Start by contacting VA FLIX now!

“Now is the right  time to Hire an Assistant and… Chill..”

Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses Hiring a Virtual Sales Assistant from VA FLIX

VA FLIX understands that you may have more questions about hiring a virtual assistant for the first time. We get it! No Worries, here are some of the more common questions we receive:   What exactly will a sales virtual assistant bring to the table? You’ll be surprised, the easy answer to that question is… A lot! But as we don’t like to talk about these terms in general, let’s get specific. Most Virtual Assistants from VA FLIX have vast experience in the Call Center Industry in the Philippines. John and Karen have been working as a sales assistant for decades so they know what the requirements of being an effective telemarketer or sales assistant should have.

With all their vetted assistants being in sales and in working as a VA for clients all over the world, Your virtual sales assistant from VA FLIX can help with: customer relationship management, customer support, prospecting, sales funnel management, leads management through social media, and believe me! There’s much more!   The question is, what are the things you need your virtual sales assistant should do to bring value to your sales team? Once you know the answer to that, you’re ready to move forward and ready to meet a virtual assistant with that precise experience.

How do I get a Sales Virtual Assistant up and running? Have a look at our steps above to become familiar with VA FLIX’s process. You can even start today if you already know you want to hire a virtual assistant. All you need to do is prepare an onboarding document or really a simple overview that has all the details and the different kinds of tasks you expect virtual sales assistants to complete on a regular basis. In fact, you might even have your first Virtual Assistant from VA FLIX help you build the onboarding document as you work through these various processes with them. Right after that, you may want to enter an evaluation period where they take on.

What can’t a sales virtual assistant do? If you’re counting on a virtual sales assistant to go around knocking doors and sell for you — you’re probably going to be really disappointed. BUT a virtual sales assistant can still handle numerous of work within your sales pipeline, including just about anything that you can do via phone duties or anything can be done through the Internet. What’s more, your virtual sales assistant from VA FLIX can do this by putting aside dedicated time to put towards your project, big or small, whereas a full-time employee would require breaks, lunch, and much more. For a VA, they can simply log out when necessary.

What tasks should I assign my Virtual Assistant from VA FLIX? Great Question! That really depends entirely as to what your needs and wants are! Your Virtual Assistant from VA FLIX can be someone who you rely on for your normal sales procedures, such as customer service, customer relationship management, cold calling, lead generation, appointment setting and more. You can also have them take on some tasks you would otherwise not handle yourself, such as data entry , generate sales invoices and updating your contacts. In short, your virtual assistant can do just about anything that you’d want not to do yourself, allowing more time for yourself and dedicating the work for others is magical, you’ll find it rewarding.

What do I do if an assistant did something wrong? It’s important that you give your assistant feedback so they know what to do — If you’re not comfortable giving negative feedback to your employees, your dedicated Manager from VA FLIX will do the coaching and pass the message on to your assistant so that your assistant will know what not to do next time — they learn how things work at your business.

Who should hire a VA? When you read through and reach this point, you might get the impression that a Virtual Assistant is only a luxury for businesses that are already growing and simply need to supplement their staff. To be honest, that’s partially true. But you’ll be surprised, a virtual assistant can be great for C-level executives, freelancers, small businesses, and solo entrepreneurs. There’s really no limit to who should hire a Virtual Assistant, it will all depend on what you need to get done on a daily basis.

What traits work best for a sales virtual assistant? Look for skills, experience, and adaptability, VA FLIX’s vetted Virtual Assistants are highly skilled, highly educated, easy to work with and have a good heart. Professionalism is a must, and this is why we work so hard to make sure that we can team you up with someone who can deliver all of the above. VA FLIX respects culture, they look for a positive, professional, upbeat presence for you.+