WORD PROCESSING/GENERAL: $30-$40/HOUR - TRANSCRIBING: $140/AUDIO HOUR
Originally from San Francisco, Ann recently moved to Prescott, Arizona. She lives in the forest! She and her dog Lexi go for walks around the lake every morning before work begins.
Ann's area of expertise for the past 20+ years has been in office administration, providing general and executive level administrative support to individuals and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her professionalism and high quality standards complement the budding or already established business.
With more than 10 years of experience in international business, she also brings with her a broad knowledge of and respect for the international community.
Ann is a Virtual Assistant, which means she works from her home office. Her specialty is transcribing and word processing. She also provides office administration services virtually and on-site in the Prescott-Quad City area on an as-needed basis.
It takes approximately 4 hours to transcribe a 1-hour recording and includes research, proofreading, and editing. Client may request smooth or verbatim transcription.
Audio files can be uploaded to Dropbox, where your VA can then download, transcribe, format, and return to you via email. Your files will be password protected.
Many Chambers of Commerce offer free workshops for entrepreneurs and the Small Business Association in your area may also offer entrepreneurial workshops (SCORE, SBDC).
A virtual assistant is business efficient: you do the heavy lifting while your VA takes care of everything else.
A virtual assistant is cost effective: save thousands of dollars annually by not employing a full-time person -- no state or federal taxes, no workers comp, no other benefits to pay.
Employee vs contractor: you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment taxes on wages paid to an employee.
You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors.