With every new assistant comes a pool of added resources. There are the obvious ones, i.e. an extra set of hands and a mind full of fresh new ideas. But there are also the ones you might not expect. It’s often these surprise bonuses that take your new team member from helpful to invaluable.
With Zirtual Assistants, one of these welcome surprises is the Zirtual network. Every ZA comes strapped with a network of smart and experienced assistants. When a client is paired with a ZA, he or she gets not only the know-how of this one person, but also the knowledge of dozens of ZAs.
Many of our clients proactively use this valuable resource. These are just a few ways clients have been utilizing their ZAs to tap into the Zirtual network.
There’s no better recommendation than one that comes straight from the source. As a group, ZAs have traveled all over the world for business, study and pleasure. Becky’s client asked her to help plan a series of international weekend get-aways. Becky used her own expertise and the Zirtual network to offer great ideas and personal suggestions for her client’s trips.
Who needs the magazine when you have before you your own group of early adopters? Kat’s client was weighing a handful of different softwares for his business. To help him choose, Kat surveyed the staff at Zirtual about their opinions and experiences with the products. With only one email to his ZA, he accessed firsthand consumer feedback and made an informed buying decision.
Many Zirtual clients are entrepreneurs, busy building their own businesses. A strong social media presence is an unequivocal part of garnering buzz nowadays. With the launch of his startup weeks away, my client wanted to increase his Facebook fanbase. He asked me to reach out to my network to help achieve this. With one Skype message I spread the word to our entire group of ZAs, who logged in and “liked”. It was the fastest boost in fandom he’d seen!
They say it’s all about who you know. Tapping into your virtual assistant’s network is yet another way to make use of your valuable asset!