Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers

How do I work with a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant works remotely – they never have to step foot in your office! They can do anything you need, provided they have the information, instructions and software available to them online. All Virtual Assistants work hours that suit their lifestyle and do not have a set schedule. However, all your tasks will be done on time and how you like them. Better still? Time spent on each task is tracked precisely by seconds. So there is no round ups to nearest 15 minute block. You also don’t have to worry about break times, superannuation, income tax or anything else!

Do I have to train my Virtual Assistant?

Our Virtual Assistants are trained, very experienced and smart. There is no training required on your part. But since we love to do things YOUR way, it is a great idea to explain to your VA how would you like tasks to be completed, if necessary. This may be as simple as a document with instructions, or a screen recording video with instructions (recommended). All our Virtual Assistants have vast experience in VA roles, and are super-fast learners. Most clients find they spend around an hour or so on coaching, and then provide feedback ongoing!

Why should I choose Vasumo instead of Elance or oDesk?

We often speak to clients who have not had much success with freelancers, elance or odesk, and want someone that they know they can trust, rely on, who is always there for them, who is experienced, has a great command of English language, professional, smart and creative. You want to be sure you can trust your VA with sensitive information and tasks. Vasumo makes it easier.

Where are your V.A.s located?

Our amazing Virtual Sumos are located in USA and Canada.

How quickly will my tasks be completed?

Turnaround time depends on the complexity and urgency of each project. If your project is time sensitive, a deadline will be agreed upon before work begins. Our Virtual Assistants are committed to delivering all projects on or before the deadline. Most simple tasks are completed within few hours to 24 hours.

Do I get a dedicated assistant for all my tasks?

Absolutely! We believe that getting to know our clients, learning about their company and their needs is the most important aspect of building a successful and beautiful relationship.

What are the limitations and who should not use this service?

Our service is geared to internet entrepreneurs, business owners, and busy individuals who need help with their everyday tasks online. It is important to understand there are certain limitations of what you can use our service for at this price level: We are not a call center, so your V.A. will not be available to call on the phone, Skype etc. Your V.A. will not be able to accept incoming calls. We have built an incredible team of highly skilled assistants to help you with your everyday tasks, such as graphic design, administrative tasks, website maintenance, video editing, podcast editing, online research, social media, advertising and marketing and so on. We have found the the most successful use of our VAs happens when clients know what exactly what they need help with and have a workflow in place to delegate tasks. Your VA can certainly help you to setup such workflow.

I would like to take it for a test run. Do you offer a trial?

That’s a fair question. Of course we do! Click here to submit a small trial task and we will have it done for you within 24 hours. Limited to 30 minutes. If you have additional questions regarding the service and if it is a right fit for your business and workflow, simply reach out to us or chat using the widget on the right to talk to our awesome client happiness team.

Why do I need Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant can save you two of your most precious resources: time and money. As a business owner, you should be focused on your products or services and growing your business – not worried about day to day administrative chores. A VA can take care of paperwork, handle bookkeeping, provide customer service, organize your inbox, update your website, make travel arrangements, proofread your blog, graphic design, video editing, help with marketing and manage your schedule.

What type of tasks can a V.A. execute?

Tasks can be of any type, which do not require a physical presence & can be executed using a computer. Here are a list of task ideas to outsource to your virtual assistant.

What happens after I sign up?

Please allow up to 12 hours for your account to be set up and to be assigned a dedicated VA. Once this process is completed, we will email or call you to provide access to your personal dashboard where you can add tasks, leave messages, share files and so much more. While your account is being set up, it is a great idea to prepare a list of tasks you would like to outsource to your VA, as well as write down all instructions and requirements you would like your Virtual Assistant to follow.

How are the hours tracked?

We use advanced time tracking tools to ensure the most accurate time tracking possible. All tasks which are completed for you are time tracked – meaning your VA will Start Timer when he/she begins working on your task and Stops Timer when the task is completed or VA has switched to a different task. If it takes your VA 5 minutes and 12 seconds to go through and sort your inbox, that is the exact time which goes towards your monthly plan. You can rest assure that you will only be charged for work performed and not a second more. If needed, your VA can let you know weekly how many hours are remaining in your plan on regular basis.

What measures do you take to protect my privacy?

We are registered with and follow all the requirements of Data Protection Act. We have internet firewalls, internet restriction policies, Physical security of our offices: Fingerprint based entry and exit, IP based security cameras, 24 hour security personnel on duty and all our VA complete background checks as well as Information Security Training. Your personal information is always 100% secure.

Can I access my Virtual Assistant on the go?

Sure. At Vasumo, we give high priority to giving complete freedom for you to decide when and how to access your Virtual Assistant. Our project management service has native Web, IPhone, IPad, and Android apps. After you sign up, you will receive  access to your Task Dashboard, where it is quick and easy to add tasks, share files, leave messages and instructions for your VA with a touch of a finger.

What happens if I run out of hours? Can I use more hours than what is included in my plan?

No need to worry! If you ever need more hours during a particular month, simply ask your V.A. to renew your plan. Simple as that. There are no extra charges or fees. We can also create a customized plan just for you.

At Vasumo, we have built a team to help you achieve your goals.