NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Lodi, WI, United States, 2006/12/12 - Best selling author, Janet Switzer, has a never-ending to do list. She must research data, juggle sales and marketing campaigns and manage her appearance schedule.
Then, there is the writing. The inability to handle logistic demands accounts for the failure of countless authors. Thanks to her virtual assistant (VA), Rhana, Janet is not one of them.
“Ninety-five percent of an author's income comes from revenue streams that are outside of book sales. The most successful authors also develop home-study courses, high-priced coaching programs, a speaking career, licensing and more. When an author gets to that point, they need help,” states Switzer. The author of the upcoming book “Instant Income®” and a book marketer who was instrumental in the success of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” Switzer relies on virtual assistants from Team Double-Click℠.
As the nation’s leading virtual staffing agency, Team Double-Click’s phones ring with calls from every industry. Many of them are from authors seeking assistance with their book’s development and promotion. “They are research, marketing and personal assistants all rolled into one without the inflated fees,” states Gayle Buske, Team Double-Click’s president.
The company’s rigorous interviewing and training process makes it a popular choice for businesses. Even better is the ease at which clients engage a Team Double-Click℠ virtual professional. The company, rather than directing its clients to virtual assistants, matches the perfect VA to each assignment. “We are not just throwing someone at you without relevant experience. Many of our virtual assistants are freelance writers and authors. They understand the demands of the industry,” Buske adds.
Author and marketing guru, Michael Russer, understands the benefits of virtual outsourcing extremely well. He transformed the real estate industry by espousing its advantages and used several virtual professionals for his upcoming book, “The Obsolete Employee: How Small Businesses Succeed Without Employees -- and Love It!” “Literally, the only thing that I am doing is writing this book. Without them [virtual assistants], I couldn’t finish it,” Russer reveals.
Switzer urges authors to assess their needs before using a VA. “Make a list of everything that needs to be done, determine what only you can do and delegate the rest,” she instructs. Her advice is especially useful to self-published authors who carry the additional load of running a publishing company. Since Team Double-Click’s virtual assistants are contractors and not staff, authors can scale their services to fit their budget. Russer states, “It is simple. Stick to writing and outsource the rest. End of story.”
About Team Double-Click℠
Launched in 2000, Team Double-Click℠ is the country’s foremost virtual staffing agency. Maximizing the experience of founder Gayle Buske, a staffing expert and with over 18 years of business experience, the company offers small businesses an economical, but productive alternative to on-site staffing.