San Francisco, California Nov 22, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Early in 2020, Magic, Inc. launched Dedicated Assistants: a virtual hiring service that matches businesses or professionals with skilled remote workers who can help them stay on top of tasks, scale processes, and hit business objectives.
Magic Dedicated Assistants was well-received amid changes in the landscape of work, which increasingly values flexibility. Early users include businesses tapping into the gig economy, which is expanding in both value and variety of jobs; and those starting their own businesses (whose numbers have grown significantly in the past years).
Since the service’s launch, several clients have already made strides with their dedicated assistants. The many ways in which they maximize virtual hiring demonstrates just how many opportunities there are for people willing to experiment with flexible approaches to business.
Managing Multiple Projects
Many of the service’s users are people pursuing various projects at once: serial entrepreneurs, working graduate students, and other modern polymaths.
Having a dedicated assistant helps them stay on top of all their pursuits — and offers the critical advantage of having someone who can adapt to their unique patterns of work.
Vincent Alessi of the Interoperability Institute, for example, is a businessman, academic, and investor all at once. His dedicated assistant helps him with research and organization for each of those. To speed things along, he’s given his dedicated assistant access to his inboxes and authorized her to make payments — which he can do confidently since he’s come to trust her.
“She acts as an extension of me–and she does a very good job at it.” – Vincent Alessi, researcher, and entrepreneur
Similarly, Petra Reyes — another business owner, executive, and graduate student all at once — engaged the services of an assistant who manages her schedule and to-do list, and even basic customer service for her consulting business.
“[She] has gone above and beyond what her resume said she could do.” – Petra Reyes, PetroGo founder
Making the Most of Your Time
Time is one of the tightest constraints a business can face. Short of hiring more people, there aren’t many ways to get more of it. Getting a dedicated assistant through Magic is one of them — and with candidates sourced in 72 hours or less, it’s easily one of the fastest options
Memberstack, which creates ready-made membership plugins for websites, started on a lean team and didn’t have enough hours between them to sort through all the emails they were getting. Each day their backlog grew and opportunities slipped out of reach.
So they contacted Magic to get an assistant. Even with just part-time help, co-founder Duncan Hamra was “able to change up what [he] put on [his] calendar every week.”
“Honestly, it feels like we have another co-founder, at this point.” – Duncan Hamra, Memberstack co-founder
The Dedicated Assistants service also saves businesses time by doing all the sourcing, screening, and matching. This is done based on requirements specified by clients, in order to ensure a good match. Afterward, there’s a short interview to confirm if the candidate’s the right choice.
“It felt like a custom experience… The candidate was perfect.” – Alissa Manjarez, The Happy Cactus founder
Striving for Bigger Goals
Virtual hiring presents businesses with options for scaling up that are quicker and more flexible than traditional recruitment methods. Getting a virtual assistant — or entire teams of them — is quicker, more economical, and easily scalable itself.
This is what Yachtlife, a digital platform for yacht bookings and sales, did in order to boost business: With a small team of dedicated assistants providing sales support, their in-house Sales team focused on building client relationships and improving their quality of service.
The result? Yachtlife closed a bigger deal than they ever had before: a 110 foot Riva sold for $13.5 million.
“[Magic] allows me to… develop better relationships, handle clients better, [and] create an overall better customer experience” – Patrick Curley, Yachtlife co-founder
To learn more about Magic Dedicated Assistants, click here
Magic is a flexible, on-demand workforce solution that’s changing the way businesses outsource tasks. Magic’s remote workforce is made up of vetted college-educated staff experienced in admin, sales, marketing, and recruitment best practices. Founded in 2015 in San Francisco, California, Magic is now a fully remote Y Combinator and Sequoia Capital-backed startup. For more information, visit www.getmagic.com today.
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