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As a virtual assistant, when I say that I will be providing database management service, what service do clients expect from me?

I searched online and found some of these services under database setup & management-

  • Database design and maintenance
  • Data entry of customer names and information
  • Create data spreadsheets from compiled records
  • Process new data
  • Create reports for clients
  • Create graphs and other visuals
  • Tech support for clients using new databases

What other services come under database management?

What kind of data do I have to organize?

In what format should I be setting up a company's database?

Is there any software/CRM to be used for this purpose?

Please provide me some insight on how to actually do this task.

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You may be asked to combine existing disparate sources of data into a single database, i.e., one CSV file and one Excel file. List hygiene is part of database management (no one likes dirty data). You can use Excel, but Access is much better suited to database management. I have just started using LibreOffice which is a free suite and includes a module similar in function to Access. Hope this helps.



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I've come across Zoho which is an Online CRM. Do you think it is good for database management purposes?

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I think you've got the idea for sure of what to offer when one offers database management services as a VA. Don't feel like you have to offer this service as a VA if you don't know much about it. Each VA business is unique, some offer it, others don't totally up to you :)

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I have an idea of what services to provide under database management.

But I want to be sure of doing it the correct way.

Are online CRMs a better tool to provide this service or Microsoft Excel will do ?

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