Why you should have Red Poppy Design as your

Virtual Assistant

As a Virtual Assistant based in Durban, I am super organised, reliable, enthusiastic and enjoy ticking off my to do list. I can do all your background work while you concentrate on your business and have work free weekends.

Are you missing new leads and business as you are not able to answer your emails fast enough? Do you need an extra hand at the end of the month? Are you finding you spend weekends working instead of spending the time with your family? Do you need help scheduling your social media posts?

 I have 5 years of Virtual Assistant experience both local to South Africa and International. I am organised and reliable to get the job done on time. I assist small business to free up time to focus on building your business and shine with your clients while I take care of the background work.

As a VA I am knowledgeable in many applications and I have assisted all past clients and present clients in saving time and going beyond the scope to build their business.

Website Design is a niche in the Virtual Assistant Sphere of skills. I draw on my administration skills of my past working life across three countries, to management level. I offer admin skills abreast to my website design knowledge.

Red Poppy offers you either a few hours a week to unlimited hours a month and can assist with once off assignments.

Having me as a  VA, will make your life a little less busy and a little less stressful safe in the knowledge I am on top of your admin.

Even though I am A Virtual Assistant based in Durban, I am available to work country wide or internationally. Let’s hop on a video call today to see how I can save you time and help grow your business.

Benefits of a VA

  • VAs work remotely and have their own office set up
  • No need for a full time employee (reduces labour cost)
  • VA covers all the admin work you don’t want to do
  • More time to focus on other important areas
  • Increased Productivity
  • Reduced Labour Cost

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A professional person working from a remote location offering services to fill the gap in your small business. Virtual Assistants offer many services from administration, answering telephone calls, to managing your e-mail, website design and much more.
A VA can work 2 hours a month or 20 hours a month or for once off projects. They have skills and knowledge which the business owner may not have, or  the owner can outsource a task they don’t enjoy.
Using a virtual assistant frees up time, to focus on growing your business and increasing revenue. As a Virtual Assistant, based in Durban, I have my office all set up ready to assist you in your business.

Virtual Assistant Services

Pay as you go (per hour)

R200 per hour for adhoc tasks

  • Creating Quotes and Monthly Invoices
  • Canva Creation/Design
  • Customer Service via Email
  • Tracking Monthly Payments
  • Email Management
  •  Booking Travel Arrangements/Personal Arrangements 
  •  Posting and Optimisation of Blog Posts
  •  Monthly Newsletters via Mailchimp
  • Client Follow Up
  • Social Media Scheduling
  • And much more

5 Hours per month R950 (Contract)

  • Dedicated professional
  • Available 8am – 5pm
  • 5 hours a month
  • Top up R150 per hour

10 Hours per month                              R1 850 (Contract)

    • Dedicated professional
    • Available 8am – 5pm
    • 10 hours a month
    • Top up R150 per hour    

 20 Hours per month                             R3 500 (Contract)

  • Dedicated professional
  • Available 8am – 5pm
  • 20 hours a month
  • Top up R150 per hour


Applications I have experience in:

  • Microsoft  Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Outlook Mail | GMail
  • Mailchimp
  • Canva
  • Monday, ClickUp, Trello
  • Dropbox                   
  • Thinkfic
  • Creator Studio
  • Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn
  • WordPress (Elementor Pro)/Woo Commerce
  • Wix
  • Zoho Accounting
  • Wave Accounting Software
  • Zoom
  • Air B&B
  • Google Docs/Google Drive
  • Google Console/Google Analytics
  • Google My Business
Michael Raubenheime
Michael RaubenheimeDirector, South African Lifeguard Co
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Joanna was employed at South African Lifeguard Corporation as Administrator from 2013 to 2019. I can confirm that Joanna was diligent employee and performed above my expectations, especially as her duties where performed remotely from my operations base. I have no hesitation in recommending Joanna to handle administrative duties as she goes above and beyond.
Naomi Bütow​
Naomi Bütow​Director at Mommy Mall SA​
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A shout out to Joanna from Red Poppy Designs, I used her virtual assistance service & her service was fast, efficient and affordable!