What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant is an independent business person who provides outsourced business support. Think of your VA as a freelance personal assistant. Your Virtual Assistant is not an employee, so you choose when and how much assistance you need.

Why should you work with a Virtual Assistant?

Working with a Virtual Assistant will make you feel more supported in your business. You dictate the level of support you want. Your Virtual Assistant will remove the burden of facing the boring tasks you procrastinate and advise you in her area of expertise, helping you to progress your business goals. Virtual Assistants are by nature helpful professionals whose sole purpose is to assist you with your needs.

Virtual Assistant Services help you:

  • Get organised
  • Reduce Stress
  • Perk up cash flow
  • Grow your business
  • Shorten your to do list
  • Improve communication
  • Do less paperwork. Earn more money.

What kind of assistance can a Virtual Assistant provide?

Let’s consider how you would define a Personal Assistant’s role. A Personal Assistant to a Director of Finance would require different skills to a Personal Assistant to a Director of Marketing. For example, the Finance PA would be a number cruncher, able to assist with bookkeeping and accounts. The Marketing PA would be creative, able to to assist with email marketing campaigns and Social Media. A Medical PA would have more traditional secretarial skills such as audio typing, diary management and telephone answering. If you were hiring a Personal Assistant to work in your office, you would consider the type of experience required for the role, and hire the right person for the job. Decide what tasks you need assistance with and find a Virtual Assistant that has those skills.