What is a Virtual Assistant?

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Ever heard about virtual assistant? If yes, great! You know the benefits of having a virtual assistant. If not yet and you are still wondering what this new hype of an online support is all about, let’s get into some highlights to get you acquainted and help you decide if you need one or more virtual assistants (commonly called VAs).

What is a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides services and performs job functions while working remotely from a home office.

Virtual Assistance Services:

  • administrative/executive assistant
  • personal assistant
  • telemarketing/cold calling
  • lead generation
  • bookkeeping/accounting
  • real estate assistant
  • real estate investor assistant
  • SEO
  • social media marketing
  • web designer & developer
  • creative (article writer and graphic designer) and/ or technical assistance.

The virtual assistant may be working from the same city or from the other side of the world. Their time is very flexible meaning a VA can work according to the needs of the client.  Whether the task is for few hours a week or a full time job of 40 hours a week, the rate per hour or per project basis pricing varies and will greatly depend on the skills of the virtual assistant.

In addition to providing professional assistance, the company or the client is not responsible for any employee-related fees or taxes, no logistical systems like providing the right software, extra office space and no obligation to grant vacation or sick leave with pay.

Virtual assistants usually work for small businesses. Working from home is rapidly growing not only because there is not much work available in companies due to competition or recession but for reasons of convenience as well e.g. no need to go through rush hour traffic, no need to spend for clothes, lunch and snacks to name a few.

Recently, outsourcing of virtual assistants from the Philippines is booming because of the fact that VAs from this country can better understand American and British accent and can effectively communicate with the client.  English is widely spoken in the Philippines, it is the language of business there, and starting in grade school the majority of classes are taught in English.  In fact, the Philippines has one of the largest English speaking populations in the world.  For this reason, a number of Virtual Assistant Companies are investing in the Philippines.

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