With the rise of the internet comes the opportunity to work from home. From bloggers, affiliate marketing, selling products online, to freelancers that offers services like social media management, graphic design, bookkeeping, and virtual assistants.
In this post, we are going to focus on virtual assistants and what they can do for you and your business.
What is a virtual assistant?
According to an article from The Balance: “A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a person who provides support services to other businesses from a remote location. The term originated in the 1990s as the ability to work virtually due to technology improvements, such as high-speed Internet, document sharing, and other advancements, made working remotely a reality.”
The Balance has defined a virtual assistant precisely as it is - someone who works remotely. Most businesses which require virtual assistance are solopreneurs and online businesses that don’t want to bring staff to their location or offices. And since then, they have become an in-demand job.
What does virtual assistant do?
Just like any other in-office assistants, there are a lot of things a virtual assistant can do (except for bringing in bagel and coffee for you at work or cleaning your desk!)
They can do administrative and technical assistance to your business. From email management, customer service, social media management, marketing to making sure your website works correctly and a lot more!
A virtual assistant aims to provide the business owner an opportunity to scale his business by taking off time-sucking tasks off their plate. (Tweet to your friends: https://ctt.ec/WbpXK)
Where can you find them?
You can find them in Upwork, Fiverr, Facebook groups, LinkedIn, referrals and others also have their websites. Their rates vary from hourly to monthly contracts. It depends on your budget and your needs.
There you have it! An overview and a brief understanding of what a virtual assistant is.
Have you hired a virtual assistant to help you with your business? Tell us your experience in the comments below.