What Is a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual Assistants, also known as VAs, have been around for more than ten years and in this day and age, utilize the technology era. They are highly qualified, experienced business owners who basically do the same work as a typical Secretary, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant and Office Administrator combined.

So what’s the difference between a regular Secretary, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant, Office Administrator and a Virtual Assistant? The main difference is that a Virtual Assistant is just that, Virtual! A Virtual Assistant completes your projects or tasks at his or her own location, using his or her own equipment, and carries out the work through e-mail, fax, telephone, courier and postal service. VA’s eliminate the cost of extra office space, equipment, employee benefits and contracts.


What Services Can Virtual Assistants Provide?

The type of services that a Virtual Assistant offers varies. Call answering and forwarding – they can help you answer your phones when you’re away. Document and letter typing – Too busy for typing and formatting basic letter, your VA can assists you. Personal and business reminders – So busy that you can’t keep track of all your appointments and meetings? Presentation preparation – Have a meeting but need your raw data put together to look professional.

Your VA can help you with those tasks, the list is endless!


Who can use a Virtual Assistant?

Everyone! Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant can increase productivity, reduce costs and save you and your company time.


The Advantages to Hiring a Virtual Assistant?

The main benefit to hiring a Virtual Assistant is the cost savings it will provide you in comparison to hiring a full-time employee.  Costs such as:

  • Time off for: Vacation, sick leave, maternity leave, leave of absence or employee`s personal days
  • Regular Contributions to: EI and CPP and company health plans
  • Overhead: Office space, furniture and equipment
  • Don’t pay for lunch or coffee breaks.
  • Pay for only the time spent on your project.
  • Employee’s 8 hour day can be crunched into 3 or 4 hours.
  • You pay only for the time spent on your project (even if you only have 1 hour of work a month).

Virtual Assistant’s value each and every client; it is because of these clients that Virtual Assistants can ensure the success of their own business.

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