Virtual assistant: who is this person that can help you become more productive?
A virtual assistant is an independent professional who offers 100% remote administrative assistance to other professionals.
This profession was created in the USA and has spread throughout the world thanks to technological evolution but also due to the high number of businesses being conducted online.
What does a virtual assistant do?
Each project is unique; a virtual assistant always seeks to first determine the clients’ needs.
Having an understanding of the business and its objectives enables the virtual assistant to offer the best possible services, not only in terms of professionalism but also quality – providing the best value to the client.
In general, a virtual assistant is able to perform any administrative function that does not require physical presence, for example:
- Diary management
- Call answering
- Data entry
- Digital archiving
- Inbox management
- Project management
- Social media management
- Web and market research
- Text editing and proofreading
- Content writing
- Web development
- Report writing
- Online bookings
Advantages of hiring a virtual assistant:
Hiring a Virtual Assistant can be a simple solution. One of the biggest advantages of hiring a virtual assistant is time: time to dedicate to those activities that allow your business to grow and more ‘me time’ to do something that makes you happy.
But time is not the only advantage!
Virtual assistants are synonymous with increased productivity: more time and energy to dedicate to what you excel in and what your business needs are.
Delegate those administrative and bureaucratic tasks that take so much of your time to the specialists: your virtual assistant!
Besides that, it gives you flexibility on the number of contracted hours. When you acquire the services of a virtual assistant, you are not required to draw an employment contract; instead, you draw a services agreement. With your virtual assistant you can establish how many hours your virtual assistant needs to work and model the service agreement to suit your business’ needs.