Low overhead, high flexibility and expertise, virtual assistants are a one-stop solution for companies of all sizes. As your business grows you will feel the need to recruit help. But hiring a full-time employee might not be feasible for a lot of businesses and that’s where virtual assistants step in.

Virtual assistants have undoubtedly increased in popularity in the last decade. Virtual assistants are specially in demand now as many teams are spread out and employees are working from home due to COVID-19.

What is a virtual assistant?

Virtual assistants are self-employed individuals providing administrative support from a remote location. They are employed by businesses of all sizes and across many industries.

What does a virtual assistant do?

It is important to establish the difference between a generalist and a specialist virtual assistant. A generalist virtual assistant wears multiple hats. They are ideal for start-ups or if you need a go-to person for all your administrative needs. A specialist virtual assistant is an expert in a particular field and industry. They are ideal if you need help with a specific, complex task which requires the knowledge and experience of an expert.

There are no set tasks that virtual assistants perform, and assignments vary depending on your business needs. Here are some of the most common tasks:

• C-level executive support
• Email management
• Process improvement
• Project management
• Expense management
• Marketing support
• Graphic/web design
• Social media management
• Web research
• Event management
• Telephone services
• Data entry
• Lifestyle management
• HR management

Final thoughts…

Getting the help of a virtual assistant can be vital for business owners seeking to maximize their income and facilitate growth. Hiring a virtual assistant frees up time so you can focus on what you love to do and your family. Virtual assistants are in many cases experts with years of experience – they are efficient and cost-effective, and they might be just the solution you need to run your business more effectively.

We, at Global Virtual Partners, are passionate about helping busy executives and businesses achieve their personal and professional goals. Our clients benefit from a team of virtual assistants. The team is small enough to remain intimate and personal, but large enough to ensure that each client request is completed by a person uniquely qualified for the task.

If you would like to discuss virtual office assistance and administration support in more detail, please contact us on 020 7993 2370 or email enquiries@globalvirtualpartners.com.