What is a Virtual Assistant?
The concept of virtual assistance is
actually very simple. Virtual assistants provide services from their own offices
using the latest Internet technology. It may help to think of virtual assistants as off-site
"secretaries," although this term isn't used much anymore. A virtual
assistant's core services are typically administrative in nature, but many
virtual assistants specialize in a variety of additional services.
No Benefits or Equipment Required!
Because virtual assistants are self-employed, clients do not have to pay for benefits, vacation days, sick time, employment taxes, or health insurance. Virtual assistants operate from fully-equipped offices and pay for their own computers, software, and office equipment.
You may have considered hiring an in-house assistant to help out in the office.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to keep an assistant busy, and you end up paying
for a lot of down time. With a virtual assistant, you pay only for the exact
time worked on your projects, not a minute more. Thatís 100% efficiency!
Perhaps you're thinking about hiring a temporary employee to help you ramp up
during your busy periods. While staffing agencies offer a quick solution, they
guarantee that the same person will be available when you need help, which means
you have to re-train each new worker. On the other hand, virtual
assistants are available whenever you need them, so they're able to provide you with
consistent, dependable service. In addition, many virtual assistants strive to build
long-term relationships with their clients, getting to know their clients'
businesses inside and out.
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