Virtual Assistants (VAs) provide their services in a virtual environment. This means they work from a remote location, using technological tools to perform their job duties and to stay in touch with clients, supervisors and other team members. Technological advancements and the changing mindset these developments have encouraged have had a significant impact on the use and popularity of VA services.
While administrative support defined early VA services, the breadth, and variety of service offerings available now through VAs are vast and growing. Your company can hire a Virtual Assistant to do anything from answering customer calls and handling scheduling and appointments to performing social media marketing duties and managing PR for your company.
Many VAs have particular schooling, training and skill sets that add to their value. This qualifies them to help with technical, complex projects and focus on tangible deliverables – like your blended org chart, business outcome statements, real estate lead generation, and business performance metrics. In the VA world, the services these professionals offer is virtually unlimited.