Virtual Assistants: Who are They?

by Jocelyn Fernandez in Admin Support, Human Resources, Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants, also known as VA, handle various administrative and professional services that work remotely from the client’s that they are working for. The time they spend working is tracked and optimized through specialized software. They are responsible for taking care of the client’s back-office and administrative tasks such as making use of the business’ core competencies which enable the company to grow and expand.

Getting a Virtual Assistant is a great opportunity especially for those who just started their business or for those small businesses since one can have a full-time on-site assistant without costing big, from hiring VAs, training them, paying salaries, and benefits, and even providing the equipment and supplies. It also allows companies to get someone who could help them with certain things that don’t need to hire a full-time employee.

Hiring VAs ensures that the amount you are paying for them is accurate and reasonable since you will be using software that is a time-tracker for every task and services worked by these remote employees. Thus, you only have to pay the accurate time VAs have spent working with you. 

Virtual Assistants can be placed in various phases of the industry too such as real estate, law firm, etc. because they have broader job specifications. Below are some:


  • Email and Calendar management
  • Manage your organization’s social media channels
  • Internet/book research
  • Edit/Create Videos/Graphics
  • Convert your handwritten notes into a Word document
  • Database management
  • Mail merging
  • Check your voicemail and send you written transcripts by email
  • Schedule and confirm your appointments
  • Prepare your travel itineraries
  • Create PowerPoint Presentations, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents.
  • Create and send mailshots
  • Data entry
  • Proofreading
  • Client calls
  • Obtaining quotes from companies and supplier

Thus, companies who have VAs for their business or careers can now find more time for their family while strengthening weak areas in their businesses as they are not necessarily supervising the people working with them from time to time. They will also help reduce your operating cost since you are paying just the time with what the VA only worked for you.

Moreover, considering the emergence of technology in effectiveness and efficiency in this modern era, getting Virtual Assistants could be the best resort on scaling up your business operations, it’s fast and timely. In other words, Virtual Assistants are your secret weapon in attaining success in your business. And we, at My Own VA, will do this for you. Contact us now





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