What Exactly is a Virtual Assistant?

Team Office SpaceA recent article, Your Quick Guide to Virtual Assistants by Hope Kumor says that working from home becomes widespread that leads to the rise of virtual assistants.

What is a (VA) virtual assistant?

  • Virtual assistants typically handle administrative and office duties for businesses.
  • They are working remotely— work from home or in a shared office space instead of in-office.
  • They may or may not have a college degree.
  • Full-time or part-time or on contract basis.

How to become a virtual assistant?

Virtual assistants don’t have to have a college degree, but it’s easier to find clients if you have one. If you don’t have a degree, ensure to highlight your significant skills and experience in your resume and cover letter.

  • Through agencies, this makes finding clients easily, but cuts down your ability to deviate from a set plan.
  • Other use past work experience and skills to start offering their services directly to small businesses.
  • Some through online job advertisements and join an office as a full-time VA.

When do you need VA?

It depends on your business’s needs. If you don’t have enough time to handle administrative tasks like answering phone calls, you can hire a VA or get a virtual office that includes a professional receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name, voicemail and call transfer.

What is the rate of virtual assistant?

  • US-based VAs can start around $15 per hour.
  • VAs overseas can run closer to $5 per hour.

Conclusion

Virtual Assistant is a flexible career option and plays an important role in your business success. Delegating some administrative tasks to a virtual assistant allows you to have more time to concentrate on the core functions of your business that helps yield more profits. If you need some tasks to delegate, YourOffice is looking forward to help you with your needs. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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