Tag: Virtual Assistance
Virtual assistance is assistance that is provided by phone, fax, e-mail, or even instant message. Virtual assistance is provided by a Virtual assistant (VA), independent entrepreneurs who work remotely and use technology to deliver services to clients globally. Most work from their home offices and receive their project instructions by phone, fax, e-mail or even instant message. Although many virtual assistants offer secretarial services, as more people with diverse backgrounds and skills enter the ranks, virtual assistants who specialize in such areas as marketing, graphic and Web design, IT support, online dating or even translations are becoming more common.
A virtual assistant’s (VA) core practice and specialty is that of administration. Some virtual assistants diversify; offering additional specialties that fall under various other categories, such as marketing, website development or maintenance, creative and technical services, etc. In addition, many VAs have target niches—types of professionals they support, and those include real estate professionals, coaches (business, life, executive, etc.), speakers, authors, executive and non-executive directors and CEOs, medical and legal professionals, and consultants to name a few prominent ones. Most recently, VAs are tasked with social media monitoring and the scheduling of social media posts for personalities, brands and businesses.