What is a Virtual Assistant?

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant, also known as a VA, is someone who works remotely, either from their home or office, to help you tackle your workload. While virtual assistants are sometimes pictured as glorified secretaries sending flowers and making appointments, they can bring exceptional value to the work they do for your business when utilized in exciting and imaginative ways. VAs can therefore become remarkably valuable assets to your company and to your bottom line. 

Who Can Be a Virtual Assistant?

VAs can be anyone who works remotely. Both men and women fall into this category with varying areas of expertise. Working from home has become a staple of the workplace in today’s day and age as more and more people choose to log in from where they live rather than commuting into the office. With the help of the Internet and online meeting tools such as Google Meet and Zoom, you can build the perfect team for your company that’s spread out all over the country. This opens several doors of opportunity to grow and expand your business by hiring talent from a pool you never would’ve had access to locally.

Why Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant?

One of the perks of hiring a VA is that you don’t have to go through a long and drawn out hiring process. Cover letters, resumes, and calling former employers can be a daunting task for someone who simply doesn’t have the time. By reaching out to a VA firm such as Emerald Virtual Assistance, you can request more information about the jobs a VA can do and better understand whether or not they might have the expertise you’re looking for. 

Virtual assistance, in other words, is outsourcing the workload of your business to qualified professionals with the knowledge and skills you need to get the job done. Examples might include writing your company newsletter or scheduling your daily calendar. Perhaps it is updating your website or handling your social media. Do you need a graphic designer? A web developer? A copywriter? Someone to make client dinner reservations? Someone to take over your hiring process? Someone to manage your inbox?

If you have no idea where to start to find this kind of talent, hiring a qualified VA can fill the gap. This frees you and your team to build your business on your own terms and gives you peace of mind in knowing things you can’t always have your eyes on are handled professionally and in a timely manner. 

How Do I Hire a Virtual Assistant? 

Hiring a VA is easy! At Emerald Virtual Assistance, we have several hourly packages from which to choose, depending on the work you need done and how long it might take to implement that work. 

Are you looking for short-term work, or do you need help for the long haul? Simply purchase the hours you need and let EVA do the rest. Contact us to schedule a consultation today to see which package is right for you.