(Written by Conrad Ko, Edited by Margaret Jarvis)
A virtual assistant (typically abbreviated to VA, also called a virtual office assistant) is a person who is generally self-employed and provides services to businesses and individuals remotely through a computer or phone. Hiring a Virtual Assistant is a means to finishing your job by using the help of other professionals in different fields. [Ref-1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_assistant]
A Virtual Assistants will usually provide the following services [Ref-2: https://www.freelancer.hk/jobs/Virtual-Assistant/1/]
- Administrative Support (Data Entry, Data Correction, Book Keeping)
- Customer Handling (Phone answering, Telemarketing, Emailing)
- Technical (SEO related duties, Graphics Design, Audio Recording)
Virtual Assistants usually communicate with businesses by
Virtual assistants perform a variety of tasks such as data entry, article marketing, email responding, and phone reception. Many mundane or routine tasks can be outsourced, giving you the opportunity to use your time as you like.