A Virtual Assistant (VA) is defined as a self-employed virtual personal assistant who provides administrative, creative, and technical services from a remote location (e.g., home office).
There are many different types of virtual assistants who are skilled in various types of skill sets. Two examples of virtual assistants are as follows:
Administrative Virtual Assistants (AVA)– provide administrative and clerical services and support such as sending and responding to emails, word processing (typing) documents, bookkeeping, schedule meetings, prepare reports and presentations, manage company calendar, make out-coming and answer in-coming calls, mail letters, book car rentals and travel accommodations, take notes and more.
Social Media Management Virtual Assistant (SMVA)- provide social media management services and support such as the creation of social media profiles and manage social media accounts, create a social media brand marketing strategy, create and upload graphics (e.g. banners, photos, clip art), create value-based content; in the form of educational (and sometimes non-educational) posts and video, moderate comments and interact and engage with audience.
Graphic Design Virtual Assistant (GDVA)– provide graphic creative services and support, such as creating graphic designs using graphic design software (e.g., Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), create business logos, create flyers, posters, postcards, banners, using clip art or self-design art, create business cards, wedding invitations, save the dates, create infographics, typography art (word art), digital photo enhancement and more.
Now that you know what a virtual assistant is and examples of virtual assistants; how are they beneficial to small businesses. The benefits include:
Save You Time– hiring a virtual assistant will free up time so that you can work on the most important aspects of your business, such as building relationships,networking and generating income.
Save You Money– virtual assistant are self-employed so when hiring a virtual assistant you don’t have to worry about providing health and dental benefits, worker’s compensation, sick days and vacation, payroll taxes, and more. Virtual Assistants take care of all these benefits themselves.
Save You The Stresses That Come With Trying to Wear All the Hats Within Your Business-It’s impossible for one person to handle all the everyday tasks; being the CEO, the secretary, the graphic designer, the social media manager (i.g., wear all the hats) that comes with managing a business. This is why VAs exists to take some time off your hands that comes with (much of the time) these time-consuming tasks and save you the overwhelm and stresses that come with trying to do it all.
This concludes what is a Virtual Assistant and how they are beneficial to your business or organization. I hope that you have gotten value from this. Like, Comment and Share.
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