What is a Virtual Assistant and Why You Need to Become One

Most of my work is in Social Media Management and Admin tasks, but there are so many options for Virtual Assistants now.

Let us first define a Virtual Assistant.

A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is an administrative professional who provides immediate professional support, services, and skills to busy entrepreneurs and business managers via the Internet.

A Virtual Assistant can work for many different types of businesses. Some specialize in Social Media, Real Estate or Website designing, Graphics and a lot more for a variety of companies.

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Virtual Assistants can be hired for a long period of time or work to complete one job, it all depends on what the client is looking for. I have some clients on a set monthly package, some I bill by the hour and a few come to me for project-based jobs.
As a self employed professional, virtual assistants are able to provide administrative services for less than hiring, training and retaining an employee. This makes it very cost effective for many small to medium businesses. Starting my Virtual Assistant business helped me fulfill my dreams of quitting my job and working from home. And as a mom who works at home, this is a big help for the family.

How Much Does a Virtual Assistant Make?

This is a tricky question to answer. This depends  on the type of work, where the VA lives and they types of clients they take on. I have seen a lot of higher rates from other countries, but here in the Philippines, we have affordable rates. Some may charge  between $25 and $40 per hour.

You can check my rates HERE for cheaper pricing.

There are VA’s who charge more if they have special training or skills that allow them to perform specialized tasks.

Also, many VAs increase their hourly rate as they gain experience and regular clients.

Why Do People Hire Virtual Assistants?

Entrepreneurs all over the world are looking for people to help them with their day-to-day tasks and special project.

What Tasks can a Virtual Assistant Do?

  1. Social Media Management
  2. Website Maintenance
  3.  Editing/Proofreading
  4. Calendar Management
  5. Email Inbox Management
  6. Tech Support
  7. Admin Taks
  8. Market Research
  9. Video Editing and Uploading
  10. Project Management

Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

  • more time to focus on the things that generate more money
  • more energy to do what they love to do
  • more time with family
  • spend their time and energy on growing their business instead of learning and implementing new tasks

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