What is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant (VA) is self-employed and provides professional administrative, creative, or social media assistance to clients remotely. A virtual assistant usually is an independent contractor rather than an employee.


How does a VA get hired?



Virtual Assistants are hired by Clients. A Client isn’t responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits. Clients who use VAs also avoid the concern of providing extra office space, equipment, and supplies, which typically will be included in a VA’s rates.

Clients pay for the VA’s productive jobs and can work with Virtual Assistants, individually or in firms that have many VAs ready to work and meet their exact needs.


Who hires Virtual Assistants?



Using a virtual assistant can save hours from your workweek, but knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, whether you’re starting or growing a business. Most virtual assistants are contract or freelance workers who do their jobs from home and focus on administrative tasks that are similar to those of a personal assistant, executive assistant or secretary but just remotely from a home office.