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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 1 decade ago

What is Virtual Assistant?

What are the main purpose to have a virtual assistant?

G.arda

www.offshorevirtulsolutions.com

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A Virtual Assistant (or simply VA), is an independent contractor providing administrative, technical, or sometimes creative assistance to clients--usually to other independent entrepreneurs and solo and small business practices, such as that of a lawyer or realtor. Virtual assistants work from their own office (hence "virtual"), thus making it a fairly popular (and growing) profession. It is estimated that there are about 5,000-8,000 virtual assistants worldwide. Common modes of communication and data delivery include the Internet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and fax machine. Although the occupation gives a degree of independence, work is on a contractual basis, and a long-lasting cooperation is standard. Typically 5 years of administrative experience in an office is expected at such positions as executive assistant, secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, legal secretary, real estate assistant, office manager, etc.

    Source(s): The traditional employee is managed and directed by the employer they work for. They are paid a salary with employment taxes deducted by the employer. Work is directed, managed and supervised by the employer. A temp worker is an employee of a staffing agency who goes on-site to employer (customer) premises. They are paid by the staffing agency they work for, while their on-site work and activities are managed, directed and supervised by the employer, who is a customer of the staffing agency. A virtual assistant is an independent contractor, not an employee. They set their own rates, operating standards and policies, pay their own self-employment taxes, and manage the work and how it is carried out.
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  • 4 years ago

    A Virtual Assistant is offers professional administrative, creative, and technical assistance to their clients remotely by working at home or in an office using a computer with an Internet.

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  • 4 years ago

    Virtual Assistant aka VA is an online "real" assistant helping businesses succeed through use of various skills (creative skills, virtual assistant skills) using a computer device with accessories.

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  • 5 years ago

    a virtual assistant is just like a personal assistant - they just work virtually from their own office. They can support small and large scale businesses as well as small startups and individuals. www.ineeda-pa.co.uk

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  • 5 years ago

    A Virtual Assistant helps you manage the day to day activities while you focus on growing your business. A business owner can focus on what they know...their core business and a virtual assistant can focus on all of the "little" things. Let me help you grow your business. www.thevirtualace.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you have a business and you want to make your lives easier running it, virtual assistants are there to help you out...helping you with every minute details...

    Miche B.

    www.mybusinessgenie.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    he is an assistant..of which he can answer you if you typed wrong or if you cant answer the question some one ask or he can give the clues to make over the forms to fill up and can suggest the right one with out human interaction.............

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  • 1 decade ago

    outsource work that you just dont have time to complete. www.elance.com

    Source(s): www.elance.com
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  • 1 decade ago
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