|What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
A Virtual Assistant (VA) is a person
that remotely supply services that assist with personal or business
organisation. A Virtual Assistant may be a self employed home
working freelancer, a small company made up of a group of Virtual
Assistants that either works from home or a centralised office.
The idea of a Virtual Assistant is someone
that is employed to help with whatever it is that you need assistance
Typically services are delivered using
any of the modern technologies available today; these include computers,
the Internet, Fax, Electronic mail and Telephones without the need to
physically meet. As new and improved technology becomes available
Virtual Assistants will adapt and take advantage of them to become quicker,
more accurate and efficient and therefore providing a more economical
and effective service to their customers.
Although services are delivered in a
virtual way, we also believe that Virtual Assistants, where required,
should also make themselves available to meet with the clients that
they work for, as personal contact is still going to be important despite
the advent of the technological revolution that is happening.
The need for contact, at times, will allow business relationships and
trust to be developed.
Most people think VA's are individuals
who provide secretarial services, contact services, administration services
- BUT the list is endless, you name it, they can do it! They are
dedicated, skilled and professional people who are driven to succeed
to make a powerful and dynamic impact on your business.
The services Virtual Assistants will supply are well known to us already
in the work place, we traditionally know them as one of many different
names, some of which are listed below:-
Virtual Assistants are the future
The use of Virtual Assistants is inevitable
as more companies rationalise their workforces due to the technological
advances that have been seen in the arenas of computing and communications.
The ability of an individual to complete the work of many is becoming
a reality in the workplace. The efficient use of computing power
and modern telecommunications will overtake the need for large workforces
to complete clerical, administrative functions from monolithic office
As computers become cheaper to acquire,
access to the internet becomes free and telephone connections to the
ISP's becomes free, work will be more likely to be completed from home.
This will reduce the numbers of hours that need to be spent on work,
negating the need for travel pollution, time and costs. The cost to
the employer will reduce as office space, canteens, equipment is not
required and that the costs involved in clothing, food etc. reduces
for the employee.
A good range of subjects surrounding
the world of a Virtual Assistant can be found at