A virtual assistant is similar to a traditional personal assistant, except that they work remotely. A virtual assistant can provide support with a huge array of tasks for both business and personal life needs. Virtual assistants are highly flexible and can do whatever tasks you choose to delegate to them, including routine tasks such as inbox and calendar management, or one time jobs such as doing online research to help you plan for a business trip. They can make phone calls on your behalf, and assist with a wide variety of online tasks.
Utilizing a virtual assistant is a cost effective way to get tasks done that would otherwise take up your valuable time. Because virtual assistants are typically contract workers, they are generally cheaper than employees and you won’t need to provide them with benefits.