What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant (VA) is a person who provides administrative, technical and creative services to the self-employed, entrepreneurs and individuals. This takes place on a freelance basis, and completely independent of the location. Communication and cooperation are carried out exclusively via the Internet. Virtual assistants can be engaged individually. They do not occupy a workplace and do not cause any other additional costs.

The tasks a virtual assistant can do are very various. For example, he can take over communication with customers, carry out research work, maintain websites, write e-mails, create texts, support social media marketing and much more. The individual virtual services getting billed on an hourly basis. Depending on the task, some virtual assistants may also charge a flat fee agreed in advance.

What are the advantages of a virtual assistant?

Hiring a virtual assistant means you pay only the work he has done. There are no costs for the workplace and also no employee costs. Since the employment relationship is completely independent of the location, the selection of a virtual assistant is not limited to the local offer but can be carried out worldwide. For assistants who are abroad, additional advantages can arise for the client through language skills.

In addition, the use of a virtual assistant releases time resources that can be used elsewhere. This allows you to work more efficiently, or it means there is more time for yourself, your family and friends. A virtual assistant can also be used flexibly to compensate for shortages due to holidays or illness. In case of necessity, a direct personal contact person is at your disposal at all times.

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