07 May Outsourcing Home Business Tasks to a Virtual Assistant
Millions of people are enjoying a better quality of life due to home office technology. Now you can hire a virtual assistant from anywhere in the world to complete projects for you and open up your schedule for more family time or to work on the projects you enjoy.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is an administrative professional who operates from his or her own home (or office) for one or more clients. Many VA’s, as they are called, have worked as secretaries and administrative assistants, and are now using the experience they would have gathered to run their own business.
There are now specialized virtual assistants who provide services such as web design, writing and marketing, but most VA’s offer general administrative services such as email management and scheduling client appointments.
How do VA’s Operate?
VA’s depend heavily on home office technology to successfully run their businesses. For example, they set up conference calls using ordinary telephones or VoIP services. Many VA’s connect to their clients using instant messaging services like Skype and MSN instant messenger.
How Can You Benefit From Hiring a VA?
As a client, you don’t have to pay your VA’s employment taxes or benefits, since they are independent contractors. You also don’t have to provide office space or equipment for your VA to work with. Even better, your VA can do the mundane office tasks you hate, so you won’t feel so overwhelmed and stressed out, and you can focus more on building up your home business.