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Ever since the introduction of the internet in the 1980’s, many are the ideas inline for its improvement as it instantly catches the attention of numerous industries with its exceptional features and applications. The use of internet happens to be very essential for many in terms of connectivity. It has become a new channel that enable businesses to promote their business on bigger and wider market worldwide.

But aside from the obvious connectivity benefits that it brings, the internet has also opened a new avenue for companis that are aiming to expand their workforce capabilities beyond the four walls of their offices. Hence, the rise of virtual assistants.

A concept that originated in the 1980’s, virtual assistants refer to remote workers that offer services to companies that are either shorthanded for a specific project, or looking for a cost-effective but smart way to reduce the menial tasks that they have to attend every day.

By means of the internet and other communication platforms such as email and Skype, companies can hire and work with virtual assistants’ regardless geographical barriers and time differences. These independent contractors work in providing executive services for clients while at home or any other places. Persons under this profession usually are previous officer managers with wide range of experiences, as they provide assistance to entrepreneurs from distant locations; they can almost help you with everything.

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Virtual assistants offer services such as the following:

  • Social media management
  • Event management
  • Managing calendars, appointments and emails
  • Preparing reports
  • Personal tasks like booking hotels and restaurants
  • Simple digital marketing tasks

However, even if its popular in many industries today there are still a lot of things to know and consider before hiring a virtual assistant.

To learn more about virtual assistants and how to scale your business when working with VAs, check out the infographic below from OVA VIRTUAL.

Virtual Assistant

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