Virtual Office Assistants
Typically Virtual Office Assistants(abbreviated to VA) are self-employed and work from a remote office location - usually at home. They help companies provide administrative or technical assistance to their clients.
Most have had some real office experience working in a variety of business backgrounds. Now Virtual Office Assistants do the same job from home with a Internet connection & phone! Say goodbye to the commute and gas expense for one!
Some Advantages Companies Have Using Virtual Assistants
Because Virtual Office Assistants are self-employed or independent contractors, companies need not worry about benefits, insurance or the workers taxes like they do for employees. Also there is no need to set aside a work area, office supplies or equipment.
Some businesses are even using services like Skype together with Virtual Assistants, to answer the phone like a receptionist without the price of hiring a employee. Virtual Office Assistants can do just about any task from bookkeeping and research to scheduling. Need to hire a Virtual Assistant over 13,000 came up on Linkedin
Virtual Office Assistant Jobs
From 2008-20012 the need for Virtual Assistant jobs increased 10 fold and only appears to keep climbing. Online sites like Elance, Monster & oDesk can be a great places to start your job search. My research showed these job postings going between 10-20 per hr working 15-35 hrs wk.
[maxbutton id="14"]Virtual Assistants work in many industries from medical to marketing taking on the overflow of work for a fraction of what the cost of a new employee, dedicated office space and equipment would entail. Not to mention some jobs are only needed for a short term basis. Do you have any Virtual Office Assistant stories? Please let us know about them. Have a great day on purpose!