A Virtual Assistant is someone who offers administrative support to business owners but does not necessarily perform these services in the owner’s office. Most of the Virtual Assistant will not spend their time in office.
Most virtual assistants work with a number of clients from across the country they live in or from around the world. Being that the work is virtual, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to location.
Types of Virtual Assistant
There are numerous types of virtual assistants. Many are focused on the administrative aspects of assistance and they offer services such as word processing, editing, document conversion, scheduling, event management, file organization and other similar tasks. Mostly these types of virtual assistants usually charge in the $15 to $25 dollar range per hour.
Other type of virtual assistant is called as ‘web savvy’. They work for administrative based support but also has experience in the operations that are required to run an online business. The tasks which they include is shopping cart setup and maintenance, website maintenance, auto responder management, blog posting, etc. These virtual assistants are cost effective and time efficient they can charge a much since their knowledge is at a higher expertise level than the administrative based virtual assistant. These virtual assistants generally charge between $20 and $40 per hour.