A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office.
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client’s office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely.
People employed as virtual assistants often have several years of experience as an administrative assistant or office manager. New opportunities are opening up for virtual
assistants who are skilled in social media, content management, blog post writing, graphic design, and Internet marketing. As working from home has become more accepted for both workers and employers, the demand for skilled virtual assistants is expected to grow.
A virtual assistant should be tech-savvy, having a wide range of computer skills and a high level of proficiency with commonly used software and business programs.
A virtual assistant who specializes in bookkeeping should be adept at basic accounting tasks, such as account reconciliations and double-entry bookkeeping.