I can tell you what a Virtual Assistant (VA) isn’t:
- Not an iphone4 Siri
- Not any other machine, mobile or android app, or anything like that, although we do use technology
- Not an automated online service
- Not an employee – we invoice our clients directly and not through an agency or some other type of service.
People seem to use the term ‘Virtual Assistant’ to describe all sorts of things these days. But I’m here to tell you what a VA really is.
We are like a PA or other office based support, only virtual. We operate from our office, not yours, providing virtual professional admin and secretarial support along with other office based services. In other words, we’re ‘real’ people.
There is no fee to the client for finding a VA in our network. We will provide several responses from our VA Directory to your request thereby giving you choices as to whom you work with. You work with them direct once you have chosen your VA. All members meet our criteria and have a code of conduct and ethics they adhere to. Many have accreditations in their field of expertise.
And we have a large enough team to provide back up support when there is the need. The same applies to many other VA networks.
If you’re looking for real VA support and want to get someone who is experienced in their field and needs minimal supervision, then engaging a VA through my VA network, or one of the other VA networks out there is the best way to go.