What are Virtual Assistants?

By August 29, 2016Lifestyle

A Virtual Assistant is a highly-trained entrepreneur and an independent contractor. VA is a talented professional with strong administrative and organizational skills who partner with other business owners and individuals to provide a myriad of high quality ongoing and collaborative-style business support services. Virtual assistants can help you and your business flourish efficiently and affordably, simply by outsourcing.
Virtual Assistants operate remotely from their own places of business and work closely with their clients by utilizing today’s state of the art technology such as internet, email, voice mail, fax, and online collaboration tools. These tools are used to deliver a full range of business support service, to communicate with their clients, and to meet the growing needs of business worldwide.
VA is normally known for its cost-effective, good quality, and affordable work which makes it all worthwhile to their clients. It is also known to be quite knowledgeable about much of the work they are asked to do.
Nowadays it becomes more popular. And top companies are entering into the world of Virtual assistant. A virtual assistant company is simply a firm that provides outsourcing services. Most are located internationally, but some have a home office in the US.

The list of various companies in this market:

1.Pepper Virtual Assistant
This is a virtual staffing company based in Manila, Philippines. They charge on hourly basis for services such as administrative assistance, web design, development, customer support, and Internet marketing. Pepper offers both full-time and part-time dedicated virtual assistants, and even if your personal assistant is full-time you only have to pay for the time he or she spends working for you.
Pepper offers an initial five hours of free services so you can see if they are a good fit for your business.

2. Worldwide 101
Worldwide101 is an international virtual assistant company with clients and assistants in North America, Europe, & Australia.
Founded in 2009, Worldwide101 focuses on providing business-grade virtual assistance to growing small businesses.
All clients have a dedicated team member assigned to them (typically for admin support, customer service, marketing, or project management), as well as access to a broader team when additional services are needed such as web development, design, bookkeeping etc.

3. Time Etc
Time Etc is the UK and the US-based virtual assistant company that has been around since 2007. They recently expanded operations into the US market and boast that they have helped complete more than 1,000,000 tasks and projects so far.
Time Etc was founded by entrepreneur Barnaby Lashbrooke, with the intention of helping other small business owners and entrepreneurs streamline their processes and make their lives more efficient.

4. eaHELP
It is a virtual executive assistant company that employs exclusively US-based assistants. The company got its start in 2010 helping churches and a pastor outsources their administrative work, and has since expanded to serve businesses (small & large) nationwide.
eaHELP executive assistants are administrative professionals trained in a variety of support tasks. Their goal is to match you with a virtual assistant who will work cohesively with you and your existing team even though they’ll be working remotely. eaHELP strongly believes that every leader thrives with the support of an intentionally matched VA.

5. Global Max Line
GlobalMaxline.co.uk is a virtual assistant company in India with sales offices in the United States and London. It was founded in 2012. The service targets small business owners and busy professionals, with both task-based assistance and dedicated hourly plans.
Global Max Line claims to go above and beyond with a truly professional and elite level of business assistance. The service not only helps with small tasks but is designed to help you develop and grow your business and achieve long-term growth goals.
This is a short list of companies who are working in VA market. Virtual assistant companies can help you stay afloat when you are buried in tasks and can help you manage all of your administrative duties without the need to hire additional in-house employees.

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