What is a Virtual Assistant?

what is a virtual assistantA Virtual Assistant is a highly skilled professional who specializes in providing administrative (and sometimes personal) support to a few carefully selected clients—without having to be physically present in their office. In my case, these clients are consultants, entrepreneurs, business owners, and nonprofit executives.

The whole premise of virtual assistance is that the VA and her clients work together for the long-term in a harmonious and collaborative relationship. Love it or hate it, today’s technology pretty much eliminates any geographical barriers—thus allowing the VA and her clients to be in touch with one another as easily as if they were sitting across the desk from one another.