What Types of Virtual Assistants are there?

Posted on May 11, 2015 by admin

None of us can do it all. Regardless of the product you sell or the area you specialize in, you require a team to keep things going in the right direction. It is for this reason that most business owners hire a personal assistant. However, what types of virtual assistants are available to you and which ones are right for your business?

General VA to Content Writer

Depending on your line of business, you will require a different type of VA. The tasks they complete can include but are not limited to:

  • Data entry
  • Email communication
  • Social Media Management
  • Customer Service Support
  • Online Research
  • Content Writing
  • SEO work

Two Categories of VA’s

In brief, we can break the types of virtual assistant into two categories: Administrative and Specialised.

An administrative personal assistant will handle such tasks as clerical work and personal to-do lists. The aforementioned data entry, email correspondence and customer service tasks fall under administrative general VA work.

Specialised tasks are delegated to virtual assistants who possess talent and skill in the given field. Content writers, web designers, and graphic artists fall under this category of VAs.

Which do you need?

This will largely depend on the tasks required and what your skill level is in a given field. However, a general virtual assistant can take care of the work you simply do not have the time to complete. Whereas a specialized assistant can handle tasks that are beyond your abilities. For example, if you can create a logo but need someone to design your website you would then need to outsource the work to a virtual assistant who can complete it in a professional manner.

Hire a personal assistant to take the load off your schedule and have the work done right. You might be surprised with their ability to complete the task even better than you would have.