The term virtual assistant refers to anyone who can provide virtual or remote assistance from home. He/she can be responsible for administrative support, secretarial duties or any other office tasks from any location rather than the office. It’s important to know that, unlike an in-office assistant a virtual assistant is an independent contractor hence is not liable to any taxes or benefits.
If you are running a small business, you should consider hiring a virtual assistant rather than an in-office assistant. Here are some benefits of virtual assistants over in-office secretaries. (more…)