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  • Writer's pictureKelsey Tramill

What Is A Virtual Assistant?

What is a virtual assistant and how can it benefit you and your company?

If you are new to the virtual assistant world, you may have a lot of questions about what a virtual assistant even is. The answer to that question doesn’t have one simple answer. The jobs of a virtual assistant can vary from one assistant to the next, but below is a list of some of the services that are typically offered:

  1. Email Management

  2. Calendar Management

  3. Customer Service (email or phone)

  4. Content Creation (blog or social media posts)

  5. Email Newsletters

  6. Video Editing

  7. Sales Funnels

  8. Facebook Ads

  9. Graphic Design

  10. Web Design

  11. Custom Sales Page Creation

  12. Social Media Management

  13. Community Management

  14. SEO Services

  15. Webinar Setup and Assistance

  16. Proofreading

  17. Editing

  18. Transcription

  19. Data Entry

  20. Billing and/or Processes

  21. Internet Research

  22. Responding to Blog Comments

  23. Maintaining an Editorial Calendar

  24. Ghostwriting

  25. Social Media Graphics

  26. Ebook Content and Design

  27. Accounting and/or Bookkeeping

  28. Affiliate Management

  29. Branding Services

  30. PR / Press Releases

Again, the services offered by a virtual assistant truly do depend on the virtual assistant that you plan to hire! This means if you are a business looking to hire a virtual assistant, you will need to do your research to find the assistant that is perfect for you!

Why Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Do you feel like you are overwhelmed with the managerial needs of your small business and you don’t know the solution? Or that your business needs extra support with online marketing, but you feel as if you don't know where to start? This is where a virtual assistant can help! They are there to help add experience and knowledge to your business that you feel is lacking. One major plus of a virtual assistant is that you aren’t having to hire someone to be “in-the-office.” This assistant will be utilizing their own space and time to do the work that you need, while communicating and working with you virtually! Hence, virtual assistant. A virtual assistant can truly transform your business into an effectively organized and marketed business. Want to know more about how Boost Virtual Assistance LLC can help you? Reach out to us at

How can I become a virtual assistant?

All you need to become a virtual assistant is 1. A laptop or desktop computer, and 2. A reliable wi-fi connection! Once you have these two necessities, you will need to decide WHAT skills you have to offer and WHO is your niche market. Another thing to consider when deciding if the VA business is for you or not is that you will be an independent contractor! This means that you get to decide when you work, where you work, and how much you charge. When thinking of your hourly rates or monthly rates, be sure to factor in taxes, expenses, and health insurance. Have more questions about how to become a successful VA? Email us at

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