16 Aug What Does A Virtual Assistant Do, Exactly?
SIRI, who is familiar to all iPhone users, is perhaps the world’s most famous virtual assistant. She helps you find directions, addresses, and phone numbers. She quickly and efficiently researches any question you ask her. She makes phone calls and sends messages according to your instructions. Best of all, she has a charming personality.
And to think that SIRI is just a feature of a phone that fits in your pocket. The benefits of a virtual assistant are even greater when he or she is a human virtual assistant.
Job Duties of a Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is an administrative assistant who works remotely. His or her tasks are very similar to those of an office manager, secretary, or receptionist. A virtual assistant places and receives phone calls and drafts business emails.
Some virtual assistants work in virtual offices. A virtual office is an office where business owners from around the country have an address and phone number. They only actually visit the office occasionally, though. Virtual assistants handle the administrative work for the businesses that rent virtual offices there. When clients call the virtual office, they get the impression that your business has a full-time receptionist. Having a receptionist makes your business appear successful and well-established.
Other Ways to Make an Impression of Professionalism
Meeting clients in elegant conference rooms in upscale neighborhoods also presents an image of success. Most businesses cannot afford to maintain such conference rooms permanently. At Global Business Centers, you can rent a conference room in Beverly Hills only when you need it. A Beverly Hills executive office is much too expensive for most businesses, but you can rent one just for the days when you have meetings with clients.
Hiring a virtual assistant is an inexpensive way to give your business a polished image.