There are so many different types of businesses classifying themselves as Virtual Assistants, To help you understand the VA industry a bit further, here are a few definitions to keep in mind.
A Virtual Assistant is-
– Someone who runs a business and they are the only entity in that business. Meaning, they do all the tasks themselves for their clients with the exception of specialized tasks such as web design, graphics design, etc. of which, they would sub-contract the work out.Raise the level of your office rental by visiting http://griffinbusinesscentre.com/.
– Someone who has more than one client. Only one client stipulates you are an employee in the eyes of the IRS
– Someone who provides more than one type of service. Traditionally, VAs perform administrative tasks such as word processing, desktop publishing, calendar and email maintenance, meeting set up, industry specific tasks, travel plans, etc. However and here is the kicker – to be called a VA, they should be doing more than one type of task for their clients on a regular basis. For example, someone who only does bookkeeping is a bookkeeper; someone who only does web design/maintenance is a web master, someone who only provides transcription is a transcriptionist, etc. However, that does not mean to say that the VA can’t specialize in one area, but they should also be providing other types of services as well.