A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor and not an employee. They are small business owners themselves, giving them greater understanding of where and how they can assist other businesses. A VA becomes an integral part of your business, assisting from a remote location.
VAs are not just a home-based secretary. Most VAs held senior positions in the corporate world, generally as Executive Assistants, Office Managers or similar. They are multi skilled, extremely flexible and have that ‘Can do’ attitude, after all, they have set up and are operating their own business.