What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
A VA is a business owner who supports other business owner by managing all the “stuff” that goes along with running a successful business.
Is a VA an employee?
No, a VA is a business owner who works an independent contractor for their clients. This means that the clients do not have to pay additonal fees usually associated with an employee, such as payroll taxes, health benefits, vacation and holiday pay, equipment, office furniture & supplies, and so on.
Is a VA only for administrative work?
No. While the industry may have started out with VAs who specialized in administrative support, it has grown to encompass a wide variety of service offerings, depending on the individual VA’s skill set and business model. Currently, VAs specialize in everything from administrative support to website design and maintenance, social media & Internet marketing to legal support, real estate assistance to bookkeeping, and so much more. And, chances are that if your VA doesn’t offer a service, he or she knows someone who does, and can make that connection for you.
What does a VA charge?
Because every VA owns their own business, they set their own rates. Average rates can be anywhere from $25 to $75 per hour, depending on skill-set, experience, length of time in business, and possibly location.
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