The role of a ‘Virtual Assistant’ is exactly that: working to assist someone - typically a small business owner - but virtually (i.e. remotely). So that means we all work remotely and we all do work that has a focus on helping our clients better leverage their own time, by delegating what they can to you as their VA.
A Virtual Assistant will usually have a broad range of skills, often built from a background in administration, executive assistance, project management, day-to-day marketing support and similar such “hands on” roles that keep businesses moving forward. You can see a good overview of the tasks we support clients with at Virtalent here.
Some Virtual Assistants prefer to specialise in a particular area - PA support or digital marketing, for example - but others are ‘all-rounders’ who have spent their careers doing everything from blog writing to booking flights!
We all work flexible hours, from home offices across the UK.