Even the great leaders, from Alexander the Great to Nelson Mandela were forced to seek the services of a personal assistant. I think it is time to give them what they deserve.
Why we need a personal assistant? Some of whom are human beings, other electronic assistants, often working simultaneously in different locations and time zones. Much of what we need comes from the amount of available information.
This is the area where IT gives us so many options. By Wikipedia we now have instant access to information that once would have been needed to move towards the nearest library. Using Google Earth, we can orient almost anywhere.
A virtual assistant is a self-employed professional who remotely provides administrative support to small businesses on an hour specific project or ongoing. Utilizing a Virtual Assistant when you need a skilled person to provide administrative support and advice is as you would call an attorney for legal advice from an accountant or financial support.
Customers require their virtual assistant to do things for them that it would take so much of their time as a possible cause to lose money. These tasks include paper work and other administrative duties. Online virtual assistants could also be equipped with technical skills and knowledge. They might even help customers make online marketing. This would allow companies to gain more customers.
They are mainly reached through the internet. They communicate with their customers using e-mail, phone or chat. This means that a virtual assistant does not have to go to the office to perform the required tasks assigned to him/her. She/he could just work from home or if not set up a small office and do his/her work there. The good thing about hiring one is their capabilities are not just limited to a particular task. They have additional knowledge and skills which gives them an advantage of more than the traditional office-based secretaries. This thing drew attention to companies that wanted to hire someone who could use and maximize their potential.
Overall, having an online virtual assistant is like hitting the jackpot. They give comfort to customers who do not have the luxury of time to process administrative and technical work sometimes. As an end result, they are going to save and earn as much money at the same time.