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What is a VA?



If you’ve gotten this far, you may be asking yourself: what is a VA? A VA (or virtual assistant) is an independent contractor hired from outside your organization to perform all the functions a normal assistant would. The difference between a virtual assistant and a typical assistant is that a VA is able to work completely remotely.

The Advantages of Working with a VA

There are many advantages to working with a VA as opposed to an in-person assistant. Unlike a standard assistant, a VA is able to work completely independently from the comfort of their own home, wherever that happens to be. You have a much larger pool of candidates to choose from. Since your VA can come from anywhere in the world, you can find the perfect fit for your organization. You are able to source an employee with a skill set that perfectly fits your needs.

VAs will save you time as well as money. By focusing on the day-to-day tasks involved with running your business, a VA frees up time for you to focus on the more important tasks. This increase in time will allow you to grow your business and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

What a VA Can Do

Virtual Assistants can have a wide variety of skills and specialties depending on your area of focus. At Canadas Virtual Assistant, all of our VA are trained to manage administrative work such as data entry, email management, scheduling, call answering, customer support, and invoicing. Emphasis is placed on helping you keep track of all the busy time consuming daily tasks that tend to hold you back from completing your more important job.

VAs can also provide more detailed and niche skill sets based on the goal you are hoping to achieve. If the goal is to improve your online presence, we have VAs who are skilled in areas such as content writing, market research, social media management (including Pinterest), and website development.

Now that you have a better understanding of what a VA is and what they can do, consider checking out our ‘Hire a VA’ page. On the page you can find a detailed description of all the services we offer and you can book a free consultation with one of our team members to discuss the ways a VA can help you and your business.

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