Do you know what a VA is?

March 23, 2009 8:41am CST
Well, do you? If you live in the US or Austraia I think that there is a greater chance that you will know what I am on about than if you live in the UK or Europe. Not sure about the rest of the world. Shall I tell you? Simply, a VA is a Virtual Assistant. Someone who have administrative skills and work for themselves, from the comfort of their own home while saving you - the client - some hard earned cash. A VA is a self-employed Secretary. Think about it for a minute .... A permanent employee spends a lot of time each day/week/month/year drinking coffee, on lunch breaks, making personal phone calls, etc... be honest, we all do it! A VA works for her or himself and so things like making a cup of coffee, having lunch, etc is all done on her/his time and not yours. Also, you won't have to pay taxes, NI, maternity pay, sick leave, holiday pay .... What a saving for you! So, now that you know what a VA is - what do you think - would you have use for one? Bear in mind that a VA often offers personal services too (called Life Management, for example, a birthday reminder service, buying gifts, paying bills, etc), not just your bog standard secretrial jobs. If you want to know more PM me and I'll be happy to give you more information. Violetdreams
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• United States
25 Mar 09
you know its funny because i was told about this over a year ago by some one and was really interested and they never got back with me so i never got to try it.. i will pm you in a minute to find out
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
interesting, but VA has many meanings, at first I thought this in discussion would be about the VA veterans association of the vet him or herself. Does this VA rob people like me who work on the internet our jobs? Or does it guarantee us work, I would like to know more if it does, and if you can find out if it works in Canada.
@kedves (728)
23 Mar 09
wow I don't know about a VA but if the practice is still same I wouldn't mind a VG - virtual girlfriend .. one who is there for me when i need her but self reliant to buy her own gifts and dinner :)
@jiacky (191)
• China
23 Mar 09
thank you for letting me know VA .