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What is a Virtual Assistant?

What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor who provides services to clients while operating solely outside of the client's office. A Virtual Assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary documents remotely.

There are a lot of Virtual Assistants out there in the world and in NZ, However, we do not all provide the same services. Many of us have different titles and offer different services.

The term 'Virtual Assistant' is an Umbrella term for our industry, not our titles.

Some of those terms are Bookkeeper, Online Business Manager, Social Media Content Manager, Digital Marketer.

Virtual Assistant Tasks

Now, there are a lot of tasks Virtual Assistants can handle. Some of us offer every service under the sun, most of us have specialized to a specific niche or niches.

Some examples are:
Administration, Automation, Board & Management Support, Diary Management, Copywriting, Email Marketing, Kajabi, Mailchimp, Website design, Podcast Management, Videography, Transcription, etc. 

Virtual Assistants are flexible

The beauty about outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is you can use them as little or as much as you need.

You don't have to be locked into a regular monthly contract. Virtual Assistants have casual hourly rates as well as locked hours a month.

Now, you are probably wondering how much money you need to invest in a Virtual Assistant.

Many Virtual Assistants have a casual rate as well as monthly packages. If you have done some research, you would have found Virtual Assistants are available for hire all around NZ. If you dig deeper, you will find Virtual Assistant rates are directly linked to their level of skill and experience.

Always do your research before investing in a Virtual Assistant and ask to see examples of work to help you make your decision.

Remember, you are not only paying for the time your Virtual Assistant spends on your business, but you’re also paying them for their knowledge, experience, and benefits they will bring you for those hours.

Why should you hire a Virtual Assistant?

How does investing in a Virtual Assistant save me money?

  • No paying for Sick or Holiday pay
  • They bring their own skills and experience to your business
  • No need to provide office space or equipment
  • You only pay them for the hours spent on your business

If you are dealing with Admin Overwhelm, I encourage you to take the step to invest in the right fit Virtual Assistant for your Business.

But how do I find a Virtual Assistant?

The Virtual Assistant Network NZ has made it easy for all New Zealand-based business owners to final a Virtual Assistant to outsource to.

Head over to the Online Directory and search for a Virtual Assistant.

If you're too busy to search through the directory, check out the Virtual Assistant Matchmaking service.


If you want to learn more, contact Gabby to find out how she can help you!