A virtual assistant is an independent contract-based employer who provides services to clients while working outside of the client's office.
People hired as virtual assistants usually have several years of expertise as an administrative assistant or office manager. New opportunities are opening up for virtual assistants who are proficient in social media, content management, blog post writing, graphic design, and Internet marketing
As working from home has become more acquired for both workers and employers, the need for skilled virtual assistants is predicted to grow. The following are some of the tasks performed by virtual assistants