Do we Need Virtual Assistants?

Virtual Assistant

Because of the fast-evolving nature of online businesses, V.A.’s, virtual assistants, have become more popular for online business owners, especially those that engage in E-commerce.

This may be a more modern approach to project execution and team organization, but having a team that can work from their desired location might just have a stunning impact on their productivity, and in return, you can experience a reduction of stress, workload, and get your business running at a higher level. V.A.’s seem to be in very high demand these days, and it is easy to see why.

What exactly is an online business?

An online business is a business that does work anywhere on the world wide web and relies on the internet to make the majority of its profit. Any commercial activity conducted entirely on the internet is considered an online business. There is a wide variety of online businesses.

What are 10 common types of online businesses?

#1) Dropshipping Stores
#2) Print on Demand Stores
#3) Website Development
#4) Sales Boosting Services
#5) Social Media Influencing
#6) Blogging
#7) Affiliate Marketing
#8) Video Making
#9) Digital Advertising
#10) Virtual Assistant

In the digital world, there’s a place for almost any type of commodity or service to be advertised or sold. It has become the new normal, especially after the Covid-19 hit.

What exactly is a Virtual Assistant?

A virtual assistant is an individual that does various types of work for a business owner from a remote location, outside of the client’s workplace.

What are 10 tasks done by a Virtual Assistant?

#1) Scheduling
#2) Booking
#3) Content writing
#4) Managing social media accounts
#5) Responding to e-mails
#6) Processing orders
#7) Phone calls
#8) Writing SEO articles
#9) Writing blogs
#10) Making videos

And the list goes on!

The impact of having a virtual assistant can be quite astounding for two main reasons, time and money!

#1) Effective Time Management

The most notable benefit of hiring virtual assistants is saving your own time. Do you remember the phrase “time is money”? By having a virtual assistant you can concentrate on bigger tasks like enlarging your business while your virtual assistant deals with tasks of less importance at the same time.

#2) Balancing Work and Leisure Time

With a virtual assistant by your side, the workload is shared leaving you with a more stable relationship between work time and time for yourself. In turn, your personal life, family life, and relationships can benefit. Some downtime can be a positive thing and increase productivity when you do get back to work. Taking some time off work while you go and live a fun life and spend quality time with the people you love is much easier when you know you have a good VA backing you up.


In this 21st century, also known as the digital age, every human seems to have at least some relationship with the digital world. Due to this, the world of online business and e-commerce is booming and the use of Virtual Assistance is a good way to bring your business up to the next level.

Johnpaul D Okoye

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