What’s a Virtual Assistant? – Pumpkins and Planners

Hi everybody,

As you may or may not have seen or heard me mention, I am now working as a Virtual Assistant and social media manager part-time around college.  I have been receiving quite a few questions recently about all things VA, therefore I thought today would be a perfect chance for me to answer all your questions!  If you have others that I have mentioned please let me know and may I can do a part two post!

What is a Virtual Assistant?

Great question!  A Virtual assistant (abbreviated to VA) is generally an individual who works from home to provide professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to business owners, bloggers and individuals.  Most VA’s also choose to specialise in a certain area since this job title covers such a broad spectrum!  My specialist area is Marketing, particularly via social media!

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What do you do?

As I mentioned above, Virtual assisting can be provided in a whole host of different ways, so no VA does it all.  I specialise in assisting with fellow bloggers websites, social media, online resumè sites, etc… Please be aware this is just a guideline, if you have a service in mind thats not listed, please ask me!

Do I need to hire an assistant?  Why can’t I do these things myself?

So the hard reality is, we all have seven days in a week and twenty-four hours in a day.  The question is, do you want to spend that time continually making progress and pushing towards your goals, or do you want to spend it doing tedious, repetitive jobs and seeming to never getting to the end of your exceedingly long to-do list?  At the end of the day, your are the business or website owner, you are the one that created it – shouldn’t you get to be the one to push it forwards and help it to reach each stage?  Outsource your mundane and non-crucial tasks to a VA and let them handle it!


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For me, It’s just a no brainer.  There’s no point in working yourself into the dirt, when you could be letting someone else assist and sharing the load equally.

What are some of the benefits of hiring a VA?

  • By designating tedious tasks to your VA, you free up your own time so that you can focus on achieving your goals!
  • Access to extensive knowledge and experience.
  • Higher level of productivity.
  • You don’t have to pay to hire a physical employee or provide them with an office space – all you need is internet connection!
  • Increased business flexibility.
  • Dedicated assistant.
  • Efficient and reliable team member.
  • You can access your VA from anywhere around the world with internet connection!
  • Cost effective.
  • Tailor-made business service.
  • Ability to tap into unique insight.
  • Modern business solution.
  • Business support on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
  • Straightforward, easy and direct delegation.
  • ++++ Plus more! ++++

There are so many benefits to hiring a VA that I could go on all day, however, I’m sure you get the idea.

How does it work?

I can’t speak for all the other VA’s out there, however for me,  I like to make use of facilities you already have access to on your computer.   I use Google Drive to share files, documents, graphics and pictures with my clients.  By doing this it is easy for you to keep track and approve each of the tasks I do for you.  Since I work with many different clients and am also juggling being a student, I don’t accept phonecalls or video chats, however, I am always able to be contacted via email or Instant message.  I get back to you within 24 hours and will always keep you posted on projects.


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How do I find out more?

You can either email me at contactvirtuallyhuman@gmail.com or leave me a message below with your email address.   I am also on social media and do except DMs.  My Twitter account is @virtuallyhuman_ and my Instagram account is @virtuallyhuman.   Come follow me and send me a message with what you’d like a VA to do for you!

You can also visit my website for more information – virtuallyhuman.com

I hope this has been useful to those of you that are interested in hiring a VA.  If I haven’t answered your query or your still unsure about something… Let me know!

Thanks for reading this post!


Virtually Human