Virtual Assistants are professional administrative support people who are independent contractors hired to do administrative work usually from outside of your office. Because they are professionals, you save training costs; because they are contractors, you save employment costs; and because they are virtual, you save space and equipment costs.
Virtual Assistants, VAs, can specialize in many different skills. I am a bookkeeper, executive assistant, have experience with small government contractors preparing incurred cost proposals (and I can explain the basic concepts), and create professional flow charts and organization charts . Other VAs specialize in transcriptions, web design, publishing, or any number of other skills.
3 years ago