What You Can Do with a Virtual Executive Assistant
The more accurate question might be: what can’t they do? If you hire a virtual executive assistant, you’ll find that they can fulfill many of the same duties as an on-site executive assistant, including:
- Administrative duties. Handling your calendar, managing your files, trimming down your email inbox, answering and directing phone calls—each of these duties no longer requires an on-site executive assistant to take handle them.
- Scheduling. Need an event planned? An appointment scheduled on your behalf? A virtual executive assistant allows you to delegate all of these tasks.
- Specialized tasks. A virtual executive assistant should be capable of handling the work that your specific company requires. For instance, there is virtual paralegal work that requires specialized certification.
- Project management. A virtual executive assistant can take on the work of a project manager, which requires experience with specific platforms and technical knowledge related to each project. They can help coordinate team members via email/messaging platforms and ensure notifications, reminders, follow-ups, are happening as necessary.
- Travel arrangements.
- Writing and editing. Need a once-over on a rough draft, or an extra set of eyes on a presentation you’re going to give? A virtual executive assistant can work through these documents to provide editing.
- Remote office management. A virtual executive assistant can carry out functions like bookkeeping, invoices, accounts payable/receivable, and payroll.