Intuitively, a virtual assistant is a personal assistant who works online, which is true. But that doesn’t have to mean that VA is only for office duties. You can look at engaging a virtual assistant for your personal jobs too. It may sound intriguing, what use is a VA to me for my personal chores? Well, if you introspect you would find many aspects where you would appreciate a good assistance from someone.
VAs can assist in managing your life in many ways:
1. Social Interactions: If you are a highly social person, you would have many social events and meetings to attend and maintain an active social life. When you try to juggle your social interactions with your house work, it can get pretty complex. A VA can help you schedule your calendar in a manner that you never miss any of the social gatherings and at the same time you also function as an efficient home maker. If that’s not enough, a VA can actually look at local classifieds, advertisements, etc. and search for the latest events and parties in your locality or town. What’s more, they could also book you tickets or block entry passes for you. All you need to do is go and pick up your pass. How’s that for some virtual assistance?
2. Reminders & Monthly Activities: A VA can maintain the calendars that would aid you in remembering all the important dates like birthdays and anniversaries. They can arrange for greeting cards and gifts on all important occasions on your behalf. They can also arrange for parties that you may have to throw for others or for yourself too. If you keep forgetting to renew your license number, getting your vehicle serviced, paying your utility bills, insurance premiums and even loan repayments, your VA can set up reminders for you. If you develop a good level of trust and belief in the VA, they could actually carry out some or all these functions for you online.
3. Other Assistance: VAs can handle your job applications. They can help you build a good resume, search for jobs, apply for matched job profiles on your behalf and keep tracking them for you. VA can run similar services for you in hunting for house if you want to shift and hunting for tenants if you want to lease your own house. Besides, they can also make purchases for you on online sites and post ads for selling your stuff on online classifieds.
Thus a VA can be an extremely useful tool for your personal needs too. What do you gain from such services – peace of mind, relaxation and plenty of time with your friends and family. Now that’s priceless.