I wanna be a VA ( Virtual Assistant) in a VO ( Virtual Office)!

January 15, 2006

What is a VA? Ever heard about a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is simply like a secretary, a clerical assistant or a personal assistant, who can perform many different tasks like filing, typing, taking care of your correspondence, data entry, newsletter management and much more. A VA usually does what any ‘normal’ assistant would do the only difference is the VA is not working with you at the same office, but rather in her/his own home office. You communicate mainly through the phone or emails and you receive your assignments as requested in your inbox, as a fax or send them by courier.

What are the benefits of a VA? The benefits of hiring a VA are the same benefits of outsourcing in general. Outsourcing is the way most of the big international companies are functioning these days. To cut down on cost, get effective work, save on employment insurance and travel expenses.

This concept is relatively new in Egypt, but I believe it will grow. Many of us would like to work as a VA and make some money; others (whether busy individuals, business owners, project managers or even bigger companies) need to hire a VA for a certain assignment.

MANUSCRIPT is one of the very few companies and one of the first companies in Egypt to apply the outsourcing concept. They offer a diversity of services to their clients and offer a wide variety of working (from home or part-time) opportunities to individual candidates and professionals, who no longer want to work all day in an office.

So if you need a VA or if you are willing to work as a VA or as a freelancer in the services they provide have a look at their website by clicking here.

A virtual assistant is just one example of how outsourcing can work for you. And you don’t have to be a big company to outsource someone to do you a job or help you with a single project. For more information about outsourcing, check our previous posts on Outsourcing or check MANUSCRIPT website for an Egyptian version of how outsourcing can work in Egypt.


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