Often the terms Virtual Assistant and Virtual Secretary are used interchangeably. However, there is a significant difference.
When outsourcing your important tasks to an online assistant, it is important to know the difference between the two providers in order receive the services you are expecting.
While both assist with online office support services from a remote location, a secretarial service is limited to just that – office support services, such as: typing, word processing, e-mail service and data entry.
On the other hand, administrative support is just one of the many areas in which a Virtual Assistant specializes and assists. Virtual Assistants are highly skilled, trained professionals offering support in:
- Graphic design
- Web design
- Realtor assistance
- Physician assistance
- Event planning
- IT support
- Social Media Marketing; as well as many other areas including lifestyle management.
Virtual Assistants are not Limited to Business
A Virtual Assistant’s services are not limited to the business sector. Habiliss Virtual Assistants can assist you in your personal life as well with tasks such as:
- Grocery shopping
- Making dinner reservations
- Providing Driving directions
- Finding Service Providers
- Wake up calls
- Entertainment: booking restaurants, purchasing tickets
- Travel arrangements
- Schedule Management
- Ordering: gifts, cards, flowers, books, e-vouchers, etc.
- Reminder calls
- Making/cancelling/rescheduling appointments
In short, the ways in which a Virtual Assistant differs from a Virtual Secretary is the services provided.
Office support only = Virtual Secretary
Specialized personal and professional services = Habiliss Virtual Assistant
For more information on the multiple tasks our skilled Virtual Assistants are experienced and trained in providing, please contact us today.