Going Virtual – Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

Many people have asked, “What is a virtual assistant?” A virtual assistant (VA) is someone who provides administrative, creative, or technical support from his/her home office. Most people think of VAs as administrative assistants. However, many VAs choose to specialize and have a niche, which allows them the freedom to charge more for their services. There are some highly specialized VAs such as bookkeepers, graphic designers, transcriptionists, and travel agents to name a few. Some identify as VAs and some do not. However, they all provide support from their home offices and with COVID-19 upon us, more and more people will require the services of a VA.

If you’re thinking about contracting the services of a VA, here are a few things for you to consider…

A good VA has the following characteristics:

  • reliable
  • accurate
  • communicates well
  • can manage time
  • is resourceful
  • can manage expectations
  • anticipates client’s needs
  • is confident
  • instills confidence
  • adds value
  • is self-directed
  • disciplined
  • can work alone

“What can a virtual assistant do?” The most basic answer is, “A virtual assistant can do anything that does not require their physical presence.” What can our VAs or DEVAs (Digital Executive Virtual Assistants) do here at DEVA? We offer the following:


  • Checklists
  • Templates
  • Job Descriptions
  • Policies
  • Standard Operating Procedures


  • Website management
  • Social media scheduling and maintenance
  • Email maintenance
  • Documentation: creating, formatting, editing
  • Scheduling: calendars, meetings, travel


  • Video editing
  • Digital storytelling
  • Transcription

Designed and Facilitated by Sharon

  • Community Engagement
  • Masterminds
  • Graphic Recording/Facilitation
  • 2-Day In-house Public Speaking & Communications Training
  • 2-Day Online Standard Operating Procedures Training
  • Custom Workshops

Designed and Facilitated by Sharon

  • DEVA 20-Week Online Digital Literacy and Virtual Administrative Training Program 
  • 3-Day Custom In-house Training
  • 6-Week Online Digital Bootcamp
  • Custom Workshops

If you’d like more information on any of the above, please email sam@digitaldeva.org or call Sharon (SAM) at 250.204.2089.


  1. https://nexterminal.dk on August 2, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Really enjoyed this reading!

  2. Debra on September 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Amazing information Sharon, good on ya. I am thinking this maybe what I’ll start doing as well. You can train me. Let’s chate

    • Sharon Marshall on September 17, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      Awesome! Take my course!

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