The term virtual assistant is underwhelming since many are business owners, have degrees, and specialize in web design or marketing.
Hiring a virtual assistant from an entity like iWorkers or Virtual Latinos can provide an additional social benefit of giving work to someone in a country with fewer opportunities or where it isn’t safe for them to leave their house due to violence or corruption. There’s also an additional benefit of working across time zones, so you can virtually run 24/7!
This free handbook here can help you get started. What tasks are you doing now that could be delegated?