Black virtual assistants worldwide. What is a VA? A Virtual Assistant is one who can provide administrative services virtually. Utilizing web based tools, email, phone, fax and other forms of technology as well as providing on-site services when necssary. The benefit to the company or entrepreneur is that they get a qualified individual and can skip payment of employee taxes and benefite. They can also pay for project work. Typically VA's make between $30- $75 per hour depending upon their location and type of professional service provided. VA's are lawyers, paralegals, secretaries, notary publics, office managers, typists, etc. Those who are certified via IVAA, IVAOA or Virtual Assistant U, Coachville, etc. join us for networking opportunities and support. Those interested in learing about the Virtual Assistant industry and how they can become a VA or hire a VA. I am a certified GVA through Virtual Assistant U.