The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses worldwide to close down due to lockdownsimposed in many different countries.Businesses had to adapt to survive, and the common way they did so is by operating remotely.

Not all companies had the resources and experience to work remotely, and they needed the support of those who had prior experience to assist them in the shift. Virtual assistants have been working remotely for years, and they are the most qualified people to support the companies that are planning to shift to a work-from-home setup.

VA companies in the Philippines helped many businesses worldwide survive during the pandemic by offering various virtual assistant services. Some VAs offered IT services and training for the remote work applications that businesses have started using.

A VA company Philippines typically offers low-cost yet high-quality services that many businesses overseas will favor, especially since they’re cutting costs and can’t afford expensive virtual assistant services. Other virtual assistant companies from other countries tend to charge more than what companies in the Philippines charge, which is why most businesses prefer hiring Filipino virtual assistants even if they’re cutting costs.

The virtual assistant industry thrived during the pandemic because many different businesses needed virtual assistants to help them stay afloat. To know more industries that thrived during the pandemic and how VAs helped some of them, see this infographic by OVA Virtual.