Frequently Asked Questions



1. What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is a remote employee who offers administrative services for your business needs. VAs provide a range of services to handle all your tasks so that you can prioritize other work.

2. What services can a virtual assistant offer?

A virtual assistant can perform all your professional and personal tasks. You can rely on a VA to get your work done within an hour or on a monthly basis. Virtual assistants can do administrative and executive tasks, such as data entry, CRM management, answering calls and managing inbox, HR support, social media management, email marketing, business researching, and digital marketing.

3. What industries use virtual assistants?

Virtual assistants can be a lifesaver for industries like SEO agencies, IT firms, marketing, accounting, law firms, small businesses, solo-entrepreneurs, recruitment companies, and real estate agencies. Regardless of the business size, virtual assistants can ease your workload.

4. How to find a virtual assistant?

Your surfing ends right here. Namo Padmavati offers hourly-based, monthly-based, project-based, and retainer VA packages. VAs perform administrative and executive tasks, research, and provide digital marketing services.

5. How to pay virtual assistants?

You can make your payments via the credit card option for a monthly subscription. While signing up for the package, you should enter your card details. If you choose a project-based VA, you can pay in advance through PayPal.

6. How much does a virtual assistant cost?

General VA:

A part-time general virtual assistant costs 500 USD/ month. Here, the VA would work for 4 hours/day from Mon – Fri. A full-time gen VA costs 800 USD/ month. Full-time VA works for 8 hours/ day from Mon – Fri.

Marketing VA:

A part-time marketing VA costs 650 USD a month. A full-time marketing VA would cost 1200 USD.

7. What does a virtual office assistant do?

A virtual office assistant performs all your administrative tasks on a priority basis right from internal communication to customer management. VA also organizes meeting slots and helps with content planning and social media management.

8. What is a virtual administrative assistant?

A virtual administrative assistant is your go-to choice that caters to your admin tasks from remote space. They perform calendar management, internal communication, customer support, and primary jobs like scheduling meetings and handling emails and phone calls.

9. What does a virtual executive assistant do?

A virtual executive assistant ensures to step forward from the admin tasks and perform your tasks with well-planned strategies and better execution. Executive VAs manage and guide your team on performing tasks and organize travel plans and meeting slots.

10. How many hours a week do virtual assistants work?

In a week, a virtual assistant works up to 8 hours per day if you choose a full-time virtual assistant. However, you also get to pick part-time virtual assistant packages, where the assistants work about 4 to 5 hours daily.

A part-time VA works 20-25 hours a week.

A full time VA works 40 hours a week.

11. What is the best way to use a virtual assistant?

When you hire a virtual assistant, you add a productive team member. The best way to use a VA is by providing time to your assistant to onboard the essential tasks, communicate more with the virtual assistant to ensure they have settled well, provide a detailed instructions document, set realistic expectations, and know when to prioritize them for a full-time task.

12. How will I be charged for urgent tasks on weekends?

The hourly rate of a virtual assistant can range between $6 to $12. Hence, you will be charged 1.5 times extra if you request an urgent task on weekends. 

13. Can I update and demote between plans?

You can update your pricing plans by providing a 30-days notice period. You can do this through the portal or drop an email at

14. What is Namo Padmavati’s experience when it comes to virtual assistance?

With over 4 years of experience and consistent training for all our VAs, our team has served 100+ clients and is equipped to take on the most basic and complex tasks alike.

Namo Padmavati offers professional services for all sized businesses, handling most basic to advanced tasks.             

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