Are you always on the go? Is your schedule jammed from morning, through noon, and into the night? Could you earn more money if you weren't burdened with mundane tasks?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are a candidate for a virtual assistant. Much like a smartphone, e-mail account, fax machine or old fashioned Rolodex, a virtual assistant, also known as a VA, is a tool in your productivity toolbox that can help you do much more with much less.

Think about it for a minute. When you leave your office, you could forward your calls to your mobile phone. But do you really want to take calls in the middle of an important lunch meeting? And do you really want to be unavailable when the next hot prospect calls? A virtual assistant can answer your calls for you while you are out of pocket, and also screen calls when you have your head down into a project.

You don't need traditional office to have a virtual assistant. You can have a virtual office, hire a virtual assistant, hold virtual meetings and more in the 21st century business world thanks to modern technology. Your virtual assistant can be the glue that holds it all together, handling business administration tasks, scheduling appointments, and even handling personal issues like booking your next, well-deserved vacation.

The virtual assistant also frees up your budget. Rather than hiring a full-time or even a part-time employee, you can use a virtual assistant on an on-demand basis. You can ramp up by adding hours as needed or scale back when business slows or when a special project is completed. The power is in your hands – and those two hands become four even more powerful hands when you hire a virtual assistant.