Why hire a Virtual Assistant?

Here are just a few reasons...


By delegating tasks that you don't have time for it allows you to concentrate on what is important; networking and growing your business. Not only is administration very time consuming, you may need time with family or want to go on holiday...whatever it is I am here to help!


When you have your own business you have to wear so many different hats! Having worked in various management and support roles I have a wealth of knowledge and skills to help your business and if I don't know it I soon will! Draw on my knowledge and use it to your advantage.


Employing someone these days is an expensive business. By hiring a virtual assistant you don't have any of the overheads that a permanent member of staff entails. You save on holiday pay, sick pay, tax & NI, office space & equipment and various other additional expenses.

About Task it!

Gemma da Silva

Business Goal

My aim for Task it! is to provide remote support to those who need my skills but don’t have the budget for a full-time member of staff. If you need breathing space to grow and smash your targets or are feeling overwhelmed with all the admin, hiring a virtual assistant is the perfect solution. Do you need to cover maternity leave or need holiday cover but need to keep a consistent presence online? If so, you are in the right place. Working with me you can expect 100% confidentiality, complete integrity and total professionalism.

Owing to the nature of working online I can support anyone, anywhere. Ultimately my goal is to grow this service and help other people become virtual assistants themselves, to not be restricted in their job prospects geographical location, and create a team comprising various skill sets that will provide a 360-degree comprehensive solution for businesses.

My best-suited clients are entrepreneurs in creative industries, technology, architecture & construction, property management or travel & tourism but will always welcome other industries! If you think we would be a good fit please schedule a discovery call to see how I can help you!

Please see my pricing page for details of hourly and retainer rates.

Specialist Services

From 2018 I am adding Social Media Management to my portfolio of services as it is something I am passionate about. Do you feel that you should be more proactive on social media? Is your posting random and off the cuff rather than strategic and researched? I can help improve your organic growth, establish your social presence, increase brand awareness and manage your advertising. From content curation to creating custom audiences, simply contact me with your requirements and I will send you a tailored proposal.

It may be that you already feel you have a strong personal online presence and feel passionate about building relationships using your own voice. That is great and completely what I am about too! However, if you aren’t utilising certain tools to capture insights into who is visiting your website to enable you to produce focused, targeted advertising campaigns, you are leaving money on the table. I don’t promote faceless, boring content generated automated tools…I do focus on engagement, education and entertainment. My service isn’t about taking over your voice, it is about supporting and growing it.

Schedule your discovery call now!

Please see a full list of my services here.

My Story

Lucky enough to live the sea in the small town of Praia da Luz, Portugal, I am British married to a Portuguese national and mother to 3 bi-lingual children. As a family, we face many challenges as we are proud owners of a variety of syndromes and disorders! It is these badges of honour that led me down the path of becoming a virtual assistant so that I am able to continue to work, but also be a constant presence within the home and be on call when ‘situations’ arise. Flexibility and freedom to work around your family are paramount and at the same time, there needs to be a healthy work-life balance. I am lucky that I have found this opportunity to keep my mind sane, help others and hopefully inspire other parents that they can do the same.

Employment History

I have worked in Management and Administration since leaving University (more years ago than I’d like to admit!) in the following fields:

  • Property Management & Holiday Rentals
  • Health & Safety and Manufacturer Services Sales (UBM)
  • Telecommunications (Cable & Wireless)
  • Logistics (World Duty Free Europe)

Everywhere I have worked I have become the ‘go to’ person for problem-solving and product knowledge. My need to question any and everything means that I thrive on information and I research subjects inside out; if I don’t yet know it, I soon will! I have a BA Hons in Spanish, Portuguese & Catalan from Cardiff University and am fluent in Portuguese. I am a chocolate & gadget-loving, self-confessed, geek who should really have studied either IT or architecture!

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