Does the Virtual Assistant Business Work?
Does the Virtual Assistant Business Work and can Virtual Assistants really save businesses time and money?
Perhaps you have considered starting a virtual assistant business but are wondering if companies are really looking for this type of help? No need to worry about that because a virtual assistant is just what many companies today need.
It is estimated that there are 8,000 – 10,000+ Virtual Assistants worldwide as of 2007 and the industry is growing!
This is a great business to enter right now because technology is changing the way we do business. Services that once had to be performed on the premises of the business can now easily be done remotely from a home office. Most people have home computers and many people want or need to make a living from their home.
The virtual assistant business has opened a door for moms, disabled workers, unemployed and retired workers, or anyone who need an extra income.
Another reason this business is booming now is the change in the modern workplace.
The down-sizing of large corporations and the growth of small businesses have created a demand for a skilled, off-site professional that will provide work in a more cost effective way than a full-time employee.
What value does a Virtual Assistant bring to businesses?
Businesses today have more work to do than the time or resources to get them done. Time and money are big constraints for many businesses and they are looking for a solution. That solution could be you! A skilled VA can can take over many administrative tasks and free up business owners, executives and busy managers to do their job of building and running their business.
Who becomes a VA?
Perhaps you have been working in administration for many years. You are detail oriented and efficient; you have also learned many organizational and time-management skills on the job. Perhaps you have secretarial training or earned a professional certificate. You have extensive software training and advanced skills. Is this enough to be successful in this business? Perhaps, but you will need to have the courage and determination to go through the ups and downs of a new business and there will be many!
Remember starting any business is not be easy and there are always bumps in the road. It may be reassuring to know that you are entering a business with a proven track record of success in an industry that is bound to grow.
There are many tools to help you along the way to starting a virtual assistant business and the odds of success are in your favor. Do you research and learn as much as you can about this business before deciding if it is right for you. If you do decide to become a virtual assistant, with determination and hardwork you will be on your way to a rewarding business you can call your own!