Is Virtual Assistance a Real Business?
Many people are fed up and are looking for another way to support themselves financially. Does this sound familiar to you? It is possible that you have reached your limit of dealing with office politics, feeling unappreciated by your superiors, or just tired of the monotonous grind that you have experienced ever day for a number of years.
One of the points previously mentioned may have driven you to this blog. You may have heard a little bit about the Virtual Assistance industry. Perhaps the grapevine of communication has heightened your curiosity about how you can use your administrative skills to build a business of your own. Is it possible to replace or even exceed the income that you currently have? What really is a Virtual Assistant and is it a real business?
What A Virtual Assistant Is
A Virtual Assistant is self-employed administrative consultant. She (or he) builds long-term collaborative relationship to help micro-business owners to achieve their goals. How is this done? Virtual Assistants use the administrative skills that they have acquired to eliminate the administrative overwhelm that is experienced by their clients. Virtual Assistants are NOT employees. They are contractors that offer portions of their time for a fee. They have their own workspace, computer hardware and software, office equipment and necessary business tools.
But, Is This A Real Business?
In the year 2007, the U.S. Business and Nonemployer Statistic shows that self-employed individuals (those with zero employees) accounted for 77.6% of all small businesses. That equated to 20,768,555 individuals who owned and operated their own businesses. Virtual Assistants, although included in that group, are relieving many of those individuals of their administrative turmoil. Yes! Virtual Assistants are operating real businesses and making real money.
Sydni Craig-Hart, The VA Success Coach, is Founder of Executive Assistant to Virtual Assistant!, a company dedicated to providing Administrative Professionals with the support, tools and resources they need to create a highly successful, profitable Virtual Assistant business. Visit http://www.EAtoVA.com to learn more.