A typical 8 to 5 work nowadays are not the ideal work everyone is looking for. Because of the rise of modern technology, one can work remotely anywhere around the globe as long there is a stable internet connection. The virtual world is born and a lot of people have seen the opportunity it brings. A lot of companies nowadays are relying to outsourcing people around the world who have knowledge of basic company operating procedures like accounting and customer service and as long as the person to be outsourced have strong knowledge and execution of the English language and additional foreign language is also an advantage on this field.
The growth of this industry is very essential to a company and the employee behind it who is often called and known to as virtual assistants. One of the most common and most popular requirement a person must have to be able to qualify as virtual assistant is being familiarized with the computer technology and the tools that can be helpful for the work indemand. Also, an aspiring virtual assistant must be knowledgeable or have background in administrative works like answering phone calls and appointment setting. There is a huge demand of this work and most companies prefer hiring virtual assistant than hiring a regular employee.
Why virtual assistant becomes very in demand nowadays?
There are two aspects to answer this question, first is the client side and second, the virtual assistant side. Let’s take a look first on why do clients hire virtual assistant, the main concern of a client when it comes to hiring people is the reliability and the cost of the person. Reliability is not the biggest issue, whether you saw the person on a personal basis or not, you will not know how reliable he or she is unless you go through a very tough situation so what matters is how much it will cost you if you are going to hire a regular employee or a virtual assistant. Hiring a virtual assistant is financial wise, think of the savings it can bring to the client- less office space and equipment, less electricity bills and other related bills. And also if the client is hiring a virtual assistant from other countries in which salaries are not as high as with their originated country then this means a lot of money to be saved. So now, let’s take a look on the virtual assistant job, of course, a lot of people wants the comfort and convenient when it comes to working.
There is no other convenient way but to work at home, especially for parents who have small children to be taken care of. Think of the advantages- no traffic, no need to wear fancy dresses and look nice, so being a virtual assistant saves a lot of time and effort and also money when it comes to transport and miscellaneous expenses. Imagine, how much you will save if you are working as a virtual assistant plus you have plenty of time for your loved ones. That is why virtual assistants are very in demand nowadays, very convenient and practical for both the client and the virtual assistant itself.