Blogging the "Virtual" Way

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Virtual Solution

The internet has opened up a vast array of opportunities for the serious business professional (and also the dreaded spammer/scammer)

One of the opportunities has been the birth of the Virtual Secretary (also known as Virtual Assistant). The first Virtual Secretary started business some 20 years ago, using little more than a basic computer, Royal Mail and a fax machine!

How the world has changed. To compete in this market today you need a fully equipped office with all the latest gadgets and widgets.

But let there be no doubt, the most important element of being a good Virtual Secretary is experience. I'm not talking about experience in the sense of running your own business, but in having solid training, expertise and knowledge as a secretary developed over many years. The best Virtual Secretary (of which I like to proclaim myself as one) has worked their way up through companies, ultimately working at Director/President level. Only at this point can you have enough experience to be able to offer a complete business solution and be able to deliver.

A Google search on "Virtual Secretary" will return some 4,750,000 entries. I (The Virtual Office Secretary) am ranked number 1 (thanks in part to some simple web optimisation done following the free guidance from Nigel T Packer), but how many of these other "solutions" can actually deliver what today's business needs.

If you're thinking about becoming a Virtual Secretary, have you got what it takes?

If you need to spend more time working on your business than in it, why not look at the possibilities of outsourcing your administrative tasks.


  • You are as always very good at getting these things done, I'll have to get you doing mine. Another fabulous account of such an important role that is so useful to the small business. Keep up the good work, I look forward in passing some ICT Solutions admin work your way.


    By Blogger ICT Solutions, at 10:55 PM  

  • Thank you Ivan; I would be very happy to work with you to ease the load. The admin element of any business can be extremely time consuming and distracting, particularly when it's not your core skills. Just let me know how I can assist.

    By Blogger Sarah Rhoads - The Virtual Office Secretary, at 4:32 PM  

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