Long before the COVID-19 outbreak, the online trend of working through the internet took root sometime during the 2007-2009 recession. When the pandemic created a new status quo, which many have dubbed ‘the new normal,’ a large part of the world turned to the internet to sustain themselves. Many people have become virtual assistants to earn, while companies turned to online outsourcing to fill gaps in their workforce.
Now, if this is your first time hearing the words ‘virtual assistant’ or ‘VAs,’ here’s a quick definition: virtual assistants (VAs for short) are professionals that remotely provide companies or entrepreneurs specific services to cater to specific needs. For example, you can hire a VA to manage your social media accounts or oversee your team of content creators. There are plenty of roles virtual assistants can fill.
Here are some reasons why we believe 2021 will be the beginning of a new online era – the VA Era.
A Flexible Workforce
Online freelancers can make a very flexible workforce, as each freelancer is an experienced professional in their chosen field. Thanks to an abundance of virtual assistants, there is always a VA available to do a specific task or meet a certain objective. What’s more, companies will find hiring online workers is very cost-effective since they won’t need to provide office space or additional equipment for their VAs.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, people found it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs as an employee. And when the outbreak happened, many have found themselves unemployed. As the new status quo settled, dubbed the ‘new normal,’ working online has since become a popular choice, with many discovering the new opportunities that lay beyond the online plains. Today, anyone can start as a freelancer as long as they have a working laptop and a stable wifi connection.
A Growing Market
The internet has become a new place to do business. When online companies use email marketing to find new prospects, go on social media to expand their reach, share videos to get likes, and more. While the bigger companies have their dedicated team or department to handle these tasks, smaller businesses would use the help of virtual assistants. And because the internet is a vast place, more and more people turn to online freelancers to help them grow their online business.
With 2021 being only three months away, do not miss the opportunity to take your business online and make it grow with the help of a virtual assistant. If you have any doubts or you would like to know more, then do not hesitate to contact the VA Group. We can help you get started right away and help prepare you for the VA Era.