It may come as a surprise to many of you, but virtual assistants aren’t a new thing. They’re one of the most underrated and under the radar industries; the world is yet to know, people reading this are still probably going, “Are virtual assistants a real thing?”
Yes, they are, and they’re slowly delivering their brand of virtual assistance to the entire world. It all starts with networking. If a group of people can focus long enough to start a network then they are serious. This is especially true for a group of people who make a living by working on the land of infinite distractions, the Internet.
Networking may be the final piece of the puzzle for the virtual assistant industry to move into the mainstream. Only then will virtual assistants be able to tell their friends what they do for a living without having to endure the inevitable stream of follow-up questions.
The virtual assistant industry currently finds itself in a very strange position. Companies like 365 Virtual Assistant have managed to conquer real world barriers, such as distance to set-up shop in the Philippines. But the industry is yet to make major headway in the collective consciousness of the Internet. There’s a good reason for that, though.
The Internet is an incredibly dubious place to do business, the climate is unpredictable, the audience is fickle, and everything comes and goes much faster. For example, Facebook stocks plummeted the first day they went public, and haven’t been a stable market since; Twitter is operating at a loss every single day; and Google is only sustaining itself by buying real world businesses and products.
Virtual assistance services do, however, have an ace up their sleeves as they offer actual services, rather than experience. If virtual assistants are to thrive, they need to keep doing what they’re doing now, but supplement that with greater Internet presence and awareness.