Recently I’ve had a number of people in the US fill out the form on my VA Trainer website and in the ‘where did you find us’ field they entered ‘magazine’ or ‘Reader’s Digest’. I wasn’t aware a new article had come out about my business so went in search of the article to find out what it was all about. The article had escaped my radar! It was, in fact, an article about ways to earn money at home and they profiled the VA industry, and interviewed Diana Ennen in the process. Congratulations Diana!
A copy of the article is below.
If you’ve got word processing, transcription, bookkeeping, public relations or website design skills, you may want to try life as a virtual assistant. That broad title refers to people with expertise in a range of services, including administrative support and legal and medical transcription, says Diana Ennen, co-author of Virtual Assistant — The Series. “There is so much work for VAs,” Ennen says. “The field is thriving, absolutely booming.”
Though some work might require daytime hours, much of it can be done at night or on the weekend. Hourly rates range from $35 for basic transcribing to up to $100 for Web design.
Online forums and websites can be good places to gather how-to information from experienced assistants. Try the Virtual Assistant Networking Association (vanetworking.com), the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (iavoa.com) or the International Virtual Assistants Association (ivaa.org).
Although there isn’t a direct link to my site it did lead people to it through the links that were available. One of the ladies who filled out my form commented that she did so because she knew it wasn’t a scam due to the article she read. It’s so good to see publications like RD acknowledging our industry. KMT