I get so frustrated when I see new Virtual Assistants write about our industry with incorrect information. I say they must be new because surely they would know better. I, and many of the VA leaders work hard at educating the public and the media on our industry and when someone publishes something inaccurate it actually undoes our hard work.
Please get it right folks! VAs are NOT employees, we are business owners. If you’ve been engaged by an agency as a ‘virtual assistant’ and are working as an employee, then the reality is you’re either a ‘virtual worker’ or a sub-contractor to an agency. You are NOT a Virtual Assistant. Virtual Assistants are business owners and we work for clients, not employers.
Unfortunately anyone can write an article and get it published on any of the tons of article sites out there but not all articles are factual or correct. So if you’re researching things, please research carefully and check that the information you have is accurate. Otherwise you’ll have articles like this one published giving the general public the incorrect idea or information.
The reference to ‘new age’ was a bit disconcerting too but perhaps it means something different to the author.