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What's in a Name?

In my latest post over at Home Office Warrior I explore the possibility that the term ‘virtual assistant’ is becoming a catch all designation and ask if it may be hurting VA’s marketing efforts. You can check it out here.

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8 Comments

  1. K. Eckerle on July 31, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I have been posting on various blogs for the last year about this issue — the term “virtual assistant” has become a catch-all for someone who does anything — in my humble opinion, mostly folks with no real experience who are looking for a quick way to make money from home. And, unfortunately, they are giving the rest of us a bad reputation.

    I have worked in the legal field for more than 30 years. I’ve worked as a virtual assistant for a number of years — this is NOT an easy business to break into — and it’s not a given that you will be a success. When you fail, those clients for whom you failed will forever badmouth virtual assistants — something none of us who take this job seriously need.

    Thank you for highlighting the fact that people need to give more thought to this issue.



  2. K. Eckerle on July 31, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I have been posting on various blogs for the last year about this issue — the term “virtual assistant” has become a catch-all for someone who does anything — in my humble opinion, mostly folks with no real experience who are looking for a quick way to make money from home. And, unfortunately, they are giving the rest of us a bad reputation.

    I have worked in the legal field for more than 30 years. I’ve worked as a virtual assistant for a number of years — this is NOT an easy business to break into — and it’s not a given that you will be a success. When you fail, those clients for whom you failed will forever badmouth virtual assistants — something none of us who take this job seriously need.

    Thank you for highlighting the fact that people need to give more thought to this issue.



  3. AlexM on August 11, 2008 at 11:14 am

    🙂



  4. AlexM on August 11, 2008 at 6:14 am

    🙂



  5. Alex on August 11, 2008 at 11:55 am

    :))



  6. Alex on August 11, 2008 at 6:55 am

    :))



  7. Alex on August 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!



  8. Alex on August 12, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!



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