Tacoma, WA (PressExposure) September 11, 2009 -- The month of September 2009 marks year four of the annual Virtual Assistant Industry Survey, conducted by the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce (VACOC). Over 10,000 Virtual Assistants from around the world have been invited to participate. Participants receive the compiled results report at the end of the survey period.
The goal of the annual Virtual Assistant Industry Survey is to take a representative, group snap-shot of those who are in the business of providing ongoing administrative support, how they're operating, earning, marketing and where gaps in training and support might show up. The in-depth survey leaves no stone unturned, covering the categories of:
- Individual Demographics - Education/Experience/Credentials - General Business Demographics - Employees & Subcontractors - Clients - Hours - Services - Marketing - Pricing - Success, Profitability & Entrepreneurship - Training & Continuing Education - Industry Organizations & Training Programs
Each year the survey has a different focus. This year's theme focuses on social networking. Past years' have focused on Virtual Assistant training and ethics and standards in the industry.
"Our annual survey lets Virtual Assistant see what others are doing, compare results and, hopefully, see where they might make changes in their own practice to improve profitability, make more money and better serve clients," says VACOC founder, Danielle Keister.
There are 100 questions on the survey with two additional free-form responses at the end. Questions are multiple-choice, making participation quick and easy. According to the software used in the survey, it is taking respondents on average only 14.23 minutes to complete the survey in full.
"Participation and support in the Virtual Assistant Industry Survey in past years' has been tremendous. This year we're shooting for 1,000 participants!" adds Keister.
Virtual Assistants are invited to spread the word and take the survey at [http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com/survey.htm]