Omaha, NE (PressExposure) August 20, 2008 -- Virtual Assistants are fed up. They've had it with inaccurate media portrayals and reporters who don't get the facts right. They're sick of exploitive industry outsiders who don't understand the Virtual Assistance business misinforming their marketplace. They're tired of constantly having to explain the difference between an employee and an independent service provider. And they're having their say about it all by participating in this year's third annual Virtual Assistant Industry Survey.
Every August marks the time of year when Virtual Assistants can contribute to the statistics and body of knowledge that is improving the industry's understanding of itself and the education of its market. Sponsored by the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce, over 10,000 Virtual Assistants from around the globe are invited to participate. Created by Virtual Assistants (the folks who know the industry best!), the Virtual Assistant Industry Survey is the most comprehensive and in-depth survey in the Virtual Assistant profession. With 101 questions, the survey includes detailed cross-sectional data that represents every area of the industry. It offers unprecedented information about individual and business demographics, market data, and services. Other survey topics include:
Education, experience and credentials Employees and subcontractors Clients and target markets Hours and services Pricing and income Training and continuing education Marketing and networking Success, profitability and entrepreneurship Standards, Ethics and Educating the Public
April Jones a Virtual Assistant in Omaha, Nebraska and owner of Advantage Virtual Assistant at http://www.advantagevirtualassistant.com, made haste to be included in the survey. âOne of the biggest problems facing the VA industry is the lack of a clear definition about just what a Virtual Assistant does. By contributing to this survey, I'm hoping to help clear up some of the misconceptions about VAs. Not only will the industry benefit from it but so will our current and potential clients,â states April Jones.
"Thousands of writers, reporters and journalists have access to the Virtual Assistant Industry Survey. It gives them all the information they need to write the articles and profiles that more accurately portray our profession and educate our marketplace. That's why it is so very important that every Virtual Assistant take a moment to participate," stresses Danielle Keister, founder of the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce.
The 2008 Virtual Assistant Industry Survey is open to all professional Virtual Assistants. A copy of the 2008 Virtual Assistant Industry Survey Report will be provided at no charge to every participating Virtual Assistant at the end of the survey period. Virtual Assistants can participate by visiting [http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com/survey.htm]