Question:

Do virtual assistants work from home?

15 October, 2021 Tyisha Badon 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: GARY RAMAGE
    18 October, 2021

    With the prevalence of mobile apps, this is achievable. I'm sure you're thinking "but wouldn't that take away from personal time"? The answer is no, not really. A remote worker can usually go home for lunch or to get groceries or whatever their hobby is and still hit their quota before the day's over. This way they can spend quality time with loved ones because it'll be there anyways at night! There are even some companies who allow employees to work remotely three days out of the week (max).

  • AUTHOR: ALBERT PECORA
    18 October, 2021

    Working from home is much different than the old-fashioned work from home experience. As a virtual assistant, you're not just working at home when it's convenient for you to do so - rather, your clients expect you to be available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. With that said, this doesn't mean that virtual assistants are always on call without breaks or downtime! By setting boundaries around what is acceptable in terms of response time (e.g., 30 minutes for after-hours messages), an individual utilizing HomeAway can also create some necessary downtime for themselves.

  • AUTHOR: SCOTT MOTE
    18 October, 2021

    I've never heard of any examples of virtual assistants having their own home office space, but that doesn't mean they all work from an exclusively remote location. People working in many different industries are now using online tools to increase the mobility of their work - often without sacrificing the quality or intensity of what they do. This could be through a number of technologies including broadband internet access, great mobile devices like iPads and smart phones, or video-conferencing services like skype. Multiple employees near me recently started working independently for themselves with smartphones and tablets as clients so I can't speak to whether it's something that will become more common in the future, but these days it certainly seems possible - which is awesome!

  • AUTHOR: NATHAN SCHROEDER
    18 October, 2021

    Though not as frequently as you might think, virtual assistants do have the possibility of working from home. Many administrative assistants and customer service representatives work from home profiles as well as many other assistant-like roles that lend themselves to remote work profiles. In fact, researchers project that by 2020, 50% of U.S. white collar workers will be independent contractors or working remotely at least some of the time..though this doesn't necessarily mean they'll be working from a home office or a separate location outside of corporate headquarters or a designated office space for their industry verticals (it could mean employees telecommute every now and then).

  • AUTHOR: AUGUSTINE LATSON
    18 October, 2021

    Technically yes. Remote working is likely to be the default option for many more professions by 2020, according to several studies published this year analysing telecommuting and space-sharing among professionals. A report from CEB (formerly known as Cambridge Economic Bureau) estimated that of US$1tn in authorized work "costs" incurred by employees but not reimbursed (to employers), 13 per cent could be saved if organizations offered remote working options all or some of the time over a five-year period - which would equate to $131bn (£100bn).

  • AUTHOR: JOHNATHON GUILLEMETTE
    18 October, 2021

    Yes and no. I'm not sure there is a formal answer to this question because it depends on the company, their policies, and what type of virtual assistant you want to be. Mostly people work from home as a freelance VA or they have a daytime job that allows them the freedom to work from home. If you're looking for virtual assistants who provide "at-home assistant services" then no, most companies require both the employee and employer be available at company offices during paid working hours. In today's world it is likely your best bet would be somewhere like Managed Retiree Solutions Group which offers Virtual Housekeeping Services all around America without any requirements for time zones or geographical location restrictions!