Kimberly Mann: How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

| February 1, 2006 | 2 Comments

Administrative assistants, secretaries and executive assistants are seeing new opportunities on the Web with the rise of the virtual assistants. Virtual assistants provide the same services administrative assistants may do – except that everything is done over the Web. Virtual assistants provide services such as word-processing, event planning, and handling other office chores over the Net – often without seeing their clients. The bulk of their work are done by E-mail, electronic file transfers, password-protected Web sites, and Web-based software. While the business is still in its infancy, virtual assistance has become one of the fastest growing home-based businesses today.

Kimberly Mann of Hatfield, PA, a founding member of Women’s Business Forum, is one of those who saw the growth potential of the virtual assistance business. Previously employed as an administrative assistant and executive assistant, she decided to use her considerable skills and experiences to become a virtual assistant, and move on from being an employee to self-employed.

Read Kimberly’s story and learn about becoming a virtual assistant

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  1. Denise Willms says:

    Kimberly, what an exciting story! Congratulations on your success. There are amazing opportunities for women on the web, with the rise of the virtual assistant industry. I got my start, and many of my questions answered, at VAnetworking.com, which also has a lot of good information for women (and men) who want to learn more about becoming a virtual assistant. Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sure you’re an inspiration to many. 🙂

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  2. Bill Bartmann says:

    Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read…

    Bill-Bartmann

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