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  • Virtual Asistants vs virtual assistantsVirtual Assistants vs virtual assistants (Photo by Kathy McCabe)

    If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are you’ve heard of virtual assistants. If you’re into technology with the latest and greatest phones and tablets, chances are, you’ve heard of a virtual assistant. Are they the same thing?  Not n a million years. A Virtual Assistant is a human being. A virtual assistant is a bot – a thing created using tons of coding. Virtual Assistants are entrepreneurs working with clients. While virtual assistants are basically speech recognition apps that can recognize some basic commands. I mean seriously, you will NOT be able to ask a virtual assistant to log on to your computer and try to show your client how to do whatever it is they are trying to do. I know this because I asked Cortana and Siri and they couldn’t. The term virtual assistant being used for a bot causes confusion with our potential clients. We, Virtual Assistants, have been around for a long time – well before the term virtual assistants began being applied to bots. For those who aren’t sure, list below are examples of how Virtual Assistants can assist clients:
  • 10 Qualities You Need to Keep Your Virtual Assistant Clients Happy – Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneur10 Qualities You Need to Keep Your Virtual Assistant Clients Happy Entrepreneur Holding on to the clients of your virtual assistant business requires loyalty, and that means you’ll need to demonstrate other skills besides expertise and knowledge. It’s time to review the traits outside your specific marketable skills that will …
  • How to Make the Most of a Virtual Assistant – WealthManagement.com
    WealthManagement.comHow to Make the Most of a Virtual AssistantWealthManagement.com Higgins is one of a growing number of advisors using virtual assistants for administrative work ranging from sending birthday cards to filling out client paperwork. They’re doing so partly thanks to cloud-based systems and other technology that make …Virtual Assistant – Why do you need one for your business?The IndependentWhy Virtual Assistants Are CoolTheSequitur.comall 3 news articles »
  • And if you’re in ay doubt as to what a virtual assistant – bot – is you can read te below for more information including future projections of these apps:
  • Why a virtual assistant needs a back story – The Australian Financial Review
    The Australian Financial ReviewWhy a virtual assistant needs a back storyThe Australian Financial ReviewUntil recently, Robyn Ewing was a writer in Hollywood, developing TV scripts and pitching pilots to film studios. Now, she is applying her creative talents toward building the personality of a different type of character – a virtual assistant, animated …and more »
  • And finally, remember, virtual assistants will NEVER replace Virtual Assistants.   Kathy McCabe, MVA Master Virtual Assistant, VA Certified Ethics Checked VA Hilltop Secretarial Service Part of The Hilltop Group, LLC 877-897-1859 Office   888-364-8949 fax kathy@thebestva.com  www.thebestva.com Geography is no boundary!  Complete Virtual Office Assistance – we’re what you need!  Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award 2013
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