Chapter Five

Conclusion and Resource List

Having the support of other virtual assistant professionals is always a good idea, and there are virtual assistant organizations that provide information, education, and support to virtual assistants both in the United States and across the globe:

International Association of Virtual Office Assistants
The purpose of the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants (IAVOA) is to promote the use of Virtual Assistants Worldwide.

International Virtual Assistants Association
The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession.

Virtual Assistant Networking Association
A friendly, informative, educational and resourceful online community for Virtual Assistants and business entrepreneurs to network together.

National Virtual Associates Society
The National Virtual Associates Society (NVAS) is a professional organization committed to the growth & success of others that work in a virtual environment; home-based office or outside of the traditional office setting.

Alliance for Virtual Businesses
The Alliance for Virtual Businesses (A4VB) represents more than 20,000 Professional Virtual Assistants, worldwide.

Consider joining at least one virtual assistant organization as a way to learn more about the industry, to network with other virtual assistants, and to take advantage of educational opportunities.


The virtual assistant industry is a growing one that, if you are willing to work hard and are dedicated, can provide you with unlimited career and educational opportunities. How far you advance in the virtual assistance field is really up to you. You can work as a freelancer or you can build your own nationwide or worldwide virtual assistant freelance organization where you can hire as many employees as you want: The sky really is the limit when it comes to virtual assisting.

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