The Virtual Assistant Industry is generally self-employed individuals (and companies) who provide professional administrative, technical, and/or social media assistance to clients remotely from a home office.
There were an estimated 3.9 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, this figure does not distinguish between assistants who work in an office and the growing number of those who work online. By 2020, Intuit predicts that 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of freelancers. ref: theweek
According to Tractica predictions, active customers of Virtual Assistance services will elevate from 390 million back in 2015 to 1.8 billion by 2021’s closure, worldwide. ref: getfriday
It was predicted that by 2018, online working across the globe will be worth $5 billion as the demand for outsourcing continues to grow. ref: virtalent
The difference between a virtual assistant and an executive virtual assistant. Executive VAs provide high-level administrative support for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and organizations. They are normally responsible for much more complex responsibilities, such as technical experience, editing and reviewing documents, communications liaison, conducting research, preparing reports, and project management. Some also supervise “the team.”