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Surely in a world of email, video conferencing and virtual assistants, isn’t being expected to show up at the office extremely anachronistic?

Noreena Hertz

No one knows the truth of this more than virtual assistants, but not enough people know who they are or what they do. The world is moving on, and one of the surest signs of this is how many jobs are now being sent into the digital realm to be managed. Virtually Hug A Virtual Assistant Day celebrates the pioneers of this field and everything they do.

History Of Virtually Hug A Virtual Assistant Day

First, we have to clear up one little thing. When we’re talking about virtual assistants we’re not talking about the little apps that appear on your phone or computer. We’re talking about living people who provide vital services to business owners and individuals everywhere from the comfort of their own home.

The world is on the move, and working in a physical office just doesn’t make sense anymore, not for the office owner, and not for the employee. Virtually Hug A Virtual Assistant Day celebrates those who were the first to really take a hold of this new medium and make it their own.

Being a virtual assistant offers endless opportunity for both sides of the arrangement. Many virtual assistants work for multiple companies, ensuring they have the work they need to keep themselves afloat, while the businesses are able to engage them only to the degree they need. There are also dedicated virtual assistants who only work for one company or individual, and these are special folk indeed.

What all virtual assistants are, however, is independent entrepreneurs making the most of the brave new digital frontier. The time will come when almost every job that doesn’t require a physical hand will be done over the web.

How to celebrate Virtually Hug A Virtual Assistant Day

It’s pretty simple, send your favorite virtual assistant a hug… virtually! You can do this via email, sending a text, popping into a video conference with them and hugging the screen, the options are really only as limited as the internet!

These men and women are some of the most important people on the web today, keeping our virtual world running so we can all enjoy the real world. If you’ve been working in the brick and mortar world as an assistant, maybe this is your siren call to get out of the 9-5 and into some independence!

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