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It’s Important for Virtual Assistants to Stay Up-to-Date

vhstapeAs a Virtual Assistant who works remotely, it’s imperative that you keep tabs on how technology is changing over time.

If you don’t stay up-to-date and educated about your niche you might find yourself kicked right out of it.

Think about the fact that no one is still making VHS tapes and how Block Busters has closed down. Why? Is it because no one watches movies anymore? No, quite the contrary more people are watching movies than ever before, but the technology changed.

Movie are the same, only the delivery method changed.

You can see the effects of technological changes in today’s job market too. In the past, people worked for one company from day one until retirement, today most jobs are temporary. People change jobs more than ever, and are more productive than ever, due to technology. If you want to have anything resembling job security it’s important that you stay ahead of the game and understand how new technology will affect your niche.

When I first started out I built local businesses basic HTML websites.

I don’t do that anymore. Today, most of my work revolves around content and content marketing. I suspect content will be around for a long time, but how content is presented, written and displayed has changed. Today, we have to be more cognizant of how mobile technology effects our websites, and online real estate, and we have to be more social than ever before. Times are changing, and we have to pay attention if we want to be in demand.

Keep abreast of your niche by reading news, staying in contact with thought leaders, and staying educated.

Learning something new never hurt anyone and can only help your Virtual Assistant business be even more effective for your clients. By being in the know, you’ll be in demand. I might not be doing content related VA services 5 years from now. I cannot really say for sure, but what I can say is that whatever is needed five years from now for my clients to be successful, I will understand it and offer it to them after I educate myself about it. I will be here for them. Will you?

About Stephanie Watson

Mom | Wife | Virtual Assistant | Content Strategist
Stephanie has been working from home for over 20 years as a virtual assistant, template bender, and content writer. She's currently transitioning to business coach. You can learn more about her at her website http://www.barrypublishing.com.

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