Charlottetown, PE, Canada, January 29, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive, one of the largest and fastest-growing market research firms in the world, revealed some interesting facts about how people view virtual assistants.
It turns out that 64% of American adults would gladly outsource a whole range of tasks to someone else. When asked if hiring a virtual assistant would give them more time or reduce stress in their lives, more than 70% said that it would. An even higher number (75%) believe that personal assistants aren’t just for celebrities.
When asked what types of tasks they would have a virtual assistant do for them, the survey found a long list of things that people would rather have others do for them. Topping the list, 33% would rather not research and organize their own travel and vacation arrangements. Coming in a close second, 28% of the survey participants said that organizing and paying bills was something they would rather not do themselves. The survey found that men find this task more dreadful than women at 31% versus 25%.
There was a tie for the third most hated task. Answering calls and taking messages along with writing and mailing thank you, holiday, and birthday cards came in at 26%. It also turned out that younger adults, age 18-34, were 85% more likely to hire a virtual assistant to help them with these unwanted tasks.
Darrell Williams of Right-Hand-Man Virtual Assistant Services says, “These are common tasks that people hire us for. It seems people just don’t have the time they need to get all the little things done in their busy lives. Having a personal assistant is almost becoming a necessity in our overly scheduled world.”
The survey found American adults also feel strongly (73%) that hiring a virtual assistant would definitely be beneficial. 55% feel they would have more time for important tasks and errands if they had a virtual assistant while 34% percent feel they would perform better in their work, and 52% stated they would have more time to spend with family and friends or time to exercise or vacation time.
This particular survey also noted that almost three quarters (72%) of respondents would not feel comfortable hiring a virtual assistant from overseas. People also don’t feel comfortable in sharing their valuable information such as credit card information (67%).
And who would be more likely to hire a virtual assistant – a man or a woman? The survey found that men (77%) see the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant before women (69%). The total number of people surveyed was 1,005 with 503 respondents being women and 502 being men.
From the results of this survey, Williams says, "It seems that the need for virtual assistants will continue to grow." As the American adult gets busier, the need for virtual assistant services will become more evident. As the young adults move into busier lifestyles they will be more likely to look to a VA to help them succeed.
Right-Hand-Man Virtual Assistant Services is continuing to grow to meet all the needs of this 64% of the population. With a 7 member team, they have the experience needed to take on whatever task you have for them. If you sign up for the "Right-Hand-Man's Handy Tips" Newsletter, you will receive the free e-book, "Web 2.0 Revealed". They have also added a Resources page where you can purchase the brand-new e-book "Essential Article Marketing Secrets" as well as the best selling "7 Keys to RFPs" two e-book set. You can find out more about Right-Hand-Man Virtual Assistant Services at their website, www.righthandmanva.com.