Virtual Professionals - 2003 Snap Shot

Written by Eileen 'Turtle' Parzek

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Not surprisingly, ninety-six percent ofrepparttar virtual professionals were based in home offices. This is not unusual for small businesses; for some this is a stepping stone and for others, a permanent lifestyle. Many had home offices already set up and foundrepparttar 117251 transition easy oncerepparttar 117252 Internet technology became available. Some, like Janice Byer at Docu-Type Administrative & Web Design Services, had bothrepparttar 117253 corporate and entrepreneurial experience working for her dad but "didn't want to 'go out' to work when he retired." The majority of virtual professionals are solo entrepreneurs without any employees.

Thirty percent ofrepparttar 117254 virtual professionals said that child care wasrepparttar 117255 major factor in starting their business, and for sixty percent, their business provides their sole income. Women working at home with small children inrepparttar 117256 background have their own unique challenges, but imaginerepparttar 117257 education their children will get about entrepreneurship. Renae Bolton, owner of Triple J WordProcessing Co., leftrepparttar 117258 office to fix her son a snack and he called out "Mom - one of your clients is blinking you!" when an Instant Message came in.

A virtual professional can be anywhere onrepparttar 117259 planet, again assumingrepparttar 117260 technology is available, and for that reason,repparttar 117261 survey purposefully did not collect geographic information fromrepparttar 117262 respondents. However,repparttar 117263 survey respondents came from global networking environments online in order to get a diverse response. Althoughrepparttar 117264 United States was a leader, a significant number of virtual professionals were from Australia and Canada.

Working virtually can be a challenge, and withoutrepparttar 117265 right technology, it can be downright impossible. Inrepparttar 117266 next two articles of this series, we will look atrepparttar 117267 perks and perils of working this way, and later, what tools and technologies are popular amongst virtual professionals in 2003.

### Eileen Parzek, SOHO It Goes! 2003

Eileen Parzek conducted an online survey of 70 virtual professionals around the world for this article. Ms. Parzek is a veteran web designer and an online marketing & communications consultant who has been working from home and virtually since 1995. Her current business, SOHO It Goes! ( functions as an online marketing department for small businesses and organizations.

How to find a home based business

Written by Roger Turntine

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