Many companies have come to rely on the services of virtual assistants and freelancers since they are typically cheaper to have than office-based workers. A virtual workforce can handle a variety of tasks ranging from back-office work to standard office projects.
Due to the many advantages of becoming a remote worker, many individuals seek to become freelancers by choice. The number of freelancers and virtual assistants will only grow as technology continues to advance. One can say that remote work is the future, and this infographic by OVA Virtual looks at this in more detail.
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