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Would Nigerians Employ A Virtual Office Assistant?

Would virtual business work in Nigeria? I mean would any business be confident enough to employee the services of a virtual assitant. A virtual office assistant is an administrative assistant who works from their home office location and offers all of the services of an in office secretary plus more, such as:

* Desktop Publishing.

* Graphics design.

* Project Management.

* Presentation Preparation.

* Research Assistance

* Database management/processing.

* Bookkeeping:

* Writing, Editing, Proofreading.

* Managing mail, customer requests, handle mailings, to mention a few.

Bearing in mind the confidentiality involved and that your primary means of communication will be phone fax and emails/online.

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As per my experience virtual office is the best way for you.The concept of virtual office and the benefits which we can obtain from it are really effective.That is the way by which we can can make your market and business criteria larger and world wide.At an increasing pace, the VO concept is replacing the traditional office.It make the world an extremely connected place, reaching smaller towns and cities across the globe.

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Hi kinba! Yeah PCHN or the ISP has got lot to do with it working. but dont you think that can be worked at? i mean General/inverter,then instead of dail-up they can use reliable broadband providers.Also i think it wont be the client biz hw u do it thiers is their job is done. i was thinking that the greatest fear will be how to proof to their client they can deliver?!

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by the time that Power Holding Company of  Nigeria do their thing, both at the office and at the home(thats if the virtual assistant will be happy to bear the cost of internet connection-for constant communication with her office, or if the boss will have to shoulder such an additional cost, because of virtuality), everything will be back to zero level, u know, we dey for nija,

then the boss blames the assistant for not doing her job, and the assistant blames PHCN or blames a slow internet connection, and the virtual assistant gets fired, and the boss is back to square1.

Yes i agree with Seun, even the ppl u can see are not taken seriously, how much more those u cannot see.

in this kinda country, such wont work.

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WORSE,

by the time that Power Holding Company of Nigeria do their thing, both at the office and at the home(thats if the virtual assistant will be happy to bear the cost of internet connection-for constant communication with her office, or if the boss will have to shoulder such an additional cost, because of virtuality), everything will be back to zero level, u know, we dey for nija,

then the boss blames the assistant for not doing her job, and the assistant blames PHCN or blames a slow internet connection, and the virtual assistant gets fired, and the boss is back to square1.

Yes i agree with Seun, even the ppl u can see are not taken seriously, how much more those u cannot see.

in this kinda country, such wont work.

KiMbA

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Perhaps you'll need to setup a survey to learn that.

Another point: Most Nigerians - particularly businessmen - don't like to interact via email or chat. They don't take you seriously unless they can hear your voice, so you will need to use a combination of voice chatting and email for colaboration.

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Sole proprietors like me would not mind such a service, as long as it's provided by a reputable firm that I know will only employ trustworthy people.

One challenge is the current high cost of telecommunications, but some people will nevertheless find such a service useful.

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Well , as u know Nigeria is at her grow stage. right now it could be add but overtime it will be adopted.

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