Earth Day, The Space Program, and Cloud-Based Virtual Administrative Assistants

Earth Day, The Space Program, and Cloud-Based Virtual Administrative Assistants

By Gayle Buske, President and CEO, Team Double-Click®


They don’t seem to go together, do they?  That’s what I thought too until I researched the history of Earth Day (April 22nd).  It just so happens that Earth Day was born in 1970, which was also the year of Apollo 13, NASA’s infamous successful failure.  Where does teleworking or virtual assisting come in and how does it relate to our space program?  I’m so glad you asked!


A while back we watched a Discovery Channel piece on Apollo 13.  As we watched, it occurred to me that our very own space program is managed virtually!  Our space shuttles lift off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  And where is Mission Control Center located?  At the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  If NASA can manage our space missions virtually, why can’t just about any business in the world be managed virtually and employ cloud-based virtual administrative assistants?


It’s pretty amazing what can be done without the confines of a bricks and mortar office.  NASA manages multi-million dollar space shuttles from thousands of miles away, helps the astronauts through difficulties in space, instructs and guides them, all by employing modern technology.  Most of that technology is available in one form or another to businesses of all sizes.  The shuttle astronauts communicate with Mission Control via a radio system.  We communicate with our cloud-based virtual administrative assistants via the telephone and instant messenger.  If the folks at Mission Control can show the folks on Apollo 13, virtually, how to save their lives by putting a square peg in a round hole, can’t you show your cloud-based virtual administrative assistant how to answer your telephones, virtually?  Piece of cake!


Of course, it takes the right kind of people to work your company’s Mission Control, and it takes the right kind of people to work your company’s shuttle mission.  But that’s where cloud-based virtual administrative assistant staffing agencies like Team Double-Click® come in – to find just the right people to work your shuttle mission so you don’t have a successful failure like NASA’s Apollo 13.


Working virtually, teleworking, telecommuting, hiring a cloud-based virtual administrative assistant, whatever you prefer to call it, is one of the best things we can do for our planet Earth and for the environment.


Recently, I’ve been working with a wonderful woman, Kate Lister, of and interviewed for her upcoming book by the same name.  I asked her to run some numbers for me to see what teleworking and cloud-based virtual administrative assistants do to positively impact our environment.  Here’s what she told me:


On average, each Team Double-Click® at-home worker saves:


  • 23 days per year by not playing in traffic
  • 203 gallons of gasoline, or $710 per year (at $3.50 per gallon)
  • 1.785 metric tons of CO2 per year


Earth Day is a great occasion to hire a cloud-based virtual administrative assistant or cloud-based virtual administrative assistants, but why not do it all year ‘round?  Imagine the impact you will make on the environment as a business owner or executive who hires virtually.  For every cloud-based virtual administrative assistant or cloud-based virtual administrative assistant you hire, you will save 203 gallons of gasoline and 1.785 metric tons of CO2 per year.  This makes an impact on our dependency on foreign oil to boot!


If you haven’t done so already, join us in using cloud-based virtual administrative assistants and improving our planet for the next generation.  If NASA can manage those space missions virtually, you can surely manage your company using cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.  And we’d be happy to show you how.




About the author:


Gayle Buske is the co-founder, president and CEO of Team Double-Click®. As the head of a virtual staffing agency, Ms. Buske is uniquely qualified to aid small business owners in their growth and development through virtual administrative assistant outsourcing. Clients across the country look to Ms. Buske and her organization to supply quality cloud-based virtual administrative assistants.


Team Double-Click®, the country’s foremost staffing agency for trained cloud-based virtual administrative assistants – Matching Top Virtual Workers with Top Companies! Visit or phone 888.827.9129 for a variety of full-service virtual staffing options.


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