May 31, 2012 0
AskAnAlly.com provides free online advice from a psychologist. Now, it’s selling virtual offices to experts in a variety of fields. Within these virtual offices, experts can answer questions, advertise their services, sell products and maintain a blog. OK, so it’s not your typical virtual office. But it’s an interesting twist on the theme and demonstrates just how mainstream the virtual office concept is becoming.
“When I began Ask An Ally, my intention was to make therapy accessible to everyone,” says founder and president Dr. Jane Ginsberg. “As we move forward, I realize that there is a need for this same kind of access to professionals in all realms of society. My vision expanded and we have now created the infrastructure for a virtual office building.”
When visitors ‘arrive’ at the virtual building, they will be able to enter the virtual offices of experts in a variety of fields. Ask An Ally hopes to attract authorities from a wide range of industries. From plumbers to pediatricians, firemen to financiers, customers will be able to seek advice, ask questions, and participate in other activities that are provided by each individual office. Ask An Ally hopes to become a one-stop-shop where customers can get reliable answers quickly, easily and securely—and virtually.
“This is a unique chance for someone to grow their business for relatively little work and cost. They will be able to reach new customers and become a go-to expert in their field,” says Cori Knol, Ask An Ally’s marketing director. “Whether they already have an established business or are just starting up, this is a fantastic opportunity to become a part of a growing community.”