5 Common Myths About Working with a Virtual Assistant: Debunked!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the admin that drains your time you may have considered some virtual business support and getting a Virtual Assistant to help you out, but then on the other hand you many have had second thoughts due to the many myths that surround working with a VA.


Separating Virtual Business Support Facts From Fiction

To fully appreciate the advantages of virtual business support and working with a Virtual Assistant it’s important to dispel the numerous misconceptions that exist.


Myth: Working With A VA Is Expensive

While it’s true that you do have to pay for a VA’s services it’s often more cost effective than hiring a full time employee. With a VA you only pay for the time they spend working on your tasks. The things you don’t have to pay for are sick pay, National Insurance or pension contributions. Also, when you work with a VA you save on office space and equipment costs.

Myth: VAs Are Unreliable

Woman holding hands up considering words facts or myths with regards to virtual business support and working with a virtual assistant

VA;s take their work seriously and strive to provide the best service possible to their clients. Of course, it’s important to do your research to find a VA who comes with recommendations and good reviews.

Myth: VAs Can Only Do Simple Admin Tasks

While VAs can certainly help with admin tasks such as managing your email, scheduling and data entry, lots of VAs have expertise in specific areas such as marketing, social media, graphic design, and content creation. Some VAs even specialise in specific industries like such as insurance or finance. It’s important to find a VA with the skills and experience you need for your own specific project or tasks.

Myth: VAs Aren’t Great Communicators

Communication is key when you work with a VA. They often use various means of communication such as email, chat, phone, video conference and WhatsApp to keep in touch with their clients. It’s important to let them know your preferred way of communicating.

Myth: VAs Aren’t Dedicated

Being generally self employed a VA relies on their reputation and client reviews to build their business. They take pride in their work and are dedicated to providing their clients with a high quality service. Many VAs have worked with their clients for years.


The Support You Need

A VA can be cost effective and will save you time, providing flexible admin support, actioning the tasks that you don’t want to do or don’t love. They will give you time to focus on with the important stuff, the tasks that only you can do that will allow you to reach your goals and grow your business.

We all struggle with different tasks, largely due to lack of time. Sometimes because we don’t like a task or we don’t quite get it.  If you need some help please get in touch and arrange a no obligation chat.

Julia Reedshaw is a VA providing Virtual Business Support

Email me jules@purplevioletva.com

You can check out here what other people have had to say about how I’ve helped them.

Purple Violet – “giving you time to focus on the important stuff”