The role of a Virtual Personal Assistant - 5 Myths Busted!
Updated: Dec 16, 2020
“I don't need a Virtual Assistant. They only deal with the non-essential stuff "
I see lots of people talking about how a virtual assistant (VA) can take on all your non essential tasks. A VA WILL take on all the tasks you don’t like or don’t have time to do but a GOOD VA will help you ditch the non-essential stuff, streamline your processes and work on the essential stuff for you.
“A Virtual Assistant is an unnecessary expense”
How many tasks do you do every day and every week that are essential to the running of your business but they don’t make you any money? Every hour you spend on those jobs is an hour when you are not growing your business or generating income. Weighing up the cost of a VA against the value of your time is essential to making sure you run your business in a cost effective and strategic way.
“I will have to pay a VA even when I have no work for them and I can’t afford that”
One of the benefits of a self employed VA is the flexible support packages we can offer. You don’t have to be tied in to a long term arrangement and you don’t pay when your VA is not working for you meaning you get so much more value for your money. No holiday pay or pension contributions, no sick pay and no recruitment costs.
“By the time I have passed on a task to a VA I may as well have done it myself”
An experienced VA will be quick and intuitive. They will swiftly give you the confidence in their ability to take ownership of tasks meaning a small investment of time in the beginning will reap the rewards further down the line.
My clients only want to deal with me. They won’t want to deal with someone on my behalf”
If your clients are getting the best service possible, they will be more than happy to deal with your VA. Your VA is not going to act as gatekeeper, getting in between you and your clients. It’s about enhancing that relationship, ensuring you are able to give them the best of your time and expertise. Your VA will swiftly understand and reflect your unique brand in all their dealings on your behalf.
Once you have started working with a Virtual PA, you will never look back!