The Truth About Virtual Assistants, Part I

Do you know the truth about virtual assistants? You may not have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth if you haven't actually used a virtual assistant. Or, perhaps I should say, of you haven't used a well-qualified virtual assistant.

Indeed, myths about virtual assistants still remain in the business world today. If you've been blinded by virtual assistant myths, it's time to remove those blinders and see the light of what a virtual assistant can really do for your company.

The first myth whispers, "My business can't afford to hire virtual assistants." That's a common myth in any economy, but is magnified in a recession. Either way, it's still not true. What is the truth, then? Hiring virtual assistants can save your company time and money.

Think about it this way: You don't have to provide office space, computers, phones or any other kind of equipment for your virtual assistants. They all work from their own office space and use their own equipment.

Here's another benefit: You don’t have to pay a full-time salary or provide health insurance or other benefits. Virtual assistants can work on an as-needed basis. They are there when you need them to pick up the slack during a busy season, and you can cut back on the hours if business slows. Virtual assistants offer you the ultimate in flexibility.

Are you beginning to see the light? The truth is, a virtual assistant is a cost-effective way to expand your capabilities without expanding the risk. Think of it as on-demand staff. Virtual assistants are available when you need them and aren't burdening your payroll when you don't – and that's no myth.


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