Busting Virtual Assistant Myths, Part 1

NEW YORK—Do you want to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about virtual assistants? There are a lot of myths milling around about virtual assistants these days. If you haven’t ever used a virtual assistant—or might I say a great virtual assistant—you may be buying into those misconceptions.

Wrong perceptions, erroneous information and all out myths are still alive and well in the virtual assistant industry. If you’ve decided not to dip your toe into the virtual assistant waters because you’ve heard the horror stories, it may be time to reconsider. Although there are bad virtual assistants out there, you can’t just throw out the baby with the bathwater.

One wrong thought pattern I want to correct is says, “I can’t afford to use virtual assistants.” That may or may not be true—but it’s probably a myth that’s holding back your company’s growth. Hiring virtual assistants can save your company time and money.

Consider this: You don’t need to set up office space, buy computers and phones, or make any other officing or technology arrangements for your virtual assistant. Virtual assistants work from their own office space and purchase their own office equipment.

That’s not the only benefit of virtual assistants. Consider the fact also that 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 or freelance arrangement. With this type of set up, virtual assistants 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.

Have I shattered any myths you believed about virtual assistants? The truth is clear: virtual assistants are a cost-effective way to expand your manpower without adding significant financial risk. Sort of like virtual office space. So what are you waiting for? Check out a virtual assistant today. It may take some getting used to, but you’ll be glad you did.


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