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5 Common Myths About Virtual Assistants

I am no longer surprised by the number of clients who, after they have used our services, have admitted that using the services of a VA was nothing like they thought it would be. There seems to be an abundance of common myths out there on the subject of hiring a VA and these myths, in fact, couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are the five most common ones I hear on a regular regularly.

Common Myth #1 – VAs cost more than permanent employees

Let’s get the cost factor out of the way first. While there is an expense to hiring a quality VA just as there is with any other professional staff, you can actually save money in the long-term. There is no need to arrange an office space and cover such expenses as a computer, desk, lighting, heating and an endless supply of coffee. At Bauhinia, our VAs are available to you as and when you need them from a low minimum of just 10 hours a month.

Common Myth #2 – VAs can only assist with basic administrative duties

While many are qualified for basic and even advanced administrative tasks, VAs actually have a wide range of skills and industry knowledge to tap into. At Bauhinia, we utilize a team of proficient and qualified staff that can help with blog posts, eCourse implementation, project management, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), bookkeeping, marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategies and more.

Common Myth #3 – One VA is just like another

If you had the chance to meet our VAs, then you would know that this is definitely a myth. Our VAs all come from a unique background and are handpicked for your personal needs and business requirements. Each VA has a particular skill-set and where one may be strong in administrative and organizational skills, another may excel in writing and proofreading. We can tell you, however, that all of our VAs are certainly passionate about what they do and assisting our clients to the best of their ability.

Common Myth #4 – Communication is troublesome with a VA

Technological improvements mean that communicating with VAs, regardless of their location, is easier than ever. Whether you prefer Skype, Zoom or Slack or more traditional methods such as email or instant messaging, our VAs are easy to reach even when you are out of the office or traveling. Communication is never an issue, and our VAs are really only a message away

Common Myth #5 – Security is a problem when working with a VA

We make issues such as privacy and security a high priority and will never divulge confidential or proprietary information to anyone. We issue non-disclosure agreements to all of our clients providing extra peace of mind to all that we work alongside. And while you may not wish to divulge passwords to everyone you work with, risk-free platforms and apps such as LastPass will give someone access to your information without revealing all of your logins and passwords.

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Written by: Nicole Graham


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Established in 2007, Bauhinia Solutions is a boutique virtual business support agency with a team of dedicated and experienced business specialists, administrators, and virtual assistants.