Have you heard some of the common myths and misconceptions about working with a VA? Perhaps you haven't thought about using VA support and assistance services before, or have hesitations because of some of the myths you’ve heard? In this blog, we debunk those misconceptions and prove that working with a VA is one of the best moves you can make to support your business right now.
In the years following Covid and due to the current financial climate, the shape of your business and day to day activities may have changed. Many businesses have kept with remote and flexible working and more business is now completed online as we have all had to find new ways of working and evolving.
Common myths and misconceptions about working with a VA
Using a VA service is a fantastic way to support your day to day activities and maintain the structure of your business to ensure long-term success.
Common Myth: “I can’t afford a VA – it’s too expensive!”
There is a myth that working with a VA can be costly, but we offer packages starting from only £5 a day – less than the price of two fancy coffees a day (or one if you like them grande!) so most business owners can indeed benefit from dedicated VA support every month.
How often do you buy lunch, coffee, snacks etc. every day without thinking twice about the cost, but the perceived cost of administrative support is too expensive?
£5 a day is a small amount to invest in your business to receive dedicated, experienced administrative support every month.
We offer a range of daily services including checking email, responding to general and client enquiries, flagging important/urgent issues, diary and CRM management and internet research projects.
Our VA and administrative support packages offer attractive and affordable options, plus we also now offer a Taster package for anyone new to working with a VA.
Common Myth: “It’s quicker if I do it myself”
A common misconception is that by completing all of your tasks by yourself, this means that you will get the job/s done quicker.
You know the ins and outs of your business better than anyone so it’ll be faster if you just do everything? Or, maybe you’re concerned you don’t have the time to delegate, so it will be difficult and bothersome to explain what needs doing to someone else?
OK, so doing a one-off task means this myth is actually probably right, but taking the time to teach someone else how to carry out the task on a long-term basis, is a real investment.
Once you’ve taught someone else how to do the task efficiently, you’ll gain more time back in your schedule, plus don’t forget you’re only one person. It can be hard to admit, but maybe you’re great at sales or creative solutions but admin just isn’t your forte. Or, maybe you just find some tasks boring, but they need to be done.
So… if you delegate effectively you can spend your time on the things that you're really good at and enjoy doing and focus your energy and expertise on growing your business instead.
If you’re unsure about where to start or figuring out what to delegate first you can check out our Do, Delay, Delegate and Dump blog along with the tips below to help you make a time investment and business gains in the long run.
Tips to delegate effectively:
Use Trello cards to organise tasks.
Working with a VA is the best way to receive ongoing business support and assistance, plus, you’ll also have a flexible, professional service available to you at very low cost with the benefits of increased productivity and workflow. Hopefully, we have shown that not all common myths and misconceptions about working with a VA are true!
We specialise in working with established, owner-managed businesses, those with a driven growth-mindset and have seen numerous times how our regular Virtual Assistant support has made a difference.
For more information on the benefits of working a VA and how we can help support your business needs please contact us.