By Mike Mahony
Working with a Virtual Assistant is the quickest and most cost-effective way to get things done in your business. We’ve talked before about the many different ways that VA’s can save you time and money in your business in a previous article, but they can definitely help you focus on your business, save you time and money, and make the ideal work-life balance more achievable.
Have you tried working with a virtual assistant?
The demand for online help grows every day as more and more people move their businesses into the virtual marketplace. That being said, there are still those who are reluctant to give virtual assistants a try, and that is why we are here today to debunk these common myths about working with a virtual assistant.
Myth #1: A Virtual Assistant works 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
As a virtual assistant, I work bizarre hours. Some days I start at 4am, and I’m finished by noon and some days I don’t even get started until 5 pm. It’s all based on what my current customer’s needs are.
That being said, I don’t work constantly, I don’t work on weekends (unless it’s arranged before the weekend) and most of all, I don’t work on holidays.
My family is important and I have time reserved for them. I work out my schedule with my clients. I work when needed and plan my life accordingly around meetings and family. Virtual assistant does not mean superhuman; it’s a job just like any other one in the workforce.
MYTH #2: Communication is a difficult thing when working with a virtual assistant
We’ve had this conversation before. Communication is the absolute most important thing when it comes to a virtual relationship. However, is communication hard when working in a virtual relationship?
No. Thanks to things …read more