I was having lunch with a friend last week and she was asking about my website and new business. When I explained the DIY and upcycling part of my business, she totally got it. When I explained the consulting aspect of my business she was onboard. When we discussed the skincare line, she was all for it and had been a skincare customer for years. However; when I tried to explain the intricacies of a virtual assistant, she was lost. Funny huh? In my mind, the virtual assistant tendril of my business is the most self-explanatory. I was intrigued so I tried to explain further, “I can perform the same duties that a traditional assistant can but I do it remotely and without the expense of benefits, provision of office space while allowing my clients the opportunity to only use the service when it required.”
Although she said she understood, I could see the blank stare on her face and at that very moment, it hit me – could it be possible that there are many who do not understand the value of hiring a virtual assistant? Well, we simply cannot have that therefore, I have decided to find a way to break it down for her and anyone else who does not understand the concept and benefits of a VA.
Understanding the VA Role
First we must understand that a VA is an administrative assistant in every sense of the word. Also s/he can accomplish all of the tasks a traditional virtual assistant can help you with for much less money. Now do I have your attention? 🙂 VA’s are trained, efficient, professional, knowledgeable, dedicated professionals who have made the choice, for whatever reason, to leave the corporate world to become self- employed. When they leave the corporate world, they bring all of the knowledge and experience with them and are capable of performing the same duties from equipped home offices and for a lesser salary. I realize that statement was repetitious, but I truly want to drive the fact that you save money home. The VA is computer and technology savvy and can handle many of the tasks that generally take time from the schedule of the busy professional.