Are you an entrepreneur or business owner and you’ve thought about hiring a virtual assistant (VA) but you’re just not sure where to start because you’ve heard this or that? Here are a few myths that I’ve heard and I’d like the opportunity to squelch them!

Myth: I have to hire a VA full time.

Fact: The beauty about hiring a VA is that they can work as few or as many hours as you’d like them to. Ideally, you’ll have a team of VAs to handle different projects for your business.

Myth: I have to pay benefits for a VA.

Fact: Perhaps one of the coolest things about being a VA is that we are independent contractors, so we pay our own taxes and benefits–this is one of the biggest selling points in my opinion: getting a qualified, smart team in place and not having to pay benefits!

Myth: It’s expensive to hire a VA.

Fact: I like to share the “Return on Investment” or ROI with my potential clients and prospects considering to hire a VA. The fact is this, let’s say you are a coach and you charge $200/hour, you hire a VA for $50/hour to handle your social media, posting your blogs and putting your newsletter together each month for a total of 10 hours per month. That out-of-pocket cost for you is between $500/month. If you are spending time doing those activities, it may potentially take you between 10-20 hours to complete, at $200/hour, that cost is $2,000-4,000/month! You could save yourself between $1,500-3,500/month! Additionally, you are now freed up to use those hours to find new clients, attend networking events, write that book…

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