Myths: About Hiring A Virtual Assistant

Every day, I speak to entrepreneurs interested in hiring a virtual assistant or an online manager (OBM). Over the years I have heard it all, good and bad.

This is the one thing that I have heard repeatedly:

"I need someone who can take my burden off of me, but no one can do the same job as I can."

This myth must be dispelled.

You may feel that you are the only one capable of doing what you do.

You are the only one who can do it:

  1. Get a view of the bigger picture and set goals for your company
  2. Lead the whole team
  3. Be the major draw for your clients

All other tasks? You can delegate it, my friend.

You may be telling yourself that you can do it all.

-Manage the books and payroll

-Reprezent the company on social media, your site, and even in person
Search for clients

-Manage your launches and projects Customer care
Grow your list

-Take care of the technical stuff

-I have some good news for your.

-You're not the only one capable of doing all this.

-Once you find the right VA/OBM, you will realize that they are as capable as you or even better than you.

This is the same lesson that you can learn by looking at any business mogul in today's world. They won't lie to you that they are the only one capable of doing what's needed. They'd tell you that they are the only person who can run their company. They also hire the best employees for each job and allow them to manage their responsibilities.

This myth is valid and you can see why it persists. There are many bad VAs!

It is important to choose a VA/OBM you can trust. My philosophy is to hire slowly and fire quickly.

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You should get to know the person/team you are considering. This will help you ensure that they meet your high standards. This is the real meaning of the myth: You set high standards for yourself and expect the same from those who work for you.