V.A. MYTHBUSTERS<br />
  V.A. MYTHBUSTERS<br />
There are so many<br />myths<br />gossips<br />&<br />that people have about…<br />Have you heard <br />about that <br />V...
VIRTUAL<br />ASSISTANTS!!!<br />
Hi! I’m your V.A.,<br />How may I help you?<br />
This will clarify<br /> everything…<br />
The<br />T<br />N<br />P<br />T<br />O<br />E<br />MYTHS<br />
And the real meat in it…<br />
MYTH<br />#1<br />
MYTH<br />#1<br />“Having a V.A. is expensive…"<br />
Fake<br />
In FACT,<br />VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS’<br />rates are the same with a<br />regular employee…<br />and at times even less!!!<br />
Sometimes if their rate are a little bit higher then,<br />We may also be concerned that these V.A.s are greatly skilled i...
MYTH<br />#2<br />
“Virtual Assistants are only for big, <br />ultra-mega, Supercalifragilistic<br />successful corporations…”<br />
FICTITIOUS!<br />
Virtual Assistants are for anyone who wants…<br />from their life:<br />
More Productivity<br />
More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />
More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />
More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Success<br />
More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Contact with Family<br />More Success<br />
More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Happiness<br />More Contact with Family<br />More Success<...
MYTH<br />#3<br />
“Having a V.A. is just another<br />add up on my work load,<br />because I have to<br />Instruct him/her always…”<br />
At the start, you may experience <br />a little more time spentpresenting to<br />your VA how things run…<br />
Butif you get <br />one skilled in <br />most of the <br />assistance<br />you <br />are looking for, <br />He/she will ge...
MYTH<br />#4<br />
“I find it hard to delegate ,<br />So I think I shouldn’t get a V.A…” <br />
This may be <br />the very <br />point why<br />you should <br />HIRE <br />a <br />Virtual Assistant. <br />
Taking one step at a time can transform you into a…<br />
Maestro <br />de<br />Delegar.<br />(Master of Delegation)<br />
Begin withsmall things,<br />
and keep adding<br />as you think your VA has mastered the things you have taught him/her. <br />
Before you know it, your time will be so free<br />you may find yourself starting<br />a Second Business!<br />
MYTH<br />#5<br />
“Having my own V.A.is impossible, <br />Because I can’t afford to pay for the<br />software or hardware that my<br />V.A. ...
This is another false statement.<br />If you don't have any custom proprietary software that you<br />use for your own bus...
Your virtual assistant is also in charge for having…<br />a PHONE Line<br />a FAX Line<br />and BROADBAND INTERNET.<br />
If they try to charge<br />it to you, then<br />consider it…<br />
…a RED flag<br />
MYTH<br />#6<br />
“It’s good to use a freelance<br />site to get the best V.A…”<br />
I don’t think so…<br />Freelance sites do not screen applicants<br />that are bidding on your project or job vacancy. <br ...
There are many who may have good experiences…<br />
…there are <br />also others <br />who<br />experienced<br />the opposite.<br />
MYTH<br />#7<br />
“I can’t trust<br />a Virtual Assistant with<br />confidential information…”<br />
This is incorrect.<br />Many virtual assistants are bonded or can get bonded. <br />
Also, you can always askother<br />clients the virtual assistant currently has or<br />recently had where confidential stu...
MYTH<br />#8<br />
“If my V.A. had a training program <br />online, it will make him.  <br />the best V.A. in town …”<br />
Another huge<br /> misconception. <br />VA Training <br />programs <br />do not  clearly<br />improve a <br />virtual assi...
VA programs <br />don't enhance <br />virtual assistants<br />in <br />career<br />skills…<br />
VA programs <br />don't enhance <br />virtual assistants<br />in <br />only in<br />business <br />ownership<br />skills.<...
Taking classes in MS Office or being MS Office Certified<br /> are good training program to look for in a VA.<br />
MYTH<br />#9<br />
“V.A.s from US are better<br />than those from other places…”<br />
This is a common hear-say that we would like to clarify. <br />VAs from other countries<br />(especially Asian VAs), are n...
They can speak English very well…<br />diligent,<br />reliable,<br />and<br />very intelligent.<br />– and they are now of...
MYTH<br />#10<br />
“V.A.s from other countries are<br />hard to be reached …”<br />
This is again a far fetched idea as technology<br />and communications have improved over the years.<br />
It would be as easy communicating <br />with your VA sitting in Philippines as with <br />someone beside you.<br />
Being conscious about what your V.A.s candoand<br />don't do is a good method to assure that your<br />relationship with a...
In spite of everything,<br /> a virtual assistant can really help your <br />business and your productivity.<br />
INFO SOURCES:<br />http://ezinearticles.com/?Myths-About-Virtual-Assistants&id=682099<br />http://www.articlealley.com/art...
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  1. 1.
  2. 2. V.A. MYTHBUSTERS<br />
  3. 3. V.A. MYTHBUSTERS<br />
  4. 4. There are so many<br />myths<br />gossips<br />&<br />that people have about…<br />Have you heard <br />about that <br />Virtual Assistant <br />of my friend?<br />What the<br />hell was that?<br />Does it taste <br />like an ostrich?<br />
  5. 5. VIRTUAL<br />ASSISTANTS!!!<br />
  6. 6. Hi! I’m your V.A.,<br />How may I help you?<br />
  7. 7. This will clarify<br /> everything…<br />
  8. 8. The<br />T<br />N<br />P<br />T<br />O<br />E<br />MYTHS<br />
  9. 9. And the real meat in it…<br />
  10. 10. MYTH<br />#1<br />
  11. 11. MYTH<br />#1<br />“Having a V.A. is expensive…"<br />
  12. 12. Fake<br />
  13. 13. In FACT,<br />VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS’<br />rates are the same with a<br />regular employee…<br />and at times even less!!!<br />
  14. 14. Sometimes if their rate are a little bit higher then,<br />We may also be concerned that these V.A.s are greatly skilled in their work and dedicate their selves in a particular subject that the company have taken them to do so.<br />
  15. 15. MYTH<br />#2<br />
  16. 16. “Virtual Assistants are only for big, <br />ultra-mega, Supercalifragilistic<br />successful corporations…”<br />
  17. 17. FICTITIOUS!<br />
  18. 18. Virtual Assistants are for anyone who wants…<br />from their life:<br />
  19. 19. More Productivity<br />
  20. 20. More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />
  21. 21. More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />
  22. 22. More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Success<br />
  23. 23. More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Contact with Family<br />More Success<br />
  24. 24. More Free Time<br />More Productivity<br />More Sales<br />More Happiness<br />More Contact with Family<br />More Success<br />
  25. 25. MYTH<br />#3<br />
  26. 26. “Having a V.A. is just another<br />add up on my work load,<br />because I have to<br />Instruct him/her always…”<br />
  27. 27. At the start, you may experience <br />a little more time spentpresenting to<br />your VA how things run…<br />
  28. 28. Butif you get <br />one skilled in <br />most of the <br />assistance<br />you <br />are looking for, <br />He/she will get <br />the tasks<br />in no <br />TIME.<br />=)<br />
  29. 29. MYTH<br />#4<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. “I find it hard to delegate ,<br />So I think I shouldn’t get a V.A…” <br />
  32. 32. This may be <br />the very <br />point why<br />you should <br />HIRE <br />a <br />Virtual Assistant. <br />
  33. 33. Taking one step at a time can transform you into a…<br />
  34. 34. Maestro <br />de<br />Delegar.<br />(Master of Delegation)<br />
  35. 35. Begin withsmall things,<br />
  36. 36. and keep adding<br />as you think your VA has mastered the things you have taught him/her. <br />
  37. 37. Before you know it, your time will be so free<br />you may find yourself starting<br />a Second Business!<br />
  38. 38. MYTH<br />#5<br />
  39. 39.
  40. 40. “Having my own V.A.is impossible, <br />Because I can’t afford to pay for the<br />software or hardware that my<br />V.A. needs…”<br />
  41. 41. This is another false statement.<br />If you don't have any custom proprietary software that you<br />use for your own business, your virtual assistant will take care of <br />her own software or her own hardware.<br />
  42. 42. Your virtual assistant is also in charge for having…<br />a PHONE Line<br />a FAX Line<br />and BROADBAND INTERNET.<br />
  43. 43. If they try to charge<br />it to you, then<br />consider it…<br />
  44. 44. …a RED flag<br />
  45. 45. MYTH<br />#6<br />
  46. 46. “It’s good to use a freelance<br />site to get the best V.A…”<br />
  47. 47. I don’t think so…<br />Freelance sites do not screen applicants<br />that are bidding on your project or job vacancy. <br />You just rely on their profile. <br />
  48. 48. There are many who may have good experiences…<br />
  49. 49. …there are <br />also others <br />who<br />experienced<br />the opposite.<br />
  50. 50. MYTH<br />#7<br />
  51. 51. “I can’t trust<br />a Virtual Assistant with<br />confidential information…”<br />
  52. 52. This is incorrect.<br />Many virtual assistants are bonded or can get bonded. <br />
  53. 53. Also, you can always askother<br />clients the virtual assistant currently has or<br />recently had where confidential stuffs<br />were involved.<br />
  54. 54. MYTH<br />#8<br />
  55. 55. “If my V.A. had a training program <br />online, it will make him. <br />the best V.A. in town …”<br />
  56. 56. Another huge<br /> misconception. <br />VA Training <br />programs <br />do not clearly<br />improve a <br />virtual assistant's<br />skills <br />to the extent of<br />working <br />on your<br />tasks.<br />
  57. 57. VA programs <br />don't enhance <br />virtual assistants<br />in <br />career<br />skills…<br />
  58. 58. VA programs <br />don't enhance <br />virtual assistants<br />in <br />only in<br />business <br />ownership<br />skills.<br />career<br />skills…<br />
  59. 59. Taking classes in MS Office or being MS Office Certified<br /> are good training program to look for in a VA.<br />
  60. 60. MYTH<br />#9<br />
  61. 61. “V.A.s from US are better<br />than those from other places…”<br />
  62. 62. This is a common hear-say that we would like to clarify. <br />VAs from other countries<br />(especially Asian VAs), are not substandard.  <br />
  63. 63. They can speak English very well…<br />diligent,<br />reliable,<br />and<br />very intelligent.<br />– and they are now of the same level of<br />capability as compared to the <br />US standards.<br />
  64. 64. MYTH<br />#10<br />
  65. 65. “V.A.s from other countries are<br />hard to be reached …”<br />
  66. 66. This is again a far fetched idea as technology<br />and communications have improved over the years.<br />
  67. 67. It would be as easy communicating <br />with your VA sitting in Philippines as with <br />someone beside you.<br />
  68. 68.
  69. 69. Being conscious about what your V.A.s candoand<br />don't do is a good method to assure that your<br />relationship with a virtual assistant is the most<br />successfulone.<br />
  70. 70. In spite of everything,<br /> a virtual assistant can really help your <br />business and your productivity.<br />
  71. 71. INFO SOURCES:<br />http://ezinearticles.com/?Myths-About-Virtual-Assistants&id=682099<br />http://www.articlealley.com/article_2098694_15.html<br />http://va-mom.com/2010/02/24/myths-about-virtual-assistants-2/<br />http://provirtualhelp.com/<br />
  72. 72. PICTURE SOURCES:<br />
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