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3 (Incorrect) Reasons Why People Refuse to Hire Virtual Assistants

Last year, we posted a blog on the hidden signs that could mean you need the help of virtual assistants to run your business. We hope it helped you make a decision—but maybe you’re still hesitating to actually go and hire a VA, even if you’ve decided that you need one. We get it, you're just being cautious and protecting your business. But today, we’re building off of that now and sharing three (incorrect) reasons that usually stop business owners from hiring VAs!

If you have any lingering doubts regarding VAs and the services that they can provide, we’ll do our best to quell them today. Let's get started!

Incorrect Reason #1: Trust Issues

It’s normal to be hesitant to work with people you haven’t met in real life. Getting to know your new hires is vital to gauge their trustworthiness. That is why for many business owners, the thought of entrusting their business to VAs scares them off completely.

Fortunately, there are ways to build rapport remotely. And many business owners tend to forget that VAs and the companies they work under are entrepreneurs just like them. They have their own precautions and hiring processes—not to mention, it’s not sustainable to have a company full of untrustworthy VAs. Their business and its reputation are on the line, too!

Most VA companies will avoid hiring candidates with undesirable traits or who seem like they could disrupt the team’s flow. As long as you do your due diligence and look for reputable companies, you can trust the quality of their services! And once you hire their VAs, rest assured that you’ll be working with people who only have one goal in mind: to help you make the most out of your business.

Incorrect Reason #2: Cost Concerns

Another common reason why people avoid VAs is they think that they’ll have to deal with a slew of unnecessary, excessive costs.

We’re here to tell you that you’re actually more likely to save on money. Why? Because of the fact that VAs…

  • …work remotely, eliminating the need for a physical office space

  • …shoulder their own taxes and other employment expenses

  • …require no additional hardware because they have their own

  • …are compensated only for their productive hours

Incorrect Reason #3: Not Knowing Enough

Some business owners outright ignore the benefits of hiring VAs due to the fact that they simply don’t know enough about them. Or they may find it hard to embrace outsourcing and cling to how it’s always been done; with in-house employees and teams.

But the times are changing. There are different benefits to hiring VAs and bringing in more people to your in-house team. And it’s not an either-or question—have a mix of both types of employees in your company. If you find the right balance and delegate tasks well, you’ll optimize your business productivity while cutting down on costs!

A little research on the advantages and disadvantages of hiring VAs can do a lot for your business. Increase your chances of finding great VAs by sticking to reputable websites or asking for help from other business owners who have experience working with VAs.

You heard the man.

And there you have it! We hope this blog helped you overcome your doubts about hiring VAs. The key to not getting burned is doing your research and being patient. In one aspect, VAs are just like any other employee; they do best when you know how to use them and where to place them in your workflows.

If you’re finally ready to make your life easier with the help of a VA, then head over to and let us know what we can do for you!

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