Virtual PA Studio

Popular Misconceptions About Virtual Assistants

If you are contemplating hiring a virtual assistant, you might have heard a few misconceptions regarding the ins and outs of the industry. So, we are here to put your mind at ease and help you with your decision-making process.

Our Top 5 Misconceptions:

  • Hiring a virtual assistant is expensive and a luxury that only a few businesses can afford.
  • A virtual assistant is not to be trusted with confidential data or sensitive information.
  • My virtual assistant does not need an overview of how company systems work.
  • Virtual assistants can only perform basic administration tasks.
  • Virtual assistants are at my disposal 24/7.

The Truth in a Nutshell:

The benefits of hiring a virtual assistant are well-researched. Here is what you need to know:

Cost Effectiveness

Hiring a virtual assistant from a reputable company, like Virtual PA Studio, is very cost-effective for start-ups, small businesses, or large corporations. Packages involve monthly subscriptions ranging from 15 to 160 hours, depending on the scope of work and at an affordable hourly rate that suits your budget.

Peace of Mind

Our virtual assistants work in many industries in various roles, complementing the business and enhancing productivity. When dealing with IP or sensitive data, you can rest assured your VA is trustworthy as we implement best business practices regarding non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality.

Knowledge Sharing

Depending on the nature of work required and if there are customised software systems or specific processes to follow, your VA must be well acquainted with the business to meet requirements. The expectations are set during kick-off meetings and monthly feedback sessions.


We employ highly qualified and experienced staff who are well-versed in all aspects of business, not just administration! Our holistic service portfolio includes administrative, design, web, and marketing specialists well versed in simple to complex tasks or projects.


Unfortunately, VAs (if not contracted permanently and within regular working hours) will not be available 24/7 due to various factors. Commitment to availability is confirmed during the kick-off meeting. Although our VAs are known to go the extra mile in extreme emergencies or deadlines, we encourage treating your VA as one of your staff to preempt any unforeseen issues.

Working with a virtual assistant can be life changing. To quote Michael Hyatt, “A virtual assistant is the secret weapon of highly productive people.”

Take the first step by emailing Storm at to see how you can elevate your business with a virtual assistant today.