What Is A Virtual Assistant?

There Are Many Misconceptions About What A Virtual Assistant Is And What They Are Not.

One of the biggest ones I see is that Virtual Assistants are “employees” or “hourly workers“. Both of these are false.

In this week’s video blog I talk about a few of these misconceptions as well as what a Virtual Assistant is.

Thanks for listening.

I’d love to hear what you think. Please take a moment to leave a comment below and share your thoughts and questions. Or, feel free to share what you learned from this video.

Enjoy your day – Susan

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Written by Susan Mershon

Susan Mershon started The Techie Mentor™ in 2013 to teach Virtual Assistants her no-fluff approach to the systems and skills they need to build and automate a successful business.

With a strong base in project management, Susan brings her love of systems and teaching to offer in-depth training and mentoring to new and experienced Virtual Assistants.

She’s taught over 5,000 students her unique systems and strategies that focus on offering high-end skills that give you the freedom to work when and where you want.

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  1. Djwanna Butler

    You have confirmed that I am expressing what a VA does and is correctly when I speak to potential clients. Thanks for the information.

    • SE Mershon

      Great, thank you for taking the time comment Djwanna.

  2. Melissa

    Great Vlog! I could have used that when I first started. Huge mistake to charge an hourly rate! Looking forward to next week’s Vlog. I stopped telling people I’m a VA and simply say what I do and add in the word “virtually”. When someone asks me what a VA is I tell them that it is a person who is an expert in his/her field that you contract with virtually. If they can think of the project I can find them a VA.

    • SE Mershon

      Awesome Melissa – love your explanation!

  3. Natalie

    Great video Susan! I’ve actually had many conversations about this same topic recently, so many that I’ve now revamped my website to explain what a VA is, what a VA can do for you, and how to work with a VA. That way there’s hopefully no question about what we are, how we work, and how to work with us.
    Awesome topic!

    • SE Mershon

      Thank you Natalie, it is all about educating the public 😉

  4. Alexa

    I have to explain this to potential clients all the time!

    • SE Mershon

      I know what you mean Alexa 😉

  5. Jennifer

    Glad there are others out there that don’t really have a “resume” per se. I usually give them my LI profile to look at, as well the testimonial page on my website.

    • SE Mershon

      Hi Jennifer, your LinkedIn Profile is a great option as well especially if you have recommendations.

  6. Lisa Hart Pelton

    Great video. Good clarifications.

    • SE Mershon

      Thank you Lisa!

  7. Ruth Cringle

    Great explanation of what a Virtual Assistant is. Keep up the good work!

    • SE Mershon

      Thank you Ruth!

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