What is a VA and Why You Need One: The Benefits of Virtual Assistants

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What is a VA? A VA, or Virtual Assistant, is an online professional who provides administrative, technical, or creative services to clients from a remote location. There are many benefits to working with a VA, they can help you grow your business in many ways- by providing support with tasks such as social media management, online research, customer service, email marketing, and more.

Outsourcing some of your business tasks to a VA can save you time and money while freeing up your own time to focus on more important things.

In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of having a VA and how they can help you grow your business!

Benefits of working with a VA

Save time and energy

One of the biggest benefits of having a VA is that they can help you save time. As your business grows, there are bound to be more and more tasks that need to be done on a daily basis. Trying to do everything yourself can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burnout. I’ve been there and it’s not fun. I worked four part-time jobs at one time and burned myself out. It took about five days to recover.

A VA can take care of many of the day-to-day tasks that need to be done, such as customer service, social media management, email marketing, and more. This will free up your time so that you can focus on the things that are most important to you and grow your business.

Save money

Another benefit of having a VA is that they can help you save money. Hiring an employee can be costly, and if you only need someone for a few hours a week, it may not make sense financially.

With a VA, you only pay for the services that you need- there are no benefits or payroll taxes to worry about. You can also easily scale up or down the number of hours you need from your VA as your business grows or slows down.

One VA can’t do everything

However, just one VA can’t do everything for you. They have specific skills and can specialize in certain areas of a business.

For example, a Pinterest VA can help you with Pinterest marketing but not Facebook marketing. An admin VA can help you with admin tasks but not Instagram marketing. It’s important to find the right person for the job so that you can get the most out of their skills.

You can work with one VA and as your business grows you can work with a small team of VAs. I plan to work with a small team of VAs myself in the near future.

Where to find a VA

You can find a VA to help grow your business in Facebook groups or on LinkedIn. You can also find someone to work with at the Association of Virtual Assistants.

Want to become a VA?

Or maybe you’re interested in becoming a VA yourself. You can earn a sustainable income from home as a VA. All you need is a computer and internet connection and you can get started!

If you’re looking for more information on the benefits of having a VA or are interested in becoming one yourself, be sure to check my other blog post Becoming a Virtual Assistant.


If you are looking for ways to grow your business, a VA can be a great solution. They can help you save time and money while freeing up your own time to focus on the things that are most important to you. If you have been considering hiring a VA, I hope this blog post has helped you understand the benefits of doing so! Thanks for reading.