Virtual Assistant Myths


This post about virtual assistant myths on Jordan Malik’s blog clears up the misconceptions we have about VAs.

The article focuses on the commonly misrepresented Philippine worker and the virtual assistant myths that give these people a bad name. 

Jordan talks about his experiences working with several virtual assistants (VAs) on his businesses over the years. 3 out of 4 of the VAs he’s hired are in the Philippines, and so he has special insight on how they work. He can tell us about the virtual assistant myths floating around and what the real story is. This is a great true-life account of how the Philippine VAs he has found through FreeeUp have helped his business.

The article also gives us an overview of what VAs are and about the nature of remote work. A VA is not an employee but a freelancer or contractor that you can hire to do work but are not obligated to provide benefits and insurance or pay taxes for.

These are the virtual assistant myths about Philippine-based remote workers that Jordan tackles:

  1. Education
  2. Experience and Skills
  3. English fluency
  4. Trust
  5. Adequate compensation

The challenge that Jordan faced years ago was finding VAs that were vetted and had Amazon experience. He wound up onboarding them himself until he found FreeeUp, which became one of only two sources that he trusts. FreeeUp is built on the idea of taking away the headache of hiring – the finding, vetting, and basic onboarding – VAs. He is one of the many FreeeUp clients who have realized the great value that there is in this system and in the top remote workers that crush those pesky virtual assistant myths.


Jordan goes on to list the many worries that you avoid when using FreeeUp:

  • Holiday and 13th month pay
  • Paying for idle time
  • Onboarding 
  • New processes
  • Hiring and firing
  • Finding replacements
  • Vetting

In this linked blog post, Connor of FreeeUp explains how virtual assistants can help your Amazon or eBay business.

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Click here to read the full article on to know more about these virtual assistant myths and the truths that you should know. 

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