Pros and Cons of Having a Super VA

Pros and Cons of Having a Super DA

People ask if they can hire someone who can wear multiple hats for their business. They want someone who can do social media, video editing, writing, creating graphics, and a couple more roles. Here are the Pros and Cons of Having a Super DA — or does this kind of virtual assistant really exist?

What is a super DA?

Before we dive further into the topic, let us first create a clear definition of a super DA.

There are different job specialties that a virtual assistant can have. At BNDA, for example, they can take specific roles like:

  • Administrative assistance
  • Web development
  • Graphic design
  • WordPress CMS
  • Audio editing
  • Video editing
  • Social media management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Others

The job market has applicants who specialize in these. A super DA, as he is often referred to on the internet, is someone who can fulfill a combination or more of these roles.

From a business owner’s perspective, having a super DA is attractive because it appears to save both time and money — time for hiring and training, and money for paying a couple of virtual assistants. It is like having two, three or more skilled, home-based online workers in one person.

What are the pros and cons of having a super DA? Let’s check them out…

1. Time

Just as the saying goes, time is gold. It is valuable, and when you’re running a business, it means money. An hour spent on less important tasks may mean an hour wasted as you could have invested it instead on high-value priorities or on things that you do best in your business.

What is that one thing that needs your attention the most, or those things that somebody else can perform better? Such things might already be telling you to hire a reliable virtual assistant.

Pros and Cons of Having a Super DA

Pro: a super DA can fulfill multiple roles

As mentioned, this kind of virtual assistant can wear multiple hats for his client. He could be doing a combination of social media, personal assistance, and content writing.

The quality of work (or performance rather) that he delivers is impressive and beyond par of other VAs you have met or heard about in the field.

You know he can deliver and trust him well because his track record shows it all.

Con: inefficiency can take its toll on your super DA

Unfortunately, each of the roles that a super DA takes has specific needs to address. Social media, for example, is not simply scheduling posts but also requires sufficient data analysis for your business to thrive on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.

With a distant assistant handling two or more roles on your behalf, he could have a hard time addressing these needs. As a consequence, he is met with a pile of tasks on his desk to work in a day.

Enter inefficiency, which means the failure of not achieving the best possible results for your business.

2. Money

To some, money gauges the collective effort of a business. To others, it is the fuel that keeps them going in their game — an asset that is almost as valuable as time.

Pros and Cons of Having a Super DA

Pro: having a super DA enables you to save money

The joy of having a super virtual assistant could come from the fact that you may no longer be needing additional workers. The amount of money you pay multiple VAs can be lessened in hiring only one.

And in the case of virtual assistants residing in countries with lower costs of living and basic salary, you get to save even more.

Apart from that, you also get to save money in terms of the mistakes that an average VA may incur in your business. The super virtual assistant is reliable enough to be needing less supervision and guidance, produce good quality results, and work his way through unexpected challenges.

Con: your super DA may achieve fewer goals

Although the super virtual assistant is capable of delivering quality results, his attention is allocated to multiple areas of opportunity and growth for your business.

He could be working on graphics, web development, and SEO — all in one day. With a variety of roles that demands his attention, he could be achieving fewer goals than your business could have achieved.

In the end, the saying that less is more may not be true with a super virtual assistant.

Final Thoughts

The thing is…

Virtual assistants are not superhumans. Neither are they robots or machines. They are peculiar humans like you and me with a limited set of capabilities.

They can be experts in a specific line of work but that does not necessarily mean that they are also experts in a couple more. No matter the amount of effort you take or how much money you invest, a super VA may not be available to help you with your business. What you can do instead is find someone you can agree with on specific terms, and work together to unlock more wins.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford, business magnate

Human as they are, their own set of limitations can be addressed for improvement. The skills that they have are their unique treasures which they themselves can hone to help propel your business forward.

To all of our dedicated VAs, thank you for choosing BNVA. We appreciate your hard work and commitment to success not just for yourselves but also for your clients. Cheers to your remarkable journey in life and career!

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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