The Benefits of Hiring a PA or a VA

The Benefits of Hiring a PA or a VA

The Benefits of Hiring a PA or VA

There are many benefits to hiring a personal assistant (PA) or a Virtual Assistant (VA). Both essentially do the same things, especially when authors come to mind. I happen to be both, an author and a VA. To me, a personal assistant is someone who helps out off of the computer. As much as I would love to do that, I have a full-time job, so I am stuck being a virtual assistant for now. In this article, I will tell you the top five benefits of hiring a PA or VA (even if you aren’t an author, you may still benefit from such services.

Before I continue, please note that while I primarily work with authors, I am happy to work with other small business owners. I have an associates degree in Office Technology and over 15 years of office assistant experience. For information on my services, you can visit the Quillity Author Services website,


Benefit #1 Time Management

One of the many things that a PA or VA often does, is time management. They help their clients manage their calendars and perform tasks to increase their time.

Benefit #2 Encouragement

One of the most important roles of a PA/VA is to provide support and encouragement to their clients. This is especially important to those of us who work with authors. As an author myself, I often feel discouraged when I hit writer’s block, or am going through a tough spot in life. That is why I started Quillity Author Services.

Benefit #3 More time to Write

Having a VA or PA is supposed to give you, the author more time to write. Or, if you are a small business owner, more time to spend with your family. The more tasks the assistant has to do, the more time you should have for yourself!

Benefit #4 You don’t have to deal with promotion on your own!

One of the most common tasks us assistants do for our clients is social media promotion. I don’t know about you, but when I published my first book, I didn’t know a darn thing about promoting. I relied on my friends and family. While they purchased my book, it only got me so far. Twitter was just becoming a thing, and I barely understood Facebook. I know I’m not alone, so I am always happy to help fellow authors get the word out there.

Benefit #5 We will fanboy/fangirl over you!

We are there to support you in all areas of your business. Yes, believe it or not, being an author is a business. It is our job to love your work and you. When pair with the right assistant, you might just have yourself a new fan. When this happens, it is amazing the results you will see from the marketing. Plus, who doesn’t love a fan?


There you have it, folks, those are some benefits that I see to having an assistant. Can you think of some benefits that I may have missed to having an assistant? If so, feel free to drop a line in the comments.



2018: A Look Ahead

2018: A Look Ahead

What’s in store for 2018:


Hello 2018, and goodbye 2017! 2017 flat out sucked! I ended up in the hospital in August with Legionnaires disease for a week. Took me two months to fully recover from that. Earlier in the year, I also lost my aunt Mary, and in October, we lost our good friend, Fr. Joe Granata.


Writing took the back burner while all of this went on. But, on the positive side, I started my own Virtual Assistant business which is where I focused my energy the last half of 2017.


Severing ties with my last publisher I think also affected my writing. I was deeply hurt seeing so many of my friends affected by some poor choices made on the publishers end. Pleass note, I am purposefully leaving out the name of the person and company. But, my muse is bouncing back and I am getting my short stories ready to be re-published.


I have two amazing editors and two amazing cover designers. In fact, I will schedule a cover reveal for To Hell and Back sometime over the next few weeks. Apparently I never really displayed it. I am hoping to re-release To Hell and Back in early April.


As you can see by the look of the site, I am in the process of giving it an overhaul. There is so much that I want to put on it. However, it is going to take some time for me to complete.


I hope to blog more often this year as well. It will help me keep with writing, even if I am not writing any books.


Well, that’s all the updates I have right now, but now you know why I haven’t been blogging the last year. Well, that will change! I have a lot of projects planned in my head, and will be happy to blog about them here!


But, until then, happy blogging and happy new year!





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Hello everyone, and welcome to my new site! My name is Roxanne Daveney, and I am an author as well as a business woman. I run many different websites all of which you will find links to throughout this site. Of course, the primary topic of this site will be my publications and my various works in progress.

I write anything from fantasy to LBGTQ books and roleplaying. You. Might see me from time to time highlight some storylines that I have going on in my roleplaying.

You might see me post either a book or product review from time to time. This DOES NOT MEAN I AM ACCEPTING REVIEW REQUESTS. I just wanted to put that out there. I have a mile long TBR list that I want to get through first, so any books that I review will be from that. I am also an avid Pokemon and Sims player.

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