7 Excellent Reasons Why You Need a Virtual Assistant
Firstly, you may ask the very simple (yet very important question) of “What is a Virtual Assistant”?
Virtual Assistants (VAs) are usually self-employed professionals who carry out many different administrative tasks, whilst being remotely located.
Secondly, you may ask the even more important question of “Why do I need a Virtual Assistant”?
I can think of SEVEN very good reasons.
- To save you money
VAs cost less than a permanent employee with full benefits, there are no office space costs to accommodate them and you only pay for actual time spent working. Also, you are not paying permanent employees during down times, saving you money on operational expenses.
- To catch up on administrative tasks
Sometimes you must admit to yourself as a business owner that you are overwhelmed. You also need to remind yourself that you can’t do everything by yourself. Administration is one of the tasks that you can easily delegate to a VA to get on top of things and go back to being productive.
- To utilise their expertise
Many VAs specialise in a certain area and can therefore bring their expertise to the table. For example I am a qualified HR professional and can assist you in all aspects of Human Resources, I can even train your staff if required. VAs are also not restricted by location so you have access to global talent.
- To focus on what you do best
As a business owner your time is valuable and some things are worth paying someone else to do! You know you could really make a significant difference in your business if you could focus more on what you and only you can do. Delegate – free up your time – go back to doing what you love and what makes you happy (and successful).
- To provide a better service for your customers
You can delegate recurring tasks to your VA such as client follow-up, content creation and email marketing/management. Streamlining this type of business activity and creating consistency is essential. This then frees up yourself and full time staff to focus on core operations and concentrate on your customers.
- To progress your business
If you can satisfy steps 1-5 you are on your way to growing your business with the help of a VA. You never know your VA may become a trusted business “partner” who can also assist you in other areas of your organisation.
- To give you your life back!
Taking all the above into consideration, how much time, money and effort is hiring a great VA going to save you? Time that you can devote to your business, your family and most importantly to yourself!
This list may prove to you that the common misconception of some small business owners that their only option is to hire a full time, permanent and physical assistant, is an out-dated one!
So what are you waiting for? Do you need any more reasons to contact me to see how I might be able to help you move your business forward?
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