There are a heap of reasons a Virtual Assistant can be a valuable asset to your business. I have noted five of the most common ones.
1. BUSINESS HOURS CAN BE WORKED AROUND
A Virtual Assistant is just like a Personal or Executive Assistant, yet they don’t usually work from your office. They freelance or contract their work out to businesses and even individuals remotely from their own space. So an email at anytime of the day is no problem. Just ensure you don’t step outside their boundaries. They do need personal time too.
2. THEY TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS
You are busy at work, have a heap of documents to write, keep up with all your emails and social media messages and be present to actually run your business. A VA can free up your time by doing these tasks for you!
3. SAVE MONEY ON EMPLOYMENT COSTS
If you employ someone to do your work, you would usually need to pay your employee an hourly rate. On top of that, there may be penalty rates, Superannuation, annual leave, personal leave and possibly other bonuses. You also need to ensure you have adequate insurance and pay their tax.
Yes its still good to have an employee to do the tasks you want done and you most likely still will, however; hiring a VA cuts all these extra expenses out. You can get the same work done for less.
4. ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU ASK FOR
A Virtual assistant will consult with you to discuss your requirements.
Whether you need someone to help you for only a few hours a day, do specific tasks on a continual basis, or just one project, a Virtual Assistant can help you meet your needs.
A Virtual Assistant will manage your requirements with set fees and invoice you accordingly. The best bit is you only pay for what you ask for.
5. COMMUNICATION IS EASY
You don’t have to manage a Virtual Assistant. Help is just an email or phone call away. There are no monthly check ins, writing reports, probation periods. If you have a question or need something done, you just contact them. If you feel your work is not completed to standard or as requested, they are obliged to make it right. They work with you to ensure your needs are met to the highest standard.
I can go on about the benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant – I will just leave it here.