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By hiring a virtual assistant, you're able to delegate tasks, and concentrate on all the other important stuff. For example, this may include responding to customer service emails, answering calls, scheduling appointments, and overseeing projects.
Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? No problem. Try hiring a virtual assistant to take the pressure off. Does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done? Are you and your staff trying to run a business and, at the same time, keep up with the never-ending admin demands? It’s time to hire a virtual office assistant. These talented professionals are the ultimate multi-taskers. They make your life easier by helping your business run more efficiently.
But what exactly does a virtual assistant (VA) do? And why do you (and your business) need one?
There was a time when the terms "work-from-home" and "freelancer" had negative connotations. Not anymore. Many of these independent workers are virtual assistants. They work online from a remote location and handle specific tasks for a company.
Anytime is a good time to add another skilled professional to your team. You might especially want to hire a VA if:
If any of these situations apply to you, there’s no doubt you could get the help you need from a qualified VA. What if you’re on a tight budget? Don’t worry. Hiring a virtual assistant is probably more affordable than you think!
There are more benefits of hiring a virtual office assistant; here are just a few examples to consider:
1. Reduced labour costs
If you hire another full-time employee, you’ll not only have to pay his salary but also:
On the other hand, virtual assistants work as independent contractors. This means they handle all their own expenses, including taxes, medical aid and pension / provident funds. You simply hire them to perform a specific job, pay them for their time, and that’s it. Think of all the money you’ll save that can be better used elsewhere!
2. Increased productivity
In a standard 8-hour workday, the average office worker does less than 5 hours of actual "productive" work. Why pay one more employee to surf the internet and chat at the coffee station? Virtual assistants work differently. Without the distractions of an office environment, they’re able to focus and dedicate their time to getting tasks done. Because they’re self-employed, their number one goal is client satisfaction. If they start slacking off and missing deadlines, it’s unlikely the company will hire them for future work, this resulting in a loss of income for them. For this reason, virtual assistants are a highly motivated bunch!
3. Increased flexibility
With a VA, you’re not saddled to a 9-5 workday. They work around your schedule and are there when you need them. If you’re in different time zones, that can work to your advantage, too. Rather than assigning eight-hour shifts, you can develop a schedule that maximizes output while keeping costs in check. And, in the unlikely event that you’re dissatisfied with your VA, you can simply end the contract and hire a different assistant. It’s not always that simple with a full-time employee!
4. Improved work quality
How much time do you spend every day on “busy” work like checking emails, answering phone calls, or managing your website or social media? How much more productive could you be if someone was there to handle all those nonessential tasks for you? Then you’d be able to dedicate more time to growing and marketing your business. You’ll also save the time and hassle of constantly re-training your employees. Rather than educating them on every new technology that comes along, why not hire a professional VA who already has all those skills?
5. Reduced risk in scaling operations
Maybe you’re at a point with your business when you’re not entirely sure what’s going to happen next. The numbers are pointing towards growth, but you don’t know when or how quickly that will happen. This is another situation where a virtual office assistant could be the perfect solution. Rather than taking on new employees, hiring a VA would help you manage your work volume without breaking your budget. If business picks up and you need more help, simply hire another VA to see you through the transition. Again, this is where a VA comes in. No matter what job needs completing, you can find a qualified virtual assistant who has the skill set you’re looking for.
Now that you know how beneficial a virtual office assistant can be for your company, what’s stopping you from hiring one?
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