In need of more time? Why hiring a Virtual Assistant can benefit you, your business and your life.

17.02.17

 

Are you a business owner who tends to ignore admin tasks until the pile is big enough you cannot see over it? Are your daily tasks becoming intimidatingly impossible? Is Social Media your elephant in the room?

 

There is a laundry list of reasons why an entrepreneur, a professional or a small business owner is less productive than he should be: routine tasks are taking over, personal errands can kill productivity, the business is growing but there’s little time to focus on the core strategy, being on top of financial matters, taxes, payroll is imperative but there are never enough hours in the day.

 

The reality is that being everywhere is not possible for a small business, let alone profitable. That’s why hiring a Virtual Assistant could be the answers for all your headaches.

 

A Virtual Assistant is a highly skilled professional who offers business support services remotely on an ad-hoc or contract freelance basis. Hiring a Virtual Assistant is fast becoming a trend in almost every industry today as many businesses have realized how effective this solution can be.

 

A Virtual Assistant can save valuable time to invest in growing your business, she can save money by streamlining your processes and procedures and ultimately it’s a great way to get some of your personal life back.

There are tons of reasons why hiring a Virtual Assistant can turn your small business from mmm... to wow! but here are my top picks:

 

  • Valuable Skill Set – Virtual Assistants are highly skilled independent contractors with a range of different backgrounds (i.e. marketing, legal, administration, finance, etc.) and many years of office experience. Most virtual assistants have a broad strategic vision to understand your business as a business partner would do.
  • Saving on Hiring a Full-Time Employee – A key benefit to using a Virtual Assistant for your business is that it will save you a lot of money. Forget about costs related to hiring full-time employees, including the time and money spent on interviewing and training a new hire. No more benefits such as health insurance, employee-related benefits, and tax savings. As independent contractors, virtual assistants are responsible for their own book-keeping and taxes.
  • Saving on Office Space – Virtual Assistants work remotely, most of the time from their home office. They use the latest technology to streamline their work and keep in touch with their clients – so you can save on costs such as ordering a new desk and buying a computer. This is a win-win particularly if you happen to work remotely or independently yourself.

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  • Only Pay for Time Spent on Projects – As most Virtual Assistants charge an hourly rate or project management fee, you only pay for the effective time spent on the project or task. This means you can really control your budget allocating more resources for projects that have a high priority for your business.
  • Focus Your Time on Running Your Business – Hiring a Virtual Assistant to manage your back office allows you to focus your energies in driving the actual operations of the business rather than having to deal with the more low-value, non-billable routine tasks. When you have someone to delegate tasks to, you have more time to focus on what you do best – grow your business.
  • Manage Your Time More Efficiently – Handing over your admin and routine tasks to your Virtual Assistant, you can concentrate on what you like the most in your personal and professional life. You could finally gain some precious time for yourself to spend with your friends and loved ones. Or your could have more time to dedicate to your business creating greater opportunities to generate income.
  • Lessen Your Headaches – a Virtual Assistant can simplify your life and reduce the clutter on your mind. The more clutter there are on your work desk, the more inefficient your mind becomes. Why waste valuable time reading and sending emails and files when you’d rather develop strategies to grow your business? Transfer the responsibility to someone else, and enjoy the instant relief

 

In general, your Virtual Assistant can do so much more than simple office support. She can play an invaluable part in the growth of your business, really understanding what you need and how you like things to be done, anticipating your needs and preventing issues from arising. 

 

You can also acquire valuable information from your Virtual Assistant, who - most of the time - has worked for many years in a certain field and is an expert. Virtual Assistants can provide you with tips and valuable insights that you can use in the management of your own business - some of us may even be in the business for longer than you have been!

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