You’ve probably heard about people using a Virtual Assistant and may have thought about hiring one to help manage your business tasks, but aren't quite sure if hiring one is right for you.
As a business owner, I know you are passionate about the main goals of the business, but what about all of the small tasks that it takes to keep the business operational? The ones you dread doing or don't have time to do, but they are vital for the success of the business? That’s where a Virtual Assistant comes in, freeing up some of your valuable time by taking on these tasks for you.
HOW CAN A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT HELP?
Virtual Assistants complete so many jobs, but I’ve noted some below that might help you to think about what really is restricting your time or becoming a chore…
- E-Commerce Administration: Updating product listings, processing orders, monitoring inquires, customer support. A VA can effectively support you with all of these freeing you up to follow up on potential customers and interact further with your audience.
- Presentation Creation: If you’re presenting, why not have someone else put your slides together according to your brief, saving you valuable time to work on your words?
- Project Management: VA’s can work with you on a specific project, supporting you to organize and plan your project, working closely with the project team to ensure it is completed on time.
- Email Management: If your inbox is overflowing a virtual assistant can sort incoming mail, answer messages, and tidy things up by setting up rules & archiving.
IS HIRING A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT COST-EFFECTIVE?
A Virtual Assistant provides flexible support, so you are only paying for the hours you need. There are no agency or recruitment fees to be paid (as there are with temp services) and no insurance benefits to consider. Instead of hiring an extra member of staff, a Virtual Assistant can support you as and when you need it, usually from their own home or office, meaning you do not have to provide desk space and equipment – another cost-saving!
You can always hire a Virtual Assistant for one short-term task to see if they are the right fit. The more detail and information you can give your VA to help them understand the project, the better they will meet your expectations, but remember your VA is also an expert in their field and may have some great suggestions for you to try out. Additionally, a Virtual Assistant is also a business owner, so success in your business is success in theirs.
A freelance Virtual Assistant like me could be just what you need to help you and your business, giving you time to focus on what matters. I’m an extra pair of hands helping to move your business forward.
Schedule a planning meeting so that we can discuss your needs!