How can a Virtual Assistant help you?
Have you got too much to do to run your business? are the menial tasks taking up way to much time of yours? too many tasks but not enough time? Try hiring a virtual assistant.
Does it seem like there’s never enough time? It sounds like it’s time to hire a virtual assistant.
Multi-tasking is second nature to us and we make your life easier by helping your business run more efficiently. but what does a virtual assistant do? and why do you and your business need one? below are some benefits to having a virtual assistant in your business.
What does a Virtual assistant do?
Virtual assistant skill set vary from individual however some of the most common tasks we can perform include:
- Office administration
- Data entry/spreadsheets
- Appointment bookings
- Database management
- IT Services
- Photo Editing
- Graphic design
- Brand consultancy
- Website Audits (performance based)
- SEO Services
- Social Media Management & Marketing
- Document generation
When should I hire a virtual assistant?
Any time is a good time to add another skilled professional to your team. You might think about hiring on if:
- Your current workload is overwhelming?
- You have more paperwork than you and your staff can handle?
- Want to use your time more productively?
- Don’t want to pay another full time employee?
- You want to decrease stress levels?
- Want something done that you do not have the skill set for?
If any of these situations apply to you or your business, theres no doubt that you need to hire a virtual assistant.
What about if you’re on a tight budget? Hiring a virtual assistant is usually more affordable than you think!
What are the benefits of having a virtual assistant?
6 Very good reasons
1. REDUCED LABOUR COSTS
If you hire a full time employee, you’ll not only have to pay his salary but also:
- Sick days
- Holiday leave
- Worker’s compensation
- Medical/dental benefits
A virtual assistant is usually an independent contractor – who handles their own expenses (including taxes & insurances). You simply hire us, pay us for our time and thats it! think of all the money you’ll save that can be better used elsewhere!
2. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
In a standard 8 hour work day – the average UK office worker does a little less than 3 hours of “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. Virtual assistants are usually self employed, their number one goal is client satisfaction, if they start slacking off or missing client deadlines then it’s unlikely the client will re-hire them.
For this reason alone – virtual assistants are a highly motivated bunch of people!
3. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
With a virtual assistant you’re not restricted to a 9-5 working day. They work around your schedule and they’re there when you need them. If you’re in a different time zone, this can work to your advantage too – they can be working while your company is sleeping, no need to assign 8 hour shifts, you can develop a schedule to maximises output while keeping costs as low as possible.
In the unlikely event that you’re dissatisfied with your virtual assistant, you can simply end the contract and hire a different assistant – its not always that simple with a full time employee.
4. IMPROVED WORK QUALITY
How much time do you spend everyday on time consuming tasks such as checking emails, answering phone calls or managing your website? How more productive could you be if there was someone dealing with all of those nonessential tasks for you? You’d have more time to dedicate to growing and marketing your business. You’ll also save the time and hassle of re-training your employees.
Rather than educating them on every new technology that comes along, why not hire a virtual assistant that already has those skills?
5. REDUCED RISKS IN SCALING YOUR BUSINESS
You might be at a point where you’re not sure whats going to happen next. the figures could be pointing to growth but don’t know when or how quickly that will happen. this is another situation where a virtual assistant could be vital to your company and a perfect solution for this uncertainty.
Instead of taking on a new employee, hiring a virtual assistant would help you manage your work volume without breaking your budget. If business picks up and you need more help – hire another virtual assistant to see you through that transition.
6. SKILLS YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS
whether your business is large or small, it’s unlikely that you or your staff have every single skill you need to run it:
- What if you need to add some quality content to your website? but don’t have a website developer to hand?
- What if you need a new logo or help with branding but none of your staff are graphic designers?
- What if you need your marketing materials translated into a foreign language, but none of your staff are bilingual?
Again this is where a virtual assistant comes in, no matter what job you need completing, you can find a qualified virtual assistant who has the skill set you need.
WHATS STOPPING YOU?
Now you know how beneficial a virtual assistant is for your company, whats stopping you from hiring one? We have over 10 years experience in the graphic design, cad and office administration ranging from academic, retail, motoring and hospitality sectors. What ever type of business you own, we are confident we have the skills to make it run even better.
We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website and seeing the services we can offer you. We look forward to working with you in the future.