Virtual assistants, or simply called VAs, are independent contractors who provide administrative services to clients while operating remotely. It is a fact that there is an increasing demand as many businesses, no matter how big or small, hire virtual assistants to get various tasks out of their plate.
“A few years ago, I felt a flash of tightness in my chest from anger as I was sitting down to do the work I really didn’t want to do. That was a wake-up call that I needed to delegate more tasks and focus on work that I actually enjoyed doing.The best part is that the assistant I hired was thrilled to be doing this type of work, so it was a huge win-win for both of us.”
Pete Kennedy, the cofounder of Main Street ROI, stated and shared his experience on Huffingtonpost.
So how can a virtual assistant help me?
A virtual assistant’s skill sets may vary but some of the most common services they bring to the table include:
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What are the benefits of having a virtual assistant?
Benefit #1: Reduce labor and operating costs
In hiring another full time employee, apart from his salary, here are the other expenses you have to think about:
In comparison to hiring a virtual assistant, since they are independent contractors, they handle their own expenses. You are not required to pay for their taxes and insurance. Not to mention that they use their own software and equipment. A business owner also saves by choosing only to pay the virtual assistance for a single task they need done and this further reduces the expenses a company has to deal with.
Benefit #2: Productivity
A virtual assistant avoids the distractions present in a corporate setup, thus dedicating his time on getting the task efficiently done. Since their goal is to get referrals and repeat business, most virtual assistants are motivated in meeting deadlines and providing quality work.
Benefit #3: Company Growth
Since you can choose a virtual assistant with a specialized skill set, you can take on more tasks and client requests. This allows you to free up your workload to spend more time with your family and as a business owner, focus on growth and expansion. Learn more about the benefits of outsourcing for your business in our previous post by clicking here.
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