Virtual assistants or VAs are heaven-sent especially to small business owners. Most small business owners are a one-man show. But when things start to pick up and project starts to pour in, they might not be able to handle everything on their own. Instead of focusing on the core service of their business, they will be tied up doing routine things. Having all the necessary tools you need to succeed will not work unless you accept the fact that you need someone to help you. This is where a VA comes in.
Nowadays, working with a VA is such a common thing. A lot of small business owners would rather hire a VA than set-up a physical office. You can start with just one VA. As your business thrives, you can add more VAs to your team.
There are several reasons why hiring a virtual assistant will be good for you and your company. Here are 4 reasons why:
Saves you money in labor costs. Most VA doesn’t work full-time. You only pay for the hours they work. Plus there you are not obligated to pay for taxes or health insurance. They can take sick and vacation leaves, but you are not expected to pay for those too unless you have a prior agreement about these.
Get expert service. Virtual Assistants are experts in their field. They take their work seriously, especially if they want to advance in their careers. They know that there’s a fierce competition online and if they want to be noticed, they have to excel in what they do. So when you commission a VA doing a task or project for you, you can be assured that they will perform well.
Tasks will be completed even before the deadline. Working with a virtual assistant will ensure that your tasks or project will be completed even before the set deadline. This is because there will be minimal interruption to the work process. Commuting, traffic and inclement weather will not be a problem. Unless, of course, other natural calamities will prevent your VA from working. But generally, you can expect deadlines to be met.
Terminate service anytime. If you have full-time employees, firing them or letting them for any reason, will not be easy. There are employment laws to consider and you wouldn’t want to be sued for unlawful termination. If you are working with a Virtual Assistant, you will not have to face these problems. When you are not satisfied with your VA’s work or if she started missing deadlines or keep making the same mistakes, you can easily let go of her. But you have to explain to her the reasons why you decided to terminate her services. This will also help her become a better VA.
Virtual Assistants can really help in growing your business by increasing productivity and sales.
If you’re a business owner who wants to focus on growing your business and leave day to day operations to a virtual assistant, I’d like to invite you to take the next step with a FREE “Strategy Call” with UK-based outsourcing expert, Yeukai Kajidori.
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