Why You Should Think About Adding A Virtual Assistant To Your Team
Virtual assistants are a great way to accomplish more without having to hire or pay for a full-time employee. See how adding a virtual assistant to your team can help your business flourish!
First, hiring a Virtual Assistant will help your business grow. As we have discussed before, successful entrepreneurs know how to delegate. No matter how intelligent and successful you are, it is impossible to handle EVERYTHING on your own.
As your business takes off and work piles up, hiring a virtual assistant will help you continue to focus on the big picture. Imagine how much time you could save if you had someone to help you with things like scheduling, returning emails, and budget analysis! When day-to-day operations spike, you can use your VA to help complete the projects and routine tasks that will help drive your business growth.
For this to be effective, make sure you are including your virtual assistant in your business process from the beginning. Even though they are not a full-time employee, they need to understand the workflow to collaborate effectively!
Second, location won’t stop you from hiring the best talent available. As an entrepreneur your hiring relies on quality, not quantity. The best part about hiring a virtual assistant is that there are no geographical constraints. No matter where you are you will have access to an unlimited talent pool.
There are numerous freelancer databases that help entrepreneurs connect with talented candidates all over the world– for free! This method of hiring will give and unlimited selection of talent AND significantly reduce the costs of the hiring process.
Another interesting benefit of hiring a virtual assistant is that they can provide you and your customers with support at all times. If you strategically hire someone across the world in addition to your day-to-day VA, you can ensure that your customers will always have someone to reach out to.
Also, if find inspiration in the middle of the night or have a late-night problem that needs to be solved, you will have someone to delegate to.
Finally, cost is always an issue as an entrepreneur. Hiring a Virtual Assistant instead full-time employee will help lower your business’ operational costs. Because your assistant is not physically in the office, you will save on office space. Also, your VA will be using their own office equipment like computers and phones. You can even structure your VA’s compensation differently than you would with a full-time employee.
For example, you could choose to pay your VA by project or task completed instead of a salaried or hourly structure. If you don’t have any projects that day, you won’t have to pay for 8 hours of work! You would not be required to provide the same paid sick days, vacation, or health insurance that you would to a salaried, full-time employee either. Saving on these expensive business costs will give your company room to breathe and grow.
Hiring a virtual assistant is a cost-effective, savvy way to help your business grow. Hiring a VA allows you unconventional options like contract pay and 24/7 support. Most importantly a virtual assistant helps you delegate, gives you access to the best talent, and allows you to focus on the core of your business. Who knows, maybe you’ll even have some free time left!
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