The role of a virtual assistant can vary massively. However you chose to use a virtual assistant, there are a few ways that they could help. Let’s take a look at three of them.
Many people have never heard of virtual assistants, and those that have can’t see how they could ever need one. Surely, virtual assistants are just for super busy people running huge businesses that haven’t got the time to organize themselves? However, more small businesses owners, solopreneurs and even bloggers and freelancers are turning to the services of a virtual assistant.
The role of a virtual assistant can vary massively. From setting up a whole Virtual HQ and having someone help with all elements of your online life, to someone just answering calls when you are busy. You can employ a virtual assistant full-time so that there’s always someone there to help, for just a few hours a week to make a few calls and reply to some emails. Or on a freelance basis as and when you need them, so you aren’t wasting money on services that you don’t need when things are tight. However you chose to use a virtual assistant, there are a few ways that they could help. Let’s take a look at three of them.
You’ll Have More Time
Employing a virtual assistant for just a few hours a week could save you so much more than that. Think of all of the time you spend making and answering phone calls. Then, all the time that you spend on the phone explaining the tiny details of your business. This is the time that you can’t be spending doing other, more important things. Things that could make a real difference and really help your business to grow. But, at the same time, you don’t want to stop answering these calls. It could be something important, and you want to make all of your customers feel valued.
One of the main reasons people put off hiring virtual help is the cost. But, time is money in
business. What you spend on a virtual assistant could be well worth what you get from the extra free hours in your week.
You’ll Be Happier
Of all those calls that take time, how many of them do you find really annoying? How often do you find yourself close to saying “this information is on our website”? Hire a virtual assistant, and you’ll never have to do this again. They can field the calls, give out information and even gather any information that you need from your callers. Without interrupting your day at all.
You’ll Save Money
Do you currently hire a receptionist or a PA? Hiring a VA instead could actually save you a lot of money in a few different ways. Firstly, you only need to employ them when you need them, instead of having to give them hours to meet their contract when you can’t afford it. Also, hiring freelancers means that you don’t have to worry about tax, sick pay, holiday pay or over time. You pay them for what they work. They are responsible for paying their own tax and looking after their own income.
Virtual assistants can save you time, money and reduce your stress levels. Sounds good, right?