As a business owner you are wearing all the hats, which leaves you little or no time to concentrate on the core aspects of your business. If you are spending your time on unproductive tasks which are not generating value it may be time to outsource these to an expert in their field this will leave you to focus on what you do best, growing your business!
A Virtual Assistant is a highly skilled independent contractor with many years of ‘real’ corporate experience and are not an employee. Virtual Assistant’s specialise in specific areas such as administration services, social media, marketing or web site design and maintenance. Also, VAs take care of their own training and keep up-to-date on the latest technology.
By hiring a Virtual Assistant you will eliminate the cost of advertising for a full time employee or recruiting a temporary staff member including the agency fees involved. Also remember, when hiring a temporary you still need to pay them whether they are occuppied or not. Unlike hiring a full time employee, clients are not responsible for Superannuation, PAYE taxes, leave or sick pay. A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor whose hourly rate incorporates those costs. Another benefit from hiring a virtual assistant is you are only invoiced for the work completed and you have extra support as and when required and some VAs are quite often available outside of normal business hours for urgent or last minute tasks unlike a full time employee.
Virtual Assistants work remotely from their own home office so you, the client, are saving money by not having to provide extra office space, telephone, equipment or other office supplies. Outsourcing your administration tasks to a Virtual Assistant will free up your time and allow you to focus on the important aspects of your business.