Virtual Assistants are qualified professionals who do the same work that a traditional office employee would, but from the comfort of their own home office. As a small business owner, you will succeed by making smart investments, and hiring a virtual assistant is one of the best investments that you can make for your business. You will be more productive and save money when working with a virtual assistant.
Virtual assistants perform most of their work online and through their phone. With a simple email or phone call, they are always ready. Even virtual meetings can be accomplished via Skype or Zoom.
2. Virtual assistants are experts in one or more areas.
Most virtual assistants have specialized training and experience in multiple fields such as bookkeeping, customer service, social media, email marketing, or content creation. Experienced virtual assistants can handle any assignment given to them in their field and they stay up to date with ever changing programs and functionalities.
3. No training costs.
When you hire a virtual assistant, you hire for a specific skill set that the assistant has already proven to be proficient in. You also won’t have to pay for a lengthy orientation normally offered to traditional office employees.
4. They allow you to get back to the bigger picture.
Virtual assistants take all the work off your plate that you don’t have time for or don’t know how to do. By freeing up your schedule and helping with your workload, a virtual assistant provides you and your business with more space to grow.
5. Access to outside advice.
Business owners who spend all day dealing with the small details of their business’ operations may not be able to see the big picture all the time. A virtual assistant will be able to get work done quickly and efficiently. They can offer advice on what they notice and catch mistakes.
6. Flexible billing.
Virtual assistants are independent contractors. They often have flexible billing terms that include monthly (value) pricing, bi-weekly, and by project options. This helps you and your VA use billing that is best suited to your situation.
7. No benefits expenses.
Hiring a contracted virtual assistant means you won’t have to pay for health, dental, vision, or life insurance, 401k, vacation time, or any other benefit that you would have to offer to a regular employee. This saves you a ton of money.
8. No equipment fees or maintenance.
Virtual assistants work from home and are responsible for all their own general business supplies including a computer, printer, office supplies, internet, and phone line.
9. No tax cost.
Virtual assistants are small business owners who contract themselves out to other businesses. This means they must file their own taxes and you won’t be responsible for paying someone to monitor their tax compliance.
10. What you need them for, when you need it.
Virtual assistants are entrepreneurs and as such understand how necessary it is to be as efficient as possible. They use their own time, money, and resources in order to get new training and improve or build new skill sets. They have very diverse clients and will be proficient in whatever you need them to do.