Your business is growing, and you are busier now more than ever. You could use an extra set of hands, so someone suggested that you should use a virtual assistant. However, you have no idea what a virtual assistant is or for that matter, how they can help you. If that is the case, it is time for you to become virtual and hire a virtual assistant.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is a highly skilled professional who offers business support services virtually. This consists of an individual located off site and working remotely. Virtual Assistants are independent contractors and entrepreneurs who specialise in providing an array of services such as administrative, creative & technical support.
Benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant
- Valuable Skill Set – We are highly skilled independent contractors who have a broad range of experience. Most of us work in a specific niche, meaning we will understand your industry better than someone who doesn’t focus on a niche.
- Saving on Hiring a Full-Time Employee – A key benefit to using a virtual assistant for your business is the saving aspect. By working with a virtual assistant, you will save on costs such as the amount of time and money spent on interviewing and training a new employee. This also includes the cost of employee benefits such as health insurance, employee-related benefits, and tax savings. As virtual assistants, we are responsible for our own bookkeeping and taxes. You will not have to worry about incurring such costs.
- Save on Office Space – As contractors, we work off site. This allows you to save on expenses such as ordering a new desk and purchasing a computer. As a matter fact we use our own resources, So you save on the space that a new employee would incur. This is a win, particularly if you happen to work remotely or independently yourself. You can work remotely and at the same time have the additional assistance you need.
- Only Pay for Time Spent on Projects – This is a great benefit for your business budget. When you utilise a virtual assistant, you only pay for time spent on projects. So, you can budget for the projects that have a high priority for your business.