Hiring a virtual assistant has many advantages. These advantages apply to any size business, but they can be particularly beneficial to small businesses.
Here are a few of the reasons you should think about hiring a virtual assistant to help you.
- The cost is often much less. My hourly rate may be higher than you’d pay someone who physically works in your office. But you don’t have to pay for my health insurance, worker’s comp, or worry about me being hurt in your office. My hourly rate is all you pay. The rest is on me.
- There’s more flexibility. Do you have some work that needs to be done, but it’s not really enough to be worth going through the process of placing an ad, interviewing, and hiring someone – even part time? Or maybe you just need someone temporarily, to handle a big project or help you get caught up? With a virtual assistant, you can tailor the job to your needs. I can work one or two days a week, or even just a few hours a week. I can work for you for just a month to help you get caught up or complete that project, and then we’re done. Whatever you need, we can make it work.
- Free up your time. You didn’t get into your business to get bogged down with tedious tasks like social media, emails, and scheduling. But these are all necessary tasks, so they can’t be ignored, either. That’s where I come in. I can handle the repetitive, boring, or otherwise uninteresting-to-you tasks so you can get back to the main purpose of your business.
- Flexible scheduling. Aside from being able to hire a virtual assistant to work as few or as many hours as you need, virtual assistants often have a more flexible schedule if you need someone to be available evenings or weekends.
A virtual assistant can help you grow your business simply by taking over the day-to-day work that needs to be done, but doesn’t help you grow. You’re now freed up to tackle the big work, bringing in more clients or creating new product lines. That is well worth the expense.