We’ve all been in a position where we find ourselves working ridiculously long hours, staying up late and cancelling personal plans.
The workload never seems to go down and it can all get a little too much.
There is a way to overcome this – by hiring a Virtual Assistant!
Here are five reasons why you should hire one today!
1. Reduced Costs
We all want to save money right? By hiring a virtual assistant you can reduce your overhead costs by up to 78%.
Virtual assistants will usually charge an hourly rate meaning you will only ever pay for the work that is actually completed. So you can say goodbye to recruiting employees that end up making more cups of tea a day than they do work!
Additionally, virtual assistants are independent contractors so there’s no need to worry about taxes, pension schemes, national insurance and sick pay.
2. Increased Efficiency
Outsourcing for those tasks nobody wants to do can save you so much time in the long run. This means you can spend more time focusing on those tasks that really matter. So you’ll never need to worry about them again.
Tasks you could outsource are…
- Email management
- Diary management
- Social media management
- Data entry
- Internet research
3. Increase Your Business Operations
When business demands increase suddenly, virtual assistants can be on hand to cover the extra workload and take some of the weight off your shoulders!
You can hire them quickly taking away the stress of a lengthy recruitment process that would normally need to be followed.
4. Offer Customer Service 24/7
Many large businesses will have customers spread all over the world. However when your staff are all based within the same time zone it can make providing 24/7 customer service difficult.
Fortunately, virtual assistants work remotely therefore you can hire them from anywhere across the world to work within different time zones.
Offering 24/7 customer service means happy customers as they’ll receive prompt replies!
5. More Time For Strategic Thinking
As virtual assistants tend to focus on the non core tasks within the business it frees up more of your valuable time to enable you to focus on the important tasks needed to grow your business.
Therefore you are able to set goals, create strategic plans and ultimately, grow!
If you are looking for an extra pair of hands and would like to find out more information drop me an email and we can have a chat.