Time is precious. Fact be told, there’s not always enough of it. So if you are like me, perhaps you have been considering the pros and cons of hiring a virtual assistant. In my eyes, the best virtual assistant service will first and foremost save you time! Most of us have too much on our plates already, so if you are paying to outsource tasks, I’d say you’re going to want to make sure those tasks delegated save you time. The more the better.
Another way a virtual assistant can help is that they can have you present in more than one place at the same time. If you have a virtual meeting online, or a Twitter Party you have to host, why not let your VA run your business for awhile why you are gone? They can answer phones, perform receptionist and office duties, file online paperwork, perform data entry, write up a blog post, do some handy dandy video editing, and so much more! I guess the question to really ask then, is how don’t they help??
When it’s time to hire a virtual assistance service, and if you’re struggling with staying afloat of all that you have to do, then believe me, it’s time… then here are some tips to help you in hiring the best one for you.
When your major goal in hiring a virtual assistant company is to try and save time, you want to consider all of these factors because without them, you could be faced with more things taking up your time, instead of a VA relieving it.
Hiring a virtual assistant is certainly not going to be free, but it is going to be more affordable than hiring a part or full-time employee. There are any tasks you can outsource to a remote team or online assistant that a new employee would provide. Why not take advantage of the benefits and cost reduction of having those tasks done instead by a virtual assistant?
Think about it, with an online assistant, you won’t have to pay insurance. You won’t have to re-arrange your day to accommodate their lunchtime dentist appointment that is going to run over. And you won’t have to pay them holiday or vacation pay. With online virtual assistant, you pay as you go. That means if you need them for one hour, one day, one week, a month or even half a year, you can hire simply for the tasks you need done, when you need them… and go about your other obligations without guilt, worry or the additional payroll to worry over.
The cost of a virtual assistant will likely pay for itself many times over too, and if I’m not mistaken you will see that happening very quickly. I know for me, social media account interaction takes up a large portion of my day. Hiring a VA would allow me to outsource that task and work more on building solid face-to-face or virtual relationships with my actual customers, while at the same time the online assistant would be working to attract new ones. That definitely sounds like a win-win. Yes? It would also be a major time saver, which is the whole reason I will soon be looking into a virtual assistance company.
Conclusion: If you are overloaded and have not time left to yourself at the end of the day, a virtual assistant company can help! When you’re ready to take back your life, but still have your business flourish, a virtual assistance company could definitely be the way to go. I am considering it. Are you?