7 Benefits of Working with a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
Whether you have an established business, or you’re a start-up entrepreneur, you are sure to experience some peaks and lows in workload throughout the year. For example, a Real Estate Agent is likely to be very busy with selling and listing during the spring, and into the summer months, while winter months may not see so much activity. A VA has the flexibility to be there for you, as and when needed. Some Virtual Assistants offer clients the option of an hourly pay-as-you-go plan, with no monthly hourly minimum; this is a great solution for small business owners and entrepreneurs with varying workloads.
By working with a VA, small business owners and entrepreneurs free up some time. Clients might use this time to grow and develop their business, to spend more time with family and friends, or to enjoy greater work/life balance. Before you start working with a VA, be sure to have a plan of what and how you are going to take advantage of those extra hours in your day.
No Office Space
When working with a VA you’ll enjoy the cost saving benefit of not paying for additional office space for an assistant. If you work from your home office, bringing an assistant into your home may not go over well with family members living in the same home. Most Virtual Assistants work from their home offices, so no expensive office rent for you to pay, or for the home office, no family discontent.
No Equipment Expenses
If you consider all the equipment required for an in-house assistant such as: computers, software, copiers, phone system etc., not to mention furniture such as: desks, chairs, cabinets etc. the expenses can really add up. With a VA you don’t incur any of these costs. Most Virtual Assistants have a fully equipped, up-to-date home based office.
No Personnel Issues
A VA is an independent contractor, so there’s no payroll to handle. Additionally a VA is 100% productive, you don’t pay for coffee breaks, water cooler time, sick leave or wasted time, you pay only for the time spent on your task or project. When you consider you may not be keeping a full-time assistant busy 8 hours a day, 5 days a week you could enjoy some cost saving benefits by working with a VA http://jackiedeboer.com/employee-or-va
Build, Monitor & Manage your Social Networking Platforms
An effective social media plan takes time and effort; a Social Media Virtual Assistant can help you strategize and plan your social media efforts, build and grow your networks and monitor and manage content as required. At AVA we can create a social media plan best suited to your needs.
Highly Skilled Professional Partner
A good VA is highly skilled in the services he or she offers, but a great VA will take it a step further and become a true business partner, offering suggestions on how to work together as efficiently and effectively as possible. A great VA will be a sounding board for your business thoughts and ideas and an advocate for your business.
What do you see as the #1 benefit to working with a Virtual Assistant? I would love to hear your thoughts.