Scaling-up your business? Virtual assistants can help you scale faster
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, moving away from the day to day to focus on the bigger picture can feel impossible.
Time, workload and lack of people support are just a few hurdles which can slow you down, making the growth stage a far more stressful process than it needs to be.
What exactly is a virtual assistant, I hear you ask?
More than just an automated pop-up on your screen, virtual assistants are another name for remote workers who you can recruit online to help you achieve your everyday business and personal goals.
Hiring in help comes with an upfront cost (there’s no way around that) but as it’s 2021, times have changed and with it the rise of the virtual assistant. It has never been easier to have all your business needs met online, provided to you by a friendly face on the other side of a computer screen.
1) Invest now to save money later
As you pay a competitive hourly rate on a non-contractual basis for VA services, you have support on-demand. That means you can avoid rushing into recruiting permanent salaried staff (and all the associated costs) until you are ready to. This takes away any financial risk and reduces stresses at a time when scaling up requires as much help as you can draft in.
- You only pay for the support you need on an hourly rate/package basis (so no commitment clauses to worry about)
- Reduce labour costs (hourly rates are much cheaper than paying taxes, holiday/sick pay and other benefits) compared with a salaried staff member
- You can outsource tasks at a much-reduced cost than what it would equate to in a full-time permanent recruit
(Tim Ferriss, The 4 Hour Work Week)
“Having a virtual assistant is an investment not an expense. It will be repaid in a maximum of 10 – 14 days after which it is pure timesaving profit”.
2) Win back your valuable time
The process of hiring virtual assistants is efficient and seamless. Once you have briefed the work and set the deadlines, you can put the tasks to the back of your mind. This frees up processing time to concentrate on business critical elements, that you may have been neglecting whilst trying to manage day to day.
It goes without saying, the benefits surpass the work environment – you can find time for networking, planning and spending more time with your family and friends instead of working all that overtime.
3) Get access to diverse skill sets
With the convenience of having business professionals on demand as you need them, you also get access to a team with varied and diverse skill sets to compliment yours.
From office support to marketing and personal assistance, VA services can greatly enhance your current offering. You can offload all those time-consuming (and) tedious jobs that have been eating up all your precious time.
4) Focus on what you do best
By handing off menial tasks to virtual assistants, you can get back to doing the things you love and the work that requires your undivided attention. Even if you feel like you are good at all the other work, a new perspective may freshen things up and get you better results. VAs are the swiss army knives of business and are trained and ready to handle anything you throw their way.
…the goal is to free your time to focus on bigger and better things. You can make more money by doing half of what you do.
Your virtual business assistant
If you’ve reached the point where you’re spread too thinly, hiring VA services could work out to be an amazing return on investment, boosting your business to new levels.
With freed-up time comes less commitment, clarity of mind and more focus.
If you want to achieve balance in your work or scale up your business, hiring the services of virtual assistants is the most sensible risk-free solution, which will revolutionise the way you do business.
It’s a no brainer!
Written by Lisa Bamforth
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