Imagine you have more time throughout the week to do what you want to do and focus on the big picture items within your business. You are probably thinking that sounds great, but that will never be a reality. If you often feel overworked, stressed, and overwhelmed a virtual assistant can be your business’s secret weapon.
So, when should you hire a virtual assistant?
Hire a Virtual Assistant When You Are Just Starting Out
By deciding to hire a virtual assistant instead of an in-house assistant, you could save $60,160 per year. When you are first starting a business, you may not have a huge budget. No worries, with hiring a virtual assistant, you do not need to pay for overhead costs, medical insurance, and other benefits.
Also, virtual assistants are usually more experienced, more efficient, and more connected than the employee which means they will devote far less time to projects while still doing a fantastic job.
Remember, you also have flexible options to pay virtual assistants by the hour. You will no longer have to pay for bathroom breaks, lunches, and social time. Your VA can do 8 hours of work in 3 to 4 hours.
When you are starting your business, you will need professionals who can get their work done efficiently and someone who knows your industry inside and out. That is what we provide here at Bolster.
You will not have to account for time, money, and resources to train individuals when you decide to outsource. Outsourcing saves you hundreds and fewer headaches in the long run.
Hire a Virtual Assistant When Your Business is Growing
So, what if you already have an established business and now are rapidly growing? You will need more time to focus on executive decisions, your company’s vision and goals, creating products, etc.
You will need someone to help balance your workload, and that is where we come in. Our virtual assistants can help you with your business objectives. Do you want to start marketing and email campaigns, need a bookkeeper to track expenses or want to re-brand that old logo and website?
When your business is growing, hiring an employee may set you back financially, so we advise that you hire a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants can also play the role of your project manager during your growth period.
You can use virtual assistants to quickly deal with sudden scope increases and then slowly hire full-time employees once things have settled down.
When You Have Repetitive Tasks That Are Non-Core
Most companies have tasks that are done to keep the business running. They could also be referred to as jobs that take place behind the scenes. These tasks often occur weekly and as someone who is self-employed or an executive, you may not want to spend time doing these.
Companies repetitive and non-core tasks often include:
- Data entry
- Responding to emails
- Conducting market research
- Customer support
By outsourcing these types of non-core tasks, you can focus on what you do best. You can use the time to strategically plan future steps for your business. This will allow you to set long-term goals that will guide your company to better performance and success.
When You Have Big or Small One-Time Projects You Can’t Do Yourself
The great thing about virtual assistants is that they are not a one-size-fits all model. You can pay hourly, by project, or monthly.
Maybe you have one project that you have been putting off to the side for a while. Why not outsource it so that it is one less thing you have to worry about. Sit back and rest knowing that your projects are in good hands and that it will be completed by your deadline.
Virtual assistants are trained in specific areas and have years of professional experience with specific tasks. There are so many versatile virtual assistants you can choose from. They may be administrative assistants, web developers, writers, digital marketers, the list goes on.
When You Have Customers Across The Globe
Many businesses have an international reach.
However, you may not be able to provide the best customer service when you have customers worldwide.
One great service that VA’s can provide is 24/7 customer support. So that when you are operating in your California office during business hours and your Australian customers are asleep, you don’t have to keep your office open 24/7. Instead, have a virtual assistant handle your calls and chat support online.
What Are You Waiting For?
Why hire a Virtual Assistant?
The answer is simple.
They can streamline your work activities in no time!
They can efficiently handle the tough projects, non-core work tasks, and free up your time to focus on strategic planning.
Also, they are skilled at what they do, don’t need constant supervision, and it saves you tons of money – it is a win-win!