Hiring a virtual assistant might just be the thing you need to keep all your to-dos on track while saving time and money in the process. A Virtual Assistant is much cheaper than a PA. They get the job done as efficiently and creates more time for you to focus on what matters in your business.
What is a virtual assistant?
Virtual Assistants, or VA, is someone you outsource to help you with specific or generic administrative tasks. If you have too many things on your to-do list, a VA is the person who can help you through it. You can dedicate more of your time focusing on improving the parts of your business you’re passionate about.
Whether you’re spending more time with your family, or a much-needed rest at the end of the day – a VA will open up so many options for you. They can help you by getting through your to-do list a lot quicker. But what else can a VA do?
What does a VA do?
The better question would be, “what DON’T they do?”
A VA has a wide range of skill sets. They can handle your email, keep your calendar up to date, file documents and schedule your meetings and appointments. Some more of the tasks that they can do for you are:
- Data entry and management
- Managing contact lists
- Creating and organizing spreadsheets
- Doing comprehensive research online
- Email Management
- Social Media Content Management
If what you need isn’t on this list, part of the VA job description is learning new skills! All you have to do is to specify what you need from them. In other words, VA’s are a godsend for the ultra-busy entrepreneur with too much on their plate.
Additionally, a virtual assistant is so much more preferred than a personal assistant. A PA costs more money and more overhead space when a VA does the same jobs. The benefits of hiring a VA, even on a per-project basis, will be most beneficial. Especially if you’re handling too many clients at a time.
How will a VA save me time and money?
Hiring a virtual employee instead of a physical office admin or secretary saves you a lot of money because they are cheaper and do the same jobs as a PA.
By hiring a VA, you’re able to free up a lot of time for your business and focus on the expertise you offer to your clients. Admin tasks are, of course, very important to the survival of a company. However, they don’t require your business expertise to be done. Focus on the things you have to do or have more time with your family while having more work done.
A VA can save you money not only because they’re much cheaper than in-house assistants, but because they allow you to focus on the profit aspects of your business. Because you no longer have to file orders or organize spreadsheets, you have time to envision better systems, plans, or ideas for your business.
In summary, a VA is just like a personal assistant who does all their tasks online, and less heavy on the budget. They will get the job done on time, no matter where they are.