When you run your own business, it’s easy to feel stressed with the number of tasks that you need to do daily from speaking to customers to ensuring that all of the administration work is completed to a high standard. It’s not an easy job but it does have it’s perks. Unfortunately sometimes being a business owner can become so overwhelming that those so-called ‘perks’ may seem non-existent.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant may be the answer to all of your business problems. A Virtual Assistant can help you to reclaim your time so that you don’t need to worry about the smaller tasks that used to consume you.
But like anything in life, a Virtual Assistant has pro’s and con’s, which I’ll share with you, so you can make up your own mind if hiring a Virtual Assistant is the right decision for you and your business.
You only pay for the hours worked
With a Virtual Assistant, you only need to purchase the hours that you need for your business.
Many Virtual Assistants will have their own packages that you can choose from, for example, 10
hours a week or 20 hours per month. This means that you won’t have to pay for full-time hours,
when you may only need assistance part-time.
Bigger talent pool to choose from
As a Virtual Assistant works online, this means that you can literally hire anyone from anywhere in the world, as long as you’re happy with the time difference or they are ok to work in your time zone.
This means that you have a larger selection of people to choose from, rather than the limited number of people who may hold the talents and skill set you desire locally.
A Virtual Assistant is a contractor or business partner, rather than an employee
A Virtual Assistant will be very interested in your business and getting you the results you want as they are invested in getting good results for their own company and no that how they work with you will reflect on their company.
Can’t monitor a Virtual Assistant as they are not in your office.
A Virtual Assistant will normally work remotely rather than your office, which means you won’t be able to see them whilst they work. However, there is software available where you can track the hours worked by a Virtual Assistant. But realistically as you are so busy running a business, you won’t have the time to sit and monitor each person, so a Virtual Assistant not being based in the same office as you should have little or no impact.
Now that you know the pros and the cons you can make your own decision as to whether a Virtual Assistant is the right fit for your business.
If you want to find out more about increasing your revenue and working with a Virtual Assistant, you can download my free eBook now here.
My name is Selina Johnson and I'm a Business Support Expert providing Virtual Business Support to businesses. We help SME's with administrative, technical and creative support so you are free to grow your business and increase your profits.
Contact us today to discuss how we can add value to your business.
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