Top 5 Things You Wanted to Know About a Virtual Assistant: Benefits of Outsourcing
This is the third installment in the Top 5 Things You Wanted to Know About a Virtual Assistant series. If you have followed our series; you should understand the definition of a virtual assistant and that he or she does not qualify as your employee. This post will address the benefits of outsourcing to a virtual assistant.
Whether you are a start-up business or established firm with a sudden increase in clients; a virtual assistant can help. In either scenario, (and many more) you realize that you cannot continue to maintain and grow your business alone. Now you are pondering how a VA can truly benefit your business.
Below are two ways a professional virtual assistant can benefit your business.
Saves Money: We have already established that virtual assistants are business owners and not employees. They carry their own operational expenses and taxes. You are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, benefits or insurance. In additional, VAs works from a fully equipped home office, so there is no overhead wasted on training or equipment. Although, many virtual assistants work on retainer basis; others offer services on a project or an as-needed basis. This allows you to pay only for the time used for that specific project or task.
Saves Time: Another great benefit of working with a virtual assistant is saving time. You save time by delegating tasks that you lack expertise or do not enjoy to your VA. Saving time with a virtual assistant allows you to dedicate time to other meaningful priorities. For example, you will have extra hours every week to devote to your own clients, marketing efforts, networking, or with family. Working with a virtual assistant means more hours in your day for more things you want to be doing. As we say in the industry – time to work on the business not in the business!
If you are ready to delegate some of your small business administration tasks and hire the right professional virtual assistant to reap the benefits of outsourcing; submit a Request For Proposal to the Virtual Assistantville Directory.