Virtual Assistants (VA’s) have become increasingly popular in the past five years due to the focus that we have been placing online and the growing online market place.
What could be better than working from home with your little one, in your PJ’s and not having to commute 15, 30 or 60 minutes to work each day? Not much!
Many business owners are skeptical of hiring a Virtual Assistant for their business for 2 main reasons. First, they don’t really understand what a VA does or how to go about hiring them. Second, your business is your baby and to give up even a little bit of control to a complete stranger is hard.
This article will give business owners and entrepreneurs such as yourself insight into the world of Virtual Assistants, their skills and the benefits of hiring your very own!
Eliminates Employee Drama
Sometimes when you hire new staff they don’t mesh well with your existing staff or vice versa. There’s always that one person in the office that has an issue with a co-worker that they must always bring to you.
Workplace drama can cause a lot of issues in the workplace including decreased productivity, poor office morale and in some cases can cause some of your best employees to jump ship.
Hiring someone who will not be interacting with your team in an office setting is a great way to leave the headache behind and focus on your business!
This is a big reason why business owners hire a Virtual Assistant – they don’t have the time to do everything on their own. There are only 24 hours in a day, and if you are trying to live a balanced life you need at least 8 hours to sleep, 1-2 hours to eat and keep yourself going, spending time with your family or loved ones, and don’t forget trying to have a social life!
Yes, at the beginning the hiring process can be overwhelming and time consuming. Go into the hiring process with an exact idea of what you would like in your Virtual Assistant; the tasks that you will give them, the skills they require and a personality that matches your business.
You can simplify the hiring process by getting your Questions to Ask When Hiring a VA free download!. Once you have hired your VA watch your tasks get done like magic, and the best part is – you don’t have to do a thing!
There are a lot of cost benefits to hiring a Virtual Assistant. For starters, you can hire them by the hour or hourly packages that they offer instead of paying a part-time or full-time employee a certain number of hours you might not have the work for.
In addition, you don’t have to pay for training as you will be hiring someone with the exact skill set that you need. You don’t need to pay for employee benefits, or worry about taxes – that is all taken care of by the VA.
The best part is, you are only paying them for the time that they are working on your tasks. You aren’t paying for their breaks, lunch hour or to have them surfing on Facebook. You pay when they are working on your assignments and nothing more – how sweet is that?
One of the best benefits of hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you are not limited to the people in your city. You can hire someone, anywhere in the world that has the experience that you need. Keeping in mind time zone differences – but generally most time zones allow for easy adaptability.
You also can hire specific team members to do specific tasks – and know that they will get done correctly! It is highly recommended to hire different VA’s for different parts of your business.
For example, if you want Facebook Ads for your business – hire an agency or an ad manager but they may not be the same person that creates your website or does your email marketing. Generally, all of these skill-sets take a lot of time and experience to master. If you want to see true results you are going to have to branch out to a variety of different skill-sets to build an amazing team behind you and your business!
When you have a successful business, you will learn quickly that you can’t do it alone. If you want your success to continue and to be able to scale your business, you might want to consider hiring a Virtual Assistant and seeing what they have to offer. It could be one of the best business moves you could make.