Large companies and small businesses alike are turning towards hiring virtual administrative assistants more often these days, mainly because the benefits of doing so include having more time to focus on the things you need to, allowing you to spend your energy and time towards tasks that you want to do, increasing revenue and receiving expert advice on how to make your business successful.
As a business owner, it is safe to say that, in order to get the ball rolling and keep it in motion, you’re going to need a team that doesn’t only consist of yourself and the many grey hairs you’ll develop over time trying to handle everything on your own. That’s why virtual assistants, or VAs, are available for hire to help!
At Rachel Eve’s Finance, we recognized early on the Admin segment of our company wasn’t running as smoothly as we wanted it to. Additionally, we were spending large amounts of time on areas of our business we 1) didn’t enjoy, and 2) weren’t helping us increase our revenue. After a long search, we decided to go with Lorie Nelson at Signature Virtual Assistance (https://www.signaturevirtualassistance.com/)
While most VAs tend to focus on a single niche, Lorie and her team is able to analyze your entire Administrative piece of your business and turn it completely upside down, helping your entire company run more smoothly and efficiently.
She helped us realize that in the long run, virtual assistants save you money because their job is to help your business run smoothly and you don’t have to cover the costs of their office space, resources, employee benefits and taxes, vacation days, sick leave and more.
They are independent contractors who are available when you need them, and they don’t have to show up to your business to punch a time clock to be helpful. Being “virtual” means they’re usually on call 24/7 and discuss matters with you via an online form of communication.
How A VA Can Help
Here are just some of the many areas where a virtual assistant can help a business like yours, just as they did mine:
- Email management
- Appointment management
- Planning and arranging travel
- Researching topics
- Tracking expenses
- Locate vendors
- Website management
- Social media management
- Other administrative support
Recommend Missing Job Positions
Virtual administrative assistants can also recommend job positions or programs that your business may benefit from by implementing them. For example, if you’re a business owner trying to reach a target clientele, your virtual assistant may recommend that you hire a marketing director to handle that department if they feel it will benefit your company. Their working hours are dependent on the duties you’ll assign them to complete for you, and salary rates are negotiable, which is perfect for new and small businesses!
Help Keep Overhead Low
Often, there is a large chunk of your business profits that do not need to go towards hiring someone full time, especially if their working hours may fluctuate each week. Virtual assistants help keep your overhead low, which only promotes the expansion of your business.
Lesson Workload of Other Team Members
If you’re a business owner who already has several employees on your team, VAs can help lessen their workload. This leads to happier, more productive staff.
Most of us start a business in an area of expertise that we know well and enjoy, whether that be a law firm, pet grooming parlor or a real estate agency. Quickly, we come to find that more time is spent exhausting yourself with tasks that need to be done but (in all honesty) you do not want to have to complete. That’s where virtual administrative assistants come in to play, and they typically are happy to get the job done for you. After all, it’s what they do!