“I consider my virtual assistant that little angel on my shoulder”
A world where you spend more time with your peers and employees than your family is an unfortunate truth for those who are driven by success. The flip side to that coin is the lifelong relationships we build with those we are in constant communication with.
Often underappreciated and overlooked but sorely missed, are the indispensable VA. Simply put, very busy people in important positions do not have the luxury of taking time for tasks that not so busy people have. The workload becomes too much. These tasks are delegated to a VA (virtual assistant). Although tasks are deligated, you will be surprised at just how much they are interlinked.
HERE ARE REASONS WHY A HIRING VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUDGET:
- TIME TO FOCUS ON THE CORE OPERATIONS
As mentioned above, your workload is not easy to handle by yourself, having someone to pay attention to things that are just as important to success as the things that need your absolute attention right now, is priceless. Doing every aspect of work can destroy relationships you have that need your attention more than work does. We cannot be everywhere at once, but a virtual assistant can give you that superpower to make that happen. VA’s take care of the work details while you attended to life. Who doesn’t need a little bit of extra leisure time?
- TRUST AND PRIVACY
Trust built between yourself and you employees is critical to running a business profitabley. After the title of the employee, a Va inevitably becomes your most trusted advisor, your best friend, and your watchdog. VA’s act on your behalf, their whole world revolves around achieving the best results for you, their opinion is based on efficiency, what’s best for you is best for them. That is a major reason you can trust them.
Having an opinion from a trusted source who is readily invested in the subject and knows how you think is a partnership made in heaven. Nothing falls through the cracks when working with a VA because you have 2 sets of eyes looking at the same subject.
- NO EXTRA OVERHEAD COSTS
How much would you pay to have headaches go away? Because VA’s do that and do not cost much while doing it. Most VA’s operate remotely from a laptop and or smartphone. Expenses such as travel costs, taxes, office space, and equipment are virtual.
- FLEXIBLE WORK ETHICS
A working relationship with a VA benefits both parties. VA’s work on a flexible work schedule that can be adjusted to suit your needs. VA’s often works from remote locations, hours you are resting, your VA can be working and vice versa.
- INCREASE YOUR OVERALL PRESENCE
As mentioned above, your VA’s give you the superpower to be everywhere at once. Your response times, ability to brainstorm promotional activities, and create while unhindered by other important tasks, are amplified tenfold.
- BALANCE YOUR WEAKNESSES WITH YOUR STRENGTHS
Let’s get real for a second. We are not all the best at everything. That is why we employ others with the skill set to get jobs done better and faster than we can. This is how teamworkworks.
- ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR OUTSIDE MANPOWER AND RISK
Outsourcing is expensive, a VA is your first line of attack to any challenges faced in business, additional volumes of work can be handled by VAs, or they can use their expertise to find a cost-efficient solution. They are motivated, flexible, and efficient in handling the extra workload, and VA’s can defer operations to themselves to reduce costs.
- EFFICIENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer care is all-important to establishing loyal customers, but it’s time-consuming. While it’s up to you if you would like to spend most of your time supporting your customers directly, the fact of the matter is that someone else has to do the gritty work while you are being the voice, identity, and reputation of your brand. Whichever side of your business you deem your strong point, your VA can handle the other side.
- LEVEL OF COMMITMENT TO HIGH LEVEL OF QUALITY
While your business depends on reputation, so does theirs. The reason why VAs are wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering a quality service, it’s the same reason why you work so hard on the same quota – all successful businesses rely on the positive execution of tasks. That’s why VAs are your right-hand side
Hiring a VA will increase your productivity rate, strengthen your customer relations, assist in your business growth, offload your workload, and add more time to your day. Regardless if you spend it with family, friends, new business ventures or simply on leisure. This is why VAs become your best asset.