Why Work With A Virtual Assistant?

 

Here are my top 6 reasons to work with a Virtual Assistant:

 

Flexibility ~ A VA is available for as many, or as few, hours as you require.

  • Maybe your business is expanding but you’re not quite ready to take on a permanent employee
  • Maybe it’s your peak season and you need some help to get past the busy time without drowning in administration
  • Maybe you’re going on holidays or away to a conference and you need someone to ‘hold the fort’ while you’re away from your business
  • Maybe you need help putting a professional finish on your proposal to ensure you’ve got the best chance of being seen as a high-calibre business to deal with

It adds up ~ A VA is an independent contractor; all you pay is the agreed hourly rate with:

  • No Holiday pay
  • No Sick pay
  • No Superannuation
  • No Payroll tax
  • No WorkCover premiums
  • No Long service leave

Access to new skills ~ Utilise a VA for a skill you or your existing team don’t possess:

  • Setting up a website, blog or social media presence
  • Creating a suite of business templates
  • Editing a collection of images for promotional use
  • Establishing a series of administration systems for your ongoing business
  • Development of marketing material such as flyers, newsletters, e-news
  • Event planning and execution

Free yourself from the mundane ~ a VA can take on those tasks that distract you from your core business activities:

  • Ongoing management of your website and social media
  • Invoicing, receivables, payables
  • Type up quotes, proposals and tenders
  • Research
  • Create a compelling PowerPoint for your next presentation

A VA is a small business owner too:

  • You are the VA’s customer and they risk their reputation and future referrals if they don’t meet the commitment they make to each client
  • They understand the challenges you face every day in chasing leads, marketing your business, customer service and keeping on top of it all
  • Inevitably they have worked in a wide variety of industries during their career and can apply those skills to your business
  • They will have an established network of professionals that you can tap into

A VA generally works from their own home office:

  • No need to have a workspace, computer, software and extra equipment at your premises
  • Maintain privacy if you work in a home based office
  • If you do need help on-site just ask, many VA’s are happy to provide a mobile service, whether to meet in person or to complete their assignment at your premises

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