5 REASONS TO USE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
If you own or manage a small business and have staff issues – perhaps you need more or even less staff – you may never have thought about using a virtual assistant before, but here are just some reasons to consider how they could benefit your business.
CAN’T AFFORD FULL TIME STAFF
With budgets and finances squeezed at the moment, you may want to increase the competences within the staff group and develop new products and services but realise you do not have the money to employ a full time member of staff.
You may also find that you can’t afford to maintain the current staffing levels, If you are considering making staff redundant, but there are some of their responsibilities that are critical to your business – a virtual assistant can do these at a fraction of the cost,
A virtual assistant can carry out a wide range of tasks, but you do not pay for any overheads, such as equipment, premises, desks, or full time staff salaries, sickness, holiday pay, pension contributions, employer contributions, maternity pay, paternity pay – the list goes on and on…..
CURRENT STAFF DON’T HAVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS
If you require a particular skill, but your current staff are not necessarily trained or knowledgeable, a virtual assistant can help either fill these skill gaps or provide a long term solution. For example, marketing, social media, internet research, web site updating.
ONLY PAY FOR THE TIME THEY ARE ACTUALLY WORKING FOR YOU
A virtual assistant will provide the client with time scale to each of the tasks, so they are able to establish the exact costs. If a task only take 30 minutes, that is all you are charged for, this is cheaper than employing a temp from an agency, who may not be interested in supplying a temp for such a little amount of time (and fee).
SAVE YOUR HIGHER PAID STAFF CARRYING OUT BASIC TASKS
If you have basic admin tasks, data inputting, word processing being carried out by well paid staff, this may prove unproductive and inefficient. The higher paid staff would be more productive focusing on money generating tasks.
EXCELLENT FOR SICKNESS OR HOLIDAY COVER.
If you require immediate cover due to unexpected event, a virtual assistant can be working on the job instantly, if you use the VA regularly they will be more knowledgeable about your business and the business workings. Cover can be for half a day, up to a few weeks and you do not have to deal with agencies and pay the fees.
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