Why Hire A Virtual Assistant
As much as we could dream, no entrepreneur is Superman. Growing your business is a constant pursuit of new customers and higher profits. But with that growth comes more responsibility and a heavier workload. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all on your own. What do you do?
The traditional solution would be to hire a full-time employee, right? But employees come with even more expenses that will eat into your profit margin. This is where a Virtual Assistant can become your best investment and business asset.
Reduce Labor Costs
A virtual assistant is a contracted service provider that works from a remote location. Working according to the client’s specifications and needs a VA offers a variety of affordable business solutions. That being said, a VA is more cost effective than a full-time employee. They are not a full time employee, so you do not have to pay benefits or taxes. They work remotely and independently, so no need for additional office expenses like computers, desks, and phones. You may not need to rent an office space at all.
Learn to Delegate
Successful entrepreneurs know the power of delegation, but It is a scary word for many entrepreneurs and small business owners. In fact, according to the Harvard Business Review, “Delegation remains one of the most underutilized and underdeveloped management capabilities”. But think of it this way, as a small business you need to leverage every penny of your resource to its maximum. As the old phrase goes; time is money, so that means passing along time consuming tasks to free yourself up to focus on growing your business.
It’s the nature of an entrepreneur to be at the forefront of their industry, but It’s difficult to see where there is room for improvement when you are looking from the inside. A VA can help pinpoint inefficiencies and streamline procedures that can help everything run smoother and increase productivity. From outsourcing your inbox, improving your online presence, or filling a gap in your organization, a VA can provide the much needed boost in efficiency that your business needs to jump to the next level.
No matter what your business size, investing in a VA can be a small amount to pay in order to help maintain a stronger work-life balance that benefits both you, your company, and those in your personal life. By outsourcing your mundane tasks, a virtual assistant can literally add more productive hours to your day.
At Off The List our goal is to be the support you need to grow your business and help you take back time and focus on what matters to you. Contact us today to discuss how we can help.