When & Why to Contract a Virtual Assistant

Do you want to know the secret why some entrepreneurs accomplish so much, it seems as if their days are longer than 24 hours? They have exactly the same amount of hours in a day. The great secret is they are wise enough to contract with a virtual assistant, or VAs for short.

Virtual assistants are capable of lifting the weight off your shoulders and lightening your workload tremendously. Some examples of tasks they can take over from you, are: to check your emails, answer emails, do the layout for your new eBook, submit your articles, build and manage your websites and blogs, and manage and update your online shopping cart. The varieties of tasks you can delegate are not limited to these few examples.  However, finding the right virtual assistant will need some effort on your part.

It is surprising how many entrepreneurs, have not jumped on the opportunity to find their office ninja who gives them back their time. We reduce your workload and more free time gives you the opportunity grow a more effective business.

With online technology at your disposal, a VA can be located anywhere – next door or across the globe.

Need more incentive?

Here are nine excellent reasons why you should contract with a virtual assistance business, like Out of the Office Virtual Assistance.

-1- Pre-trained

Virtual Assistants are pre-trained on a myriad of technologies. No need to train them on that .. just training on your system, your process. The benefit of a pre-trained virtual assistant is, they know how, sometime better than you do. All you need to do is to be able to communicate what the desired result should look like; the VA will do the rest.

-2- Tech Savvy

Virtual assistants are online experts. After all, they are called virtual assistants, because the majority of their work is done on the internet. Good VAs stand out when they are the ones that keep up to date with the latest trends online. They take a few minutes to perform tasks that will normally take you hours to figure out how to do it.

-3- Access Service Providers

Virtual assistants have their networks in place. They know who to contact when experts are needed for specific tasks or projects. They can connect you to the service providers you need.

-4- Online Marketing

The internet is their home. Great VAs are able to assist you and advise you on the right online marketing strategy to use. They will also have the necessary contacts in their vast network circle.

-5- Lower Costs

Virtual assistants are less expensive to hire than full time employees in your office. You hire them for the amount of hours per week you need work done. There are no extra costs, benefits packages, overhead, taxes or fees to pay as in the case of hiring employees.

-6- Flexible Commitment

When you hire an employee, you are committing yourself to reimbursing the employer on a constant basis. A commitment to a virtual assistant is limited to the amount of hours the virtual assistant has worked for you. You are not committed to a weekly wage or monthly salary. The one week you have work for two hours, the next week for twenty hours and the week after that perhaps nothing. In other words, you only pay for the time that a VA actually works.

-7- Own Business

Virtual assistants are not employees, they are independent business owners. They also have problems, challenges and issues, like you do; so they have an understanding that employees simply don’t have. Any business that has been operating for a time period will still be operating in the future. Virtual Assistants are the same. If they have been running their business for a while, it’s unlikely they will disappear on you. VAs tend to care about doing the job, because their performance level is a reflection of their business.

-8- Less Hassles

Employee termination can be dramatic and legally a long process. Contracting with a VA allows both parties to part ways if things just aren’t working out.

-9- Less Stress

The right virtual assistant allows you to accomplish much more than before, with much less hassle. We are your silent partner in business.

About Out of the Office Virtual Assistance:

logo1bAt Out of the Office, we offer ideas and ways to increase your productivity, decrease your workload, and work more efficiently. We nurture a successful business relationship, while continuing to grow as your business partner. We are focused on streamlining your administration, social media planning and execution, and offering creative solutions for your business success.

Interested in learning more on how a VA can impact your time, contact us for a free 30-minute consultation!

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