Here’s a thought-provoking statement for you: "If you don't have an assistant, you ARE one."
How does that make you feel? If the answer is "not great," then it might be time to consider hiring a Virtual Assistant!
Virtual Assistants have been around for a while, but there are still many who haven't taken advantage of this affordable and innovative way to manage their business.
Here's our top five reasons why you should consider using a VA to support your business.
Reason #1: Cost-effective Solution
Most people assume that cost is the biggest barrier to bringing a VA into their business, however, a VA can be more cost-effective than hiring a permanent staff member.
While the hourly rate for a VA may appear higher than that of a part-time employee, the bigger picture tells a different story. Virtual assistants work from their own space, using their own equipment. As a result, you don't need to pay for things like office space, equipment, and supplies, training courses, sick leave, insurance, superannuation contributions, and annual leave. The real cost of an employee goes far beyond their base salary!
If you want to learn more about the cost of a virtual assistant, read How Much Does a Virtual Assistant Cost.
Reason #2: No Strings Attached
If things don’t work out with your VA, you can cancel their services with no strings attached. There's no awkward discussions with employees in performance monitoring meetings, no warning letters, and no potential for unfair dismissals or personal grievances. You pay for the service you need when you need it, making it a straightforward and stress-free transaction.
Reason #3: Headache-free Compliance
Virtual assistants sort out their own tax, meaning you won’t have to worry about tax obligations related to them. If you’re a business owner who struggles with numbers, you can still hire help without making your compliance obligations more complicated.
Reason #4: More Time for Higher Yield Activities
As your business grows, admin and repetitive tasks can consume a significant amount of your time. By bringing a VA on board, you can offload tasks that are time-consuming and focus on higher yield activities.
Virtual assistants are well-versed in a wide range of tasks, so when you find a talented VA, they can give you back hours each day through task automation and by handling your admin busywork. With this extra time, you can get back to working on your business again, rather than in it!
Reason #5: Fill in the Blanks
Running a business requires a diverse range of skills, and almost no one can do everything well. If you’ve been procrastinating on something for a long time, it’s time to find a VA with a skill set to fill in the blanks. This way, the things that you aren't good at or don’t want to do will get done, instead of being pushed aside.
Hiring a VA is a cost-effective, flexible, and efficient way to manage your business. They can provide valuable support, freeing up your time to focus on what really matters – growing your business!
If you're ready to talk to New Zealand's leading virtual assistant agency about how a VA could help you, book a call with us today!