There are lots of reasons people go into business. Some have an idea or product that’s simply too good to keep to themselves, while others want to make enough money to enjoy a comfortable life.
Every entrepreneur knows achieving the latter often means a lot of hard graft and 100% commitment, and one of the first things to be impacted is their work/life balance.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We are part of a small army of skilled, resourceful people that can lend a hand and ease your load. So, let’s take a closer look at how to hire a virtual assistant and take back your life.
What is a virtual assistant?
You’ve probably come across chatbots while scrolling the internet, a little pop-up in the corner of a website that perkily asks how it can help you. That’s not what virtual assistants (VAs) do.
We are skilled professionals, often with a corporate background, and are contracted to supply remote services, sometimes on an ad hoc basis, sometimes for a longer period of time. It all depends on what a company or business needs.
What does a VA do?
Because a VA isn’t a full-time employee, we plug in and offer support services where we are needed. For example, if a company is focused on a major project, we can get on with day-to-day tasks and ensure the business ticks over.
Among the services we offer are:
- PA Support
- Online Business Support
- Social Media Support
They cover a multitude of tasks, from diary and email management to research, and writing and posting content for your website or social media.
A VA generally comes with an array of skills that businesses and entrepreneurs can tap into, offering the benefits of several employees without the extra costs.
What are the benefits of a VA?
That brings us neatly to one of the biggest advantages of hiring a virtual assistant: we bring a great deal of added value for a lot less than a salaried employee, because we don’t need holiday or sick pay.
A VA knows the value of your time, and won’t waste any of it daydreaming on social media or gossiping over coffee.
They will also take on the repetitive, mundane tasks that gobble up an entrepreneur’s time and energy, freeing them up to focus on more important matters, whether that’s growing their business or taking back their lives and spending more time with their loved ones.
One aspect of hiring a VA that is less well-explored is for start-up owners. If you’re new to the business world, VAs are not only a helping hand, they’re also useful for developing soft skills, such as small-scale hiring, management and delegation.
Do you feel as if you could do bigger and better things if only you had the time? Do you struggle with an email mountain every morning? Has your business taken off and you’re feeling (more than) a little overwhelmed?
If the answer to all three questions is yes: come talk to us. We’ll go through the process of how to hire a virtual assistant and we’ll help you take back your life.
Right by your side, virtually.
Stay upbeat, stay busy, stay smart