How Working with a Virtual Assistant Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Do you work with a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Are you thinking about working with a VA, but aren’t quite sure how it would benefit you and your business?

Well, here’s an important benefit: Did you know that working with a VA can actually improve your bottom line and help you and your business make more money?

It’s true! The virtual assistant industry has been in existence for over 20 years, and in that time VA’s have helped countless business owners grow their companies by providing a multitude of services. Thanks to the rise of the gig economy over the last several years, more businesses owners than ever are working with Virtual Assistants.

So how exactly does a Virtual Assistant help your bottom line?

Let’s start with this: As a business owner or CEO, you probably have more tasks to do in a day than you can keep track of. A VA can take many of those tasks off your plate, and free up your time so you can do what you need to do to make money for your business.

A recent article from Entrepreneur.com, “3 Ways a Virtual Assistant is the Fastest Ticket to Growth in 2017,”  references how important it is for a business owner to consider working with a Virtual Assistant. In most cases, new entrepreneurs usually start out as “solo acts,” doing everything themselves without much help. Then as the business grows, as they begin to realize that if they want continued growth in their business, they’re going to need help, that’s where a VA comes in!

VA’s can take those time-consuming, everyday tasks like email and phone calls and organize them for you to make your daily communications more efficient; save you time. As a business owner or CEO, time is everything to you. Time is money; time is what you need to take care of your customers, your family, and yourself. A VA can give you back more time throughout your busy day and make things more manageable.

The article from Entrepreneur.com emphasizes the use of a VA as an Executive Assistant, and there are many great Executive Assistants in the VA industry. But VA’s can also do almost any task that can be done remotely. VA’s are also bookkeepers and accountants, social media managers, project managers, content marketers, event planners, and web designers. Nearly any job that can be completed remotely can be done by a VA.

What you pay a Virtual Assistant will depend on the tasks needed and the VA’s level of experience. But if you find yourself drowning in work and feel like you can’t keep up, then it’s time to think about working with a VA.

Hiring one or even several VA’s to help you is an investment. But the invaluable help that you get when you have a great VA working with you will make it worth every penny and improve your bottom line.

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Article Written by Julie Stewart.

Julie is a Digital Marketing VA with over fifteen years’ experience in marketing for small businesses. Julie helps busy professionals promote their businesses and increase their online presence by coordinating their marketing needs, and assisting them with their websites, social media, email marketing and online content. To learn more about how Julie can help you increase your online presence, visit her website at www.jascreative.com.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

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WHAT IS A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

The tremendous advances in technology have dramatically changed the way business is conducted today.  Administrative work that once had to be done in a traditional office, now is effectively and efficiently handled remotely, through e-mail, telephone, fax, overnight mail and on-line communications rather than face to face in an office. These technological advances, eliminate the traditional overhead associated with conventional office support.

 A Virtual Assistant is a business owner, not an employee, who supplies administrative / secretarial support to others remotely or “virtually”.  A Virtual Assistant (VA) is an independent contractor, who is an administrative expert.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who want to increase their productivity and grow their businesses can partner with BusyGal Friday VA Services by delegating their administrative, website development, and personal tasks to us.

We specialize in helping businesses, executives, and individuals who want to free up time and get help with the mundane tasks of daily work.  Consider us your committed -business partner who wants YOU to succeed!

Whether your business is large or a one-man show, there are several advantages for you to outsource some of your workload!

A Virtual Assistant (VA) works hand in hand with each client to help them obtain their business success.  Partnering with a VA can be the ideal, cost effective solution to the overwhelming administrative tasks and projects that accompany the day to day routine of any small business owner, home-based entrepreneur, pastor or minister, student, individual, lawyer, doctor, accountant, or independent professional.

  • A Virtual Assistant provides their own office space, equipment & supplies.
  • No costs associated with hiring a salaried employee.
  • No employer related taxes to be paid.
  • No benefit packages to buy.
  • Available on an “as needed basis.”
  • Under contract only for the time that is worked on a project.

 “Virtual Assistants are independent contractors who (from a remote location, usually their home or office) support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.”

~ The International Virtual Assistants Association

FINANCIAL BENEFITS

One of the biggest benefits of working with a Virtual Assistant is the cost savings.

Reduce Overhead

Because VAs are independent contractors, not employees, they don’t come with the added expenses of employees like payroll taxes, vacation/sick time, insurance and other benefits, nor overtime.

VAs work from their own location, saving you on rent/office space, office supplies, furniture, equipment (phones, computer, etc).

Pay Only For Exactly What You Need

Utilize a VA to perform administrative tasks, research, data entry, bookkeeping, writing/proofreading, or design.  

VAs are professionals and have many years of experience working directly with businesses, saving you training costs, downtime for training classes, and guiding them through the learning curve.

Pay only for the work you need, when you need it.  You don’t pay for tardiness, bathroom breaks, lunch, checking emails, personal calls, or checking their personal social media accounts.

INCREASED FLEXIBILITY

 Free Yourself…

…to concentrate on doing what you love, performing your essential business tasks that inspired you to go into business in the first place.

…to dedicate more time to satisfying current customers and building stronger client relationships.

…to focus on new business strategies and expansion.

…to have fun on your weekends, which are usually dedicated to catching up on administrative duties, cutting into time with family and friends.

YOU ARE AN IDEAL CLIENT TO BE SERVED BY A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IF YOU…

  • Can clearly define his/her goals as well as time and money restraints.
  • Clearly communicates his/her expectations and requirements.
  • Is not sparing of information that is necessary to complete the project.
  • Is available to answer questions.
  • Helps meet deadlines.
  • Knows how to voice worries and criticisms.
  • Gives feedback.
  • Respects our expertise.
  • Acts in order to help us do a superior job.

Clients choose to take the unique and refreshing approach of “getting the job done” by partnering with a Virtual Assistant.  In turn, the VA owns very seriously the commitment to produce results.  Through this joint commitment, successful partnerships are forged, and through these partnerships, we are able to enhance your business and help you to achieve all of your goals.

This article is an excerpt from my e-book THE VA PRIMER | 90+ Tasks You Can Delegate to a Live Virtual Assistant.