Doesn’t matter if you’re a small business or a large business, every business needs someone to take care of their admin tasks.
For the smaller business owner or sole trader there is finally a solution to getting their admin tasks taken care of. Not every small business owner or sole trader can afford or has the need to employ someone on a regular basis. Having a VA take care of those small admin tasks can help in a huge way. It gives you more time to grow your business and put your time and energy in the areas your business needs it the most.
Larger businesses can also use virtual assistants, especially during busy periods. It helps take the stress off your admin staff by having the extra help, plus it is cheaper to use a VA than hiring a temp. Once you have trained a VA up on what you need done, you know you will get the same VA again when you need the help, not like going thru a temping agency where you aren’t guaranteed to get the same person each time.
Most virtual assistants have a large skill set to be able to help any type of business. Virtual Assistants are very trainable, so if you have a particular task/s that a virtual assistant hasn’t done before you will find most are more than willing to learn new tasks and also learn how you like things done. Remember, a virtual assistant is a business owner too, so they are there for the long haul, therefore your training won’t go to waste!
Depending where you are at with your business will depend if you need to hire a virtual assistant or employ someone. There is no right or wrong option. For some businesses the best option is to employ a PA, for other businesses it is to hire a VA. Then there are businesses who have both, it all comes down to what works best for you and your business.
Will a Virtual Assistant work from my office?
Yes and No! It all depends on the virtual assistant, if you need them to work in your office to complete certain tasks each month or on a regular basis, you need to ask this question at the start before hiring your VA.
Before hiring a virtual assistant, have a clear idea in your head where you need the help. Sit down and write a list of all the admin tasks you do that take up too much of your time so when you meet with your VA you can let them know what you do and which tasks you want taken off you. Don’t expect the VA to know where you need the help. I had a client who wanted me to tell them what I needed to do for them. I can tell you want services I offer, but I can’t tell you which admin tasks I can take over for you, especially when I don’t know your business nor what tasks you do on a regular basis.
It is important to remember a VA is invested in in the success of her clients. She knows that if her clients’ business succeeds, so too does her business.
A VA is dedicated to helping you grow the business you desire.