There are so numerous moving parts in running a business. Not only are we trying to keep the business intact, but also working to make sure it generates a profit. Often, we find our plates full of dealing with the task associated with the daily operations. There are reports that need to be generated, details on our website are out of date and need attention, not to mention those now 200 business cards that are just sitting in a shoebox waiting for us to make contact, and our list of things to do go on and on and on.
With only 24 hours in a day, how can you manage all the things that need attention well when you don’t have unlimited time within to work? Here is where your Virtual Assistant from MINEYoBiz comes in to lend a helping hand. But what exactly does a Virtual Assistant do? More than what you think.
A Virtual Assistant can help with services like setting up your Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and other social media platforms. That shoebox of business cards can be organized in a customer relationship management system and your email marketing system created. Your virtual assistant, the new team member can ensure your meeting invites through calendar management and that you have all the information you need. MINEYoBiz provides these and so many more useful services.
Your decision to hire a Virtual Assistant offers many benefits.
Lower costs and save money. With a full-time employee, you are responsible to pay a salary, taxes, benefits pay (medical benefits, holiday pay, sick days) and worker’s compensation. On the other hand, choosing a virtual assistant, you pay for the time spent on your product. As an independent contractor, she pays her own taxes and benefits. In the short term, the rates that are charged may be a little higher compared to the base wages of the employee. Thirty years ago, if you needed five hours of admin help, you would have to hire a part-time employee. But, thanks to today’s digital world and the ability to work remotely, you can get exactly what you need. However, a virtual assistant is cheaper for your business, especially if you’re a small business owner. Virtual assistants save you money so you can spend your resources in more valuable ways.
Businesses can grow and scale. Virtual assistants allow you to grow your business in a scalable and responsible way. Hiring too many employees too quickly is very costly. You may have the vision of expansion, but it is very expensive to invest in staff resources. The best strategy is to purchase a package of virtual assistant services to handle important tasks. A package of virtual assistant services allows you to buy more help as it is needed. This strategy allows you to get the necessary work completed for the least up-front investment.
Increased efficiency. In our everyday 8-hour workday, the most unproductive activities include surfing the internet, checking social media, meeting around the water fountain, smoke breaks, and other related distractions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American works 8.8 hours every day. Yet a study of nearly 2,000 full-time office workers revealed that most people aren’t working for most of the time they’re at work. Virtual assistants can get much more done in the same eight-hour workday. They focus on customer satisfaction and are more motivated to meet deadlines.
Vacation, here you come. You can carve time for you. If you recall the saying, “All work and no play makes Jackie a dull girl” Likewise, the same wholes true for the entrepreneur. Without time off from work, one becomes bored, boring, and unproductive. Being swamped is not good for your mind and body. Resting allows you to regroup and to put forth your best efforts. This is where the virtual assistant comes in. You can be more productive when you take time for yourself and leave the virtual assistant to the administrative tasks like managing your site.
Skilled and flexible helping hands. As the owner, you work to provide the best service for your business. However, sometimes you need a helping hand. With flexible schedules, you have the coverage and service needed for your business without worries. As well, when there is a task or project that is beyond your skill level, your virtual assistant helps get that task completed. Handing off tasks will make you more efficient with your time and clear some space, digitally, mentally and physically so the more important tasks can take precedence. Putting your business first and focus on where you should spend your efforts will propel your business forward. So, delegate non-revenue generating tasks to your virtual assistant.
Delegating work to a virtual assistant is not an option just for you to simply pile more work onto your plate. It is there to free up time for other things in your life. Soon you will discover business and or personal activities that can take up more space in your life. Your work-life balance starts to improve. Time with family or friends increases. You now have time for your hobbies or other activities. Now, all areas of life benefit from hiring a virtual assistant. Think of the freedom you could have!
- Hire a Virtual Assistant when:
- You’re on a tight budget
- You’re scaling operations
- You’re overwhelmed by your workload
- You lack someone with the necessary skills to complete a project
- You would like to be more efficient and productive with your time
- You need to de-stress
Regain 5 to 20 Hours A Week. Download 10 Task Categories You Can DELEGATE To Your VIRTUAL ASSISTANT.
So what are you waiting for? Hire a VA today!
MINE Your Business Virtual Solutions offers Administrative, Customer Service, Human Resources, Social Media Marketing, Web Creation and Maintenance, and much, much more.