Have you considered the fact that not hiring a virtual assistant could be costing your business far more than the price of hiring one?
Rather than looking at a virtual PA as just another expense, businesses should consider the bigger picture and long-term financial savings that could be made when deciding whether they could benefit from the help of a virtual assistant.
Virtual PAs can help with a variety of different tasks, from repetitive admin jobs, to time-consuming event planning, or specialist online marketing campaigns. If you’re not using a virtual assistant, then who is completing these tasks? You? Your existing team? A new full-time member of staff?
Here are the top four financial benefits of outsourcing these jobs to a virtual assistant.
Whether you’re hiring a new full-time administrator or training an existing member of staff in a new skill, there will be time and training costs involved in getting them set up, as well as ongoing training to ensure their skills and knowledge remain up-to-date. When you outsource the job to a virtual PA, they require little or no training as they are already highly skilled and experienced individuals who can hit the ground running, completing jobs efficiently and to a high standard from the word go.
Choosing to outsource work to a virtual assistant rather than hiring additional staff keeps your overheads low. Virtual personal assistants work remotely, meaning no need to spend more money on equipment, larger premises, electricity, or other overhead costs.
Outsourcing repetitive, time-consuming, or specialist tasks to a virtual assistant frees up you and your employees’ time, allowing you to work more efficiently and be more productive. By outsourcing these time-stealing jobs, you and your team can focus on your key responsibilities to help grow the business quicker.
Using a virtual PA is far more flexible and cost-effective than hiring a new member of staff. Virtual assistants are often used on a per-project basis, whereas an employee must have regular hours and be paid a regular wage, including paid holiday and sickness. You can outsource as much or as little work as you like to your VA depending on your business’ requirements at any one time.