The primary goal of any good virtual assistant (VA) is to help alleviate stress. Imagine not having to schedule your social media posts….it can happen! Intrigued by the prospect leaving the social media black hole behind? Here’s five more reasons why you should hire a virtual assistant.
1. Virtual assistants save you time.
According to this Forbes article, the average worker spends 2.5 hours a day checking and replying to their email. Hire a virtual assistant to sift through all those emails, get them organized, reply to, forward and delete the clutter. Uncomfortable with someone looking through your emails? A good virtual assistant is discrete and will work with their client to figure out the best arrangement for their client.
Email management is just one task a virtual assistant can take off your plate. Check out this list for other tasks you can hire a VA to take on.
2. Virtual assistants make your work more enjoyable.
Wishing you had more time to focus on the parts of your business you enjoy? A virtual assistant can make that possible! Leave the social media management, customer service, content creation or proofreading to someone else. By taking some of these tasks off your plate you can free yourself up to take your business to the next level.
3. Virtual assistants save you money.
If your business is small and not quite ready to take on a full-time employee, a VA is for you. You can hire a VA to work 5-20 hours a week without worrying about benefits, vacation, sick leave and other business expenses.
4. Virtual assistants have skills….seriously.
VA’s are into making their client’s lives easier. This means streamlining and automating processes. I come from a library background, which means I love cats and knitting and most importantly processes. I love to figure out the best, fastest, most efficient way to solve a problem. A good VA will take your huge to-do list and bring some order to it.
5. Virtual assistants want to help you.
It might seem impossible to offload parts of your business to a VA, but it’s not. People do it all the time. Still nervous? Lots of VA’s will work with their clients to have a “trial period” that allows both parties to figure out how they will work together. Remember, hiring a VA is an investment in your business, not an expense.
Still worried about hiring a VA? Drop me a line or ask me a question in the comments. I’m happy to help.