In times gone by, most inner workings of a business were performed on site, with a dedicated team of assistance staff working from the office. With the changing landscape of the workforce, more and more businesses are finding that tasks can be performed remotely, and that sometimes a casual worker or consultant works out better than a full-time staff member.

Here are my tips on when it’s time to use a Virtual Assistant, and why you might like to hire one (ahem, me).

“Do what you do best, and outsource the rest.” – Peter Drucker

You’re doing everything yourself

If you’re a new business, or simply haven’t looked at your business model in a while, you may find that you’re doing many of the day-to-day tasks of your business yourself. While this may not seem like such a bad thing, think of how many ‘big picture’ tasks you could take on if you left the little stuff to someone else. A Virtual Assistant (VA) is perfect in this instance, as they can take over the management of your everyday business tasks, leaving you more room to think about your business as a whole.

Depending on your business niche, and the skills of your assistant, a VA can perform a range of tasks including:

  • Email and calendar management
  • Meeting and appointment scheduling
  • Social media management and email marketing
  • Data entry and word processing
  • Plus So. Much. More.

You’re unsure if you want to hire someone permanently

One of the great perks of hiring a VA is that they work on a freelance or contractual basis. If you’re unsure how long you can keep someone employed, or you just need help on a short-term project, hiring a Virtual Assistant is the perfect solution. Most VAs will have competitive rates that include long-term and pay-as-you go options. By hiring a VA for only a select period of time, you can finally get someone else to do the jobs you’ve been putting off. And who knows, you may find that having a VA is a great on-going asset, whether it be on a permanent basis or just when things are busy.

You don’t have the office space for an assistant

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many business owners and workers are discovering the benefits of working from home. While there’s some business tasks that are best performed on-site, plenty of jobs can be completed from home. By outsourcing tasks to a VA, you reduce the number of people in your building, which in turn can lead to increased productivity, reduced conflict, and a decrease in overheads. Not only that, but you’ll find that the more you use a Virtual Assistant, the better understanding you’ll have of your business model. Is there a reason you’re in the office 5 days a week? Are there jobs that are actually better performed from home? Hire a VA and you may just find your business runs better than ever.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re hiring a Virtual Assistant for the first time, or considering your business needs moving forward, there are plenty of options when it comes to remote business support. If you’re still unsure about whether a VA is for you (but really, who are we kidding), book in your free Discovery Call today to discuss what I can do for you and your business.