When your business is growing, sometimes you may find you need a little extra help. However, employing another person full-time costs a lot of money and ends up reducing your net profits. You may not even need enough help for a full-time position. Do you really have to wait until your workload doubles to get an assistant?
Thanks to technology, you don’t! A virtual assistant may be just what you need. Here are some reasons why you should give it a try.
The hiring process is much faster
Finding someone you trust to lend you a hand can take quite a bit of time. Before anything else, you’ve got to advertise the available position. After you’ve received word from applicants, you have to go through the candidates and schedule interviews. If you’ve got a few you like, you can narrow down the list until you eventually find the one you hire.
Despite it being quite a process, it’s something you have to do if you want to hire additional staff. And even after you’ve made the hiring decision, you have to train them to perform the tasks you want them to do.
The process of hiring a virtual assistant is much simpler, and you can skip many of the things you have to do otherwise. You could be getting help much quicker.
It saves you money
You don’t spend nearly as much on a virtual assistant as you would have to with an in-house assistant. If you don’t have enough to keep them busy for a full day, you could even hire them by the hour for a couple specific things.
Hiring one assistant to help you with a great variety of things may require you to train them for all those tasks. The alternative is to hire several specialized virtual assistants who are skilled in the activities you need them to do. Oftentimes it will save you money in the long run.
Since virtual assistants are not full-time employees, you won’t have to pay benefits and other employee overhead costs you would if you hired a person in-house. This saved amount adds up over time.
Someone else can take care of the routine work
Routine work such as replying to emails and scheduling social media posts can be done by anyone. Why spend your valuable time on it? Specialized employees are usually the only ones who can carry out certain activities. Allow them to focus on their specializations by outsourcing the routine work to a virtual assistant.
This goes both ways. There are some things your employees may not be able to do. Rather than spend time training and orienting them on how to do it, have a virtual assistant complete the task so your projects can progress in a timely manner.
There won’t be any workplace drama
It isn’t all that uncommon for you to hire someone and just not get along with them. There are so many personalities in this world — and, there are bound to be a few you or your employees just don’t get along with. Sometimes this clash of personalities can result in workplace drama. Rather than having to sort out petty fights or arguments among your employees, hire a virtual assistant. They won’t be showing up to work in the same office building, so there probably won’t be much conflict. That isn’t to say workplace drama will never ensue — the risk will just be greatly reduced.
When your business is growing, you want to keep up with the growth. A virtual assistant could help you do just that and more. Giving a virtual assistant a try could be a business game changer for you.