5 Benefits of Working with a Virtual Assistant
Updated: Mar 10
1. Like mindset
A Virtual Assistant is a business owner. As a result, they understand many of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs. They not only share but clearly comprehend and relate to critical factors that can be the difference between success and failure. Cost, quality, customer service, time constraints, professionalism and follow through are examples.
2. Overhead – or lack thereof
Virtual Assistants own and maintain their own office space, computer and office equipment that are needed to get the job done. If a client has a specific need, he/she may provide the materials or equipment required. In general, however, a virtual assistant will market to and accept clients that have needs which can be fulfilled using the VA’s existing resources.
3. No Benefits
Not having to pay for benefits saves a business owner right from the start as compared to hiring a full-time equivalent. The business owner is not responsible for providing paid vacations, breaks, sick days, or healthcare. A client only pays a virtual assistant for time actually spent working on projects specific to his/her business.
4. Growth and Money
Hiring a virtual assistant aligns a business owner with a professional business partner who can manage multiple tasks for his/her business without direct supervision. Whether a VA is needed to maintain office administrative processes, provide customer service or assist in marketing efforts – just to name a few - the result is to give the business owner more time to focus on opportunities for growth and revenue generating activities.
5. Peace of Mind
Having a VA in your corner means having someone available to maintain important aspects of your business with consistency and proficiency. A competent Virtual Business Assistant will quickly become knowledgeable about the client’s business. In addition, a professional VA will not only learn how to complete the necessary tasks but will take initiative to offer suggestions for improvement on how those tasks are performed. The ultimate purpose of a virtual assistant is to make things easier for the business owner and with that comes peace of mind.
Katie Bauer started Effective Virtual Assistance, LLC, in 2008. Based out of Northern Virginia, Effective Virtual Assistance, LLC partners with small businesses locally and nationally to give business owners the time they need to focus on core business and revenue generating activities. With a firm belief that when a client is successful, that reflects on her success, Katie’s goal is to go above and beyond with each and every client task and project.
Over the years Katie has been contacted by aspiring VAs through clients or directly via her website, asking for insight and advice. She realized writing a short eBook to share her experience along with offering some of the documents and tools could benefit other Virtual Assistants. Visit her Etsy shop to find these great resources.
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