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DO YOU KNOW WHAT A VA IS?


Do you know the benefits of a VA?


A virtual Assistant is an independent worker who assists with administrative tasks. By taking on recurring tasks and administrative work, they free up time for business owners.


Some VAs specialise in certain tasks such as Social Media or Marketing etc...

Some, like myself, offer traditional admin support.


VAs have become incredibly popular with small businesses over the past decade because they are a flexible workforce. Need 20 hours a month? No problem. Need 30 hours? What about 40? VAs are available.


Virtual assistants charge an hourly rate or they can offer package fees per month. Prices can be surprisingly affordable!


Virtual assistants can do a lot to boost your business’s productivity.


As explained by a business owner with experienced hiring a VA:

“In order to spend time on high-value activities, it was important for me to spend less time on lower-value activities. This is why I hired a virtual assistant 5 years ago"



The benefits of hiring a VA are huge:


- They work remotely, often from a home office - no need for you to provide a workspace

- No NI/PAYE costs - a VA is responsible for their own taxes

- Pay per hour - only pay for the work required. You are not paying for someone to be present at work for 8hrs but only produce 5hrs of solid work

- A VA can reduce operating costs by as much as 78%!!

- Work flexibility - agree on a time that suit you


Most commonly asked question:

"WHAT CAN A VA DO FOR ME?"


1 - Calendar management: Coordinate and schedule appointments. Provide appointment reminders. Maintain a 'pending' list.


2 - Email management: Screen emails, add people to contacts, update contact info


3 - Create, control and update a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system.


4 - Business Management: Assemble reports, help to recruit employees, manage logistics, follow up problem orders etc.., fill out online forms, convert files (need a pdf converting to a jpeg?), conduct research, file management, proofread....


WHAT A VA DOES NOT DO:


- Roll their eyes at you!

- Require a bigger office/desk: they won't be sharing your office space!

- Interject drama: No egos to coddle, no treading on egg shells, no office gossip. The nature of the relationship being mostly virtual means office drama is nonexistent.



NEXT STEPS TO GET A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT:


- Identify the tasks in your business that would be best outsourced: Which tasks are taking your precious time? You haven't got the skills, equipment or knowhow...delegate to someone who can do it in half the time you can!

- Connect: Find a VA, get in touch, see how they can help you


Whether you want to grow your business or free up more time, a VA is a game changer and could be key to your success.


Good luck!

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