Why Hire A Virtual Assistant?

Are you thinking, 'Why hire a Virtual Assistant?" Karen Johnson is a professional Virtual Assistant in South Africa. Photo by Rawpixel.

Are you wondering why you should hire a Virtual Assistant? If any of the following statements apply to you, then it’s a good idea: there are hundreds of emails in your inbox; you don’t have time to create an important PowerPoint presentation; your website is out of date; your diary is a confusion of double-bookings; you’re sitting on a plane unsure whether your hotel has been booked; or you need an urgent background check on a candidate you like.

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The truth is you don’t need to do everything yourself. You can outsource aspects of your business, which will allow you to use your time more productively. When you delegate the lower priority tasks, you will be able to focus on what you do best, what you enjoy and what’s more profitable.

When you hire a Virtual Assistant you could work from home and create a remote office. This means you wouldn’t need to rent additional office space, printers and computers. It would also remove the need for cleaning services, IT support and telephony etc. Perhaps best of all, you won’t need to deal with employee tax, medical leave, lengthy contracts and HR issues. Your Virtual Assistant will cover her related costs and arrangements herself.

You will only pay for the hours you need. You won’t be paying someone to scroll through Facebook when their work is done.

Whether you choose a 16-hour package, or sign-up for a set number of days a week, you will pay for your Virtual PA’s quality hours, not her coffee breaks.

Take a Weight Off Your Mind

An added benefit of hiring a Virtual Assistant is that you won’t need to micro-manage them. Your deadlines will be met and you won’t need to schedule time-consuming performance reviews. That in itself will be a great weight off your mind.

The very nature of the Virtual Assistant’s business model demonstrates that she is a self-starter, takes initiative, has good time management skills, and manages projects well. This is good news for you as you won’t be hiring a passenger who merely follows instructions. Your Virtual PA will take ownership and get the job done, accurately and timeously.

All you need to think about is the tasks you want to get done, not how they are getting done. Simply hand them over, and relax in the knowledge they will get done.

So, if you’re still thinking, ‘Why hire a Virtual Assistant?’ Put your mind at rest, hiring a Virtual Assistant is a great idea!

I’d love to help you with your admin tasks, web design or ongoing projects. Get in touch with me and we can discuss the timing and specifics.

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