Do you work with a Virtual Assistant (VA)? Are you thinking about working with a VA, but aren’t quite sure how it would benefit you and your business?
Well, here’s an important benefit: Did you know that working with a VA can actually improve your bottom line and help you and your business make more money?
It’s true! The virtual assistant industry has been in existence for over 20 years, and in that time VA’s have helped countless business owners grow their companies by providing a multitude of services. Thanks to the rise of the gig economy over the last several years, more businesses owners than ever are working with Virtual Assistants.
So how exactly does a Virtual Assistant help your bottom line?
Let’s start with this: As a business owner or CEO, you probably have more tasks to do in a day than you can keep track of. A VA can take many of those tasks off your plate, and free up your time so you can do what you need to do to make money for your business.
A recent article from Entrepreneur.com, “3 Ways a Virtual Assistant is the Fastest Ticket to Growth in 2017,” references how important it is for a business owner to consider working with a Virtual Assistant. In most cases, new entrepreneurs usually start out as “solo acts,” doing everything themselves without much help. Then as the business grows, as they begin to realize that if they want continued growth in their business, they’re going to need help, that’s where a VA comes in!
VA’s can take those time-consuming, everyday tasks like email and phone calls and organize them for you to make your daily communications more efficient; save you time. As a business owner or CEO, time is everything to you. Time is money; time is what you need to take care of your customers, your family, and yourself. A VA can give you back more time throughout your busy day and make things more manageable.
The article from Entrepreneur.com emphasizes the use of a VA as an Executive Assistant, and there are many great Executive Assistants in the VA industry. But VA’s can also do almost any task that can be done remotely. VA’s are also bookkeepers and accountants, social media managers, project managers, content marketers, event planners, and web designers. Nearly any job that can be completed remotely can be done by a VA.
What you pay a Virtual Assistant will depend on the tasks needed and the VA’s level of experience. But if you find yourself drowning in work and feel like you can’t keep up, then it’s time to think about working with a VA.
Hiring one or even several VA’s to help you is an investment. But the invaluable help that you get when you have a great VA working with you will make it worth every penny and improve your bottom line.
Julie Stewart is a Digital Marketing VA with over fifteen years’ experience in marketing for small businesses. Julie helps busy professionals promote their businesses and increase their online presence by coordinating their marketing needs, and assisting them with their websites, social media, email marketing and online content. To learn more about how Julie can help you increase your online presence, visit her website at www.jascreative.com.