For those of you who have never outsourced, the idea of hiring a Virtual Assistant can be a scary prospect.
How do you know you can trust them? Where do you find someone who can do what you need? What are the benefits?
The first thing I would say is, do your research! Ask for recommendations and read reviews. Look for reviews that mention the type of work you need doing and find examples of previous work.
Check trusted directories – The Society of Virtual Assistants has a great database of insured VAs who comply with their UK Virtual Assistant Standards (https://www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk/find-a-va/)
What are the benefits? Well, where to start…
Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Research has found that the average office-based 9-5 employee only gets through 3 hours of productive work in a day! Virtual Assistants are self-employed so customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority. Being self-employed also makes us pretty motivated to do a good job!
Improved quality of work
Would you rather spend your time responding to emails, teaching yourself how to use the latest technology, or updating your website? Or would you prefer to focus on what you know and love?
By hiring a VA, you can free up time so you can work on growing your business.
Virtual Assistants don’t have to work 9-5. We can fit work in around your schedule.
Finding the right VA who can carry out tasks when you need them doing can be a game-changer for your business, and allows you to concentrate on the parts of the business you excel at.
When you hire a Virtual Assistant, you don’t need to worry about tax, NI or pension contributions, or even holiday or sick pay! VAs are usually self-employed so take care of their own expenses, tax and insurance!
No one can do everything in their business – and you don’t have to! By outsourcing tasks to a VA that you either don’t have the time or skills to do, means that you can focus on what you are great at. With strategic partnerships and collaborations, your business can grow to the next level.