- Dan Tristan Reyes
Why You Should Consider Hiring a VA For Your Business
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
What Is A Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients while operating outside of the client's office. A virtual assistant typically operates from a home office but can access the necessary planning documents, such as shared calendars, remotely. (Investopedia)
Since COVID turned into a full-on pandemic last 2020, working from home became the new normal, thus resulting in a rise of businesses from all industries hiring virtual assistants. Not too later, people soon came to realize the benefits and perks of working from home, whether that be less operating expenses, flexible schedules, or accessibility, virtual assistant hiring rose by a whopping 41% in that year and is not stopping anytime soon. Why Hire A Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants help businesses by taking on multi-faceted roles. Virtual assistants are often trained to have very diverse skill sets making them adaptable and versatile. By hiring one virtual assistant, you could essentially be hiring for 3-5 different positions with very different job descriptions. From administrative services like email management and task management to the creative side of things like graphic design and video editing, to full-on digital marketing and social media management, having even just one virtual assistant gives you more time to focus on building your business and work on things that require your full attention. Transcend Virtual assistants are trained to work smart and effectively. That is the Transcend promise. Our virtual assistants are experts in their respective fields with years of experience to boot. We created our workflow to make your life easier all while maximizing your productivity to take your business to new heights. Let’s go over some of the reasons why hiring a virtual assistant can benefit your business. 1. It’s Cost-Effective If you hire an on-site, full-time assistant, you need to consider hidden costs, such as desk, computer, etc. By contrast, should you decide to take on a virtual assistant, you will evade these costs and end up saving 78% of the company's costs per year, which is far from insignificant.
Hiring on-site full-time employees can be expensive. Aside from paying them a salary, you’ll also have to pay for pensions, supplies, NI, and all sorts of things. Hiring a virtual assistant saves you the expense of having an onsite staff in a brick-and-mortar office, allowing you to invest your capital and resources into more efficient and profitable endeavors. Here at Transcend, we created virtual assistant packages that are designed not only to be productive but to also save you money. Whether it be cold-calling support, acquisitions or digital marketing support, you can be sure we can work out a package that is perfect to meet your needs.
2. Maximize Your Productivity According to a study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), workers spend 28% of their workweek managing email. Therefore, if 48 hours constitute an average workweek, an average worker spends 13.44 hours per week or 2.24 hours per day going through his/her Inbox. (Investopedia)
Hiring a virtual assistant means that you will have somebody to manage your day-to-day tasks that you would otherwise be spending several hours on. You will have more time on your hands to work on things that create a bigger impact on your business and your bottom line. A virtual assistant gives you the time and ability to focus on working on and building your business. Let us do the heavy lifting for you. 3. It Gives You More Flexibility Many businesses opt for taking on freelance VAs. One of the reasons for that is that they save money on taxes compared to full-time employees.
Balancing profitability and headcount is a challenge for every growing business. Virtual assistants give businesses the option to meet all their administrative needs and demands, without the long-term commitment of hiring an onsite full-time employee. Aside from saving money on taxes, you don’t need to pay for recruitment costs, downtime, or any non-productive hours.
4. A Diverse Skillset
Virtual assistants are trained to be versatile, meaning they are more than capable to handle any task that you need to be done.
Transcend virtual assistants are trained experts in their respective fields and masters in their respective skill sets. Virtual assistants are ready to proactively and excellently support you.
5. Have Time For The Things That Matter Most
Having a virtual assistant not only benefits you in the workplace but also helps you have more time for your personal life. Hiring a virtual assistant means you can work for the same or less time but get more done in the hours that you are working, so you can go home to your family, spend time with your friends, or plan that vacation you have been thinking about for a while now.
There are a ton of benefits to hiring a virtual assistant, and if we mention all of them, this article will end up way too long, and we are all about maximizing our time here (if you catch my drift).
A virtual assistant can help you do more while working less, save you money, and give you access to a multitude of skills all necessary to help your business grow and help you reach your goals.
So if you’re interested to have all that, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s schedule a time and help you find the perfect VA
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